May 20th, marks the anniversary day of when Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. The solo flight took her 13 hours and it started in Newfoundland, Canada and ended near Londonderry, Ireland. However, five years later, Earhart and her navigator (Fred Noonan) lost radio contact and disappeared while trying to fly her twin-engine plane around the world/equator. Her plane wreckage was never found and remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.
Despite, being missing for over 4 decades, Earhart is still regarded as one of the world’s greatest role model for being a a record-breaking female aviator who helped paved the way for other women in commercial flight.
A role model is defined as a person who is looked up to by others as an example to be imitated. And one of the Qualities of role model is being able to overcome obstacles. Earhart is one of many individuals who rose above her circumstances for the overall benefits of others.
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 in 2012.
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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