Cardinal Radio puts SVSU on sound waves
October 11, 2010 —
Cardinal Radio is putting SVSU on the radar. This registered student organization is broadcasting live on the SVSU website to all students on campus.
The Cardinal Radio Station is independent and engages in campus events to help support its RSO. Their shows cover topics such as sex, alternative rock, general conversation, sports and politics.
They hold meetings 10 p.m. every Monday in the Unity Room. They encourage new members or anyone interested to stop by and support them.
Currently, they are working with five shows. In order to be a DJ, there is only one requirement: the officers of Cardinal Radio want you to do a two hour training session and to shadow a current DJ for two hours.
Brittany Hicks, a DJ for Cardinal Radio, says that training isn’t hard or strenuous.
“My training experience was informational and quick. Time flew by and was actually fun when I shadowed our vice president Nick Moore.”
“For my first show, I just really hope I do well with my show, “Britt Bratt the Morning Show,” that airs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 – 10 am and get a lot of listeners.”
New DJ, Britt Manifold junior secondary education, is looking forward to beginning her new show “Claim to Fame,” that airs Wednesday from 7 – 8 pm, and interviews people from different clubs and organizations and helps them give out prominent information about upcoming events.
Manfield refers to her show as a “help me help you” type of show where she helps campus RSOs and they help her promote her show in return. “I’m just looking forward to starting my show on Cardinal Radio and I hope it’s a friendly, fun environment for me and my listeners,” she said.
Timikia Brooks, a business senior, is also a new DJ, whose show “Fancy Time” that covers anything her fans suggest.
Last week, her show was about a pastor who was convicted in the murder of his second wife and also included some topics from the Wendy Williams Show.
“I want Cardinal Radio to be the next 102.7, but more diverse, because me personally I play all different genres of music,” said Brooks.
Staffers have a video game show called “Time Warp” which airs from 8 – 10pm on Thursdays focusing on the latest and greatest information about video games and video game systems.
James Hansen, a senior double major in graphic design and electrical engineering says that being a part of Cardinal Radio is good because he thinks that “it’s a great organization."
He even plays video game music during his show, with occasional mixes of old and new rock as well.
“I’ve been a part of Cardinal Radio for the last three semesters, and it was time well spent here at SVSU,” Hansen said.
Josh Wilson, fourth year mechanical engineer, used to have a show that talking about everything. Now he works behind the scenes, and ensures equipment is running properly and fixes any damaged equipment.
His expectations for Cardinal Radio are simple; “I want to see students tuning in and hopefully we can go worldwide one day, once we get the funds together.”
Cardinal Radio also discusses student happenings, students’ opinions on issues, and has a segment to comment on Valley Vanguard articles on the “Browne and the Coon” show that airs Mondays from 6 – 8pm, by Mike Browne and Stacy Coon.
Brown, the Cardinal Radio President says “I’m excited to know the Valley Vanguard is writing about us, and I would love to see all our air time slots filled.’’
Some upcoming events for Cardinal Radio include a open mic night Wednesday, Oct. 20. Then staffers will be in the rotunda at Papa John’s on Thursday, Oct. 21st, doing a “Grand Opening” event.