Here is a sample of my radio work. In this link, you can hear me read the headlines and introduce feature segments along with my co-host, Marcus Slayton. My volunteer service includes writing the headlines and working with a small team of producers to edit and finalize the script.
I've been so grateful to have been able to volunteer at WORT- FM in many ways over the years, but I was recently reminded why being a co-host of the Local News on Thursday nights has been particularly special.
In 2016, I promised myself that I would do a little yoga every morning and write down something I was grateful for every night. I recently read my scraps of paper with gratitude messages on everything from chirping birds to meeting my partner and attending a mind-blowing yoga retreat.
A slip from January noted my gratitude for WORT's news made me realize I've been reading the Local News on WORT for over a year now. The experience has been so valuable to me. Volunteering involves writing on deadline (I get 50 minutes to read and summarize five news stories of the day), reading a script on live radio (and keeping your cool no matter what is happening in the studio or in last minute changes in the script), and working on a team with fellow news producers, volunteers and my bass-voiced co-host.
Volunteering is keeping my writing skills sharp and live radio has a tiny adrenaline rush that's way safer than bungee jumping. No show is perfect, but this one was fun to do. Well into 2017, I'm still grateful to be reading the news.