WHJE to promote Ghosts and Goblins GO, have Twitter livestreams, themed months

Katelyn Conley, WHJE Liaison Manager and senior, finalizes planning for the WHJE promotion initiative for Ghosts and Goblins GO in her home. Conley said she thinks this event can still be fun in spite of the safety precautions participants must take due to COVID-19. “I feel like with everything that’s been going on, you know, like we’ve been in quarantine for the past five months or something, I feel like this is kind of like a good way to get out of the house and kind of try to go back to normal,” Conley said.

Submitted photo: Katelyn Conley

Katelyn Conley, WHJE Liaison Manager and senior, finalizes planning for the WHJE promotion initiative for Ghosts and Goblins GO in her home. Conley said she thinks this event can still be fun in spite of the safety precautions participants must take due to COVID-19. “I feel like with everything that’s been going on, you know, like we’ve been in quarantine for the past five months or something, I feel like this is kind of like a good way to get out of the house and kind of try to go back to normal,” Conley said.

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With Ghosts and Goblins GO nearing, WHJE will utilize its platform to promote the event. Registration for the event, which the Carmel Education Foundation will host from Oct. 23 to Nov. 8, is now open.

Katelyn Conley, WHJE Liaison Manager and senior, is in charge of the WHJE promotion initiative for Ghosts and Goblins GO. Conley said social media is crucial to the promotion of the event.

“I feel like we have a bigger platform if we kind of broadcast everything on social media instead of just (doing announcements),” Conley said. “We are going to try and do some stuff through the school, like through announcements and everything, but I feel like social media is kind of like the biggest way that most people are going to see (information about Ghosts and Goblins GO).”

WHJE radio advisor Dominic James said although there were a few issues with the livestream on the WHJE website, WHJE is currently updating it and addressing the errors.

“We’ve also got the Twitter feed, if you go to (@WHJE_Radio), we’ve actually got (events) streaming through that as well at the moment,” James said. “So, if you are trying to get hold of the football games, that’s another way that you can listen to us as well as listening to us on air.”

James also said WHJE implemented themed months to highlight important subjects through shows and podcasts. This past month, WHJE focused on Cancer Awareness Month and Suicide Awareness Month, and will now focus on National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

“I think that by getting a lot of our students actually actively thinking about (these issues) and creating interesting work around it, (not only) gets those people to think about it, but also, because we’ve got a platform that people listen to, I think radio has a special power to connect with people, emotionally and intellectually,” James said. “So, I think it’s right that we should use that platform to look at these issues.”

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