USC radio station highlights international students and their music
Meg Southern created the show a few weeks ago.
Scott Anastasiou says it's a great way for people in the area to open up to music from around the world.
You can find the Passport Playlist on Spotify every week.
By: Sanne Rodriguez
The University of South Carolina radio station, WUSC, is shining the spotlight on the school's international students through a new radio show, "Passport Playlist." The show plays music from around the world every Thursday morning from 8 to 10 AM.
Meg Southern is the assistant residence life coordinator of Maxcy International House. She started the show to highlight international students on campus. However, she says their audience has grown beyond that.
"We have a pretty size-able student listener-ship, and then people who are related to us outside of the university sometimes call in," Southern says. "People who are unrelated from us call in sometimes as well."
The show focused on Australian music this past Thursday. Aussie student Rupert Borthwick says that the show sheds some light on many different cultures.
"I find that Americans are very sheltered," Borthwick says. "They don't know much about other cultures, but here they get a chance to hear a different country every week."
Germany will be the focus next week. Scott Anastasiou, another Australian participating in the Passport Playlist, says he is excited to hear the German music.
"They have a couple of German people coming in, and honestly, I've never listened to German music, so I'll be listening in," Anastasiou says.
The station is completely student-run, and the Passport Playlist Show has guests lined up through the semester.
"We just have a lot of support from the students, who are just very enthusiastic about music from their home countries," Southern says.
You can tune into Passport Playlist every Thursday from 8 to 10 AM on WUSC 90.5 FM or catch it later using the Spotify app.