Thank You WHYS!!

Three weeks really do fly when you’re having fun. I’m Gavin Day and I’ve been the WHYS Work Experience since the end of October. You make have noticed an upswing of comments on air from Facebook. One of my projects for the past few weeks has been using that page to increase the contact we have with you. All I can say on that is thank you for responding so well to the posts and hopefully that can continue and grow.

I also want to encourage others who may be interested in pursuing journalism to have a look at the BBC Work Experience Page. I’m a broadcast journalism student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby, BC, Canada (I had to give a shameless plug) and I’m the third student from our school to be work experience here. The previous two, Emma Mclagan and Leanne Yu spoke highly of coming here and I can only echo their sentiments. You’re immediately involved with the rest of the team and you’re treated as a part of the group. This was an invaluable experience and if you’re interested–go after it! I applied through the work experience page not really expecting to be awarded a position but it’s been tremendous! I hope you all enjoy the program as much as I’ve enjoyed the past few weeks!

For me, it’s back to Canada on Saturday (November 14). The show does go on but I’m proud to say I was a part of it even for a brief while. I’m trying to convince the show to come visit in February when Vancouver hosts the Olympics…but Mark’s a hard sell. Thanks for the great discussions everyone!


7 Responses to “Thank You WHYS!!”

  1. 1 Leanne in Vancouver
    November 14, 2009 at 02:25

    Gavin, I’m so happy you got to go over there and experience it! Nice work on the cake decorating 😉

    I also have to say, to anyone interested in being a part of the program, go for it! It’s unbelievable what this show does. The first few days I was there, I could barely wrap my head around the fact that I was literally talking to THE WHOLE WORLD. My first task was basically relayed as: “Okay, you call Asia”. I was supposed to just… call… Asia? You learn really quickly that you can truly have a meaningful conversation with anyone, anywhere. At the very least, I realized there is a “world” out there – and it’s real – and it’s full of people and stories. But that’s the programme’s mandate anyway, whether you’re an intern or not.

    To me, WHYS brings the world home, wherever your home is in the world.

    (Mark, please reconsider and bring the world to our home in February! The three of us will be waiting…)

  2. 2 Chintan in Houston
    November 15, 2009 at 01:24

    Gavin great job with Facebook. Hopefully some one else will be doing that in your absence. Good luck!!

  3. 3 Dennis Junior
    November 15, 2009 at 04:50

    I hope that you enjoy the time in BBC and, Have to hope that you will get the dream of getting WHYS to come to Vancouver next year…….

    =Dennis Junior=

  4. 4 scmehta
    November 15, 2009 at 07:51

    You seem to be exhilarated over your success, celebrating and having a time of your life; good for you. But, journalism, can prove be exciting and challenging, only if you happen to be lucky enough to get the right kind of circumstances and work-environ, suiting your mental-mould; like WHYS is not everywhere and everyone is not cutout for the WHYS. I’m sure there must be many gutsy and capable journalists, who might not have been that lucky, and for them this profession might have been tough or dangerous or both.

  5. 5 patti in cape coral
    November 16, 2009 at 15:22

    Hi Gavin! I’m glad you enjoyed your time at WHYS, good luck to you.

  6. November 17, 2009 at 11:33

    World Have Your Say is one of the favourite truly international radio programme here in the Philippines. I am a constant listener. Thanks, too, WHYS!

  7. 7 Tara Ballance, Montreal Canada
    November 17, 2009 at 19:48

    Hi Gavin, it was fun chatting with you last week while you were getting me ready to go on the air. If I’d known at the time you were a fellow Canuck, we might never have stopped talking about Timbits, beaver tails, and two-fours of Molson.

    If Mark wants to know what that’s all about, he’s just going to have to take you up on your invitation.

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