About you WSU
Angela Knight, Contributing Writer
May 31, 2012
Filed under News
Graduating Senior, Sean Martin is going to miss his time at WSU! The 21-year-old has found many things for students to become involved with at WSU.
Martin has been the general manager for the WSU radio station, 106.9 WWSU, for the past two years.
“My favorite memories of attending WSU will be those of working for the radio station, working with the 60 or so radio station volunteers who have broadcasted and DJ’d for us and also working with the other WSU organizations,” Martin said.
“I have worked with a great staff and I have had great support from the Office of Student Activities,” he added.
Martin has put on concerts for the radio station, and has been involved with co-hosting the Quaker Steak and Lube “Thirsty Thursday Trivia” which airs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“We were voted best radio station in Dayton in 2010” he said, “and also received national recognition when recognized by the mtvU Woodie Awards.”
Martin has also done interviews on the station with people such as musical artist Barry Manilow, wrestler and television star Mike Mizanin, and the Grammy nominated country group The Band Perry.
As a Mass Communications major with a focus in broadcasting, Martin also works at the Nutter Center doing video production.
His goal is to find professional employment doing video production work and live event videography.
“I would like to tell stories using video.”
He said, “I would like to make documentaries, and help non-profits get their message out.”
He had already begun searching for full-time professional employment and considering jobs when he came across an incredible opportunity he didn’t think would be wise to pass up.
Martin is planning on attending The University of Southern Mississippi to earn a Masters degree in Mass Communication.
If he takes on the position of a graduate assistant working in their athletic department he will earn his graduate education.
Martin said some graduate programs at some schools offer this sort of thing to students who wish to receive their Masters education, and they can even receive a stipend.
Martin is originally from Cleveland, OH, so Mississippi will be a long way from home.
“Leaving WSU is going to be a little bit of a tear-jerker” he said. Martin said he has met a lot of really great people here.
He enjoys going to see live bands in the Oregon District and he loves to do biking in places such as Xenia, Yellow Springs and the downtown area.
He wasn’t specifically looking to move away, but said “I saw the Mississippi opportunity posted, I interviewed with the guy, and it turns out he really liked me.”
Martin said he likes all types of music. “All genres,” he said, “the whole spectrum. From the really, really good to the really, really bad, I like it all.”
Martin will already be gone when the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival, featuring over thirty bands, takes place in September. He won’t, however, soon forget his experience at WSU.