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.
Mr. California hosts a quizbowl between Mike Pereira and the Mad Scientist while DJ Roo and Maverick McCoy try to help them cheat from the next room!
The school year is almost up, so we’re taking resumes for a new program director for KSDB! Applications will be accepted through April 25 to station advisor Vern Wirka, who has a mailbox in 105 Kedzie Hall. NOTE: Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Kansas State University to work for KSDB. The job description for KSDB Program Director is as follows.
•Job Title: Program Director
•Reports To: Station Manager
•Responsible for the “sound” or programming format of the station — all music, news, sports, community-based/diversity programs, and other broadcasts.
•Supervisory responsibilities for all on-air staff and all producers
•Develops and manages programming format
•Supervises work of department heads
•Institutes a program evaluation system for department heads, producers, on-air staff and for the overall station format
•Participates in staff meetings
•Assures compliance with all applicable FCC regulations
•Other duties as may be assigned – this job description does not list all the duties of the job. The Program Director maybe asked to perform other tasks and duties as directed by the Station Manager and/or Faculty Advisor and Chief Operator
•The Program Director will have his/her performance appraisal based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description and duties as may be assigned.
•Skills/Knowledge: Emphasis on knowledge of industry (audience research, broadcast management, etc.) experience of interacting with community-based organizations, and excellent communication skills (oral and written).
Public Occurrences, Episode 21: Guns, Gays, and Guantanamo, April 5, 2013
Public Occurrences discusses the legislative maneuvers on gun control, Supreme Court cases concerning gay rights, and the hunger strike at Guantanamo. Matt Spooner, a socialist, also discusses the plight of the poor in Augusta, Georgia.
On Tuesday, April 2, Wildcat 9.19 attended the Kansas Association of Broadcasters award ceremony in Topeka. This was an all-day event with a career fair and round-table discussions with different broadcast professionals from all around Kansas. Congratulations to the following people from Wildcat 9.19 on their awards!
On Wednesday, April 24, local acts will begin performing at 8pm. To learn more about the competition and how to participate, you can find more information at www.thehypeweekly.com.
The Hype Weekly, Manhattan Music Coalition, NueWave Recording and Wildcat 91.9 have partnered up with Aggie Central Station (formerly Longhorns) to start up an Open Mic Night open to any local artist or band, whatever genre they may be, that are interested in getting up on stage and performing. The open mic nights will take place on Wednesdays every week from 8-10pm. Following the open mic session is a new installment called Local Love, which will be a feature of different local bands each week.
Public Occurrences, Episode 20: KAB Awards, March 29, 2013
KSDB won several awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. Jason Beets announces our winning entries and interviews Eddie Grier, one of KSDB’s award winners, about his work in KSDB’s sports department. The show also covers Easter celebrations around the world, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and the arrival of 3 new residents to the International Space Station. It also features world news from Israel, Libya, and Kenya.