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ECON 436: Seminar in Sports Economics
Benjamin Anderson, assistant professor of economics
HIST/ALST 284: Decolonization in Africa
Tsega Etefa, associate professor of history
ALST/PHIL 332: Philosophy of Race and Racism
David Gray, assistant professor of philosophy
ENST 324: Hunting, Slaughter, Eating, and Vegetarianism
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Live and learn
WRCU on the road
In late October, several members of WRCU’s Board of Directors attended the National Student Electronic Media Convention, facilitated by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). Music director Zac Coe ’14 reflects:
Wanting to learn more about how to make WRCU the best station possible, I flew to San Antonio, Texas, with Assistant Music Director Frances Yin ’14, Program Director Zac Lomas ’15, Publicity Director Natalie Sportelli ’15, and General Manager Brandon Fiegoli ’14 for the CBI conference. We attended panels on program syndication, remote broadcasting, FCC compliance, digital streaming, supporting local music, automation, and pursuing careers in broadcasting — just to name a few!
For a music director and an aspiring music journalist like myself, every panel was a new opportunity to understand potential careers. Many of the workshops, like those that focused on building a brand and maximizing the effectiveness of a social media presence, were just as applicable to my impending job hunt as they were to WRCU as a whole.
We interacted with students from all over the country, as well as some notable radio personalities and professional college radio station managers. We also familiarized ourselves with San Antonio cuisine; “the other” Zac and Brandon even tackled an all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner and lived to tell the tale.
We came back with innumerable long-term and short-term goals for the station. The first change we are implementing is an exciting new technology that allows listeners to interact with an on-air WRCU DJ instantly via text message.
It was thrilling, and a little bit humbling, to begin to understand WRCU within the
context of the national college radio scene. I also came away with a newfound appreciation of what makes WRCU a unique resource for Colgate students: college radio is a form of self-expression like no other. WRCU has been a defining part of my time at Colgate, and I am very proud of the work we’ve done for the station this year.