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WUTK is the product of a lot of people. There have always been a very small number of students that have stepped up and put in considerably more amounts and time and effort than the countless student DJs that put in the bare minimum to score a better grade for class each semester. I joined WUTK at the beginning of 2005 and spent nearly a year-and-a-half with the station. I was putting in around 30 hours a week that first semester. Michael Grider more than that. Tony Farina and Benny were practically living at the station. Jay Lewis joined us around spring break and and eventually stepped into my position as Assistant Music Director as I transitioned over to doing the station's programming.
Benny and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on things and we've had some blow-out disagreements, but no one can deny the fact that WUTK has become what it has under his leadership and guideance. He's made a tremendous amount of personal sacrifice that none of the rest of us have had to. He's not always an easy guy to work with and working at WUTK is largely a thankless job without much recognition. So what? I put in the hours and the effort because of my love for radio and a strong determination to see the station grow. I remember spending a Saturday night shift wrapped in a blanket and trying not to puke all over the control board because I refused to miss my radio shift. I've probably breathed enough toner cartridge dust from the laser printer from the thousands of pages of programming schedules I've worked on that I have to exhale carefully so as to not open up a new hole in the ozone layer.
Michael, Tony, Jay, Brock, Derek, Brock the First (founder of the Funeral Directory and the guy responsible for almost all of our underwriting and promo spots in the beginning), and others all deserve credit for helping make Benny's vision a reality. It's always been a team effort, but that's not even the point. The point is that WUTK needs funding or else we may find that the station that broke us all into radio may no longer exist at some point in the future.
~ Jamie Wilson
former WUTK......Programming Man...Assistant Music Director...DJ...Webmaster...and so much more.
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