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My Year Writing for WKNC

Although my first blog “Best of Phoebe Bridgers” wasn’t published until the end of November, I first expressed interest in being a contributor to WKNC’s blog around a year ago now. I have come a long way since that first blog, and want to reflect on my year writing for the best college radio station in the world (or, at the very least, in my world). 

Firstly, what started as a hobby, has resulted in a complete change in my life. If I never began writing for WKNC, I most likely would have never become a DJ, never been hired as a content creator, or changed my concentration (previously interpersonal communication, now communication media). I’ve slowly but surely dipped my toe into the wonderful world of radio, meeting wonderful people along the way. I’ve gained friends, experiences I’ve only dreamed of, and have fulfilled my dream of writing about music. To think I was just bored at home for the semester, looking for a way to pass the time, and walked unknowingly into this world feels nothing short of a miracle.

I figured I’d pull back the curtain just a bit and let you know what are my favorite blogs I’ve ever written, in case you missed them and are looking for a good read (or 5).

  • Struggle Making Playlists? Have Some Playlist Prompts: This is a semi-recent addition to the blog but a favorite nonetheless. If you struggle organizing your music, I recommend following some of the tips outlined in this blog. Who knows? It just might help you.
  • “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” New Album Review: I, despite being a longtime Bleachers fan, was disappointed in their recent release.  I was very proud of myself for being able to convey that through my writing without being too scathing. Hooray for constructive criticism.
  • The “Rosyln” Mystery: This mystery still bugs me even though I seem to have gotten to the bottom of it. If anyone has any information as to why the name of “Rosyln” by Bon Iver and St. Vincent on the “Twilight: New Moon” soundtrack is a typo, please let me know.
  • How to Find New Music: I know far too many people that say they struggle with this. Finding new music is a delight, so why not find a way to do it that suits your fancy?
  • The Timeless Magic of “The Parent Trap” (1998) Soundtrack: My favorite movie of all time, and a concept I’ve been discussing for years, all wrapped up into one blog. I’m no movie buff, so it’s likely that this may be the last time you see me writing about a movie’s soundtrack.

Thank you WKNC, I’ll write for you as long as you let me,

Caitlin

By Caitlin

Howdy, I'm Caitlin and I'm currently a junior in Communication Media. My favorite genres of music are pop and indie-rock, though I dabble in most genres. Hope you enjoy my content!