WIDR gave me a place to be myself.
I came to WIDR as a Freshman. I didn't know anything about radio, or the "DIY" scene, and I didn't know anyone. Being a director at WIDR for the last year has taught me so much about myself, and has been one of the hardest most frustrating, most fun, interesting, challenging, and exciting job I’ve ever had. There’s nothing like it.
Now the time has come to pass the torch, but I can't leave without saying goodbye.
So much of what I have accomplished and learned in the last year at WIDR is thanks to my fellow directors. Annie, Tony, Jeff, Evan, Andrew and Josh. We have all become such great friends. I am forever thankful to have gone through this experience with all of you.
In our last week I asked the Directors about their experiences with WIDR. Here's what they said...
What does it feel like knowing you’re leaving WIDR?
Refreshing because I’ve been here for so long, and slightly frustrating.
What was your favorite moment at WIDR?
Finding out that the university wouldn’t let me do the block party. It taught me a crucial lesson in life. I’ll carry that with me forever. It taught me to accept failure look past failure work hard and appreciate my mentality in things.
In your last week here, reflecting back, what was the best thing about working at WIDR?
My friends. I love the people I work with. I’ve never not enjoyed working here because of the people that work here and the culture that we try to have.
What have you learned from working at WIDR?
This job taught me that if you want something for yourself you have to do it yourself. It taught me the value of my time and my self worth and self worth from my own perspective.
What do you hope to leave behind?
The start of WIDR submitting into competitions and proving to itself that it can be better than it is.