So you want to know what it's like to be an intern on Q102. What it's like to get your feet wet in the world of radio and work with professional radio personalities. That word “personality” is key. It's hard to squeeze that much personality into one small room but somehow they do it.
First off, it's challenging. Especially since from my chair, I can't see the trashcan. How can they expect me to make my crumpled pieces of paper through the trashketball hoop if I can't see it? Obviously, they were intimidated by my superior skills.
Secondly, it's burdensome. Becoming a small town celebrity is no small task. Basically, I'm a big deal now. I mean, my voice was coming out of goodness knows how many people's radios. For two hours, I have to talk about engaging topics and laugh a lot. Who likes to do that?
Thirdly, it's educational. Ew! What college kid cares about education? I had to learn stuff! And what's more, I had to walk away with a huge amount of knowledge about the world of radio that only experience can teach you. Why would I ever want that out of an internship?
Lastly, it's depressing. They make you fall in love with radio, with the friendships you've made, and then they tell you that you can't stay! I was all packed up and ready to move into the Q102 room forever and they tell me that I can't right when I start blowing up my air mattress and hanging up The Bachelor posters on the walls. I guess that's gratitude for you.
I suppose what I'm trying to say is: interning on the morning show at Q102 is above and beyond what I would hope an internship would be. I've learned more, laughed more, and grown more than I could ever hope, all while making great friends (with local celebrities, no less!). When it came to interning, I took a chance and got lucky. With radio, that's what it's all about.