is one of the fortunate few who always knew the answer to the often-asked question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?
Without hesitation, she'd reply, "I want to be on the radio!"
destiny was revealed when she
was in the 3rd grade.
debut: leading the school in the Pledge of Allegiance and playing a patriotic record on the school Public Address system.
With years of experience doing PA announcements and a Mass Communication degree in hand, Lisa
(who has a little moxie, if you haven't noticed), walked into a local radio station and announced to the Program Director, "I want to be on the radio!
(By the way - this isn't the method of choice.)
kindly explained that she
needed more experience and suggested she
get it at the University of Maryland
campus radio station, WMUC.
The next hurdle: in order to "work" at the campus radio station, you had to be (at least) a part time student.
But school costs money, and Lisa
didn't have any of that.
Determined to achieve her
found out that full time employees of the University receive the benefit of 2 free classes on campus each semester - just enough to meet the requirement for working at the radio station.
Six months later, she
had a job at the University, lots of experience at WMUC, and the Program Director was so impressed - he
never imagined being a traffic reporter, but she's
found it challenging and rewarding.