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WYCE celebrates programmers: Sandra Dym

Each day of our 2018 Fall Fund Drive, we will be publishing brief profiles of some of our programmers. Check out their stories and see What You Can Empower by making a contribution to WYCE!
Sandra Dym

Sandra Dym /Sandra Dym

WYCE is a listener supported, volunteer powered, community radio station. Our organizational mission is "Building Community through Media,” and we take that seriously.

Programmer: Sandra Dym

What are your work/volunteer/hobbies?

I am a Mexican born Michigander. I work at Sparta Middle School as a bilingual paraprofessional helping students who are learning a second language (It is hard to think in one language and translate in your mind the content of every class). I love my job and want to inspire this young humans to do great things. I volunteered everywhere I could since I moved to this country, at first at my children's classes teaching Spanish, at the KDL libraries through the bilingual story time program and the book sales, and now at WYCE. I truly enjoy swimming, kayaking, camping, hiking, TRAVELING, reading, designing, teaching one-on-one, listening to cool music, dancing and socializing.

How long have you been at WYCE?

I started my training on May 2018.

What brought you to WYCE?

Primarily the cool music and variety of it that all of those dedicated individuals play for the audience all over the world. I like the fact that is NON-commercial and that is pretty much run by the community. One day I saw an advertisement on Facebook that programmers were needed and the rest is my beginning at WYCE.

In your view, how does WYCE empower the local community?

I think it is important for our listeners to know our local musicians and also to expose them to music from everywhere around the world. And also to communicate the community events happening in Grand Rapids area, the non-profit organizations services, and we help promote all of those!

What other ways do you personally serve the local community?

I like to volunteer with my family in events for special needs kids like “Miracle League” and the “Best Prom Ever.”

With events like the 'WYCE Hopcat Blue Bridge Festival' or the 'GRAM on the Green' summer concert series, we provide a space for community members to gather and enjoy the best local musicians together. By playing an eclectic blend of local, regional, emerging, and under-represented music on-air, we educate the community and expose our listeners to sounds and voices they may have never heard otherwise.

And because we are volunteer-powered, we provide a platform to elevate the voices of local citizens and empower them to make a positive impact on the West Michigan community. Come back daily to check out their stories and see What You Can Empower by making a contribution to WYCE

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