UST radio broadcasting arm joins World College Radio Day

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UST Tiger Radio broadcasters discussed multiple national issues during their segment at World College Radio Day held on Oct. 2.

Frontliner stories, the shutdown of the country’s biggest media network, the importance of voting and shift to online learning were on the list of issues discussed by Tiger radio jocks.

“Talking about the frontliner experience is a must,” Anton Supe, one of the student jockeys who participated, told the Varsitarian. “We have to honor them for the work that they are doing during this pandemic.”

Supe worked with the show’s executive producer, Jade Alaoria, to gather stories from frontliners, and shared them with listeners.

“At the end of the show I reminded the listeners that before they go out of the house for leisure, they should think about the frontliners who are struggling everyday, especially the medical workers,” Supe said.

Sophomore behavioral science student Naomi Tolentino gave study tips, along with a quick mental health guide that can help students during online learning.

“In reality, there’s a significant amount of students who are having a rough time with online schooling at the moment, because of the responsibilities that we have to deal with at home, school, and even work,” Tolentino said.

“I wanted to ensure that my topic will resonate with people, and that their experiences and emotions are validated,” she added.

The list of speakers also included Thomasians AJ Velasco and Alysia Petras.

UST Tiger Radio’s on-air head, third-year communication student Micha Resubal, said World College Radio Day encouraged people to listen and support college radio.

“[The event aims] to raise awareness that many college radio stations operate around the world, and maybe [students] want to be part of it too, especially those who plan to have a career in the media and broadcasting industry,” Resubal said.

UST Tiger Radio was one of three stations from the Philippines that participated in the World College Radio Day.

The other participating Philippine radio stations were DZUP from the University of the Philippines and Radyo Katipunan 87.9 of Ateneo de Manila.

World College Radio Day, founded in 2010, drew student radio stations from more than 40 countries. N. B. H. Crucillo and N. P. S. Gonzales