Government takes over airwaves

Photo by Cadi Parker The mic is open for Chuck King on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the Student Government’s radio show, broadcasted on WSGR, from SC4’s Fine Arts Building.

Photo by Cadi Parker; The mic is open for Chuck King on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the Student Government’s radio show, broadcasted on WSGR, from SC4’s Fine Arts Building.

Cadi Parker

Staff Writer

In the democracy, in which we live, it may come as a shock to hear that the government decided they needed airtime on WSGR, SC4’s radio station.

Some may wonder why and what for, but in this case, it is not local, state or federal government.

It is the Student Government.

According to Student Government Vice President, Chuck King, the timeslot allotted on Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. to11 a.m. now belongs to Student Government.

A snow day cancelled their first show, but the Student Government has since had five radio broadcasts.

According to King, Student Government’s airtime will include “interviews that will be conducted with advisors/ officers and students from clubs as well as possible faculty interviews in the future…perhaps one day even with Dr. Pollock.”

The radio show will also contain upcoming school events, information on clubs and will answer questions from emails to the Student Government, or questions from calls while on air.

As to who is the radio show’s personality, it’s Chuck King.

King’s epiphany attained much respect from his co-officers.

Paul Prax, Student Government Secretary, said, “I give him a lot of credit for thinking outside the box on this one, and expanding the Student Government’s horizon.”

It may seem like a new horizon now, but it’s not the first time for Student Government to have a radio show.

According to the WSGR’s Program Director, Dale Merrill, “The call letters SGR (in WSGR) represented Student Government Radio, in the ‘70’s, but in at least the past ten years there haven’t been any Student Government shows.”

Of course, SC4 students already possess various other ways to gain information. Each building is lined with bulletin boards and every student has their own email address linked to their school identification number.

Many, however, race by the news boards and rarely check their email.

One student, Kassie Piotrowski, 19, Goodells, she feels the SC4 email is “one of the most difficult emails to log into.” She also has “friends in radio, but has never tuned in”.

With the Student Government’s radio show hitting the air, Piotrowski feels that it would be more likely that she “would listen to (the radio) more often than checking her email. I just might start listening,” she said.

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