Michael Todd: Music journalist musician

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Story and photo by Will Latta

Music has been a part of Michael Todd’s life forever, he says. Now that he’s a student at UNL, he spends every Sunday interviewing musicians and spinning CDs for KRNU, the university’s radio station. In his off-time he works as a station music director.

Someday, says Todd, he’d like to be a recording engineer in the Northwest. That, he says, is where the music production scene is on the rise.

The senior news and editorial major hails from Alliance, Neb., seven hours west of Lincoln. His move to study at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication was a good fit for his interest in radio and communications. It helped that he won a Regents Scholarship, a highly competitive award, to attend UNL.

“Other people from Alliance were going into journalism and it best covered some of the other areas I was interested in as well,” said Todd.

After training in journalism at CoJMC, Todd is ready to jump on a job in news if the right one opens up. He also said he’s more than willing to be a rock star, too.

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