Ferran tunes in to college

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Bringing entertainment to campus, running a radio station, stimulating community involvement and being a student can make for a busy schedule. Working hard is not a new concept to Adams State senior, Brianna Ferran.

Ferran now acts as the General Manager for KASF 90.9 FM in addition to being a full-time student who maintains a 3.0 GPA. She plans to graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in communications and a minor in business.

"I am a communications major because I want to have a career in radio," Ferran said. "I always wanted to do something in music. It works for me and I'm good at it."

When she is not overseeing affairs at the radio station, Ferran takes 15 credit hours, does a radio show every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am until 9am, has a work-study job with Alumni Affairs 8-10 hours a week, and acts as a mentor for freshmen with Student Support Services.

Although a full schedule can be stressful sometimes, Ferran said it has all been worth the effort and she really enjoys the challenge.

"It's really challenging, there are so many things that can go wrong," Ferran said. "A lot of work goes on backstage and people don't always see it, but the people I work with are really great and they make it worth it."

Some of the backstage work includes updating the station. According to Ferran, the station worked to receive new mobile equipment, CD players in the DJ booth, and editing software.

In addition to getting new equipment, the radio station recently received approval from the Board of Trustees to get a new transmitter. Ferran said a new transmitter would be safer because the old one emits radiation and it will produce clearer sound and allow the station to have a wider broadcasting range.

With all of the improvements and changes to KASF, Ferran said the station hopes to get more involved with campus events and the community.