In the context of things, let’s pretend this blog came earlier, that Homecoming on the glorious campus of West Texas A and M University did not happen prior to this post. Let’s make believe we typed this up, hit “Publish”, and all went according to plan. Let’s play as if all went swimmingly.
Or we could just accept the fact we procrastinated. Then again, are we wrong for doing so? It was Home Coming for all intents and purposes. If any week demands procrastination then this is it. This week did demand our time, spirit, emotion and physical being to make it happen. Sleep remains a forgotten stranger, the world dark at the open and close of our eyes. We feel vampiric, without the blood sucking and ghoulish nature, then again, dragging untied shoes down the halls of WT in search of machine-spouted snacks and drinks seems a little zombie-like. Add blood-shot, sleepless eyes, drool and incomprehensible babble, then rightfully ghoulish we are.
Either way, Home Coming…
Another week passed by our humble eyes, drifting under our nimble fingers as we try to figure out the ever-changing reference page or decide whether True fits the statement more so than False.
Turn our focus to the more exciting, fun festivities of the week such as Pancakes and Karaoke or The Pigskin Review. This is what Home Coming is about, truly. At least in the grand scheme.
However (and we may be bias – scratch that, we are) the more important issue is DJ of the Week. We are all for school spirit, kicking butt at the football game, and the crowning of the Home Coming King and Queen, yet at KWTS, our DJs are the focus.
Enter Madison Monday.
She is one of those that rose through the ranks. Our Grad Assistant Dane Glenn may have flown out of left field, but Madison crashed the bullpen cart through the front gate.
She is not wild or reckless, or we might be lying; however, in terms of school and KWTS, she keeps her head in the clouds and her heart on the game.
Of course that’s after she changed her major from music to broadcasting and electronic media. And after she realized she “sucked at bowling” – yes, her words. She pulled a 7/10 and fell down our rabbit hole.
We first met Madison in the good ol’ days of Spring of 2016. DJ Monday on Wednesday brought you the best college indie rock in the Texas Panhandle. Now, she is one-third the collective cinema-reviewing mind that is The Movie Buffs, on-air every Monday from 5 – 7. We could dribble on about her accomplishments and accolades, but let’s cut the bull and tell you exactly why we chose Madison as our DJ of the week. Let us enlighten you as to why we love this cookie-cutter breaking disc jockey.
With her, honesty is key. It may be hard to swallow, but trust us, you’ll thank her later for the medication. We trust her opinion; for example, her thoughts and recommendations on the blogs prior.
Battling her in wit is like a 4 year-old competing against an Olympic ping-pong player.
Her sarcasm is dry, full and surprisingly refreshing.
Her attitude contains hints of Wednesday Addams (irony?). A little twisted with a cool head.
She is always on her game, rocking the airwaves and catching up on the latest movie blockbusters in order to review for her show. Preparedness seems to come easy to her . . . Or she wings it like the rest of us.
Currently, she participates in the National Broadcasting Society (NBS), the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and KWTS, which is the radio station, not an acronym.
For the future, she plans to take the title of Marketing Director here at KWTS. Next, General Manager. Then, the world. But until then, she possibly wants a career behind a camera or as a music engineer. She’s not 100% certain what will happen (are any of us?).
Madison does want to travel the world and soak in cultures, especially the music. Her first foray will be Randy Ray’s study abroad class in England come Summer 2017. Next is a full semester in South Korea.
As for interests and the usual . . . We are not certain if she likes Pina Coladas or long walks in the rain, but she overly enjoys Sharky’s and plays mom to a fur baby. Also, she hates Biology. We don’t blame her.
Madison is essential to KWTS in many ways. We need her insight, her input, and more importantly her unrelenting honesty. We need her plans for the station’s future. Her vision is advantageous and will only benefit our growth. And in turn, we offer her exclusive opportunities to accelerate her know-how and to build a gorgeous resume.
It’s a win-win.
We appreciate you, Madison, for giving us a case of the Monday’s.