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New KMHS radio show

Tune in as senior Madilyn Sturges takes the next step into her desired future career in radio broadcasting.
Shipwrecked is a new solo radio show on KMHS every Monday afternoon. It features segments with guest students, requested music of all genres and live discussion of news-worthy information such as politics.

According to Sturges, she wanted it to be a platform where she could freely play a variety of music that does not get a lot of attention.

“I decided Shipwrecked would be a place where I could play music that I liked that wasn’t normally on the station,” Sturges said.

KMHS advisor Steve Walker said he appreciates students who come up with their own creative ideas and take things into their own hands.

“What I especially value is that Madilyn originated it,” Walker said.

According to Walker, Sturges informed him she wanted to host her own show, and they set up a time and day of the week. Walker said for students to do their own radio show, they must be willing to commit and dedicate themselves to the show.

“You need to have two things: availability and ability,” Walker said. “Madilyn had both of those things.”

Sturges has always wanted to have her own show, but at first, she said she was too afraid to go solo on the radio. After some practice on The Morning Kazaam, she said she was ready to take the challenge.

“I really enjoy radio and I wanted to learn more,” Sturges said.

Shipwrecked first aired Nov. 9 and it now takes place every Monday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Other than the KMHS staple morning show, The Morning Kaazam, there have been various

student-run afternoon shows in the past. Walker said these shows take time to plan and students also need to be dedicated to their idea, which is not always the case.

“There are always days you don’t feel good,” Walker said. “They’ve made a commitment to this

time period and I respect what these kids do.”

Sturges said she enjoys receiving calls for requests of music to play because it allows her to interact with her audience.

“From what I’ve heard, people enjoy it because it’s different,” Sturges said. “I play a lot of music that you don’t hear on [the radio] the rest of the day.”

According to Sturges, she recently interviewed senior Hannah Delgado on-air about the student play she was involved in.

Delgado said Sturges is interested in promoting the fine arts that are often overlooked.

“I think it is a great opportunity for us to advertise our things. A lot of times you’ll just see posters, but you won’t get a lot of student announcing,” Delgado said. “It was definitely an amazing experience. It was something different, but I thought it was fun.”

Walker said Sturges had expressed her interest in radio broadcasting in her future and he thought it would be a good set of wheels to get her moving on her future career.

“She’s done a nice job with it,” Walker said. “I appreciate her.”

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