Saint Augustine’s University’s radio station WAUG 750 AM has launched three student radio shows. The topics of the shows include politics, sports, relationships and music. According to General Manager Tony Middleton, the shows have already generated an audience.
“Our focus is to provide our students with real-life experiences in radio broadcasting,” Middleton said. “The students are producing, editing and hosting his or her show. The radio market is very competitive and I feel that this is an opportunity for our students to prepare for the world of broadcasting.”
The names of the shows are ICON, We Are on the Radio and Lounge 22. Below is a description of each show.
• ICON – ICON, a radio show for students by students, stands for In-Depth College On-Time News. The purpose of the show is for students to have their voices heard. Everything discussed on the ICON radio show is from a college student’s perspective. The topics are centered on relationships, sports, politics, celebrity gossip, college and campus life and much more. The hosts of the show are Clayshawn Moore, Jacq Griffin, and Shavona Hill. ICON airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
• We Are on the Radio – This show is hosted by Carlos Jenkins. We Are on the Radio is a show that recognizes local artists within the Triangle area. The genre of music includes Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B and many more. We Are on the Radio airs Monday through Friday at 8 p.m.
• Lounge 22 – Lounge 22 is a show that aims to clear the thoughts and worries of days past and bring back the sweet memories of the old. Through the genre of R&B music, Lounge 22 reaches back from yesterday’s generation as well as today’s generation. Through songs, Lounge 22 aims to bring out those memories of your first love, your first kiss, your first break-up, etc. Aside from the music, Lounge 22 offers o like to talk about different relationship topics as well as various scenarios. The hosts are John “Jnew” Newman, Vena “Vena E” Excell, Jaquan “Quanviutton” Leary and Chrissy Roberson. Lounge 22 airs Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
— Christian Roberson