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Students discuss a variety of relevant topics on air during their radio shows

Chap Radio Offers Students a Voice on Air

((The Dustertoday is the Lubbock Christian University online newspaper that exists to serve the students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university. The staff of The Duster strives to provide fair, balanced and accurate news coverage of topics that directly affect members of the LCU community and to do so in a fun and creative way.

The following article is written by Haiden Hawkins. To read more stories from students on The Dustertoday staff, visit www.thedustertoday.com.))

Here at Lubbock Christian University, we have our very own student run radio station. That means any student can be on the radio…

On 99.1 FM, the Chap Radio station is the voice on the sound waves for Lubbock Christian University. Dr. Shawn Hughes oversees the stations making sure everything runs smoothly. Jaycee Sessums, the student station manager, watches over the shows and segments to be sure they’re done correctly, but the students create the shows and set up the music.

While working on the radio, the students are able to learn many new things. They work on creating a playlist of the songs they’re going to play during their segment. A flow has to be created so that the show will run smoothly. The flow varies from news topics from here in Lubbock to current entertainment topics. In order to make the flow work, they have to pick topics that their listeners are interested in and music that the audience will enjoy.

The students also learn how to work a soundboard and how to feel comfortable talking on the radio. Some students do shows by themselves and others have cohosts. Having a cohost could be easier because you’re able to bounce conversations off each other, though others do very well keeping the conversation going on their own.

Some options for shows to listen to right now include:

  • “Musical Mondays” at 3 p.m. with Ryan Counts. The show includes and current news on Broadway musicals and any musical hits.
  • “Haiden and Chris in the Morning” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 a.m. This show is about current events in news and entertainment and current popular music.
  • "Trending Topics" with Kyler and friends on Saturday afternoons.
  • "Project Hardstyle America" on Fridays at 5 p.m. with Christopher Morgan
  • "Day of Normalcy" on Saturdays at 3 p.m. also with Christopher Morgan

If you have an interest in creating your own radio show, get in touch with Shawn Hughes (ShawnHughes@lcu.edu). You don’t have to have any special talents or skills. You don’t have to already know what you’re doing, because you’ll learn as you go. Remember to listen to your local Chaps at http://streamdb4web.securenetsystems.net.