Thursday, February 4, 2010
Being an Intern at ESPN 760
I have been an intern at ESPN 760 for 4 weeks now. In my short time here, I have learned many valuable things and have met some great people.
The most valuable thing I have learned is how to edit sound clips. At first, I was intimated by the software, but as time has gone on, I have become more comfortable with cutting up sound. Knowing how to cut up sound is really important to know for me, since I want to get involved in radio broadcasting after college.
A few other things I have learned how to do is to put traffic updates into the computer system and upload pictures onto the website. These tasks may not not be all that fun, but it is good to know as many things as possible.
Two guys that I have become friendly with are Ken LaVicka and Jeremy Marks-Peltz. Ken is a producer and hosts the FAU Sportspage page on Mondays from 6:00 - 7:00pm. Jeremy is also a producer and hosts the JMP show weekdays from 6:00 - 8:00pm. They have been really helpful in showing me how to edit sound and have been really personable.
As an intern, I also cover events outside the studio. I have done events such as Pepsi Samplings and an FAU basketball street team event at the FAU arena. These events give me the opportunity to experience the promotions side of things and to interact with people.