Student Dan Kamykowski's online radio travel journals
RELEASED: March 16, 2006
DANVILLE, KYDan Kamykowski, a junior from Estill Springs, Tenn., is spending spring term with 20 other Centre students in Strasbourg, France. Not unusual, considering that more than 80 percent of all Centre College students study abroad. What makes his experience different is a bi-weekly, online radio journal of Dan's adventures in France being produced by White Line Radio in Harrodsburg. Dan's first three installments, the second through fourth of White Line's initial releases, are available as podcasts in MP3 format at http://www.whitelinescreenprinting.com.
"Our show currently comes out every two weeks, on Wednesdays," said Mike Tuttle, the show's producer and host. "We're featuring Dan's "audio blog," and we hope to include some 'sounds of France,' if technically feasible. He's been told to feel free to interview people, record street sounds, etc. His only limit is his imagination."
So far Dan's series has covered preparations for the trip, his hopes and expectations and his first two weeks in France. He and his fellow travelers have been snowshoeing in the Vosges mountains, taking in the local nightlife, and enjoying the grand prize (at least for Kamykowski), a four-day visit to Paris.
"In four days," Dan relates in Episode 3, "I've visited four museums, three cathedrals, five bars, 10 restaurants and cafes, two national landmarks and still had time for some shopping on the Champs Elysees for my mom."
Tuttle has a vision for the future of this technology.
"We've been hoping to involve Centre in other features in our show. For example, we plan to highlight a song by a local band or artist each week. Centre students would be especially welcome to submit songs for consideration. We'd also love to talk to writers, students interested in journalism or broadcasting, etc., about writing and recording features for our show. This is an outreach effort for the surrounding community focusing on arts. If doing a feature story for White Line Radio would help students fulfill a class requirement or be good for their résumé, we'd love to talk to them."White Line will provide interested student "correspondents" free recording software to create their own pieces, giving listeners a view of Centre activities and issues from the inside. For information email email@example.com.
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