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Mass Comm senior earns internship

Myiles Spann will work with Radio One this summer in Richmond
Senior Myiles Spann reads a script for a segment on Virginia State’s campus radio station WVST 91.3 FM. The radio station is located in the Multi-Purpose Center.

The Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) provides paid summer internship opportunities for college students who are in their third or fourth year at a university offering undergraduate courses across various fields of study. 

32 Virginia-based students will be chosen for the eight weeks-long program. This internship is exclusive for students attending a college or university in the state of Virginia and students attending Elizabeth City State University.

Virginia State University senior Myiles Spann did some research and found a great opportunity.

“So I found out about the Virginia Association of Broadcasters Summer Internship program by doing online surfing. I needed to find a place to work and a place where I can advance my career,” Spann said. 

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“I just basically went online and typed in radio jobs or radio internships and that was one of the things that popped up after a little searching.”

Spann currently majors in Mass Communications with a concentration in Audio/Video. He mans the VSU radio station five days a week. 

“My favorite part about being on the radio is actually being on the air… I get to actually talk and engage with the community… I’m glad that I’m able to sit down and just brighten up people’s day,” Spann said. 

Spann is set to gain exposure in his ideal field where he can morph his passion of radio into a possible career. 

“I’m going to be getting my hands in a whole bunch of different fields. I’ll be working with the promotions directors. I’ll be working with personalities. I’ll be sitting in their meetings, just basically getting a feel about all that comes with radio,” Spann said. 

“It’s going to be at Radio One Urban One Richmond. I’ll be working with all of the stations that they have underneath the company.”

Spann hopes to use this internship experience to fuel him in the direction of his true calling.

“My ultimate goal is to have my own production company. So, to have TV, radio, and it all just falls under one branch of production,” Spann said. 

Until then, tune into WSVT every Monday through Friday to hear Spann on air. Access the broadcast online at, on your mobile device using the Radio FX app or live on station 91.3 FM. 

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