In Their Own Words - Interns Reflect on Time at KRTU

Nine interns have supported our work over the past twelve months. We had the pleasure of working with the following Trinity University students this past fall, seen below enjoying a moment with the student office unicorn during a bi-weekly intern meeting (left to right):

Interns

Bria Woods - Assistant Jazz Manager 
Elyssa Garza - Promotions Intern
Joseph Erik Montano - Indie Overnight Student Manager
Alejandro Cardona - Student Jazz Manager
Benjamin Gomez - Assistant Indie Manager
Elena Souris - Development Intern 

KRTU interns help staff complete essential tasks, put in many hours on air, and work on independent projects. As the spring semester begins, we welcome new faces as we wish our departing interns well. Bria will be spending her semester abroad in England and Elena will be expanding her professional experiences with Texas Public Radio’s The Source.

John Morgan, a Freshman from San Antonio, has enthusiastically joined the team as the new Assistant Jazz Manager. Upon first meeting John, pictured at right, it is clear that he is very passionate about jazz. A life-long listener of Jazz 91.7 FM, he is “excited to work with others who dedicate their lives to music.” Keep an ear out for John on air during Jazz in the Afternoon.

Recently, interns shared reflections on the accomplishments that have shaped their KRTU experiences so far. Elyssa has gained “confidence in public speaking, learned to remain calm under pressure, and acquired the ability to think quickly and improvise when needed.”

Alejandro is very proud of having produced his own two-hour special on Gypsy Jazz, which the McNay Art Museum selected as an element of their Vive le McNay - a city-wide celebration of a recent Intimate Impressionism exhibition.

Joseph Erik has worked on placing Indie Overnight into a broader community context, having organized a concert for Trinity students that was open to the public, with a goal of building a stronger connection to the local music scene. “Not only were we able to put on a great show, but it has led to an opportunity for us to work with Trinity to host larger shows here on campus in the future.”

It goes without saying that our interns keep us on our toes. We’re thankful for the energy they bring to KRTU’s operations, demonstrating daily the cross-generational appeal of music, radio and jazz.


Thursday, January 1, 2015