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A Reflection from Intern Suzannah

Dec 11, 2014 -- 10:48am

Now that my final week of interning at Q102.3’s Early Morning Crew has come to a close, it is easy to look back and appreciate all this opportunity has done for me. I have learned new skills that will help me in any industry, I learned the behind-the-scenes aspects of radio broadcasting, I made valuable relationships, and above all, I have a better understanding of my career goals.

Jim and Julie, the Early Morning Crew hosts, allowed me to go on the air with them for my intern responsibilities. In the studio, I observed and asked many questions, but speaking on the air was a great way to learn. Some of the skills I gained include the ability to communicate knowledgably on topics, how to show my personality through my voice, and the importance of enthusiasm. I could tell that Jim and Julie truly enjoyed what they do. Their enthusiasm radiated to those around them and I think the listeners caught on to this as well.   

Overall, this experience gave me a lot of perspective on my career goal to one day educate the public about wildlife through broadcasting. This internship taught me relevant skills such as speaking with articulation and communicating in an appealing and creative manner. The Q102.3 crew was a great experience for my future plans for many reasons. Being knowledgeable is very important, but working with Jim and Julie taught me that having a good attitude towards others will take you the extra mile. I certainly appreciate the opportunity that Q102.3 has provided and I have no doubt that it will serve me well in the future.

  

Thanks Q102!

Christmas Most Watched

Dec 10, 2014 -- 1:45pm

CHRISTMAS' MOST WATCHED

For most Americans, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Rudolph, Frosty, and the rest of the Christmas movie and television-special gang. A Maritz AmeriPoll asked which movies and TV programs they would watch this holiday season and whether or not they own the video. Here's what they said:

Movies

  1. "It's a Wonderful Life," 49%
  2. "Miracle on 34th Street," 48%
  3. "A Christmas Carol," 47%
  4. "The Santa Clause," movies 37%
  5. "A Christmas Story," 36%

 

TV Specials

  1. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," 54%
  2. "Frosty the Snowman," 52%
  3. "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," 48%
  4. "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 44%
  5. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," 40%

A Letter From Intern Ivy

Nov 23, 2014 -- 9:07pm

Great Morning Habits

Nov 22, 2014 -- 11:59pm

If you want to be successful, get up early. When it comes to successful people -- from top CEOs to top politicians -- many share a common trait: Their alarms go off early. Very early. We're talking 4:30am, maybe as late as 5am. And then they get busy. Forbes magazine has identified things successful people accomplish before 8am when most of us are still swigging that second cup of coffee and looking for our car keys.

1. Exercise
People who successfully work out every day do it in the morning--before the phone calls, text messages and emails interrupt them and make them too tired to hit the treadmill later. Morning exercise not only gives you a health benefit of stronger bones and muscles and lower blood pressure, but also a sense of accomplishment.

2. Plan your day
Making both a to-do list of the minutiae and a goal list for the big picture is essential for the most productivity. Doing this in the morning allows not only time for quiet reflection, but also the concentration to work the magic of time management and fit it all into the coming day's schedule.

3. Eat a healthy breakfast
It's long been known that people who eat breakfast are healthier than people who skip out the door with a cup of coffee and a doughnut. Take the time to eat a bowl of hot oatmeal or cold cereal to fuel your body for the demands of the day ahead. Bonus: It's a great time to socialize with your family.

4. Meditate or pray -- and then visualize
Take a few minutes to calm your mind and improve your mood. Think of it as quiet time for your head. Mediate or pray and then visualize your day ahead, focusing positive thoughts on the successes you will enjoy.

5. Make your day top heavy
Choose the most difficult (or dreaded) item on your to-do list and do it first. You'll bring your best energy to the task and get a great feeling of accomplishment when it's completed. Best of all, with the task done, you won't have it hanging over you.

6. Listen to Jim and Julie from 6-9 each morning on Q102!  
(okay...we added this ourselves!)

Five Traits of Charming People

Nov 22, 2014 -- 11:53pm

How "charming" are you?  (we failed!  LOL)

If you want to be the person whom everyone else adores, you just have to be a charmer. What is charm? It's that special appeal some people exude. Even those who are not particularly attractive or sexy, but have loads of charm, seem to radiate something so special that others are drawn to them.  Ladies Home Journal writer Margaret Renkl identified the five traits of charming people:

1. A Sense of Humor 
More important than poise or social ease, being funny attracts people like magnets. Make someone laugh, and you'll have an admirer. "Humor offers immense physiological and psychological benefits," Dr. Steven M. Sultanoff, a California psychologist who is the past president of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor, explained to LHJ. "It reduces stress hormones, dulls physical pain and promotes social bonding." Not all funny people are charming, but they are original and originality is a primary element of charm.

2. Insight and Passion 
A charming person has a unique ability to be fully engaged in the moment. They tend to be highly intelligent, curious and creative. They are able to see disparate connections. They are filled with energy, life and exuberance--and these qualities are contagious. "People are attracted to Oprah partly because they trust her, but partly because they think some of her energy is going to rub off on them," Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told LHJ. "Charming people make other people feel more alive."

3. Effortless Social Grace 
Your mother called it poise. A poised person knows exactly what to do and what to say in every social situation, no matter how awkward or strange. Such a person projects self-confidence, which makes others feel comfortable. It's all about putting people at ease. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a master at this, whether she was enjoying a day on the beach or hosting a formal state dinner at the White House.

4. An Interest in Others 
A charming person is a sparkling conversationalist. When a charming person asks another, "How are you?" she really wants to know the answer. "Fine" isn't enough of a response. She asks about the other person's life. How are the children doing? Is your sick mother getting better? There is sincere, not feigned, interest. A charming person listens intently to the answers, giving her full attention. She makes her acquaintance feel treasured.

5. Curiosity About the World 
Being deeply curious about all things is a trait of charming people--from trying new foods to reading books to meeting people. They always want to know more, and that attitude is contagious in that it inspires in others a sensation of energy, deeper engagement and greater curiosity, Dr. Jamison explained to LHJ.

Mama's Got A Brand New Bag

Nov 12, 2014 -- 5:51pm

From Women's Health...the average woman lugs 6.5 pounds of "essential items" in her bag. Doctors advise carrying one that's no more than 10% to 15% of your body weight. Here's what you're carrying around:

  • 6.2 ounces - make-up bag
  • 4.9 ounces - set of keys
  • 4.5 ounces - iPhone
  • 3.9 ounces - notebook
  • 2.9 ounces - wallet
  • 2.4 ounces - perfume
  • 2.0 ounces - hand cream
  • 1.5 ounces - Advil bottle
  • 1.2 ounces - sun glasses
  • .8 ounces - eye glasses
  • .6 ounces - pen
  • .5 ounces - lip gloss
  • .5 ounces - tissue
  • .4 ounces - comb
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