This past week has been absolutely intense. Thursday marked the official launch of the NPACE center. Remarkably, everything went pretty great, with no major set backs. I did a lot behind the scenes, including coordinating the tours. That part did not go exactly how we had planned, as people were milling about after the initial ceremony, but they still went well. I also did a lot of baking. Like… so much baking. I made close to 100 cookies, and about 40 cake batter blondies. There was a mix up with the catering, but thanks to Jay O’Neal we had plenty of food for everyone. There was a lot of positive buzz, and people seemed really impressed. Josh Pate and Maggie Reese were doing interviews throughout the day. These two are absolutely awesome at what they do. I was able to sit in on an interview they did with The Ferst Foundation, a non-profit that I worked with last semester, and Maggie was just great. This week I am going to start developing a way to organize the equipment checkout process for our department. We have a lot of professional equipment that we have access to, which is awesome, however it is a little disorganized. I am going to try to make it better. Hopefully I am able to make some serious progress that will make the process easier for everyone. Anyway, that is just about all for me!
Once again, I will mention there is plenty of excitement in the NPACE Center and at PMB broadcasting! The launch of NPaCE will include interviews with local dignitaries and various partners involved in the creation and implementation of NPACE in our community.
Yes, the NPACE center is excited to announce their new copy writing team. They have been hard at work writing PSA’s and interviews for weeks. We are truly lucky to have them to help us with these projects! If you’re interested give a shot out to that team’s leader, Jessica Word at email@example.com. Jessica and Courtney Mason have been doing some amazing work on all of our new PSA’s and general announcements! We also want to extend a welcome to our teams two newest writers, Cory Veal and Ventrine Parham!
Josh and Maggie of FNSF worked hard on the voice-overs for this material all week long and we now have complete and edited PSA’s thanks to Tyler Higgins and the rest of our awesome staff.
This week we will be doing interviews with a good number of the DJ’s from PMB broadcasting! As well as the owner of PMB broadcasting, Jimbo Martin. We’re super excited to get them on the other side of the mic. and ask them a little bit about themselves. Next week, we will also be doing interviews with the Mayor Lowe and Mayor Tomlinson, as well as interviews with our very own Dr. Mescon, the President of Columbus State University, Dr. Baxter the dean of the College of the Arts, and Dr. Gibson, the interim chair of the department of communications here at Columbus State University! Exciting, exciting things going on down here in the NPACE center and PMB broadcasting to include some of my first live remote with PMB broadcasting for River Town Ford aired on Kissin 99.3 and some wonderful work in the studio with Chris Chaos. Thank you so much sir!
To wrap things up, I just want to mention how stoked I am at the amount and level of material I am being given the opportunity to produce for my portfolio, it’s amazing! So far I have had the chance to learn radio programming, production, and had actual on air time. I’ve been doing video (also starting a documentary on struggling musicians and their trails to stardom to include interviews with locals as well as national acts all made possible by my boss and mentor Chris Chaos), still shot photography, interactive media projects, building web sites, building brochures, creating posters, and learning software. This doesn’t even begin to explain how valuable this experience is and to my portfolio, not to mention my future. Once again, more than excited! That’s all I got for today folks! Until next time…
Video of the Week: Bobaflex-Warriors | At Chaos on the Rocks Feb. 16th with Drowning Pool, SuperBob & Currier!! I’ll be on the bar. Unless they jam this tune for me, then I’ll be on the floor, tearin’ it apart!!