UTA Radio Station Manager Samuel Hale, BCMN 2017, and Lecturer Lance Liguez, BCMN, attended a College Radio Day function in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27.
Hale represented UTA Radio, along with faculty advisor Liguez, a College Radio Day board member. The two were invited to the White House for a series of briefings. They, along with other college radio stations from around the country, met with Secretary of Education John King, White House Senior Advisor on Climate Change Brian Deese and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
A letter from President Barack Obama recognizing the work of College Radio Day was presented to the group.
Students toured the press briefing room where national and international journalists work when the President is in town.
College Radio Day unites college stations from around the country, and the world, for one day to exemplify student radio’s importance in informing student populations, discovering new music and training future broadcasters.
This year’s College Radio Day's event will be held Nov. 4. UTA Radio has been involved with College Radio Day since 2010.
For more information on College Radio Day, go to www.collegeradio.org.