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NE radio-centric club helps students focus on important parts of medium

By James Nwankpah/ne news editor

Getting a single voice to be heard among the crashing waves of numerous student opinions in a sea of constantly changing faces at a community college can be a difficult task.

But students in the NE Campus Radioactive program are doing just that.

Made up of the film, radio and web-stream portions of the radio-television-film program, members of Radioactive produce film shows and recordings of their own planning.

Instructor Adrian Neely said what makes Radioactive tick is the autonomy the students must show in producing their own broadcast programs.

NE Campus Radioactive member Victor Hernandez works on his radio show for the club. Hernandez plays an eclectic mix of music. Photos by Brianana Aleman/The Collegian
NE Campus Radioactive member Victor Hernandez works on his radio show for the club. Hernandez plays an eclectic mix of music. Photos by Brianana Aleman/The Collegian

“It’s basically our radio initiative to allow students to be able to have some kind of experience with putting together a show and production, using the tools,” he said. “But also doing something that they feel more invested in because it’s their idea, music they like. They put together the concept for their show.”

NE students and Radioactive members Dylan Stout and Mark Makinde have gone through the multiple radio classes and have remained in the club, continuing to put the techniques they’ve learned to good use.

“What attracted me to become part of Radioactive is the freedom to basically do your own shows, whatever you want,” Stout said. “You set the schedule, you set the time, you set the content.”

Makinde said he also enjoys the freedom to put out his own content at his own time, but he had another driving factor keeping him involved with the group.

“I want to pursue a career in radio, so this allows great practice for me to go forth in my career in radio,” Makinde said.

The initiative is made up of students, like Stout and Makinde, who have gone through the different courses within the RTVF program but desire to still produce their own material. However, it also contains students of the Radio Experience I class, who are still learning the ropes.

The shows produced by Radioactive can now be found at blog.tccd.edu\tccradioactive.

Any students interested in becoming a part of the Radioactive team can contact faculty members of the RTVF department or sign up for spring classes.

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