Why Being a Fun 107 Intern is the Best
There are few opportunities in life where you know the moment it comes your way that it is going to change your life. My internship at Fun 107 was one of those opportunities.
On a whim in April I applied to be an intern, then life got busy and I forgot about it. I didn't think much of it as finals came along and I finished up my sophomore year of college. Then Loren Petisce emailed me and an opportunity presented itself.
Throughout the 3 months I have worked here, I have learned more about broadcast, the professional world, and the radio business than I had in my first 2 years of college combined.
Not to mention the amazing people that I get to work with. A couple of mornings a week I get to come in and work with amazing professionals who work in the field that I hope to one day succeed in. Michael is one of the best bosses anyone can ask for. He is understanding and patient and is willing to answer whatever question you have for him.
Loren is amazing to work with. She genuinely cares for every single intern we have at the station. She sits and talks to us after each show and gets to know us on an individual level, which is something you won't always find at a bigger station or larger internship.
Then there's Gazelle. He puts the "fun" in "fun107." It can be 6 am and he could have 18 different things to do, but you better bet that he's gonna give you a high five when you walk in the door. He's a giant goofball, and I'm not just saying that because he's 6 foot 4.
This internship was the best part of my summer. Yes, it was filled with early mornings, long hours, and no pay, but I do not regret a single moment of it. And that's when you know something was a truly amazing experience. When you can say that something was great even when the circumstances aren't perfect.
If you or someone you know is interested in radio, broadcast, or behind the scenes work, then you should really consider applying for an internship here. I know for a fact that you won't regret it.
For more information about how to apply for an internship go to fun107.com.
As for me, it's back to Boston. But I get to go back to school with new mentors, knowledge and experiences that I am so grateful to have gained.