Saturday, August 16, 2008, alumni and current staffers of ACRN met at the studios to discuss the future of the station and alumni-student relations. In attendance were several recent alumni, including Michael Frank, Brian Ostrander, and Vaughn Stewart, as well as current staffers Jason Robinaugh, Jason Wright, Chris Kampman, Ty Owen, Amber Barnes, and two late-90s vintage alumni, Matt Latham and Jay Kulpa. Alumni Society president Wendy Sheridan was able to join the festivities via the Lobster Line, calling in from her home in Florida.
Chris and Michael set the studio up specifically for an alumni roundtable, and mic’d the room accordingly. Michael acted as Board Operator and moderator, and recorded the entire roundtable for posterity, and to provide a download of the discussion from the ACRN website. This plan was later foiled by equipment failure.
Topics of discussion included:
- Expanding ACRN Production department
- ACRN Equipment needs
- ACRN mission and business plan
- Alumni Society goals
- Alumni Society involvement
The official event lasted a couple hours, but the group spent a good part of the day together, grabbing a late lunch at the Red Brick Tavern and then moving the festivities to the “Crystal Castle,” the home of Ty Owen, for a lazy day of listening to music on vinyl. The evening ended much as the weekend had begun, with adult beverages and camaraderie at The Union.