When I first began my internship at J103, I was immediately surprised by how laid back the station was. I guess that I always just assumed that a radio station would be strict and extremely business-like. While there is plenty of business going on, it is also an environment where people can have a good time and enjoy their jobs. It was refreshing to be around that kind of atmosphere.
Another thing that I didnâ€™t expect was how close everyone was. When I first noticed this, it was the first â€œbirthday lunchâ€ that I went to. This is when everyone gathers for lunch once a month to celebrate all of the birthdays in that month. As I looked around the table at everyone eating their lunches and making casual conversation, it looked as if I was eating with one, big family. It was such an amazing sight.
The best part was that I felt like a part of this family. This was evident when something would happen that would upset me and everyone (including ALL of the DJs) would talk to me and tell me that they were there for me if I needed anything. It was so thoughtful of them and so nice to feel like they were there for me.
I never would have expected to come here for an internship and leave knowing that I have created relationships with these people that I will never forget.
Oh and some other things that I didnâ€™t expect: Tedâ€™s participation in a body building contest, Brettâ€™s obsession with Frisbees, and the fun, yet extensive and sometimes random projects that I was given to by Justin.