Story by: Blake Slunaker, staff writer
Photo by: Emily Neundorff, staff photographer
For years here at Mt. Vernon, there were only three ways to get news: by newspaper, by watching MVTV or by announcements. Now, a fourth way to stay up-to-date on news has been introduced, the Marauder Radio station.
The Marauder Radio station was introduced in April and is accessible on the Mt. Vernon homepage. The radio station was added to an already impressive high tech studio run by Mr. Shaver. The Marauder Radio station broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7-9 A.M. and 3-5 P.M.
The station is ad-free and listeners can get on to listen to the latest news of Mt. Vernon, MV spotlight interviews, as well as listen to music.
“I think the radio station is really interesting and unique and we really have a lot of fun with it,” said Quaid Pearson, 11,“My favorite part is probably giving interviews and just working with the other students on it.”
The radio station has also started to gain popularity among the students. The students like the station for the way it gives the latest news and also plays the latest music.
“At first I only listened to the station to hear my interview, but I started to listen to it more because it was interesting,” said Dylan Freeman, 11.
The start of the station itself was inspired by the students on MVTV.
“The students on MVTV wanted to start a radio station so we could give more around the clock news. My hope for the future is that the station will continue to increase in popularity,” said Mr. Shaver.
The new radio station definitely provides a new unique aspect of how students get their news at Mt. Vernon.