So check it out, these Delta Force students, man, they got a taste of what it’s like to work in the newsroom and deal with the daily grind of being a reporter. They learned about the pressures and the challenges, man. And not only that, bro, they also got some valuable insight from local media pros on how to use social media effectively in business, man. I’m telling you, social media can be a game-changer, but it can also be a double-edged sword, ya know?
These students had a jam-packed day, starting with breakfast sponsored by The Daily Press and Radio Results Network, man. This Delta County Commerce Center was buzzing, bro. They heard from Jay Fisher about digital marketing and how to make the most of social media. And let me tell you, RRN is all about the community, man. They’re not just in it for the money, they want to help their community grow, bro.
They even got to hang out with WJMN TV 3 Meteorologist Tom Kippen, man. He showed them the ropes on how to forecast the weather using radar and other fancy technology. And they did some hands-on stuff, predicting the weather and talking about artificial intelligence in weather forecasting, man.
After lunch at Hereford & Hops, they headed over to the Daily Press for a crash course in news writing, bro. Brian Rowell, this news veteran with decades of experience, led the way. He had them writing a news story under pressure, man. They had 15 minutes to research and write about this guy who claimed to have discovered the Fountain of Youth. It was a wild mock press conference, interruptions and all, just like a real newsroom.
Then they hit up RRN’s studio/offices for a tour and some insider info from Amy Mathieson. She’s all about helping the community, man. And they got to meet T.J. Ryan, this legendary D.J./Program Manager. He showed them how he cues music and creates those sick voice-overs and ads, man.
The final stop was at WZMQ (Channel 19), where they interviewed Lily Simmons, this awesome reporter. They got to show off what they learned in Delta Force, man. And let me tell you, these students were stoked about the opportunity to dive into their community and see what it’s all about. They found out there’s so much more going on than they ever expected, bro.
These Delta Force students, man, they’re professionals now. They graduated from the community leadership program at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner, bro. And one of the grads even gave a speech, Julie Lambert from Leigh’s Garden Winery. She’s all about seizing opportunities and being excited for what’s to come in our small but vibrant community, man.
Delta Force is an incredible program, bro. It’s put together by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, and it gives participants a deep dive into different aspects of our community. They learn about the issues, the resources, and the opportunities, and they develop those leadership skills, man. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend checking it out. It’ll blow your mind, bro.
Alright, that’s all for now. Stay tuned for more epic news and updates, man.