By: BRANDON GROVES
Hello, top of the evening to you. If you are not reading this during the evening, I apologize. Now I am going to worry about that.
Maybe I should introduce myself. My name is Brandon Michael Groves. I am a 26-year-old dude. I have lived around the South Bend area nearly all my life.
After graduating from John Glenn High School in 2009, I spent two years at Indiana State. I can honestly say I had an awesome time there.
Unfortunately, life will throw you a curve ball every once in a while. Since my great grandfather had terminal cancer, I decided to transfer to IU South Bend. I was able to spend a lot of time with him before he passed near the end of my first year here at IUSB.
I am a senior majoring in mass communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in film studies. If I do not screw up, I will finally graduate with a college degree this upcoming May.
After graduating, I want to have a career in radio. I am not ashamed to say that I was raised on the radio. Despite all the advances in technology, I think it is safe to say that radio will not be leaving us anytime soon.
I have been working at Federated Media since last autumn. I run the sound board for local high school football and basketball games on 95.3 MNC. I am also a roadie from time to time at B100. Recently, I began working as a sound board operator and producer at ESPN 102.7 for “The Home Stretch” with Pat Doherty.
I also spent around two years as a member of the Rocky Horror South Bend Hot Patooties. During my time as a castmate in our area’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast, I was able to switch between playing Brad Majors and Rocky Horror. If you have not seen a midnight showing of the film, I would highly recommend it.
During my time in the group, I was able to meet my girlfriend, Erica. We have been together since Labor Day 2015 and I have never been happier.
I do not always have spare time. But when I do, I prefer to drum with The Detour. I also play fantasy football with my dad, watch movies at local cinemas and cruise around in my 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
If I could be serious for a moment, I would like to give some advice to our new class of students. So if you are a freshman, listen up.
Your college experience will not follow your expectations, but you will have some of the best years of your life. As long as you put in the effort and take risks once in a while, you will become someone better than you imagined.
Well I will let you get back to finishing this issue of The Preface. Thanks for taking the time to read my article. I wish you all a good one.