My first experience with public radio was a stormy night without electricity in my parents’ bedroom. The whole family gathered around the battery-powered radio on my dad’s nightstand, and listened to a story about a mysterious black cat. When the power came back, the family returned to the regularly scheduled programs of Saturday morning cartoons. It wasn’t until my high school French teacher recounted a news story from NPR that I realized that there was so much more to radio than Top 40. Since then, I have been an avid Public Radio Tulsa listener.
As part of my studies at The University of Tulsa in the Arts Management major, I am required to intern with local organizations that specialize in my area of interest. I jumped at the chance to work with Public Radio Tulsa and thoroughly enjoyed my time learning the ins and outs of the station. The experience has only heightened my love for public radio and its necessity within our community. Public radio expands the range of auditory information, and without it, commutes would dissolve, once again, into Top 40. I am thankful for the opportunity Public Radio Tulsa has given me and I hope you tune in more!