Being on “lock-down” is a common phrase associated with prison inmates being confined to their cells. However, being on “lock-down” can also mean: the act of controlling someone, that a situation is taken care of, or that a situation is under control. As it relates to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, being on “lock-down” is highly encouraged by many governmental official from around the world as a means of helping to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. In summary, many of these “lock-down” orders are requiring residents to “shelter-in-place and/or self quarantine (and in some cases for an unspecified period of time). In the United states, California, New York, and Illinois were among the first to declare a complete “lock-down”.
For some, governmental mandates for “lock-downs”, self- isolation, and/or social distancing are very much a foreign request and experience. However, on the contrary these actions are an everyday occurrence for some.
On Morning Energy, we are going to spend time examining what it means to be on “lock-down” as it relates to varies areas of our lives. During our musical journey and discussion, we will also explore topic such as: the dangers of social isolation, adjusting to social isolation, and also the benefits of social isolation.
Join me Renna, your Radio Flayme Friday from 4 to 6 a.m. for another musical journey. 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!!!