Blugold Radio Programming for April 6 Broadcast

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis., April 1–– Blugold Radio airs this Sunday with a focus on Hmong culture and the Confluence Project.

In the first hour for Blugold Radio News, Chi Ab Vang will be discussing the results of the Confluence Project after the vote on April 1st. She will also be talking a bit about Hmong Heritage Month later on in the hour. While Jessica Sharpee will be focusing on UW-Eau Claire’s own student organization Social Work Association.

There will also be a fun interview with a Warner Music Nashville Artists and Repertoire (A&R) rep featuring Leah Engebretson. It was obtained over UWEC’s spring break in Nashville, Tennessee. Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of Warner Music Group and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Records (Nashville), and Word Entertainment. The record label is home to current popular country artists like Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Brett Eldredge, and Faith Hill.

During the second hour of Blugold Radio (Sundays 5-8 pm), Raina Beutel will be talking to UWEC students about their childhood for “Raina at Large.” She will be asking them, “If at 5 years old you had to have chosen the career you’d have for the rest of your life, what would it have been?”

Rachel Minske will be interviewing Greg Nelson, an Environmental Public Health specialist who has been doing exciting research with worms.

For “Bridging the Gap,” Breana Lyga will be speaking with one of the owner’s of Eau Claire’s popular Acoustic Cafe located at 505 South Barstow. The local eatery is a great place to get delicious sandwiches, drinks, and live entertainment every weekend, as well as freshly brewed coffee on a daily basis. They even have their own homemade selection of desserts and ice cream.

Hour three will include an entertainment segment by Kelsie McMahon who will be interviewing Tom Wagner, the director of Haas’ Foster Art Gallery, for the annual student art show.

Chelsea Emory will be speaking with a peer advisor who specializes in studying abroad. And for “Campus Matters” Raina Beutel will give a Student Senate update by talking to Sarah Tyrrell about different wellness events the Student Services Commission is putting on.

During every hour, Tyler Henderson will be giving the latest updates on local sports, in particular Wisconsin’s role in the Final Four. While Leah Engebretson will be playing music from Youtube Hmong musicians.

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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