By Jonathan Paul Quesada
Pulse Staff Reporter
Students now can spread their messages over the airwaves, thanks to the creation of Palomino Public Radio, a podcast station housing student interests and views.
Juan Ponce, a PAC student podcaster, appreciates the opportunity to work with a community that is both knowledgeable and passionate.
“Podcasting is a strong tool we can use to reach out to the student body, making a difference by providing a sense of community and something to be proud of,” Ponce said.
The podcasters, who meet every Wednesday in Pedernales Hall, Room 108 located inside of Room 110, from noon to 12:50 p.m., are not yet an official club at Palo Alto College, but that process is in the works.
“With podcasting, you can do it from anywhere, so it’s just a matter of finding students who want to do it,” said Scarlett Cerna, podcast advisor and Academic Lab Technician.
Students can express their passions, interests and ideas in the form of audio essays that are then broadcast across the Internet.
The podcast station, which has been brewing up within the PAC Communications Department for a number of years, is now in its infancy at Palo Alto College, bringing together like-minded students, faculty and staff with experience in the audio medium.
Lilian Pineda, a Communications major and front-runner of the Palomino Public Radio station, has been engrossed in the audio medium for a couple of years now, beginning at her high school in Eagle Pass, where she was the assistant director of their podcast station.
“I would record and edit them and post them on the website,” Pineda said.
PAC’s journey began on March 7, 2018, with an introduction post on radiopalomino.wordpress.com and three podcasts from four students the next day.
Currently, the podcasts in the line-up include a Palo Alto College news broadcast, informing listeners about recent announcements and events; ‘Movie Minute,’ featuring two energetic personalities babbling on with reviews of films, both old and new; and the ‘POG Podcast,’ providing a voice of camaraderie for veterans transitioning into the civilian world.
Sebastian Maldonado, half of ‘Movie Minute,’ explained the importance of capturing an audience through film selection.
“Keep up with the times because more mainstream movies have more attention, and if we’re talking about those movies, then people are going to be interested,” Maldonado said.
The podcasts are being broadcasted through the website clip.it, an audio sharing website.
Any students who have an interest in creating a podcast are welcome to join next Fall 2018 semester.
For more information, contact Pineda at email@example.com.