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Celebrating World Radio Day with Isabelle Indelicato '21

World Radio Day on February 13 is an opportunity to honor radio broadcasts worldwide and how they expand access to information to different communities.

To celebrate, we sat down with Isabelle Indelicato '21, Simmons Radio Assistant General Manager and host of "INDYHour," to learn more about the station and its recent Intercollegiate Broadcasting System award nominations.

How is Simmons Radio celebrating World Radio Day?

Simmons Radio is hosting “We Love Radio, Radio Loves You” on February 13 to celebrate World Radio Day. There will be music, snacks, drinks and a photo booth with an opportunity to share Valentine's Day stories and songs in the Student Activities Center from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

That night, listeners can tune in to Simmons Radio from 5 to 8 p.m. to hear an interview with Meredith Goldstein, The Boston Globe Love Letters columnist. 

What was it like to be nominated for Best Streaming-Only Station?

It is huge that we are finalists for best station out of so many nominees, especially since our station is internet only, and on the smaller side. The amount of time and effort that is put into the station by our e-board members, DJs, and faculty advisor is incredible to me. I believe that we are successful because of how much fun we have doing what we do. The rest of e-board and I hope that with the recognition from this nomination, we can continue to show the Simmons community that radio is a uniting force for students, faculty, parents, alums, and beyond.

Tell us about the shows at Simmons Radio.

Being an internet only station, there are basically no limits as to what kinds of programming we have. This allows DJs and hosts to be as creative as they please, which is what makes Simmons Radio stand out. From Haley Rosenthal’s "Into the Dark," which covers conspiracy theories, ghost stories, and all things creepy, to the poetry, music, and thinking in Hannah Madden’s "Slow Down!," The Shark offers a space for all voices to be heard.

Simmons Radio streams live programming onto the internet 24 hours a day seven days a week. As a member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System and an affiliate of the IBS/Backbone Student Radio Network, the students of Simmons University Radio have received a number of awards for their outstanding work.

To listen, download the Tune In app or stream online.

How can students get involved with Simmons Radio?

If you would like to start your own show on Simmons University Radio, please send an email to simmonsradio@gmail.com or complete this online form.

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