Empowerment of Media

By: Holly Pearson (Editor-in-Chief)

 Image: WBIM via Facebook
Image: WBIM via Facebook

A strong media presence on campus is immensely important to allow student expression as well as communication. Beside editorial involvement, a striking opportunity to get involved with this fall on campus is the student-run radio station here on campus.

WBIM-FM is the only radio station in Massachusetts run entirely by students, where listeners can listen live on Channel 71 in the Bridgewater area. A new studio built over the summer can now be found in the Rondileau Campus Center where it all takes place. Surrounded by sunlit glass walls and professional equipment, students speak their minds and allow their voices to be heard. Returning members can build and host their own show with time slots allocated weekly. New members begin as interns, then can work their way up to host a rotation show the following semester, and eventually are able to create their own show. Members get to choose when they are on the radio based around their schedules.

Nick Jordan, Opinion Editor of The Comment as well as member of WBIM expressed his excitement by saying, “I love it! I’m the music director and this year is really exciting because of the new studio and the new interactions we can have with the students because of it. There’s supposed to be a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Fred Clark and alumni on the first day of homecoming” and encourages students to join.

Students who are motivated to pursue experience in working with a radio station are encouraged to follow their passion in this endeavor. Both written and spoken media blend together to emit a unique community on campus and our student body as a whole.

For more information on WBIM-FM contact: wbim@bridgew.edu

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