Ram Radio Revamps

Ram Radio expands with new shows, positions, and ways to listen

By Christian Hunick
On February 8, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro
DeMario Hollie, graduate student, talks with Ian Stark, senior, and Isaac Wilkerson, freshman, about the Cleveland Cavaliers. On radio, DeMario Hollie goes by DJ Dmoney Global.

Ram Radio has been expanding recently, adding more shows and DJs to allow students to broaden their communication skills and express their interests.

According to DJ Patrick Fleming, Ram Radio employed only a few people in the past, and music took up a majority of the airtime.

"Before, we usually had only one or two DJs that had shows where they talked about stuff," Fleming said.

The longest running of the original shows is Dr. John Vinklarek’s "Pataphysics," which has been broadcasted since 2001.

"Pataphysics" covers a range of topics, from music to psychology to the supernatural.

Now, Ram Radio is taking on more volunteers, staff and broadcasts.

"If you look across all our programming, we have a lot of representation from the arts, the humanities and even the sciences that are brought together in an easily consumable format on the radio," assistant station manager Ian Stark said.

One recently-added program, "Out of the Box," is hosted by social media administrator and head of translation Jenifer Sauceda and volunteer DJ Kara Naegeli. "Out of the Box" is about both astronomy and celebrities.

Another new show introduced on Ram Radio is "The Brainy Bunch," with Fleming, Stark and DJ Isaac Staton.

"‘The Brainy Bunch’ is basically a talk show where we try to bring comedic elements with intellectual ideas," Flemming said. "We talk about some of the media we see behind Star Wars,we talk about philosophy and we talk about the psychology we see in different events."

Other shows include "Dark Minds" with Staton, "The DJ Ego Show" with Lucas Perez, "The Ram’s Horn" with Tom Flannery and Ryan Young, and "Ally on the Air" with Ally Coscetti.

Besides live radio shows, Ram Radio will soon produce pre-recorded content, like special interviews, to post on their SoundCloud account (soundcloud.com/ramradio).

"Last semester, I did an interview with Dr. Brian May, so we would record those sorts of things and upload them there…and any sort of special content that would not necessarily fit into an existing program would also be posted to SoundCloud," Stark said.

To cover Ram Radio’s rising costs, senior Lane Sifuentes finds local sponsors.

"I basically go and talk to owners of companies and ask if they would be willing to donate some amount of money to Ram Radio for this cause, and we would give them a mention as one of our sponsors," Sifuentes said.

Ram Radio broadcasts Monday through Friday each week. Listeners can tune in via the Ram Radio station on the TuneIn Radio app.

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