WAYNE – The Wayne State College radio station, 91.9 The Cat, hosted its annual Turkey Drop on Thursday, November 8. The event was inspired by the classic television show “WKRP In Cincinnati” and the episode in which they drop live turkeys out of a helicopter. Although the 91.9 The Cat event doesn’t use live turkeys, they invite college organizations and the general public to make their own “turkeys” to be thrown off of the fire escape at Neihardt Hall on the WSC campus. Down below is a big tarp that has a target painted on.
The general manager of 91.9 The Cat this semester is Emmalee Scheibe. She was pleased with the Turkey Drop turnout this year.
“I think it went really well, we had 12 entries this year which is a lot of entries for us from previous years,” said Scheibe, “we had some new clubs sho joined like SPORTS Club and Kappa Kappa Psi.”
The Drop helps students in the radio program gain experience putting on a promotional event. This semester features six students in the radio program with hopefully six more planning to join in the Spring according to Scheibe.
“We worked really well, it was a great team bonding experience and I’m really proud about how the staff worked together,” explained Scheibe.
Prizes were awarded in five categories. The categories were; Longest Hangtime, Biggest Splat, Best Dressed, Sharpshooter, and People’s Choice. WSC President Marysz Rames and Allyn Lueders who is an Associate Professor in the Communication Arts Department were there to judge the entries. Trophies were awarded to the winners of each category along with a turkey pot pie.
The event lasted around 20 minutes and everything went off without a hitch even though the weather was a bit chilly.
“We were definitely really prepared this year. We brought everything over when it needed to be. We were set up in time. Everybody brought their entries who said they would and it went smoothly,” said Scheibe.
The Cat staff invites everyone back next year as tradition will continue and they will be hosting the 25th annual Turkey Drop next November.