By Jamie Eglin
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – WDBK radio station presented a turkey trivia game show Nov. 22 in the Cyber Café, playing music and providing prizes to participants.
WDBK’s turkey trivia game show, which took place from noon to 1:30 p.m. and was sponsored by the radio station and the Office of Student Life, consisted of games such as “question and answer” and “name that song.” Answer sheets were given out and students were asked to make team names. Certain categories were given, such as urban legends.
“We only do it for fun, to hang out and chill. It is to enjoy the music and get in the Thanksgiving spirit to have some Thanksgiving fun,” Mathew Stevens, who controlled the sound board, said about the purpose of the event.
Ang Lobis, a sophomore at Camden County College who attended the event, said, “I had a really fun time participating in the games and listening to the good music. I can’t wait for the next event they host.”
Some other events that WDBK hosted were in February for Black History Month and music for spring fling.
The radio station’s office is in room 110 in the Community Center, right behind the bookstore, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.
WDBK started in the late ’60s and early ’70s as an AM station, then it converted to an FM station. It is the radio voice of Camden County College and has been serving Camden County College and Camden County since 1977. WDBK is a 100-watt, non-commercial radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 91.5 FM from its studios on the Blackwood campus. WDBK’s job is to give a “real-life radio” learning environment for the students of Camden County College who hope to pursue an occupation in broadcasting and communications.
WDBK is made up of Camden County College students, along with assistance from college faculty and administration. The station manager supervises the daily radio station operations. They provide their listeners with a diverse musical format, news, sports and public service programming. They used to play only alternative rock before they changed it to anything they want, such as techno, rock, classic, hop-hop and pop music.
“We plan to broadcast on the Internet and get access from anywhere,” Stevens noted.
WDBK student volunteers will learn rules and regulations. Those who wish to be on the air will have the chance to learn how to work the broadcast equipment and host a show. Students will learn how to use production equipment, produce promos and public service announcements, among other things. They’ll learn about all the different departments that make up a radio station and have the opportunity to get involved in them.