By Samantha Plumey – 1851 Staff
Jordy Zawadski has brought a new voice to Lasell College Radio (LCR) as the new Station Manager. It became official at the end of last semester when he was voted into the position by other members of the club. Zawadski gained experience last year as the hip-hop music director.
Zawadski is making good use of his Radio and Visual Production studies while at LCR and he has been a member since he transferred to Lasell in Fall 2013. After taking a radio production class with Dr. Brian Wardyga, he joined LCR with another classmate, Roberto “Berto” Sancho, hosting one of the campus’s most popular shows, Indefinite Radio.
Zawadski was trained by Wardyga, the General Manager of the station, and became knowledgeable about the various aspects of LCR. As Station Manager, he is responsible for decision-making and event planning, such as campus dances. Zawadski lets others have as much of a say as he does.
“I am trying to give everyone a voice,” said Zawadski. He seeks input from others at the station who are more experienced in certain departments, to make the radio the best it can be. “We are a radio station together,” said Zawadski.
One of the biggest goals of LCR is to reach a larger audience. “LCR is broadcasted online and in the dining hall but not everybody is listening,” said Zawadski. He is looking for the “sensation [of] being heard” for the station and members of LCR.
During the summer, broadcasting over 102.9 FM will potentially be available and provide the opportunity for exposure in the Boston area.
This semester, Zawadski’s priority is to add sports broadcasting to the schedule. LCR plans to have live coverage of sports events on-site and away, in addition to recorded broadcasts. Zawadski is currently working to create a partnership with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) in order to make this possible.
LCR has been nominated for an Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Award and will be taking a trip to New York City for the awards ceremony that will be held at the 75th Annual IBS New York City Conference on March 6.