Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has been tipped as the frontrunner for the Ofcom role (Getty Images) Also Read: Facebook and Google lobby UK to block Paul Dacre as Ofcom chair James Warrington Show Comments ▼ Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has been tipped as the frontrunner for the Ofcom role (Getty Images) Also Read: Facebook and Google lobby UK to block Paul Dacre as Ofcom chair Facebook and Google lobby UK to block Paul Dacre as Ofcom chair Facebook and Google are said to have ramped up their lobbying of the UK government amid fears Paul Dacre could be appointed as the next chair of Ofcom. Share Vaizey is now a member of the Lords and a privy councillor, as well as an executive at M&A advisory firm Liontree and on the TMT advisory board of FTI Consulting. Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has been tipped as the frontrunner for the Ofcom role (Getty Images) whatsapp Dacre, who held the top job at the Mail for more than 25 years, has been a vocal critic of tech companies, accusing them of monopoly behaviour and comparing them to the “oil barons of the last century”. But the tech giants have launched a bid to block his appointment amid fears the veteran tabloid journalist will look to rein in their power, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. He is considered to be more sympathetic towards the tech industry and therefore a preferred option for the platforms. He has repeatedly called for tougher regulation for Silicon Valley giants, even saying they should be broken up. Tuesday 25 May 2021 2:03 pm Dacre, the former editor of Daily Mail, has been tipped as the frontrunner to lead the UK’s media watchdog. He is one of four final candidates set to be interviewed in the coming weeks. The new chair of Ofcom will take over the watchdog at a crucial time, as it takes up its new responsibilities as the UK’s first internet regulator. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden will select a preferred candidate from the four finalists to be approved by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as soon as next month. The body will be charged with cracking down on illegal content and anti-competitive behaviour and has been granted powers to hand down hefty fines. whatsapp Tags: Facebook Google According to the report, Facebook and Google have urged ministers to instead consider former culture minister Ed Vaizey, who is also said to be in the running for the role.
BooksTwo Questions For Molly RingwaldAuthor and actress Molly Ringwald discusses When It Happens to You, her first novel (which is told in stories) and where she finds inspiration in L.A.By Kristin Yinger – September 12, 2012431ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItPhotograph by Fergus Greer When It Happens to You is your first foray into fiction. Why write a novel in stories? Did the form come before the content or vice versa? Even though I had been writing fiction for years, it was the first time I felt that I wanted to publish it. I think I was initially drawn to the subject of betrayal because of the universality of it—how we betray those we love the most and how we betray ourselves. The form just revealed itself as I was writing. I love short fiction, and because of the subject matter, I thought it would make sense to have all the characters connected in some way reinforcing the idea that everyone is suffering in their own way and that we are all doing the best we can to find a way back to happiness.Where in L.A. do you find people/places/things that intrigue and inspire you in your writing? I find people everywhere that inspire my writing—out on the street, at my kid’s school, in the market… I always have my ears and eyes open and find myself imagining histories for everyone. Since I grew up in L.A., there is a nice familiarity with the general geography and the madness of the freeways. But since I moved back again, I found myself on the West Side, which gave me the feeling of almost being a tourist. I’ve always tended to notice more things when on holiday, so it inspired that sort of an observational eye on the environment. TAGS2012L.A. CultureMolly RingwaldSeptember 2012Previous articleDoughnut Frenzy Hits L.A. Next WeekNext articleL.A. Artists Design Fendi Bags For Pop-Up at MaxfieldKristin Yinger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’
Sunday 9 August 2015 10:47 am Jeremy Corbyn considers Clause Four and Labour’s public ownership commitments Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Lynsey Barber whatsapp Jeremy Corbyn, the frontrunner to become the next Labour leader, has indicated that he may bring back Clause Four, the party’s commitment to public ownership scrapped by Tony Blair in the New Labour era two decades ago.“I think we should talk about what the objectives of the party are, whether that’s restoring Clause Four as it was originally written or it’s a different one. But we shouldn’t shy away from public participation, public investment in industry and public control of the railways,” said Corbyn, speaking to the Independent on Sunday. “I’m interested in the idea that we have a more inclusive, clearer set of objectives. I would want us to have a set of objectives which does include public ownership of some necessary things such as rail,” he told the newspaper.Read more: Three reasons why Corbyn could be the City’s new best friendCorbyn last week said he would buy up shares in the big six energy firms to gain a controlling stake in a move to part-nationalise them.“I would want the public ownership of the gas and the National Grid . . . [and] I would personally wish that the big six were under public control, or public ownership in some form,” he said speaking to Greenpeace, the FT reports. “With a national investment bank, new infrastructure – like energy – should be publicly owned, whether that’s at community, municipal or national level,” he told the paper.Read more: Seven points from Corbyn’s “Northern Future” proposalsHe has also called for the railways to be renationalised, as has fellow leadership contender Andy Burnham.Corbyn’s comments on Clause Four would signal a significant political break with the New Labour era.The clause was changed from pledging “common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange” to, “a thriving private sector and high-quality public services where those undertakings essential to the common good are either owned by the public or accountable to them”. Share Tags: Jeremy Corbyn Labour leadership race People
“Should the shutdown get extended by a week, the backlog would double, pushing freight rates up and lead to delays for many shippers.“Limited trucking capacity could also cause some cancellations,” Freightos added. “This backlog could also motivate some time-sensitive importers to shift modes from ocean to air.”Alphaliner said: “Further blank sailings could be announced in anticipation of a slow recovery in cargo volumes.”In a notice to customers, APL said there had been no significant impact to vessel schedules so far, and “other than Wuhan, all Chinese ports remain open.”The shipping industry is working hard to ensure port calls can continue as normal. For example, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said it had advised shipowners to follow World Health Organisation measures to limit the spread of the virus, “avoiding the needless closure of any port”, added ICS secretary general Guy Platten.Terminal operator DP World has suspended all non-essential staff travel to China, according to Reuters. The operator has three facilities in mainland China and one in Hong Kong.Forwarder Norman Global Logistics, which has offices in Hong Kong and across mainland China, warned customers: “Kindly note that the third-party operations, may be affected. Delays for truckers, port operations and customs authorities could take place.”Airlines have begun reducing flights to China, including British Airways, which has suspended all direct flights from the UK, and United Airlines, which will cut some flights from the US due to falling demand.Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific said it would be “progressively reducing the capacity of our passenger flights to and from mainland China by 50% or more from 30 January to the end of March.” The carrier’s freighters continue to operate as scheduled, it said.E-commerce sellers are becoming increasingly concerned. According to David Jinks, head of consumer research at ParcelHero, there have been no significant delays in shipments to or from China so far, “but we expect the situation to change”, he told Retail Times.“China has been forced to act over the concerns of shoppers in its key export markets. China Post’s Express Mail Service announced on Sunday that it would delay shipping orders to disinfect goods.”There are to date 6,145 coronavirus cases worldwide resulting in 132 deaths, according to the South China Morning Post. Container shippers should expect more blanked sailings and increased freight rates if China’s coronavirus outbreak extends factory closures, while airlines are scrambling to reduce flights into the country.The government has already extended the lunar new year holiday until 2 February, but workers in major cities like Shanghai and Ningbo have been told to stay home until 10 February.“Should this additional week-long shut down be extended nationally, it would be no small thing and would represent a tough-to-recover 2% hit to China’s GDP,” according to Freightos.“Normally, ocean freight rates stay elevated and capacity remains tight in the short-term following Chinese New Year, as carriers accommodate both the backlog of shipments that didn’t get moved before the holiday and the new orders placed as the factories come back on line. By Sam Whelan 29/01/2020
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By Kang Mi Jin – 2014.11.27 10:26am SHARE Facebook Twitter Beaucoup le font pour rentabiliser leurséjour. « Nous devons au moins ramener n’importe quel bien d’occasionpossible pour couvrir les coûts du déplacement »,soulignent-ils. « D’ailleurs, quand avons-nous jamais bénéficié de ce quele MSE nous dit de faire ? » Le ministère de la Sécurité d’État (MSE) avertit les voyageurs de la pr& North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News Beaucoup des visiteurs nord-coréens,dépourvus des rudiments nécessaires de chinois, choisissent de travailler dansdes restaurants ou entreprises tenues par des Chinois d’origine coréenne ou desSud-Coréens, selon la source. Souvent, ces derniers, au courant des conditionsde vie prévalant en Corée du Nord, offrent à ces visiteurs des vêtementsd’occasion. Les officiels de la Sécurité d’État de laprovince de Ryanggang ont intensifié « l’éducation » des habitantsdes zones frontalières auxquels des autorisations temporaires sont délivrées,leur permettant de se rendre en Chine afin de rendre visite à des proches.Ainsi, il a été dit à ces habitants que « tous les Sud-Coréens sont desespions à la solde du Service national de Renseignement (SNR) ». Cettemanœuvre est la dernière trouvaille utilisée par les autorités nord-coréennespour tenter d’entraver le flot d’informations sortant et entrant dans le pays. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store « Vous pouvez acheter des biens à unprix plus abordable à des Sud-Coréens, mais il peut s’agir d’un piège tendu parl’agence d’espionnage de Corée du Sud. Derrière ceux qui paraissentsympathiques et offrent des vieux vêtements peut se trouver l’influencediabolique des Renseignements sud-coréens, donc soyez vigilants », a-t-onexpliqué aux visiteurs. « Les voyageurs ont fait l’objet d’uneséance d’information idéologique préalable à la section provinciale du bureaudes affaires étrangères avant leur départ pour la Chine » a déclaré le 21novembre à Daily NK une source de la province de Ryanggang. « Il leur aété ordonné de faire attention à ne pas tomber dans les pièges des Sud-Coréens,qui sont des espions du SNR. » News Kang Mi JinKang Mi Jin is a North Korean defector turned journalist who fled North Korea in 2009. She has a degree in economics and writes largely on marketization and economy-related issues for Daily NK. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April Par le passé, les agents du MSE menaientdes sessions spéciales de formation idéologique pour les personnes visitanttemporairement la Chine, suivies par des interrogatoires poussés de cesderniers à leur retour, lesquels prenaient toujours la forme de questionscentrées sur les potentiels ressortissants sud-coréens rencontrés sur place et,en cas de réponse positive, sur une description détaillée. Cependant, selon lasource, les récentes mesures constituent une claire « amélioration » de cequi existait auparavant. News Le MSE, averti de cette situation, a accrules punitions encourues par ces visiteurs au cas où ceux-ci entrent en contactavec les « forces extérieures ». Toutefois, la source a révélé quecela ne dissuadait pas pour autant lesdits visiteurs nord-coréens. « Lesgens pensent toujours qu’il vaut mieux avoir accès à des vêtements à prixréduit même si cela signifie encourir une punition. » « Afin de trouver du travail, lesvisiteurs se tournent souvent vers les restaurants coréens, et y entrent alorsen contact avec des Sud-Coréens. C’est là que se trouve l’influence du SNR.Souvenez-vous que même en Chine, votre pays vous surveille » ont alorsmenacé les agents du MSE selon la source.
US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders By Kim Song Il – 2018.12.03 4:40pm North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kim Song Il News News Image: Daily NKThe North Korean regime imported a large shipment of mobile phone wiretapping devices from China in May, local sources have reported.“The authorities bought new electronic wave interruption devices and mobile phone wiretapping devices in May this year. The cost of the equipment was around 15 million yuan (2.45 billion South Korean won), according to a Ministry of State Security (MSS) official that I talked to,” a source in China close to North Korean affairs.“The MSS official also told me that the equipment will be supplied to cities on the Sino-North Korean border, starting from Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, and then to Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, and other cities. The cities are probably filled to the gills with high-quality electronic signal interruption and wiretapping devices now.”Daily NK recently reported that North Korean law enforcement officials have installed new mobile phone wiretapping devices on the Sino-North Korean border to monitor international calls.A number of residents calling relatives in South Korea have been arrested, and the MSS has demanded money from their family members in South Korea in return for their release.The North Korean authorities have strengthened surveillance and wiretapping activities to prevent North Koreans who have access to outside information from sparking unrest in the country. These efforts have become particularly pronounced recently as inter-Korean relations have improved. Ultimately, the authorities want to prevent sensitive domestic information regarding denuclearization and nuclear development plans from leaving the country.“For North Korean officials who depend on the regime staying in power, they know that the ‘information war’ with their own citizens and the international community is important and are set on preventing things from going in an undesirable direction,” one expert told Daily NK on condition of anonymity.A separate source in Pyongyang also reported that MSS officials who misappropriated some of the funds used to buy the new equipment were purged.“Several MSS officials were purged after it was found that they bought cheap equipment and embezzled the rest of the money. Another team of MSS officials had to go to China again to buy better equipment,” he said, adding that the officials who misappropriated the funds faced punishment after the equipment they bought did not operate as intended. News NewsEconomy North Korea spent $2M on surveillance and wiretapping equipment in May Facebook Twitter
RelatedRegional Entrepreneurs must Brand Themselves – Dr. Tufton RelatedRegional Entrepreneurs must Brand Themselves – Dr. Tufton RelatedRegional Entrepreneurs must Brand Themselves – Dr. Tufton Advertisements Regional Entrepreneurs must Brand Themselves – Dr. Tufton UncategorizedApril 3, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Agriculture Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton has said that Jamaican and regional entrepreneurs must position and brand themselves as significant business players, to maintain viability and sustainability in the global marketplace.Speaking at the launch of the Caribbean AgriBusiness Association (CABA)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) project at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on March 31, Dr. Tufton noted that Caribbean states are confronted with several challenges within the global context. These, he pointed out, include creating niche areas and markets within the marketplace, and being competitive in a setting, driven by economies of scale and prices.“The challenge we (also) face is that we are small, we are fragmented to a large extent, because of geographic challenges. As a consequence, it is difficult for us to compete. The price for small companies and, frankly speaking, any company within any territory of the Caribbean is perhaps, the worst possible variable on which to compete, because there are so many much larger players out there, who are able to drive economies through larger production,” the Minister pointed out.To this end, Dr. Tufton said the survival and viability of entrepreneurs in various sectors, including agro processing, must be driven by the capacity of all stakeholders and interests to utilize creativity and intellect in partnerships, to “improve on our natural state, and raise value through branding, understanding the marketplace in which we are competing, and valued added activities.”The CABA/MIF investment project, which is jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its agency – the MIF, Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA), and regional Ministries of Agriculture, aims to increase and enhance the export capacity and competitiveness of regional entrepreneurs as well as educate them on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade agreements. The project is being funded at a cost of US$3.7 million in grants and other forms of assistance.Endorsing the initiative, Dr. Tufton cited its importance to entrepreneurs in “enabling them to build capacity to achieve that position, which is so critical to our survival as entrepreneurs, and by extension, as communities, as countries, and as a (agri business) sector in general.”“We (at the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government) intend to engage the process, because we believe that this is the way we ought to go if we are to carve out a niche, that critical position, for ourselves and our entrepreneurs in this country, and within the region,” Dr. Tufton said.Project Manager and Regional Co-ordinator, Bernadette Ambrose, disclosed that the project has three components. The first, she explained, focuses on awareness building and training; the second, on the establishment of a Caribbean Advisory Group on International Trade, and the third, on a Caribbean Export Club.“Under this (first) component, we hope to increase awareness about WTO requirements and food safety regulations, (and) we also hope to disseminate this information widely. Under the second component, it is hoped that we will work in tandem with the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery to identify market constraints and articulate negotiating proposals. The third component will provide sustainability to the project after its completion in 2009,” Ms. Ambrose outlined.
UT/TT Poll: Texans’ Views on Biden, Immigration, Guns and Future of Texas AUSTIN, Texas – Texans’ assessments of President Joe Biden and support of legislative proposals on guns, abortion, voting and police reform reflect continuing partisan polarization in the state, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.As Joe Biden neared the 100-day mark of his administration, the poll found 44% approving of the job he has done as president while 46% disapprove. Texans are disappointed in how the president has handled immigration and border security (59% disapprove, 23% approve) – two issues voters have long considered to be the most important issues facing the state.Biden scored higher marks (49% approve, 35% disapprove) on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which Texans listed as the No. 1 issue facing the country today, followed by political corruption (13%) and immigration (10%). Gov. Greg Abbott received a near identical assessment: 43% approved of the job he’s doing, while 45% disapproved, though with significant differences in the judgments of partisans.“While their positions appear similar on the surface, the results for Biden and Abbott are mirror images of each other that are driven by partisanship,” said James Henson, director of UT Austin’s Texas Politics Project and a co-director of the poll. “Eighty-six percent of Republicans disapprove of how the president, a Democrat, is doing his job, and 83% of Democrats disapprove of how the governor, a Republican, is doing his.”The online poll surveyed 1,200 self-declared registered voters in Texas April 16-22 and had an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points.Texans report being concerned that the country is headed down the wrong track (57%), compared with going in the right direction (32%). These views are swayed heavily by partisanship, especially when considering Texans’ outlook for the economy.While more than half (53%) of Texans believe the national economy is worse than it was a year ago, 70% of Republicans are driving this perception. Democrats, on the other hand, report feeling as though the national economy is the same (25%) or better (54%) than before, and 80% approve of Biden’s handling of the economy (86% of Republicans disapprove).“Texans of all stripes are registering fewer negative views of the national and Texas economies, as well as of their own economic situations,” said Joshua Blank, a designer of the poll and research director of the Texas Politics Project. “But negative assessments aren’t being replaced by positive ones, as Texans increasingly view the economic situation as unchanged compared to a year ago when the pandemic sent the economy into a tailspin.”Highlights from the poll include:GunsOverall, 59% of Texas voters oppose unlicensed, or “constitutional,” carry of handguns in public spaces. The poll also found that the share of Republicans who support background checks on all gun purchases (64%) is larger than the share who support unlicensed carry (56%).AbortionWhile most Texans continue to oppose (12% somewhat, 42% strongly) completely banning abortion – even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade – most Republicans and a significant share of Democrats remain supportive of restricting access. When considering the Texas legislative proposal to make all abortions illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, Texans are divided: 49% support the idea (34% strongly, 15% somewhat), 41% oppose it (31% strongly, 10% somewhat).VotingTexas Republicans support measures that increase security in elections, such as prohibiting vote-counting equipment from being connected to the internet or any other computer network (84% of Republicans support, compared with 47% of Democrats) and requiring counties with more than 100,000 residents to livestream and record all ballot-counting areas (74% of Republicans support compared with 39% of Democrats).Texas Democrats, on the other hand, push to maintain or increase access to voting by opposing legislative proposals that prohibit drive-through voting (72% of Democrats oppose, compared with 25% of Republicans) and limit early-voting hours (75% of Democrats oppose, compared with 21% of Republicans).As election reform proposals continue to gain attention, partisanship also plays a role in Texans’ views on whether the state’s election system discriminates against racial and ethnic minorities: 73% of Democrats say yes, while 88% of Republicans say no.Police ReformThe UT/TT poll also finds broad support of police accountability measures being discussed in the Legislature. For example, 86% of Texans support requiring officers to intervene if another officer is violating a Texan’s rights, 67% support banning the use of chokeholds by police, while 69% support allowing civilians to sue an officer who has violated their rights in that officer’s use of force.At the same time, 64% support requiring local elections to approve reductions in police budgets, with a minority of Texans supportive of reducing police budgets (17%), while a majority either wants those budgets left alone (30%) or increased (42%).The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll is conducted by a team of researchers from the Department of Government and the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin in conjunction with The Texas Tribune, the nonprofit news organization. Extensive graphics, crosstabs, data sets, and analyses are featured this week on the Texas Politics Project website. /Public Release. 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Published: Oct. 17, 2013 From a basement office in the UMC, Radio 1190 broadcasts an unpredictable and mind-boggling variety of music — indie punk, ska, and techno one hour, R&B, metal and noise the next. The station is a collective endeavor that allows students to get on the air and share their love of music.For sophomore Alexis Aaeng, working at CU-Boulder’s radio station gives her the opportunity to learn about the radio broadcast industry. Her father was involved in the Denver punk scene, so Aaeng grew up listening to bands like the Ramones and Flipper. As a result, mainstream, top-40 music doesn’t interest her. Miley, who? With her alternative tastes, it was inevitable for Aaeng to gravitate to 1190, CU-Boulder’s independent, student-run radio station that prides itself on a diverse music mix that includes local, national and international artists.“Music of all kinds has been a big part of my life, specifically the type of music that’s played here,” she said. “I grew up listening to bands you wouldn’t expect a child to like. My first CD was Simon and Garfunkel. Last December I just wandered into the station and started volunteering.”When the promotions and web director position opened up last spring, she interviewed for it and has been working in the position since. Aaeng also is a DJ during the Thursday, 10 a.m.-to-noon slot. Recently she co-hosted an evening show of surf music that featured a 40-minute on-air interview with Dick Dale, known as The King of the Surf Guitar.“Our rotation changes every week,” said Aaeng, a history major. “It’s never the same. I think it’s cool that you can randomly pull a CD out of a stack of 24,000 CDs and find a gem you’d never expect to hear. We’re using professional equipment and broadcasting throughout Colorado and all over the world.”Radio 1190 also provides live and archived music streams, high-profile artist interviews, album reviews, news, sports and community information.With 10 student manager positions, including DJs, and 50-75 volunteers who can work their way up to on-air positions, 1190 is an educational and hands-on professional training ground for students who are in interested in a radio-industry career, according to Mikey Goldenberg (’02 Econ), general manager of 1190 and an adjunct journalism professor. The station provides students with the experience and skills to work in radio industry markets from LA and Austin to Chicago and New York.“I try to empower students to build up their credentials so that they get experience in music engineering, audio production, being a DJ and doing promotions,” Goldenberg said. “I challenge them to create a website with clips, audio recordings, videos and interviews they’ve conducted.”A grad student in computer science, Michael Odbert (’12 CompSci) started out as a volunteer studio engineer nearly four years ago and has since moved up to operations director. When bands come to the station, he takes care of the sound engineering for them. The station recently upgraded its equipment and Odbert set up the new soundboard. He has done everything from soundproofing the live sound room to building the shelves that hold the 24,000 CDs.Aside from being able to listen to all the great music, Odbert’s favorite part of working at the station is the experience he’s gained.“Getting paid to be in music is super fun,” said Odbert. “I’ve learned so much about sound engineering, management and just figuring things out while listening to infinite amounts of really good music. I would be a very different person if I hadn’t gotten involved.”Recently, Goodwill redecorated the station using furniture from Goodwill stores, making 1190 a comfortable and cool space to work and hang out.And, of course, listen to music.“Working here provides you with so many opportunities if you’re interested in broadcast or radio journalism,” said Aaeng. “The best way to break in is to just come down here between classes. There’s always someone here to talk to.”Photo courtesy of Radio 1190. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail