Jennifer Vose Proves Commitment to
Music and Wellness with On-Air Segments
Windsor, N.J. - Jennifer Vose and her husband, David, of Springfield,
Mass., have immersed themselves in the world of classical
music. One of their favorite stations - and places - is, in
fact, WWFM The Classical Network at Mercer County Community
College. As part of WWFM's base of sustaining members, they
are enthusiastic listeners and come to campus to participate
in the station's pledge drives.
They also make the four-hour trek from home to support the
station in another way. Jennifer volunteers her time and knowledge
to produce a weekly on-air health and wellness feature called
Living Well. Legally blind, Jennifer says it's a personal
calling to help enhance the well-being of the station's mainly
adult audience. Her 90-second pieces run the gamut from getting
good quality sleep to staying physically active. Segments
on the benefits of healthy eating will run in the near future.
Listener Jennifer Vose in the WWFM studio
"I want to share health-related information people can really
relate to," said Vose, a Ewing native who graduated from Rider
University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She went
on to Springfield College, earning a master's degree in exercise science
and sports studies. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at
Springfield College and New England College and expects to complete
her doctoral dissertation in sports and exercise psychology in October.
well is about so much more than just exercising," Vose says.
"It's also about eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, managing
stress, and simply taking care of your well being. In my show, I
try to provide listeners with facts, suggestions, and inspiring
stories to help support their efforts to live well. In many ways,
it should really be about what brings a person joy; sometimes this
even involves incorporating classical music into things like exercise
and stress management."
Last fall, Vose e-mailed her program concept to WWFM General Manager
Peter Fretwell, who quickly embraced her idea. During Thanksgiving
break, Jennifer and David returned to Central New Jersey not only
to visit family, but also for Jennifer's first recording session
at the WWFM studio. Now while in town, Vose usually records eight
segments at a time, a process that takes about 90 minutes.
Because of her visual challenges, Jennifer researches and writes
her scripts on her laptop, then has the computer read them back
to her through ear buds while she records with Winifred Howard,
a senior producer at WWFM. "Jennifer's program has progressed
remarkably in just a couple of months," Howard said. "She
has displayed an incredible learning curve for using radio effectively."
Every week, a Living Well segment airs on WWFM on Wednesday
mornings and Friday evenings following the news and on the station's
"JazzOn2" (HD Radio) 89.1 Wednesdays at noon and Saturday
Vose notes that as a youngster who heard classical music mainly
in the dentist's office, she initially dismissed it as simply "not
cool." A music appreciation course in college sparked her interest,
along with frequent outings to skating rinks where classical music
filled the air. Last year, she and David took up music lessons -
Jennifer on viola and David on violin. "We're not very good
yet," Jennifer admits.
Observes WWFM Program Director Alice Weiss, "It's really remarkable
for younger professionals to embrace a classical station and staff
like Jennifer and David have with WWFM. It has been heartwarming
to see how our staff has reciprocated their enthusiasm and collegiality.
Jennifer's program has quickly become very professional and polished.
She is somebody to watch. She is going places."
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