Interns Lexie and Rachel have the office to themselves on Thursdays. Which means once we’re done with our intern duties we pretty much can do whatever we want…including messing with sound boards, recording audio…that will never be used…ever…so don’t try to find it….cuz dat ain’t happenin, turning all of Intern John’s studio chairs upside down and we may or may not have switched around some name tags on the employee lockers…Sorry we’re not sorry….remember when you hired us? BIG mistake. If you have any other good pranks we can pull on the employees let us know! Write on our facebook wall at facebook.com/101.3KDWB
Intern Rachel switching Roy and Intern John’s locker names.
Intern Lexie messing around with the KDWB soundboard.
Intern Rachel recording some audio in the KDWB studio.
Intern Lexie in front of some of the chairs turned upside down in Intern John’s studio.
Hey there KDWB listeners! This is Intern JP coming to you with his first blog! I’ve been with KDWB all summer, but what better occasion for my first blog than the Minnesota State Fair?! If you’ve attended, then you are well aware of what a spectacle it can be.
I worked the KDWB booth for 6 of the 12 days of the fair, and I had so much fun with my fellow interns and co-workers! When we weren’t busy selling our custom made fair t-shirts (which you can still purchase here), there were plenty of things going on that kept our attention. From the oversized stuffed animals, to all the crazy fair hair (or what I call “cotton candy hair”), to the interesting questions people asked while visiting our booth, the Minnesota State Fair proved itself to be one of the best places for people-watching there is!
I leave you with two “favorites” countdowns. The first is some of the crazy things I saw at the fair. The second is some of my favorite questions I was asked on almost a daily basis.
Favorite People Watching Moments
5. Kids with chocolate all over their face - If there’s a young child and fair food involved, there’s usually a messy face.
4. Mystery fried food - I can’t tell you how many times I had to ask someone what they were eating.
3. Dancers - A frequent occurrence. People loved hanging out by the KDWB stage and dancing.
2. Fair hair - So many little girls walked around with multi-colored, glittery hair. I’m still upset that I never got fair hair of my own.
1. Blow up unicorn w/invisible leash - THE most random prize I saw in all my time at the fair.
Who thinks up these things?!
Frequently Asked Questions
5. I want to be on the radio! - I mean, hey, you’re at the fair, you’re at the KDWB booth…why not try to convince the DJ to let you say hi to all your friends on the radio?
4. Where’s Ryan Seacrest? - Umm…California? Sorry guys, but he was not at our fair this year…
3. How do I win a t-shirt? - Yes, sometimes we have giveaways. At the fair though, because the t-shirts are custom made, they are only for purchase.
2. Who are you? / Are you on the radio? - Sorry to disappoint, but us interns that were in the booth are not on-air personalities.
1. What does G.T.L. mean? - We were selling a G.T.L. shirt (gym, tan, laundry - from Jersey Shore), and apparently not as many people watch that show as we thought. A lot of you still bought the shirt though!
Until next time trusty listeners!
Hey guys! Brenna and Shannon here. As some of you may already know, we have started using Twitter and Facebook to hook you up with tickets, ticket upgrades, and meet and greet passes to the majority of your favorite concerts!
We thought we would take this opportunity to let you in on how to really get the most out of following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Tweeting is a great way to keep up with all of the events that we are at, especially concerts. At the majority of the concerts we are at, we will be giving you the chance to upgrade your “nosebleed” seats to seats that will get you much closer to the action! So you’re probably asking yourself “HOW DO I GET THOSE TICKETS?!” All you have to do is have a Twitter account and be following 1013KDWB and from there it’s a piece of cake... Tweet your seat number, section, and the row you are sitting in @1013KDWB. An intern will be keeping up with all of the tweets to pick out someone with some serious nosebleeds. We upgrade tickets before the start of the show so make sure you’re there! If you have any questions, you will be sure to see a KDWB intern walking around with KDWB t-shirt on. We love to answer questions and help you out with all your Tweeting needs so don’t be afraid to ask!
Facebook is also a great way to stay connected with KDWB. Once you’ve gone to the KDWB Facebook page and clicked “Like” you can search all the places that we have checked-in. At a pre-party for a concert like Taylor Swift or NKOTBSB, we give away tickets to the show and possibly meet and greet passes! But you must be checked-in with us and be present at the party to win.
We are constantly updating both our Twitter and Facebook to keep you all informed about upcoming events and concerts. So follow us and you could be getting your concert tickets upgraded or meeting your favorite artist! Oh, the possibilities! …
Thanks for reading!
Hey KDWB Nation!
It is about the middle of the summer and hopefully your summer love is starting to heat up! With any romance you will need to have memorable dates, and something a little more then cliché dinner and a movie too. Here are my TOP 3 date ideas (places to eat, activities etc…) for you and your special someone…. Please feel free to take the credit for thinking of these too.
Number 3: The Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun
Not only is the food delicious at the Tin Fish the location is gorgeous! I am a huge fan of Uptown and the lakes. Take your date there and walk around, talk and have fun. Not much of a walker, more of a shopper?? Take time to stroll from shop to shop on Lake St. and see some pretty unique locally owned shops. Back to the Tin Fish though, the food is INCREDIBLE! My favorite you ask, the fish tacos for less than $5! Soo good!!!! So for some leisurely quality time the Tin Fish is for YOU.
For you romantics, here is Number 2: A Dozen Roses (with a Twist)
So how do you give a dozen roses to your cutie patootee in a unique creative that shows your faithfulness?? Well…. You don’t. Do this instead, have her/him meet you somewhere like a mall, or a lake, just somewhere with a lot of people! Then you pull out the roses and tell them that you two are doing a little feel good stuff. Explain that you two are going to find random people and give them a rose. Say have a good day or something too. Believe me, it is going to be a little awkward the first person you go up to, but! It will bring nothing but smiles to everyone involved. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Save the last rose, keep it and when it comes down to that last one, think of something cute to say and give it to that special someone . It will mean so much more after doing this little date idea.
And finally…. Number 1: Time to Picnic
This is a simple and time tested idea. It will take a little time before hand to go out and find that perfect place to set up your picnic. Then when you do finally take your summer love out for the date go above and beyond, no you don’t need to buy 12 once steaks but bring a small radio or ipod. Have KDWB playing in the background while you two talk and spend some relaxing time with each other.
KDWB Nation, if you do use these date please, PLEASE! enjoy yourself. And just remember that these are only the ideas, put your own little twist on it and I guarantee that it will be some of the most memorable date experiences you will ever have ƒº
Stay classy my friends,
Hey there all you loyal listeners. This is Intern Daniel writing my very first blog! We we we so excited! I’m going to provide a little insight into the life of an intern that may be different from what most other interns get to experience in a typical summer. Being a theater and music major, not a communications or public relations major or whatever most of the interns always say they major in, I do not have the same educational background as the other KDWB interns. Most of my free time is spent playing music on the piano and singing, acting, and dancing in plays. And no, it’s not just “Defying Gravity” and “High School Musical”. Believe me, I love playing all different kinds of songs on the piano, from Adele’s “Someone Like You” to more classical songs that are in…. wait for it… other languages! My current favorite things to play are Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last 5 Years” and anything by Ben Folds, which I use to distract myself from my obsession with “The Book of Mormon”, a new Broadway show for which I have been unable to find the sheet music (this make me really sad, if you were wondering).
Right now I am gearing up to open “Anything Goes” at Minnetonka Community Theater. I will try to contain my bitterness at not being cast as a dancer in this show, but it is probably for a good reason- there is A LOT of dancing, including two full tap numbers! Two of the leads are equity actors, and the rest are phenomenal as well! Although I have a small chorus part, I highly urge all readers to see this play (it runs through August 6th). You can find info on the show at www.minnetonkatheater.com . For the caliber of this production, tickets are very well priced, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Well, that’s the end of that plug.
My only regret with being in this play is that I had to miss so many amazing concerts with KDWB- Britney, Taylor Swift, and so on. Due to the rehearsal schedule of my show, I have been relegated to working Lucas Live every week. Too bad. Luckily, next week I will be done with rehearsals and you can look for me at the Lil Wayne concert in August! Peace out my brothers.