By MARLON MEJIA Tower Editor
A fellow Bethanian, Thomas Lane, aims to follow in the footsteps of his fame by leading the BBN Online Radio in a new direction.
The world of digital media has continued to evolve and change in rapid ways. With the introduction of the television, as well as fast speed internet now playing an integral role in the day to day lives of many, it is no wonder that streaming platforms of all nature have become a desirable market for viewers, listeners, and producers to make a mark.
The Bethany Broadcasting Network has followed the path of many institutions and large corporations in ensuring that they have streamable platforms that allow students an opportunity to showcase their own talents and creativity. Perhaps one of the most important platforms available, online radio, has become a mainstay in the way the BBN operates.
Founded in the early 1960’s here at Bethany College, the BBN Online Radio Station (formerly known as WVBC Radio) has been the cornerstone for many a famous graduate. An example of a graduate who has found fame from first starting at the WVBC online, Dave Simms, has become widely regarded and respected in the field of sports broadcasting.
Catching up with the newest manager for Bethany College’s own Radio Station, the junior out of Baltimore, Maryland is excited to be given the responsibility of managing the station that he himself has been apart of. Thomas, a student who has ties to creative writing, sees the Radio Station as perfect opportunity to show his creative side.
Thomas said, “I personally found that WVBC was very enjoyable for me to take part on and as a result, I wanted to take on a higher role for the people who worked there.” Thomas becomes manager of the BBN Online Radio during the transition of utilizing different streaming platforms to ease the process of accessing the words, thoughts, and music choices of Bethany’s students. With Radio Connects, the BBN Online Radio aims to inform and connect with others in the area. He also explained that, “I always thought that we didn’t have enough exposure on social media and that we could expand our reach towards alumni and other Bethany related organizations.
Focusing on delivering high quality content, the newest manager plans on using the radio to discuss his many interests; including mythology and poetry.”When it comes to radio, I mostly listen to stations based on my interests in music, but every now and then I find someone who has a personality that I find charming or otherwise charismatic.”
Trying to give his audience that very same amount of personality and charisma, Thomas has big plans to continue the successes that the BBN Online Radio has created.Feel free to give the radio station a listen, as it is important to broaden your awareness to the thoughts and information that Bethany College’s own students have to share. With Thomas at the helm of that station, who is motivated to do more for himself and the Bethany community, the BBN Online Radio is ready to be the platform for students to better themselves, and each other, for the future.