story by Mac Gostow '13
photos by Elan Sablich '11
After months of planning and programming, Gordon students Amber Fiedler ’13, Naama Mendes ’13, Anders Johnson ’12 and Mac Gostow ’13 have launched Gordon’s own radio station. The station streams live on the Internet with airtime 5–8 p.m. Show hosts air the station from a newly renovated Jenks recording studio. The show hosts of Scot Radio are covering campus and world news, sports, entertainment, religious discussions and faculty interviews, among other topics. They also play music from student-donated CDs.
In addition to being a service to students, Amber and Naama—the representatives from the Gordon College Student Association (GCSA)—and Mac want this to be a medium to keep alumni in touch with the Gordon community by broadcasting informative, entertaining and enlightening programs. The station launched Monday, March 7, and will pick up again after spring break on Monday, March 21.
“Naama and I picked up the idea of Scot Radio after a small group of A. J. Gordon Scholars started working on it last year,” says Amber. “They worked at gathering data but had no intention of actually making it happen. Naama and I saw a great opportunity for Gordon and decided to continue the project. We began meeting with faculty and staff from CET (Center for Educational Technologies), College Communications, the communication arts major, and the Center for Student Development (CSD). We approached Mac, who is a member of the Campus Events Council, and asked if he would be interested in being director of content for the station. With him on board as overseer we were ready to approach GCSA for some funding. We then pegged Anders Johnson as the perfect director of technology. Finally, psychology professor Jonathan Gerber agreed to be our advisor.
“The forum passed our budget request. We were then able to purchase some new sound equipment and began refurbishing the recording studio—new paint, furniture and sound paneling—and we began interviewing possible show hosts. Over 30 students submitted applications to host shows, which was very encouraging.”
Scot Radio would like to thank all who helped along the way including Rick Sweeney, Barry Loy, Paul Rogati, Chris Imming, Jonathan Gerber, Mark Stowell, Stephen Dagley and Eric Givens.
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