As a publicly funded radio station, WABE holds semiannual fund raisers. WABE asks for volunteers to man the phones during this fundraiser and collect information from those calling in to make pledges. Our team woke up bright and early to cover the busiest time of the fundraiser (the last day from 6:30 AM to 9 PM). Everyone received 10 minutes of training on filling out the forms and how to interact with the callers (i.e. don’t sound like a robot), and then we were answering the phones. We found Brian Edwards to be especially chatty, he couldn’t help but chat up a fellow Vanderbilt grad that called in. It ended up being a lot of fun and WABE even gave Pariveda a shout out on air.
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