A Day in the Life: Teddy Farkas

In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com.

Teddy's natural habitat

Teddy’s natural habitat.

Maybe you’ve heard it. Maybe you’ve seen it. If you’ve dared to venture into the depths of Farr Hall, maybe you’ve even breathed in some of it’s sacred air. The beauty that is WKCO 91.9 FM cannot be put into words. Who are the students keeping it all together for our aural pleasure? We got an exclusive look at a day in the life of Teddy Farkas ’16, Co-General Manager of WKCO.

9:00 am – Get ready for the day.

10:00 am – Go to the KAC and punish my weak ass body.

11:12 am – Leave the KAC feeling fresh as f**k.

11:15 am – Get some grub, regret my heart healthy vegetarian lifestyle on popcorn chicken day, but find out that Peirce has jungle curry and mugs from the awesome people at ECO.

11:54 am – Check WKCO’s PO Box and find the new Oneohtrix Point Never album. The CD insert from the Oneohtrix Point Never album has some pretty amazing art work.

12:09 pm – Go home and wash off the gym shame.

1:05 pm – Check on the status of the DJ charts for the radio because Google Drive has been  and also receive a text that the iPod 1 cable in the DJ Booth is not working well so I have to go fix it in a little while, after doing some more work.

1:42 pm – Go to fix the iPod cable, and the girl on air gets stressed while I switch the cables.

2:01 pm – Go back to the Post Office and mail the new WKCO Zines to awesome WKCO Alumni in Philly, New York, Chicago, California and Providence!

3:00 pm – Start my radio show, “Am I Doing This Right? with Teddy Farkas,” where I decided to showcase women/gender nonconforming/POC folk in response to an article on WKCO’s blog that talked about how they’re often underrepresented in music, specifically “sad indie trash.” (Check out my co-general manager Erin’s radio show Music for Menstruating Women from 10pm-12am on Monday nights on WKCO!).

3:59 pm – I head over from the DJ booth to the WKCO Office to hold office hours with my Co-General Manager Erin, our music director Adelaide Sandvold and intern director Haley Shipley along with anyone else on exec staff who stops by.

4:22 pm – We discuss making sure we all get STD tested, Erin raps, and we all play with the new WKCO Snapchat.

4:34 pm – I find out that my friends from high school have manufactured a brand new type of high fidelity headphone amplifier, and I feel completely and utterly useless as a so-called “audio engineer.”

6:00 pm – Go to my Hitchcock seminar.

9:55 pm – I arrive home, feed adopted fish Pete Marvin Collison, journal a bit, then finalize booking dates for bringing a band to the Horn Gallery next semester.

11:21 pm – After working for a bit and watching “John Mulaney: New In Town,” I head off to sleep.

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