Lewis and Clark Community College’s radio station WLCA 89.9 held a reunion week from July 15-23 allowing former students to come back on air and meet the new students running the station.
Many WLCA alumni have gone on to work in prominent positions with radio broadcasting all across the country coming from as far as Phoenix, Arizona, proving the value of the L&C radio program.
Reunion week culminated with a party on Saturday night in the Hatheway Cultural Center with about 60 former students returning.
Station Manager Mike Lemons said: “The highlight of the night for me was to see students from different classes get to know each other. They had the same responsibilities here, so maybe the Production Director from 2005 got to talk to the Production Director from 2012.”
As this semester begins, many second year students in the radio program have to take on the duty of running the station. Mikeith Teague is taking on the responsibilities of promotions director with Corrine Hubbard as his assistant. Together, they are in charge of increasing WLCA’s online presence and promoting various events in which the station will be participating.
Hubbard has made it a priority to increase their social media presence to reach new listeners.
With pride, Hubbard stated, “We have people listening as far as Japan, because you can listen online.” She is talking about how it is possible to connect with people all across the world with their radio station.
Along with Teague and Hubbard, several other students have taken on new roles in the radio program. Mallory Wuellner is the station’s new Music Director, Justin Forest has taken on the role of Marketing Director, and Jacob Watters is the new Program Director.
Watters talked about his experience saying, “Working for the station is a lot of fun. It’s given me a chance to explore a skill set I didn’t know I had. I didn’t know I would enjoy being on air until I started with WLCA.” He is now in charge of organizing on-air staff and ensuring everything runs smoothly at the station for the next semester.
Anyone can tune in to WLCA at 89.9 on the radio, or listen online at www.wlcafm.com. It is also possible to call in to request a song at (618) 468-89FM. For those who need to reach Mike Lemons can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.