This summer, I worked as a promotions intern at a local radio station, Radio Mankato. The stations KTOE, KFAN, KXAC (Oldies 100.5), KXLP, KDOG (Hot 96.7), and KATO (MN 93) are located there. I did some online work, and went with the on-air staff to live broadcasts and events. I learned a lot about the radio and entertainment business and about the work environment in general.
At these events, which included small and big concerts, baseball games, and parades, I would help set up banners around the area, play bean bags or other activities with kids, hand out merchandise, and talk with people. I also assisted with the on-air staff at live broadcasts, from the local town carnival, and remotes, which took place in the mornings on weekends at grocery stores and car dealerships.
With the online work, I usually came in two days a week, creating events pages for the websites, writing blog posts, and updating poll questions, as well as other office work. I also helped with the morning shows a few times, where I updated the website and Facebook page, answered callers, and helped with show content.
When school started again, I finished my credit for the internship with my college, but I continued to work as an intern at the station on my own. I came in one day a week in the mornings to work with the Top 40 station (Hot 96.7) morning show, as well as various events. I did a lot of video work, short videos that we film during or outside of the show which get posted on the Facebook page, some audio work, posting clips from the show on the website for listeners to hear later, and also updated the Facebook page.
- Meeting the lead singer of Everclear with the staff -