Mallory MacFarlane is known as DJ Mac to Rev 89 listeners, something MacFarlane describes as a sort of radio alter ego. MacFarlane is on air on our very own radio station Rev 89 every Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
She also graces the airwaves with the “5 at 5”, Rev’s version of a quick newscast where they dedicate one minute to five areas of the news, every Tuesday and Wednesday.
So what made MacFarlane wish to explore the world of broadcasting and get in touch with her DJ Mac persona?
“I love to talk!” she explains.
MacFarlane, who is originally from Canon City, has gotten to enjoy talking as much as she wants in the past two years that she’s been on the Rev 89 staff. With a double emphasis in broadcasting and advertising, MacFarlane plans to graduate in the spring of 2009.
Although MacFarlane said she was very nervous at first to start at Rev, she says that allowing herself to become less Mallory and more DJ Mac, allows her to let her personality out more and to be much more outgoing.
MacFarlane loves being a part of the close-knit Rev staff and said that it wouldn’t be worth it without the rest of the group.
“They make it so much more fun,” she said.
Along with the pleasure of working with the great staff of Rev, MacFarlane also said she feels lucky to have such a resource here on campus.
She feels like later when she goes out to get a job, if she does end up on another radio station, she will have so much experience. She said that she would expect it to be much the same as her days on Rev 89.
“Except I will be getting paid of course!” she adds.
MacFarlane hopes to move somewhere like Denver after graduation to have more opportunities in the broadcasting world. She said she would love to do anything broadcast related but would prefer to be in television. Although she loves radio and Rev 89 she said her personality sometimes doesn’t fit the style of Rev and thinks that she might be better on a classic rock or top 40 station.
As far as different aspects of broadcasting, MacFarlane said she is only interesting in the on-camera or on-air side of the field.
“I want to be the center of attention,” she said with a laugh.