Public Occurrences, Episode 27: Scandal in DC, May 17, 2013
This week Public Occurrences covers 3 significant scandals in DC. The collection of AP phone records by the Justice Department, IRS targeting of political groups, and the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo are each covered in detail. The conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell for killing 3 babies and for the involuntary manslaughter of a woman under his care is also covered.
Public Occurrences, Episode 26: Semester in Review 2, May 10, 2013
This episode of Public Occurrences is an overview of the second semester of Public Occurrences. It also features an interview with Jennifer Edger who was recently chosen to be KSDB’s next Program Director.
The KSDB Advisory Board recently elected myself, Jennifer Edgar, as the Program Director for the Wildcat 91.9 for the upcoming summer, fall, and spring semesters, and I couldn’t be more excited to serve you and the Wildcat 91.9 in this position! I’m currently accepting applications and cover letters for all executive staff positions for the summer and fall semesters.
I’m looking for passionate, innovative, and responsible individuals who are interested in growing and learning in the field of radio and broadcasting. If you were on staff before, I encourage you to re-apply for your position. If you were not an executive staff member the previous semester, I encourage you to apply as well! Every interested individual will have the opportunity to interview with me about their prospective position on staff.
To apply, I will need an up-to-date resume, and a cover letter specifying which job you are applying for, why you feel you would be a successful fit for this job, and how you plan to serve in that position. Please also include your availability to work over the summer, as The Wildcat 91.9 broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. All applications and cover letters can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 10.
To learn more about the executive staff positions available at KSDB, please see the attached document. If you’d like more information, you’re welcome to contact me with any questions you have. NOTE: You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Kansas State University to be employed with KSDB.
Positions to apply for:
Music director reports to the program director and attends staff and general meetings, and coordinates music meetings. Music director manages rock DJs as well as the music department, the rotation of the music, inserts new music and works to ensure diversity throughout the music department. He or she ensures that all songs are FCC compliant. The music director communicates regularly with record companies to solicit free music, and maintains relationships with record companies and attempts to get promotional items. The music director also works with local musicians for airplay and event coordination.
Promotions director promotes the station’s image, programs and activities. He or she works closely with the program director to create on-air promotions and generates publicity for station thought events, contests and programs with major focus on campus events. The promotions director ensures that FCC regulations are observed with all events, contests and promotions. The promotions director creates press releases for station activities, achievements and fund raising activities and must work with other campus media to take full advantage of cross promotion possibilities. He or she communicates with Union Program Council to coordinate promotion, and schedules and staffs informational tables at events on campus and the surrounding community.
Sports director recruits and trains the sports staff, assigns sports reporters covering a variety of sports, and handles all scheduling and programming of live sporting event coverage with approval from program director and station manager. He or she schedules staff for all live broadcast responsibilities, and trains staff on equipment and checkout procedures. The sports director is responsible for making sure equipment is available and in working order. The sports director also determines the semester schedule for general sports programming with approval of the program director and station manager. He or she is responsible for requesting and securing required press passes to sporting events and increasing coverage of underrepresented sports. The sports director must communicate with away athletic departments and ensure that required connections are available. Other responsibilities include arranging and confirming travel and transportation arrangements for away sporting events through the station manager, working with the underwriting director to promote underwriting of sports to allow for more diverse coverage, and maintaining a working relationship with the KSU athletic department.
The underwriting director reports to the station manager. He or she is responsible for soliciting funds to benefit the radio station by way of paid underwriting agreements, promoting concerts and in-kind service agreement, and working with the station manager and program director to arrange remotes and talent services for events in the community and on campus. The underwriting director maintains records of all agreements with underwriters and sponsors and works with the program director and station manager to ensure all announcements are on-air quality, of the stipulated length, and conform to all contractual arrangements and FCC regulations. He or she will maintain regular contact with all underwriters and sponsors and will work with Marlene Franke to ensure that proper accounting procedures are followed.
Urban director reports to the program director and attends staff and general meetings, and coordinates urban music meetings. Urban director manages urban DJs as well as the urban music department, the rotation of the music, inserts new music, and works to ensure diversity throughout the department. He or she also ensures that all urban music is FCC compliant. The urban director communicates regularly with record companies to solicit free music, and maintains relationships with record companies and attempts to get promotional items. The urban director also works with local musicians for airplay and event coordination.
The production director reports to the program director. He or she attends staff and general meetings. The production director is responsible for all recorded material to be played on-air, including liners, sweepers, IDs, and PSAs. This director is also responsible to keeping the current rotation of liners, sweepers, IDs, and PSAs fresh, updated, and of on-air quality. The production director works closely with the promotions director to ensure all promotional events are discussed on-air and recorded to replay in an FCC compliant manner. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching students how to use Adobe Audition, including creating a specialty show, intro/outro, liners, IDs, or PSAs.
The multimedia director is responsible for channel 25, and the KSDB youtube account. The multimedia director supervises and monitors the Wildcat 91.9′s TV presence and incorporates station promotions, underwriting information, recruitment materials, and educational information on channel 25 and the youtube account. He or she also works on the production of videos, and posting videos and audio to the website and other internet sources. The multimedia director is also responsible for maintaining the slideshow on the television station. This director works with the promotion director and the web director to utilize promotion of shows, events, and the station through the use of the internet and TV.
The web director is responsible for the station website and social media networks. He or she works closely with the multimedia director and the promotions director. He or she must maintain the station website, usernames, and passwords to social media outlets. The web director supervises and monitors the Wildcat 91.9′s online presence and incorporates station promotions, underwriting information, recruitment materials, and educational information in the website and social media. He or she is responsible for maintaining the layout and appearance of the website and all social media, including updating the logo or banners to match promotions, seasons, or holidays.
The news director reports to the program director and is responsible for running the news department, recruiting and training reporters, and assigning stories to staff reporters. He or she monitors wire services, and assists in identifying important news issues within the community. Daily newscasts will be scheduled with the assistance of the program director. The news director reports and records news daily and submits weekly news summaries to the station manager. He or she builds relationships with campus entities and news organizations, coordinates equipments, and ensures news staff has been trained on equipment. The news director also ensures that needed equipment is available for check out. All news programming is archived.
Join The Wildcat 91.9′s “Wildcat FC” Saturday, May 11 while they host a FIFA ’13 video game tournament. Up to 32 players will compete against each other in a bracket until one player rings victorious in the end. The winner of the whole tournament will win two tickets to watch Sporting Kansas City vs. Vancouver Whitecaps at Sporting Park on July 3.
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Finals week is upon us. The K-State Libraries have those students studying hard in mind and will serve those students with “Caffeine Fix.” The Wildcat 91.9 will be set up at Hale Library Sunday, May 12 from 10pm-11pm alongside the K-State Library to give students a bit of a break while studying. Coffee, tea, and other food and drinks will be provided so students can get up, socialize and stretch their legs a bit. The Wildcat 91.9 will have schwag to give away and have a registration set up for 2 passes to Kanrocksas Music Festival featuring fun., Imagine Dragons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, and many others. Stop by our table at Hale Library Sunday night to get signed up and take home some cool schwag!
Public Occurrences, Episode 25: Quiz Bowl Team, May 3, 2013
This episode of Public Occurrences features an in-depth interview with 3 members of the K-State Quiz Bowl team, Trevor Steiner, Zach Arnberger, and Ben Detrixhe. They also completed in a live competition on K-State trivia. A Texas fertilizer distribution center explosion, torture in post-Saddam Iraq, a Bangladesh garment factory collapse, and the end of a civil war in Turkey are covered by journalists Jason Beets and Lindsey McNary.
Manhattan, KS– The 2012 K-State football season brought a heisman trophy finalist, and a second Big 12 conference title. With many starters are role players now graduated, Head Coach Bill Snyder will have one of his bigger rebuilding jobs. Saturday provided K-State fans first glimpse at the 2013 football team.
1.) Sams or Waters? The main question going into the spring game was who will be K-States new starting quarterback? That question remains unanswered, as expected. So. Daniel Sams showed his wheels, in addition to showing his improved passing ability. While JUCO transfer, Jake Waters displayed his hyped up passing ability, and showed speed on the ground. Both quarterbacks combined to complete 32 of 46 passes, throwing for 640 yards and seven touchdowns. Neither quarterback did much to separate himself from the other. But both made a strong case to be Collin Klein’s successor.
2.) Miller Making Strides- The same day Chris Harper was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the NFL draft, Senior Torell Miller put on a dazzling performance in the K-State spring game. Bill Snyders Cats return two of their top three players from a year ago, but neither Tramaine Thompson or Tyler Lockett can provide a true physical presence down the field. 6-2, 216 pound Miller can provide the physical downfield presence that Harper has provided for the past two years. Miller caught five passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
3.) Gronk Nation- Glenn Gronkowski also made an appearance. Replacing sixth round draft pick Braden Wilson as the starting fullback, the 6-3 Gronk looked like a very valid replacement to the four year starter Wilson. In addition to showcasing his blocking ability, Gronk caught a TD pass and converted a two point conversion.
4.) Andre McDonald Sighting- After a breakout sophomore season in the 2011 Cotton Bowl season, disciplinary reasons caused McDonalds playing time to decrease a year ago. Some had questioned whether or not he was still on the team. McDonald displayed the physicality that made him known among K-State faithful in the 2011 season. McDonald had an efficient eight catches for 80 yards, in addition to barreling over a handful of white team defenders.
5.) Defense Beginning to Take Form- K-State graduates nine of their eleven defensive started from the 2012 Big 12 Champion team. Tre Walker Ty Zimmerman are the only returning starters. Although not much can be taken away from the spring as far as defense is concerned, K-State fans did get to see a glimpse of what the 2013 defense will look like. The defense looked fairly strong against the run, but struggled at defending the pass, Snyder mentioned in the post game press conference.
In the end, it was a normal K-State spring game. The offense dazzled, the defense dominated, and many questions remain unanswered. There is still a long way to go, and more players to see before the 2013 football season gets underway. Only a certain amount can be learned from the intrasquad scrimmage. One this is for certain, the race to be K-States next quarterback is anything but decided.
Last Updated, 3:00PM, 4/29,13
Public Occurrences, Episode 24: Libertarian Conference, April 26, 2013
On April 20, the K-State branch of Young Americans for Liberty hosted their organization’s state conference. This episode features interviews with two speakers at the conference. The first is with Cody Wilson, who is working to create a gun from a 3D-printer. The second interview is with John Matta, the Mayor of Manhattan, on public transportation, rental inspections, and the city’s non-discrimination policy.