MANCHESTER, Tenn. — It was a busy third day Saturday, June 15, for MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment students at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival — writing stories, interview artists, broadcasting live via WMOT Roots Radio and capturing concerts on video at the Who Stage.
A team of about 35 student multimedia communicators are working and earning college credit at the music and arts festival, which Dean Ken Paulson calls his “Bonnaroo campus.” It’s MTSU’s sixth year in its partnership with Bonnaroo.
Video and film production and photography majors from the Department of Media Arts and audio production majors from the Department of Recording Industry were capturing performance of emerging artists on Bonnaroo’s Who Stage, while multimedia majors from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media were covering acts for area media outlets.
Meanwhile, WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM, MTSU’s public Americana radio station, set up shop Saturday in a temporary live-broadcast studio to interview artists and do features from the festival. Among Program Director Jessie Scott’s interviews was artist Kelsey Waldon.
“The pace doesn’t let up for our students and faculty at Bonnaroo,” said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.
— Andrew Oppmann (Andrew.Oppmann@mtsu.edu)