I’ve always been a fan of radio…. well, listening to it. I never thought I would work in radio. At the beginning of 2015, I hosted my own show at Georgia College’s radio station, 95.3 The Noise. My show ran Monday mornings from 9:00-10:30. It was called the Celeste Morning Show. Yes, I know that name may lack creativity, but what else should it be called? (If you have any better ideas, feel free to throw them out there to me.) Anyways. I liked having my own show and I liked being heard on the air. Maybe I’m not that great, but that doesn’t matter.
Then, at the beginning of the summer, I started interning for Z97. It’s a bigger radio station that plays music in Milledgeville and surrounding areas like Eatonton, Milledgeville, Greensboro, and Madison. I haven’t had to do many menial tasks, no printing or coffee runs. I’ve done my fair share of t-shirt folding, but that’s where my skills from working in retail comes in handy. I’d say I’m pretty good at folding. My main tasks have included recording on-air advertisements, creating graphics for social media, and broadcasting at live remotes. You probably don’t want to hear anything I’ve recorded, but here’s an example of something I created for social media below.
I’ve had a lot of fun working with Z97 as an intern… but as of today, I’m their newest paid employee! I’m excited to continue working with Z97. I will continue to learn and grow from my experiences. Hopefully, my voice can develop and I can stand to listen to my own on-air advertisements. In the meantime, go follow Z97 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.