College radio wasn’t on my gameplan for my time at UTD, but after spending three years in the upper echelons of Student Media, I made the leap at the end of 2018, and it was one of the best risks I ever took. Hopping on as a DJ at RadioUTD was terrifying, challenging, and so gratifying, and I’m proud that I was able to stay on the air for over a year, first as a trainee from February to May of 2019, and then as a full DJ from June 2019 until March 2020.
Three Minutes to Europe
A product of my decade-long passion for the Eurovision Song Contest, Three Minutes to Europe was born as a random coffeehouse musing. One application, interview, and training period later, it was live on the air at RadioUTD. I aimed to curate the best songs to creep up within the contest’s ecosystem and add in all the perspective an American audience would appreciate, and I loved every second of it.
Below are some of my highlights while on-air. This compilation was put together by RadioUTD management and submitted for consideration at the College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) awards in 2020.
DJ Page & Branding
Working in tandem with RadioUTD’s website editor, I wrote and branded my presence and show online, saved as an archive here. In addition, some of the assets I created are included below, as well as a Twitter account I ran that provided real-time updates and information about songs while they played.
Three Minutes to Europe! (OFF AIR) 🔇Follow
Get an American taste of the Eurovision Song Contest on Three Minutes to Europe! Streaming every week on Fridays from 12-3 CST. DJ: @astrom13s
Any information about a radio show would be incomplete without a small selection of the tunes spun, which, depending on your tolerance for cheese and foreign languages, will either be great or devastating. Check out a small selection of the hits from Three Minutes to Europe on Spotify below.