Alyson Ballard, our program director, also has her very own show on WPPB. Today we interviewed her for an exclusive inside look into 10 BPM.
So what's your show all about?
"I count down the top ten songs of every week on the Media Base Charts and talk about pop culture/current events."
How did you decide what you show is about? Why do you produce your show the way you do?
"I started this show as a Junior when I decided that we needed a countdown show. This was an extra show that I did which turned into my show for this year because it was a lot of fun."
Where'd you come up with the name?
"My sister actually came up with it because I asked her what to call it. I don't know how she came up with it, but I credit her with the name even though I regularly insult her on air. It's okay though, my sisters and I are all best friends."
How do you keep things entertaining for your audience when you are the only person live on air?
"I don't typically do the show alone, but when I am alone, I try and keep talking down to a minimum with a lot of anecdotes. I have tons of interesting stories to tell, so I never run out of things to talk about."
Do you have any advice for people who might want to join our program in the future, or work in the media field?
"Even if you don't think it's what you want to do with the rest of your life, you should try it out. It's worth it for the experience with communication and the confidence it gives you. For those that want to join the field, practice talking to people. If you know how to effectively communicate in person then you'll be able to effectively communicate on air. Overall, it's a valuable program for someone going into any field because it teaches you how to be confident, opinionated, strong, and articulate."
What inspired you to join the Media Broadcasting program here at the Career Center?
"I joined for the music, but I stayed because Boone made me."
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