Hatching fly ideas in The Nest
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Friday, September 13, 2013 14:09
Tech’s student-run radio station, WTTU 88.5, is undergoing many changes in an effort to revitalize the channel.
The newly named 88.5 FM The Nest is being refreshed under the leadership of disk jockeys and directors Drake Fenlon and Dillon James.
“We want to put the station out in the community more so that people feel they are a vital part of the station, because they are,” said James, The Nest’s news and sports director.
James said the station is looking to become more student oriented.
The DJs have taken steps to reach more students through on-campus events like Week of Welcome and the South Patio party planned for the end of September.
A mobile radio station device is a new feature of The Nest. Mobile Unit Disc Jockeys (MUD-Js) use this setup to broadcast from events, interact with listeners and give away promotional items.
“We are definitely going to be giving away more things this semester than we have in past years,” James said. “With the new name came a new logo and that means new t-shirts, stickers and CDs.”
James said one of the best ways for the community to become involved is to submit suggestions and song requests to the station directly.
“Our current station consists mostly of alternative music,” James said. “However, our DJs are looking for student opinions and want to know what the community wants to hear on their college radio station.”