Alumni Board

Here's what some former 91X/KXUL (previously KNLU) folks are doing now. Don't forget to add your information to our Alumni Wall!

(The most recent entry appears at the top of the page.)
Date: August 7, 2012
Name:
Al Roethlisberger
City:
Sanford
State:
North Carolina
Current Employer:
NCDOT
Current Position:
IT Manager Network Services
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
1989-1990
Email:
Comments:
Wow, it is hard to believe so much time has passed, and in some ways it only seems like a handful of years ago. I think I was actually one of the few KNLU staff that was not a radio-television-film major, and I only worked the Saturday night late shift until sign-off, which I recall was from 10pm to 1am. During my college years I typically worked graveyard shift jobs, so with that combination and my KNLU shift I actually seldom saw anyone else on the KNLU staff except for whoever I was relieving or at the rare staff meetings at the beginning and end of the semester. But I really had a great time working there and learned a lot about broadcasting. I was exposed to a lot of new music and always had an interest in audio electronics, etc so it was just a general blast. ...except for those darned early generation Denon CD carts that would overheat and just refuse to play another CD! Hah. And it was sometimes a little creepy and moody being in the darkened studio and building all by myself around midnight, only lit with an old lamp some past DJ had left and the AP teletype buzzing in the next room, but I never felt totally alone playing music and talking to my listeners. There were the occasional "dead air featuring silence" moments and times when I went off the reservation and worked in a little Monty Python, some B-side not on the heavy-rotation list, or my own made up trivia contest ...."What famous actor's brother sings, 'No Myth'" ....but it was all in good fun. Some from this era may remember my awful "radio police" bits. What can I say, I was 21 years old. At least the staff gave me a squirt gun and certificate at our close of the semester staff meeting in commemoration! And who remembers the "lounge" next to the studio, decorated in all its glory with worn out couches and plastered with ratty band posters and promo material? I placed a Depeche Mode "fan" I brought back from the Violator tour in there, only to have it disappear. Ah well. And what about the "so dead they should be buried" record stacks? There actually were some great treasures in those shelves ideal for spinning at nearly 1am in the morning. Great memories.
Date: February 28, 2010
Name:
Zelda Delaney Smith
City:
Alexandria
State:
Louisiana
Current Employer:
McLiney Lumber Company
Current Position:
Accounting/Office Manager
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
77 - 79
Email:
Comments:
Man it seems like 100 years ago that I worked at the station ... I have very fond memories of that time ... I read the news for about a year and of course worked the regular shifts ... The site is very nice by the way...
Date: May 14, 2009
Name:
Steve Gardner
City:
Washington
State:
DC
Current Employer:
The Aluminum Association
Current Position:
VP of Communications
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
94-95
Email:
sgardner301@aol.com
Comments:
Been a while since I poked around on here. Anyone know where Dustin is? Will be attending the DC Crawfish boil for DC Louisiana Alumni May 29, 2009.
Date: March 19, 2009
Name:
Justin Redman
City:
Mandeville
State:
Louisiana
Current Employer:
SAIC
Current Position:
Telecommunications Tech
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
1999-2001
Email:
khelendros@earthlink.net
Comments:
Keep rocking it has been awhile since I listened but just checked it out at work. Like I said it has been awhile and I can not believe the changes to the campus. See you all later.
Date: March 10, 2009
Name:
Darren "Merrick" "Chilly D" Chisnell
City:
Lincoln
State:
Rhode Island
Current Employer:
Various
Current Position:
Substitute Teacher
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
1986-91
Email:
dchisnell1@verizon.net
Comments:
It 's been almost 5 years since I updated this. In touch with a bunch of KNLU people over on Facebook. Come join us, you know you want to. I received my teaching certificate but am having a tough time receiving a job. There is a glut of history teachers up here in New England. I will continue to sub because the kids are just so sweet and hard working. I'm still married with 0 children but I have a wicked (yeah, wicked is a RI thing, it is the equivalent of today's kids saying "mad" as in, "it is mad cold out right now") lot of house plants. Here's a request, play The Smiths "How Soon Is Now."
Date: September 30, 2008
Name:
Wendy Wilson Ryland
City:
Monroe
State:
Louisiana
Current Employer:
Current Position:
Student Health Services Nurse
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
'86-'87
Email:
wryland@earthlink.net
Comments:
George! What the? The voice of the sirens?? What does that mean? I thought when people heard sirens they went running the other way!? That's what you always did anyway.... It's a trip to see some folks on here!
Date: August 26, 2008
Name:
George Detor
City:
New York
State:
New York
Current Employer:
Radio City Music Hall
Current Position:
Stage Manager
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
Email:
georgedetor@hotmail.com
Comments:
Does anyone know what happened to Wendy Wilson? She had the voice of the sirens.
Date: May 14, 2008
Name:
Joseph F. Todaro
City:
Shreveport
State:
Louisiana
Current Employer:
Current Position:
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
Sign on to 5/74
Email:
Comments:
I was the first continuity director and news writer.
Date: March 4, 2008
Name:
Chris Rawls
City:
Mobile
State:
Alabama
Current Employer:
Providence Hospital
Current Position:
Nursing Services
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
1997-2001
Email:
chrisrawls01@hotmail.com
Comments:
It's been almost 3 years since my last post and figure it was time for an update. I survived Hurricane Katrina and a few other storms that year. Still working at Providence Hospital. I was glad to see ULM beat Alabama last fall. Everyone working at the station now, keep up the great work, Someone in Mobile is listening!
Date: November 30, 2007
Name:
Charley Cameron
City:
Bossier City
State:
Louisiana
Current Employer:
Bossier Parish Community College
Current Position:
Educational Technology
When did you work at 91X/KXUL?:
1982-1986
Email:
ulmfan@yahoo.com
Comments:
Just updating a bit. I'm at BPCC training faculty who teach courses online. I also get to teach some Telecommunications courses like Sports Broadcasting and Electronic News Gathering. 91X sounds great! Great site. Gone are the days when a DJ just might slap on an entire album side of Yes or Pink Floyd ... just because.

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