Post by Dan
I cannot wait for 3:00pm today (Thursday), when I co-host our newest admissions experiment with Chase Gregory: a live radio call-in show. Much like the agricultural revolution, the genesis of this idea happened simultaneously in separate environments. Last week, Chase and I saw each other and said (basically at the time time), “let’s do a radio show!” The premise is simple – put a bunch of current students in a radio booth, have fun, and answer questions from prospective students about Tufts. Broadcast the conversation, live, over the airwaves and through the internet so that the our collective aural contributions can reach anyone (go internet tubes!) and the world can hear radio at Tufts.
When the time comes (from 3-5pm *cough cough*), you can tune in here: http://webcast.wmfo.org
If you’re a prospective student with a question to ask – we want to hear from you!
1. Call in. This is the best way to pose questions to our panel! You’ll get to chat with live Jumbos on the air one-on-one, and other admitted students will get to hear your voice and get to know you. To call in to the air, dial (617) 627-3800.
2. Instant message us. This is also a great way to take advantage of livestream. If you have AOL Instant Messenger, you can chat up the DJ at screen name “djwmfo.” I’ll read your question aloud to everyone.
3. Tweet @TuftsAdmissions. Those of you with Twitter accounts can reach us at our normal home.
4. Email. The account is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send questions and we’ll read them to the panelists. Be sure to give your name and where you’re from! This should be a chance for prospective Jumbos to meet-and-greet each other as well.
Personally, I’m as excited as a kid with a Nintendo 64 to be back on the air. I (briefly) hosted a show at WMFO in the fall, and I need a thesaurus to find enough adjectives to describe my enthusiasm for learning the radio ropes – and then actually hosting a show. I love the station, its constant weirdness, and the amazing community of students that run it. Tune in this afternoon to find out why.