By Tom Carty
My name is Tom Carty, and I’m a student at Sandpoint Waldorf School. For my eighth-grade project I have chosen to work with the local radio station KRFY 88.5 FM.
I have worked for the past seven months with my incredible mentor, Suzy Prez. This project started in October when I first spoke with KRFY and arranged a meeting.
The goal of my project is to learn what it takes to be a broadcaster. Over the past months I have learned and experienced many things. I have worked as a deejay at the station three times. Each time I picked the music and announced the time and weather with the help of Elisa, a volunteer deejay. The production manager, Jack, showed me the process in which the sound passes through a set of systems before it goes out on the air.
The largest part of this project is the interview that I did with Sue Vogelsinger. Vogelsinger is a local Sandpoint resident who worked for President John F. Kennedy. She was one of the staff in the press section of the West Wing.
Vogelsinger had great stories about working one-on-one with President Kennedy.
To hear this exclusive, one-time interview, tune in to the 88.5 KRFY Morning Show on Wednesday, April 26, at 8 a.m.
I hope that you will tune in and enjoy learning about Sue Vogelsinger and her time in the white house, as much as I have.
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