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BNI grad picks the music for college radio station

2014-04-23T00:00:00Z BNI grad picks the music for college radio stationKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 23, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Calumet City native Aaron Clark was recently chosen the newest music director for Illinois State University’s student radio station, WZND Fuzed Radio.

Clark, 21, served as an on-air personality, producer, and news and sports reporter at the station before being named assistant music director last year. He will begin his new position in May.

“I research music trends based on chart numbers and media releases, keep the music library as up-to-date as possible, and publish written album/concert reviews to the webpage,” he said.

“I get the chance to interact and collaborate with knowledgeable and music savvy people on a daily basis.”

A mass media major at ISU, Clark resides in Normal, Ill., and will graduate in December.

“My dream position (after graduation) would involve creating large music events and fundraisers for local or national charities,” Clark said.

“Many of my professional role models in the media industry and passionate teachers have inspired me to give back to those who are less fortunate,” he added.

Clark previously worked as a promotions intern with Connoisseur Media and Great Plains Media in Bloomington, Ill., contributing to daily and weekly group tasks at three different stations.

“I learned how to coordinate with all departments of an organization and how to practice effective client relationships. It taught me how to prepare and execute successful community outreach,” he said.

The son of Gregory and Lisa Clark, he attended Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond. When at home, he enjoys umpiring for the Calumet City Youth Organization.

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