Student duo starts podcast

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Brendan Crowley and Darrin Messier take over the booth to record their show. Chatter on the Bench.

Among Castleton University’s clubs and organizations, there are few that have the privilege of reaching the entire campus within a matter of seconds.

Castleton Internet Radio is a developing club that features students, professors and alumni broadcasting their passions to the entire student body.

“I think that the Castleton Internet Radio is really unique in that each of the shows are very different and spontaneous. You never really know what you’re going to get from it,” said Shudder Hurd-Burnell, the station’s general manager.

The Internet Radio currently has four new shows. There is a music and news segment, some baseball sports commentary, alumni speakers and some reggae.

Lance Robinson’s show on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 talks about the latest music and some of his interests in the area as well as basic news.

Alumni Toné Sawyer and Will Chmielewski do a show called “Crazy Talk” that has been going on for over four years on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. And Dave Nulsen pumps out between eight and 12 hours of reggae music on Saturdays.

But one new show gaining attention on Castleton Internet Radio comes from Brendan Crowley and Darrin Messier, who hold a “baseball talk show about all things Major League Baseball” on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m.

The show is one of the more popular shows for the Internet Radio and has a lot of fans commenting on social media pages.

“I love this talk show. I listen to it whenever I can and the humor is really funny, but the information they give out is really cool to listen to as well,” said student Sean Sullivan.

The hosts may begin to bring on guests who have certain knowledge or experience in the area that they cover during their episodes. These guest appearances range from staff on campus, distinguished members of the community and some retired MLB players.

“So we do a live podcast showing during this time, but we also record it and put it on our website as well as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and soon to be Google Play. I would say we are doing a lot of stuff that others may not be doing and that makes us pretty unique,” Crowley said.

Both Crowley and Messier explained that even though this is for fun, they hope to see something come out of it in the future and possibly even continue to do it mainstream once they graduate from Castleton University.

“If anyone is interested in joining the Castleton Internet Radio, just email me from my school email. We would love to take anyone who is interested and willing to talk about something they love,” said Hurd-Burnell. “We would set up an appointment and talk about how to make a show and I would oversee you for the first time you do it and then you are free to do it yourself. You’re sharing that music with the people on campus, the people in our community, so it is a really cool experience to be a part of,” Hurd-Burnell said.


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