Meet WBKR’s Newest Intern, Musician Kennedy McCollam!
Hi y'all! I'm Kennedy McCollam, WBKR's newest intern. I've been involved with WBKR throughout my career at Owensboro High School (OHS), and I am excited to continue my journey with the station over the next semester.
I've been in the Owensboro Public Schools system, where both of my parents work, for the majority of my 17 years. I am heavily involved with the Rose Curtain Players (theater) and the choir programs at my school. I am able to express my love for performing at state and national competitions with my theater troupe, and through work with advanced choirs at OHS. You may recognize me from my work with my band LightStruck. In 2015, we placed second at the Battle for the Big O, and in 2016 we placed third. We have sung for the St. Jude's Radiothon and Denim and Diamonds. I am very grateful for the folks at WBKR that recognized something in us that made them want to give us those amazing opportunities.
After I graduate this year, I plan to go to the University of Louisville to major in music therapy. Music therapy uses musical elements to achieve non-musical therapeutic goals. I have a great passion for this field, and after college I hope to open up my own private therapy practice that provides music, speech and occupational therapy services to children.
Through this internship, I hope to learn how charity events work, how to network, and how to get involved in the community. My biggest passions in life are music and service, and I hope to impact lives with those passions in every way that I can through my career and lifestyle. I know that I don't have to wait until real adulthood to make a difference. I am planning to take what I learn here and immediately implement that knowledge into my college life. Thank you WBKR for believing in me and giving me this opportunity!