Radio GBX celebrates success with their launch event
Last Thursday, Feb 1, UW-Green Bay’s own Radio GBX hosted their official launch event. Even though the radio station has been up and running for some time now, students and faculty got together to celebrate the successes Radio GBX has been able to achieve. The crew, including students led by Professor Bryan Carr, started from scratch with a vision for bringing student media back to campus. At the launch event, UW-Green Bay Communications Professor Bryan Carr and Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Ryan Martin spoke about the numerous resources and efforts it took to get the station up and running once more.
Students Josh Buntin, Val Tavarez, Joseph Antilla and Johnny Raider, who serve as the executive board of the station, also spoke about the steps necessary to get this pillar of student media back on campus. They explained Radio GBX as a growing opportunity for students to push themselves and try something new. When discussing the station, Buntin says, “I never thought I’d be doing radio in college, now I’m helping run the station. It’s a great opportunity.”
At the event, Chair of the Communications Department Katie Turkiewicz also spoke on the importance of revitalizing student media outlets on campus. Last semester, the station had over 20 shows running. This spring semester, their numbers hover around 14, but more shows are being added to that list every week.