My name is Lauren Hornek and I am a sophomore in The Verrazano School/Class of 2014. I couldn't wait to start this semester because it was when I would be starting my internship at SiriusXM Satellite Radio! I'm already a month in and I love it so much that I never want it to end. I work from Wednesdays to Saturdays and I work specifically with Cousin Brucie, who was my idol as a kid and still is, and his show. During live show nights which are Wednesdays and Saturdays, I work the phones and get to interact with the callers, update and maintain the show Facebook & email, edit & record phone call-requests in the editing room, help The Cuz with his show prep and participate A LOT on air. I also get to meet countless celebrities and music artists that come through on a regular basis; some so far have been Little Steven Van Zandt, Godsmack, Dr. Ruth, & Steve Aoki.
|Lauren Hornek and Cousin Brucie|
On non-show days I work on the main floor doing work on music channels such as 70's on 7, Siriusly Sinatra and Elvis Radio. I put new music into the database, load voice tracks, make song logs and send out the appropriate music sheets to the disc jockeys for their shift amongst other things. I have a ton of friends on the main floor, it's such a good environment to work in. You hardly feel like you're working when you have such great people around you; that is why I love going there every day. It's a perfect mix of radio, work, and networking with others in your field.
I'm very glad I took hold of this opportunity because I'm learning things that I need to for my career in radio which will hopefully be at SiriusXM one day. Every day is a new learning opportunity, and by the end of this internship I expect to be at the top of what I'm taught to do and mastering it expertly.