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Michigan's 101.7RadioFreeHillsdale gives students room to explore their passions / The Collegian

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The Collegian's Alexis Daniels writes....Though radio in Hillsdale has only been around for five years, its production range has grown significantly, and they now broadcast a variety of radio shows appealing to many crowds. 

These radio shows range from news broadcasts to podcasts to features. Junior Christine Talent, who joined radio just last semester, started with newscasting and has just started a feature of her own called "All the Small Things," a five minute segment in between shows that highlights fun facts about how common items, such as toast, came to be.

"I was having one of my 2 a.m. snacks. I was making toast. Really love toast," Talent said. "And I just thought, ‘You know, who thought of making it crunchy? Because I just love them for it.' I have those kinds of questions about a lot of things where I'll just pause and think, ‘What was the best thing before sliced bread?'"

Talent said doing radio has built her confidence. She became interested in it because of a friend's involvement, and  she has "always been told by people that [she has] a good radio voice." She also wanted to step outside her comfort zone.

"It was kind of an impulse decision because I wanted just to try something new that was low time commitment," Talent said, "and radio is just one of those things where you get however much you put into it."

These and other student-created shows can be found on WFRH Radio Free Hillsdale on 101.7 FM, SoundCloud, or Apple Podcasts.