Media Day highlights student talent

Alex Henry (left) and Josh Wagner (right) give a live broadcast of their radio show, “Hank and Wags” at Media Day.
Alex Henry (left) and Josh Wagner (right) give a live broadcast of their radio show, “Hank and Wags” at Media Day.

They rounded off their night’s material with Entertainment Lately with Dylan Hyman and Kelsie Gestrich at 5 p.m. followed by Golden Eagles Live with Matt Catrillo at 5:30. Hyman noted, “It was fun to do something different and new.”
The Clarion Call, the university’s student-run newspaper, also had a stand at Media Day, handing out Thursday’s latest issue. The Call, headed by Editor-in-chief Amerigo Allegretto, is a weekly published newspaper written and produced by CU students.
Media Day was not all about CU’s communication programs, however as the university also had a booth on Main Street across from Memorial Park.  Its purpose was educational rather than commercial, but prizes could be won through a small lottery.
Festivalgoers listened to WWCH-AM Radio 13 and 92.7 C-93-FM, who have been providing their services for ALF for the past 43 years.
Thursday night was also cultural night.
Amy Salsgiver helped in recruiting that night’s talent, the band Against the Grain, as part of the Social Equity Office.  “Getting to bring awesome talent for people to enjoy was great,” said Salsgiver.
This year, as always, students and regular visitors took in all that was ALF.  Student Dion White said, “Grandma Lamena’s Famous Superboli is my favorite spot for food.”
Tracy Becker of the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry was in charge of selling official, general merchandise this year at media day.
Her items included shirts, shot glasses, coloring books and stuffed versions of this year’s “An Autumn Safari” mascot: Ty the Giraffe.  The chamber helped organize media day along with facilitating much of ALF in the first place.  Becker said, “We’re here every year.”

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