organizationspotlight: Mercer Radio

Mercer Radio is Mercer’s radio station, located right here on campus and run by students. A group of students meet a few times each semester to create and air their own shows. The station even has regularly scheduled guests who host or get involved with the on-air activities. The organization adviser is Becki Sandifer, a professor in the communications department in Stetson.
Mercer Radio was founded about eight years ago, according to Ethan Trice, the club’s president. Around 30 active members gather on the first floor of Stetson, which is also where the radio broadcasts from, to make plans for the semester and sort out details regarding the station’s shows. “It’s a pretty laid back organization,” said Trice.
Mercer Radio is operated in such a way that all students have the opportunity to listen.
“Mercer Radio is online-based. You can listen to it anywhere with internet connection,” said Joshua Glasscock. Students can log onto radio.mercer.edu at any time to hear music.
The station offers scheduled shows during the week, run completely by students.
“The best aspect of Mercer Radio is the freedom we give to all the DJs and the eclectic mix of people and tastes that make up the club,” said Trice. “Our goal is to provide a venue for students to speak their minds and to gain real world experience in radio and journalism,” he said.
The club also gets involved with other Mercer organizations and events on campus through the station. Mercer Radio is loosely affiliated with several clubs in order to help with their philanthropies whenever it is able.
Mercer Radio is yet another great way for students to get involved in a variety of activities and organizations at Mercer. A calendar of the upcoming shows is available on the radio’s website. Right now, the station hosts shows mainly on Thursdays and Saturdays, but Trice welcomes students to get involved.
“Mercer students should know we’ve got plenty of openings for new shows,” Trice said.
Mercer Radio is just one of the many ways to get involved in journalism and broadcasting on Mercer’s campus. Consider joining the students of Mercer Radio by contacting Ethan Trice.
“If students want to get involved they can contact me on Facebook or at [email protected] and I will meet with the person and show them the radio station.”