Your Summer Soundtrack: Listen to LIU Post Alumna Christina Kay on WALK 97.5 FM
This summer, grab your ear buds or tune in your car radio to hear a great mixture of contemporary music and the soothing voice of WALK 97.5 weekend host Christina Kay, an alumna of LIU Post’s electronic media program.
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
Brookville, N.Y. - It’s 11 a.m. on a Saturday and you’re at the beach or running errands. Grab your ear buds or tune in your car radio to WALK 97.5 FM from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hear the refreshing voice of LIU Post alumna Christina Kay. Kay, a 2011 graduate of Long Island University with a bachelor’s degree in electronic media, has served as host of this popular weekend timeslot since May 2011.
Every weekend, Christina selects an entertaining genre of adult contemporary music featuring popular artists like Jennifer Lopez, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake. Her audience, ranging in ages from 25 to 54, enjoy her pop star facts and news, her love for all things Disney, and shout outs to her many fans who call or tweet their weekend activities. In 2012, Christina was voted one of the hottest women in radio by WALK 97.5 listeners.
Christina credits her success to the hands-on training she received at LIU Post’s campus radio station, WCWP 88.1 FM. (Her colleague at WALK 97.5, Nick Parker, host of the afternoon weekday drive-time, is also an alumnus of LIU Post.) Under the guidance of general manager, Dan Cox, a former editor of NBC Universal, and Media Arts adjunct professor, Bernie Bernard, a former Voice of America anchor, Christina received professional voice-over training, programming, news reporting and writing, and station management experience. As a student at LIU Post, she interned at WBLI 106.1 FM. She also served as an on-air personality at Party 105.3 FM.
“WCWP has done everything for my career,” says Kay. “From people like Dan Cox and Bernie Bernard, to the opportunities to start my own radio show, perfect my craft and eventually to help manage the campus radio station, I owe a lot to the education I received at LIU Post.”
Christina got her start in musical theater where she appeared in shows such as High School Musical (Sharpay Evans), Crazy For You (Joanie), Wicked (Elphaba) and many others. Her background in music and acting has prepared for a career in radio and the entertainment industry.
During her career, she has interviewed many artists like Hot Chelle Rae, Aaron Carter, Ryan Star, Demi Lovato and Miguel. She started an American Idol show that put her on the air with past Idol contestants like Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis, David Cook, Kevin Covais and Jason Castro.
You can hear Christina on WALK 97.5 (a Clear Channel station) on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at WCWP 88.1 FM weekdays at 4 p.m. on her show “Total Access with Christina Kay.” She is also the assistant general manager of WCWP.
Follow Christina on Twitter at @TheChristinaKay or visit her website at http://thechristinakay.com.
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