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Staff Spotlight: Colin O'Brien

Get to Know WEGL's Sound Engineer!

Year: Senior

Major: Computer Science

Position: Chief Engineer

How did you find out about WEGL?

Freshman year, my buddy Jonathan hosted a talk show on the station called Stay Woke, and asked me if I would sign on as a co-host. I applied to be a DJ that spring and the rest is history.

What made you want to apply for the position?

Eventually my passion for the organization outgrew the DJ position, and I signed on as Chief Engineer in Spring of 2018. I wanted to get involved in the events around campus that WEGL is contracted to DJ, so I could get more experience with live sound equipment and make connections with other organizations at Auburn. Another big draw for me was the opportunity to perpetuate the WEGL Sessions Music Series, providing a venue for students and local musicians to share their talent, as well as giving me a chance to put my mixing skills to the test.

Favorite WEGL Memory:

Staff dinners are a hallmark of this organization, but I think my favorite memories of WEGL are the small interactions, in meetings and just around the suite. Everyone here is passionate about what they do, funny as hell, and always happy to lend a hand. I’m just happy to have been a part of such a tightly knit group of talented individuals.

Favorite Song Lyric:

“Many times I’ve lied, and

  Many times I’ve listened

  Many times I’ve wondered 

  How much there is to know”

  -Led Zeppelin

If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

This question is near impossible for me to answer, because I listen to so much music and don’t consider any one album to contain all of the best music ever. If I had to choose though, I might cheat a little and go with the Eagles’ Greatest Hits album, one of the most important contributions to the American songbook of all time. 

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