Press Hit: KXAN feature on KMFA Top 47 Countdown

On January 20, KXAN mentioned the KMFA Top 47 Listener Favorites survey and encouraged viewers to vote for their five favorite classical pieces.

On January 24, KXAN News at Noon did a segment on KMFA and the Top 47 Listener Favorites Countdown that was starting the following day. They even did a live in-studio interview with President/General Manager Ann Hume Wilson.

This was all because of my media advisory pitch – thanks so much to KXAN for the great features!

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Press Hit: Austin 360 feature on KMFA local holiday broadcasts

On December 19, Austin 360 (part of the Austin American-Statesman) did a feature on KMFA’s broadcasts of local choral concerts as part of the station’s Holidays 2013 programming after being pitched by a media advisory I wrote.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman, wrote the article and you can view it online here!

Press Release: KMFA 89.5 elects Mandy Dealey board chair

October 1, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas) – Mandy Dealey was elected the first female chair of the KMFA Board of Trustees at the September board meeting.

Dealey will serve a one-year term as the board chair and succeeds Steven Moore, who was chair for the past eight years and will now serve as vice chair. The board passed a resolution thanking Moore for his service to the organization through the years. Other elected officers include Malcolm Cooper as treasurer and Toby Tobleman as secretary.

Read more here!

UT Austin Women in Communications blog: What Seasoned Senior Me Would Tell My Freshman Self

Depending on your pop culture knowledge and/or whether or not you watch “Saturday Night Live” on the regular, you might be aware of the opening skit from last week’s episode hosted by Miley Cyrus. For those of you who are unaware, the idea behind the skit was what would a conversation between the modern Miley and Hannah Montana-era Miley look like.

This got me thinking about my own life. What would the modern me say to a younger version of myself? So, in the vein of wanting to help my fellow students, I decided to play this hypothetical game.

Read the rest here!

Senior Me with my friend Analisa at Carmelo's Ristorante in Austin.

Senior Me with my friend Analisa at Carmelo’s Ristorante in Austin.

My Great Uncle Honored by President Obama

Just wanted to give a shout out to my great Uncle Howard Twilley for being honored with his teammates from the 1973 Miami Dolphins football team at The White House today. It was part of a ceremony to celebrate the team for being the only undefeated team in NFL history.

Read about it on the White House blog here.

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Social Media Hit: Live Tweeting Approved by NPR’s “From the Top”

During my trip with KMFA Classically Austin to see the National Public Radio program “From the Top” recording at the Texas State International Piano Festival on June 8, 2013, I participated in a live tweeting session on behalf of KMFA during the program. “From the Top” enjoyed our live tweeting so much that they retweeted our tweets throughout the show and gave our live tweeting a shout-out in addition to interacting with us throughout the program on Twitter.

The screenshot below provides a quick scene from that live tweeting session. You can follow KMFA on Twitter @KMFAClassical.

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