Brandi Phillips

May 1st, 2016 – Blog

This weekend I had the opportunity to manage the social media sites for the inaugural Spring Swing in Woodruff Park. The Spring Swing is a 7-hour fundraiser for Columbus State University’s new dance minor program. Here, people could dance to a live band from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. I took plenty of pictures and posted them only to the Q 107.3, Boomer, and 107.3 Lite, and Kissin 99.3 Instagram and Twitter accounts. It was a nice crowd of people that attended. There were also food vendors from 11th and Bay, Country’s BBQ, Your Pie, and more.

Amita Lee

Letter to our New Intern

Welp, it is officially the home stretch for this semester. I feel like this semester has been a long but successful semester. I am so excited to get the chance to welcome a new intern into the Ferst Family. Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on setting up the next Ferst Intern. I think that it is great to get the chance to be a part this process. I did not do a whole lot this week other than the usual Facebook post and updating the website. As this semester comes to an end, it is pretty bittersweet that I will be done being such an active part of this organization. I hope that the next intern makes the most of this internship. I hope that he/she appreciates the amazing impact that Ferst has with just a book. Giving children adventures and new chances. Ferst is such an amazing organization, and I hope that the next intern realizes that and takes complete advantage of the things that Ferst has to offer.  After a year with Ferst, I am still not ready to be done working with Ferst. Hopefully this is just the beginning of being able to use the skills I learned in the professional world.

 

Dear New Intern,

Well here you are. It’s about to get real…real fun. This internship is great. You will get the best chance to be your best self. All you have to do is love to learn. Learn how to do new things, learn how to be better at the things that you are already learning here and love to be a part of a team that wants you to succeed. From a professional standpoint, this internship is an amazing way to make connections. From the standpoint of having a great internship with great people who LOVE their jobs, you just hit the jackpot. So make it count. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by, be humble and ask for help, but be confident and know that you have this under control. If things get crazy, I am always here if you need help, so are Jenny and Warren and the whole team. I guess, long story short, I am telling you to enjoy this time. I promise you, the first time you hear a parent tell you how amazing Ferst is and how they appreciate everything that you do, you will never want to leave.

Sincerely yours,

Ferst Intern 2015-2016

Chelsea Hudson

This weekend I was able to go to an event and post on social media with the Christian station “The Truth.” It was a fun experience because it’s always nice to see the community come together. The event was Unity Night Revival on the River and it was held at the Phenix City Amphitheater.

Chelsea Hudson

This past week at PMB has been crazy.. On Thursday we honored the director for helping launch WCUG cougar Radio at CSU which was really cool. However, when we got back to the station after the ceremony things became hectic because of the horrible news we received. CNN sadly reported that the music legend Prince had passed away at 57. At that point we had to stop everything we were doing and pay tribute to him on all the stations and all the social media sites. It was a perfect example of how things are handled when there is breaking news in the radio atmosphere. It was pretty upsetting but a learning experience. Rest in Paradise Prince

Amita Lee

Ferst Intern Tips!

This has been a great week for Ferst. We have a new intern candidate!!! This experience with Ferst has been great and I am so excited to be able to help someone new be a part of this experience. This week I got to talk with Warren about what he is looking forward to for the next year. Here are some of the things that I feel are the most important things for our new interns to remember:

  1. This Internship Is For You

When I say that I mean that this is for you to grow in your profession. This internship is so that you can be more successful and more on your game further down the line

 

  1. ASK FOR HELP!

There is nothing wrong with asking for help. You are not the CEO of a company (yet). You can ask people for help. When you hit a wall on a project or on something you are supposed to do, it is ok to ask someone to help you.

  1. You Are Not A Super Intern

You are still a student. While you should do your best, you do not have to be the best of the best at everything. You can have days that are not the best, you can ask for an extension if you need one. Strive to be better than your best but accept that sometimes that is not going happen.

  1. Enjoy Yourself

This internship is what you make it. There is a lot of freedom in this internship and you have to do your best to stay on track. You are going to love this internship. The people who are involved with Ferst want to help you get the most out of your internship. It is up to you to want it and to enjoy yourself throughout the process.

Louis Sanville

Internship Blog #12

Today is the day. WCUG has become an official radio station as of three days ago. It was a big occasion for everyone at the communication department. Everyone is excited for all the great things that the station was going to do for the school.

On that day, I came to the station a little later than I planned. I decided to skip Dr. Humphrey’s class for the occasion (he would let class out early, anyway). I went into the station to see a bunch of people hanging out within the lobby. I think Chik-Fil-A and Golden Doughnuts was catering for the staff. I went to Ms. Scott to find the polo shirt that I ordered, and hung out with the crew until the launch began. The ceremony didn’t have a huge show-out, but it was a great experience. It didn’t last as long as I thought it would, which was great, because I had a class to get to. It was great to be a part of something like that. To say that you contributed to the rise of a radio station is very humbling.

Reflecting on the things that I’ve done for the station over the semester, I’d say that the launch was a definite highlight. I have learned and experienced so much at the station. These are tools that I’m going to need as I become more experienced in the radio broadcast industry. As always, I hope to continue my progress and education on the broadcasting industry, using my experience in WCUG.