- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 07 October 2015
- Written by MAGGIE ZELINKA | CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
WMCX, the student-run radio station, participated in College Radio Day on Friday, Oct. 2. The nationwide event incorporates live music and interviews for 12 straight hours to celebrate the essence of radio.
The tradition began in 2010 and WMCX has been a part of it ever since, however, this year the e-Board decided to install a new format.
“We’ve always done College Radio Day as a 12 hour event, but this was the first year that all 12 hours were filled with live music. In previous years, the first six hours of the event were various specialty shows that we have here at The X,” said Hunter Farman, general manager of the station. Aaron Furgason, advisor for The X, noted that this year featured all local artists as well.
These 12 locals who performed were Vextion, Cranston Dean, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, Justin and Alina, Deal Casino, Remember Jones, WMCX House Band, The Mercury Brothers, Earth To Starspace, Psychotic Submarines, Flammable Animals, and Kirsten Izer.
Although live music was the main highlight of the day, Farman enjoyed the interview aspect the most.
“Every band was very good in their own respects. For me personally, I loved interviewing Cranston Dean because he has a very wacky personality, and it made for a very easy interview,” Farman continued. “I also really enjoyed Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son because I’ve known Bobby since middle school. At the end of the day though, we had great music and interviews from everyone.”
When asked how successful this event was, Furg said, “Any event that spotlights the great day-to-day programming that college radio offers listeners nationwide and celebrates itself, is an excellent to me.”
The X’s next event will invite prospective students to visit the station during Open House which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11
PHOTO COURTESY of Larissa Trovamala