Caldwell, N.J., November 9, 2016 – Communication and Media Studies senior Brandon Young was a guest on WNNJ’s “Vets Rock” program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Young talks with host and Senior Vice President of Programming/Sussex Gary Cee about his experience in the Marine Corp as a corporal and team leader, including serving in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and doing two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He shares the importance of the bonds he made with his friends from the military.
“It was an amazing experience being a guest on their show. I learned what it is like to be a host of a program for a few hours,” said Young. They played several of Young’s favorite songs on the air.
Young, who is looking to pursue a career in broadcasting, was excited to “see how a real studio works” and that what he learned at Caldwell fit right in with the work at WNNJ. “My experience with the Communications and Media Studies Department made me feel very comfortable in the studio. All of the terminology I learned in class I was able to apply.”
Listeners can hear the program on 103.7 NNJ FM, iheart radio or on the 103.7 website at wnnj.iheart.com.