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WYCE celebrates programmers: Jennifer WolfSchwallie ("JWo")

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!
Jennifer WolfSchwallie

Jennifer WolfSchwallie

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

Programmer: Jennifer WolfSchwallie (“J Wo”)

What are your work/volunteer/hobbies?

I work for CMC at their Bridge St Reception desk. I volunteer with WYCE & Girls Rock Grand Rapids. I enjoy live music, reading, dogs, and crafts.            

How long have you been at WYCE?

Since 2014.

What brought you to WYCE?

My best friend dragged me to programmer training class and I stayed because I fell in love with sharing my way of listening to music with the community.

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

Not only can any music enthusiast come in off the street with no experience and be trained to share their unique love of music with West Michigan by becoming a programmer but any musicians and their family & friends can hear them on the radio. We support local talent, businesses, artists, musicians, and nonprofit organizations doing good in our backyard.

What other ways do you personally serve the local community?

I try to be a non-official promoter of the music scene here in GR. I like to attend live shows frequently and want others to do so.

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. 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!

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