During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games the most decorated American Gymnast (Simone Biles) made the decision to withdraw from the Team All-Around Competition to focus on her mental health. Although her decision drew critics, there were many who supported her decision to include her sponsors. One of her sponsors (Athleta) had this to say, “We stand by Simone and support her well-being both in and out of competition. Being the best also means knowing how to take care of yourself. We are inspired by her leadership today and are behind her every step of the way”.
Oftentimes we neglect our own mental or physical health for the sake of others. However, it is important to remember the value and benefits of being a good friend and ambassador not only for others but also for ourselves which is what many believed that Simone Biles bravely did when she made her decision to withdraw.
On April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30th as the official International Friendship Day. However, many counties celebrate National Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August. Regardless of which day you choose to acknowledge as Friendship Day, it is important to make a habit of nurturing our friendships throughout the entire year.
On Morning Energy we are going to doing our part to celebrate and nurture our wonderful radio family and friends through a musical journey filled with tasteful music and useful information.
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!!!
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