Hello everyone, my name is Kyle Jahns! Let me give you a brief little intro so you know who I am and what you can expect from this blog.
I am a first year CreComm student and much like everyone else, freaked out but super excited to be in this program. I already know that I'm perfect for the program. Why? Just the other day in Journalism class while doing personality profiles I was freaking out because with three minutes left before the deadline I couldn't find a stapler to bind my two pages together. Thankfully Joanne Kelly was understanding and realized that there were many of us in that position and let it slide. I now carry a stapler with me at all times and I can tell we're going to be great friends. A friendly second-year (shout out John Gaudes) told me on Twitter that staplers can be found in W302. Keep that in mind all of you first years.
I've blogged on and off since I was about 16 years old and it's been something that I've always enjoyed doing. For some reason my interested waned off and all of these blogs have gone onto a better place. I'm sure to visit the graveyard every now and then to pay my respects to their lives, but nevertheless I need to move on.
This will be my fifth blog (that I can recall). There's the chance that some blogs have been supressed because they were started when I was 16 and were simply nothing more than a public diary for everyone to read. How horrendous is that? Needless to say, I will not be sharing any of the links of these former blogs since I'm trying to erase them from the pits of the Interweb. But as Melanie Lee Lockhart has been stressing to our class, once you hit the Enter key, it's pretty much there forever.
Blogging is an excellent thing. Two years ago I had written a post on my blog about Curve 94.3's morning show with Sarah and Jay. I had given them some criticism and stated my displeasure about listening to some segments of their show. Now, I'd like to state that I have great respect for what they do in their careers. Jay Richardson has gone onto some great things and is even a DJ with Sports 1290 which I think is a perfect fit for him.
They had found my post online and started a "Convert Kyle" initiative on their show. Little to my knowledge, they had been talking about me on the air and how they'd love for me to come into the studio and talk with them on air for a while. I graciously accepted and had an amazing time in the studio with them. This was my first chance to experience radio and I absolutely loved it!
So Sarah and Jay, if you happen to be reading this, I'd love to thank you for that opportunity because it has given me a good idea of what I'd love to do after graduating from CreComm. And hey Jay, if you ever need a helping hand this year, just let me know!
I don't know what my focus of the blog will be this year. But after I get a feel for this again I'll be sure to centre my attention on it.
I'm looking forward to comments and getting to know each and every one of you as well. After all, that is the best part about having a blog.