One of the things that February 2021 will be remembered for is some of the worsts winter storms in the United States history. Of the many states that were profoundly affected by the harsh storm was Texas. The winter storm left millions without power and clean water. What will also be remembered with this storm is the response of one of its leaders, Senator Ted Cruz. During the midst of the winter storm Senator Cruz traveled to Cancun, Mexico to vacation with his family. Senator Cruz’s actions left many people appalled. Amid the public backlash, Senator Cruz quickly returned to the states and was quoted by various media outlets as saying that his vacation plans were “obviously a mistake”.
Senator Ted Cruz is not the only leader who have disappointed their supporters, neither will he be the last. For centuries leaders have disappointed their followers in the political world, in the workplace, alone one’s spiritual journey, and even in our homes.
On Morning Energy we are going to explore various well known leaders who have disappointed their supporters. We will also explore how some of the greatest leadership mistakes have changed history and how both a leaders and those who have been wounded by their leadership can begin the process of healing.
Join me, Renna Reddick Friday from 4 to 6 a.m. for a special musical journey about this topic! I am definitely looking forward to spending time with you on the airwaves and sharing your energy!!!
I found out about WMNF through an outreach table that was set up at Sweet Water Organic Farm during my first visit there about 5 years ago.
I had never really heard much about community radio stations at that time and became extremely intrigue as to why a radio station would have an interest in attending and/or hosting events in the community.
As I began to learn more from the Volunteer Coordinator at that time, I decided that the station would be a great fit for me in light of my background in communications and my ongoing interest in helping others.
One of my first volunteer assignments at WMNF was community outreach. I thought what better way to reach out to the community than in the same manner that I felt WMNF had reached out to me. After about a year of doing out reach service, I decided to try my hands at voicing promos/drops since I still had a passion for the arts. I also began helping out during the marathons.
Consequently, while volunteering during one of the marathons, I was asked by a former host to consider being one of their co-host because he liked my personality and the sound of my voice. I had never done formal radio work before, although I DID have a communication degree, however, my interest while attending college at that time was more towards television than radio. Nonetheless, I agreed. In addition to being a co-host on that show (The Damn Jams )(Hip-Hop) , other shows that I have co-hosted on while volunteering at WMNF are: Thee Righteous Temple of Hip Hop (Christian Hip Hop), The Early Bird Wake Up Show (Country), Blues With A Groove (Blues ), Mellow Music Encounters ( R& B and Blues) and Kingston 12 (Reggae). However, In February 2014,
I was thankfully given the opportunity to host and produce my own show.... MORNING ENERGY..... and it has truly been an AMAZING experience and journey for which I will always be thankful for!!!