10 Reasons to Join WSUM Radio

WSUM, a student run freeform radio station, is a popular campus organization. Believe it or not, you don’t need any prior radio experience to join! And it’s not just a place for music fanatics and Radio, TV, Film majors; it draws people from many different majors. You can have a music, talk, or sports show and the creative possibilities are endless! If you aren’t convinced already, here are some reasons to join.

WSUM Radio Station flyers (Source: Flickr Creative Commons)
  1. Community members are welcome to join too, so you can meet some cool older folks!
  2. Review new albums for the station before they are even released and interview artists for the WSUM blog. What could be cooler than that?
  3. Score free tickets by writing a concert review. Not only is this a good way to get your writing published, but you can see your favorite bands while you’re at it!
  4. Produce promotional posters, website content, social media pages, and more for your show. This is a great way to learn digital marketing skills.

    Taco Tuesday Tunes
    A silly graphic I created for the Facebook page for my show, Taco Tuesday Tunes
  5. Have bands stop by for a live session/interview
  6. Join fellow DJs for outings like a Madison Mallards game!
  7. Get involved with “Snake on the Lake,” WSUM’s own music festival!
  8. Help DJ for events by other student groups and local organizations
  9. Apply for jobs like traffic director or music director
  10. Attend production sessions and create promos and legal ID’s to keep skills sharp

Have a fresh idea for a radio show? Sign up for a training session today!

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