As a soon-to-be college graduate, I often find myself daydreaming — OK, maybe more like stressing — about what I’m going to be doing after graduation. Some days I have big thoughts — think This American Life or USA Today — and others I just want to pick something I could do with my hands. Most days I feel like I’m drowning in the multitude of choices out there.
But then today rolled around, the day I drove down I-40 to Memphis, bucked up the courage and stepped into my much-anticipated meeting with WKNO, an NPR member station dear to my heart.
As my pals know, in the past two years I’ve developed a near obsession with NPR. I flip my radio dial to WKNO just as often if not more so than the local pop stations. I can have a mean car dance party, flailing fists and all, but I love hearing news and stories about people living both near and far from me. There’s just something about stories that I adore.
All that said, after a much-appreciated talk and tour of the station I feel like I may have found my calling, and it’s in radio. We’ll see where this crazy path of life takes me, but right now my heart is calling out for the airwaves. And I couldn’t be happier.