Updated: Feb 21
I had a blast being a part of the 2023 Groundhog Day alumni-takeover on 90.7 FM WKKL and 91.5 FM WSDH! I've said this before and I'll say it again. I would NOT be where I am today without the invaluable experience I gained being on WKKL (the first time around) from 1988 to 1993. Students who join the radio station actually get to be ON-AIR and get hands-on experience in broadcasting. Many larger more "prestigious" colleges for broadcasting have the most important on-air positions staffed by professionals rather than students. In my mind, the only way you can truly learn to be great in the world of broadcasting is by actually doing it. I served as Program Director and Morning Drive host for most of my time in my first run on the station. I tried many things, made mistakes, learned from them, and tried again. To this day, WKKL and Cape Cod Community College put students FIRST when it comes to broadcasting. Over the last year or so there has been an intense effort made to build new state-of-the-art studios and classroom space not only for traditional broadcasting, but also the ever-expanding realm of podcasting. I couldn't be prouder to be an alum of the station and 4C's! Here is my hour of tunes from the Groundhog Day alumni-takeover...
🎸= Local/Boston music 10:00 AM HOUR: Candyskins - Submarine Song (1991) Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter (1983) L7 - Pretend We're Dead (1992) The Nervous Eaters - Loretta (1977) 🎸 Beastie Boys - Root Down (1994) The Cure - Friday I'm In Love (1992) Björk - Big Time Sensuality (1993) Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (1985) David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing (1972) Belly - Feed The Tree (1993) 🎸 The Atlantics - Lonelyhearts (1980) 🎸 Blondie - Hangin' On The Telephone (1978) The Church - Reptile (1988)
If you'd like to learn more about how to become part of the broadcasting program, learn more about shows and podcasts, or make a donation toward WKKL's continuing mission to train the next generation of broadcasters, please visit the website at WKKL.FM ! Kristen Eck is the helicopter reporter for WBZ News Radio 1030 in Boston, where she has been for over 25-years. She is also a helicopter reporter for NBC-Boston TV-10 and founder/host of BumbleBee Radio! Kristen is a 2021 inductee in the WKKL Hall of Fame. Kristen's other stations, contributions, and writing-credits include WOCB, WXTK, WCOD, WZLX, CNN Radio, NBC Radio, UPI, Associated Press, and Standard News.