Before starting my internship at SiriusXM, I had no idea what to expect. My experience in the sports world was primarily editorial and making the transition to radio seemed nerve-wracking. I have never been around a radio station or even used tools to cut audio before.
Only about a month into my internship, I can say that I feel proficient at using adobe audition to cut clips and edit audio. My mentor was truly helpful and worked with me to become confident using the various tools. Once I became familiar with the equipment, it became exciting.
Stepping into the studio everyday is awesome because you never know what to expect. One of the greatest things about sports is that breaking news has no limitations. We could be in the middle of the show and a headline will flash across the screen, which signals a new topic to be discussed or a debate. I often talk about these topics with my host and mentors off the air and it’s fun to be a part of these sports conversations, while editing the clips that will be used online.
I am enjoying the experience so far and I look forward to learning more about the radio business as I expand my skills in the sports world. I like the balance between being able to learn new things, but at the same time doing tasks yourself and contributing to the show.
I would recommend this internship to anyone, regardless of your experience in radio or not because everyone is more than willing to help you and the active approach makes it fun.