Radio talk show opportunity for CALS students

We’re looking for freshmen and sophomore students students interested  in producing and hosting a science-based radio talk show to air on WSUM, the student radio station. Working on the show earns academic credit and valuable science communications and radio experience. The show is a new cooperative project of WSUM and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to increase public engagement in topics related to the life sciences, including food, agriculture, the environment, energy and health.

How to apply: Contact Dave Black, WSUM general manager at, to set up an interview. Then sign up for the course (LSC  375/299/699) for the fall 2010 semester. Students ideally would be sophomores in fall 2010, but others will be considered.

What’s involved: Coursework involves reading; research, production, preparation and hosting a weekly radio talk show on WSUM radio (91.7FM;

Students will learn all about radio in the course. All that’s needed is an analytical mind, willingness to learn quickly, an interest in communicating science, and dedication to success.