Erica Sponberg is a PhD student in the College of Education. She hosts What’s Happening In Your World?, a specialty program focusing on public affairs on campus and in the surrounding community. You can hear the show every Sunday at 4:00.
How would you describe your program to a new listener?
I like to think of What’s Happening as a casual interview show. I talk to people in the community, and they share their experiences and the music that inspired those experiences.
How did you get started with college radio? With KSDB?
When I was an undergrad, I used to do video work and news story writing for my university TV station, but it didn’t put me close enough to music or people; there is an honesty about radio that doesn’t exist with television. When I got to graduate school, I decided to join the radio station and finagled my way into doing a late night show where I interviewed friends and played music they liked or were making. My dad also had a show on our community station reading classic American stories. After some time, I moved back home and got involved there by interviewing international community members about their music, culture, and folktales.
When I was accepted at K-State, I checked out KSDB online and liked the music I heard. I knew it would be a way for me to meet like minded people and maintain a creative outlet outside of my coursework, so I sought it out.