Photo: Judy Stevenson

My internship program with All Classical extended from August 23, 2011 until March 22, 2012. I earned upper-division college credit during my senior year towards an Arts and Letters Bachelor’s degree from PSU. Preparing to transition from the life of a student into a working professional could come as a bit of a shock to the system. All Classical FM aided in my steps towards achieving career goals by offering an open and honest learning environment where hands on work assisted me to develop skills with communication and writing, radio production, new media content, fundraising, working with volunteers, and clerical and office functions.

Although KQAC has a small family of staff members, there are many individuals involved in making the station possible. Between staff, volunteers, and listeners the dynamic range of personalities and diverse walks of life have influenced my perspective of the Portland community in relation to the world by demonstrating the scope of what people can accomplish together with common goals. All of my All Classical contacts are people with a wealth of knowledge and resources and my fortune in knowing them will not be taken for granted. Keeping public media on people’s radar is important work and I will strive to do so in the future of the non-profit media sector.

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