I am a native Oregonian and life-long public radio and classical music listener. A recent arrival in Portland, I now have the honor of being All Classical's new intern for the Fall quarter. With only a few weeks under my belt, I am thrilled at the array of hands-on learning opportunities stretching out before me, and at the new avenues this experience will open up for me as I strike out into a new field of work.
When I began the internship, I had already graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Art History, but had spent the intervening years as a baker in Eugene and Portland. So, it could have been easy for me to feel like a fish out of water at All Classical, but the warm hearts and wonderful personalities at the station always made sure I felt welcome and essential.
Over the last few years, I have followed the evolution of public and non-profit community radio stations as they compete in a widening field of online competition. My primary focus while interning will be to learn as much as possible about the production work that goes into programs such as The Score and Club Mod.
I am excited for the opportunity to tap into the great pool of knowledge and experience that the staff at All Classical FM provides. I am proud to be a part of something that is not only fulfilling and educational, but also encourages listeners in Portland (and worldwide) to support the arts.