The most sincere thank you, from our 2018-2019 Station Manager

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The most sincere thank you, from our 2018-2019 Station Manager

Dylan Forehand, Station Manager - WHAT Radio

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It is currently Friday, April 19 at approximately 6:03pm as I write this.

 

I think I’ve started this letter over about five or six times trying to figure out what I want to say. Trying to wrap up four years of collegiate studies in such a short amount of time is truly a difficult endeavor. Mainly because as soon as you sit down and start to type out all the things you’ve wanted to talk about for years the memories suddenly just leave your head for the evening only to eventually return three weeks later to haunt you as you read through what’s on the page.

Regardless, I want to start by giving the biggest and most sincere thank you I could ever possibly express to the members of WHAT Radio. When I first joined WHAT Radio my sophomore year I had a show with Noah Reed. Every Friday we would hop on air and talk about underground artists we felt deserved more recognition and why we thought they did, it was the highlight of my week. Nothing beats the feeling of getting on air listening to good music and talking about it with one of your best friends. I highly recommend trying it if you never have.

The reason I mention this is that watching all the new members coming in and taking control of the station this year fills me with the same sense joy I felt back then. Noah, Megan Moran, Tony Pizzo, Casey Deiter, Nick Saffan, and myself have worked our asses off to get the station to where it is now. The last step for us is to pass it off, and I couldn’t be happier with the group we have receiving our combined blood, sweat, and tears.  You all have the most hilarious, intelligent, and loving personalities I’ve ever had the absolute pleasure of working with and I have no doubt that you’re going to do the station justice and take it way farther than it already has come.

I wish I had some crazy sage advice to leave you like “Find your true self through patience and forgiveness…” or some stupid shit like that but I really don’t. Everyone’s journey is different and for each their own unique mountains to climb, to which I wish all of you the best of luck. If I had to say something I’d just ask that you never settle for anything less than perfect, and in that same regard learn your personal limitations. Thank you as well to everyone on the Hatter Network crew. I love seeing each and every one of your faces each Wednesday meeting and hearing the thoughts of so many bright and beautiful minds. It was an honor to be a part of this team, thank you so much for having me. The last thing I want to leave you with is a haiku written by yours truly….

 

Now switch the station

Brand new voices to be heard

Make sure they hear you

 

Dylan Forehand

Station Manager, WHAT Radio