Blugold Radio Programming for February 2 Broadcast

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Jan. 28–– Blugold Radio will return this Sunday with interviews of Joan Christopherson Schmidt, who donated her Robert Frost collection to UW-Eau Claire, and Los Angeles singing comedian Brian O’Sullivan.

In the first hour, Jessica Sharpee’s Student Orgs segment will return with a feature on UWEC’s Concert Dance Company.The organization is completely run by students and performs at many events throughout the Eau Claire area.

Chi Ab Vang will lead a new segment that focuses on Eau Claire’s Confluence Project. In addition to giving weekly updates, she will also shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the groundbreaking project. This week, she will focus on how it will affect student housing.

Sara Hansen will interview local Eau Claire band, The Heart Pills. The group has a CD release party coming up and will be performing at The House of Rock on February 6.

During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm,) Raina Beutel will ask UWEC students what they did over winter break during her Raina At Large segment.

Rachel Minske will sit down with Joan Christopherson Schmidt who was the donor behind the rare Robert Frost collection that the university received. The collection consists of 44 books that were written by Frost, including many that he has signed.

Breana Lyga will make her Blugold Radio debut with a feature on local tattoo artist Jacob Haag. Haag works at A Brand New Tattoo and the segment will be the first of many for Lyga as she will shine a spotlight on the community of Eau Claire.

Hour three will include an interview with singing comedian Brian O’Sullivan during Kelsie McMahon’s entertainment segment. O’Sullivan, who is from Los Angeles, performed at the grand opening of UWEC’s new event and dance club, The Lookout.

Chelsea Emory will also debut on Blugold Radio with an interview of fellow UWEC student Heather Spray. Spray recently traveled to India for a class and will be the first person to be featured on Emory’s Study Abroad segment, which aims to bring greater awareness to the many opportunities to travel at UWEC.

Raina Beutel will also debut a new segment in hour three that will provide the latest updates on UWEC’s Student Senate.

During every hour, Tyler Henderson will give the latest updates on local sports, while Leah Engebretson will pick special music selections. This week, Engebretson, who is making her Blugold Radio debut, will play Epic Movie Songs.

Blugold Radio News will include a report by Glen Olson on a UWEC senior who started a website for people with chronic illness and a feature by Zhen Wei Yap about how the gas pipe leaks in Manitoba are affecting citizens locally.

WUEC student programming is broadcast from Hibbard Humanities Hall on the UW-Eau Claire campus Sunday nights from 5 to 8 pm on 89.7 FM. For more information on Blugold Radio, please visit and




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