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Finlandia rolls out podcast network with Digital Media Specialist Briana Gorman

August 31, 2018

Finlandia Fridays officially kicks off season three this week with guest Briana Gorman. With some new set pieces, equipment and move to 99.3 The Lift, the official station of Finlandia University athletics, the staff is anticipating this to be the best season yet.

Along with season three, Finlandia Fridays is excited to announce the inception of the Finlandia Podcast Network (FPN), where fans will be able to find Finlandia Fridays as well as three new podcasts.Finlandia Podcast Network

“We made the choice to expand how many podcasts we do as a department and with the Finlandia Podcast Network we are hitting our audience in different places; the community, our current students, our alumni, potential students, athletics, I think we have expanded to hit all those points,” stated Gorman.

Lion Around

Lion Around is the student-hosted podcast, whose hosts are both seniors- Monica Freeman and Gina Geliche. Both Freeman and Geliche are members of the Servant Leadership House and active members on campus, an attribute that Gorman believed to be important for the podcasts’ hosts. The first episode of Lion Around was launched this past Monday, and focused on the differences between moving to school freshmen year versus senior year. The podcast was recorded in Finn Hall, which is another feature of Lion Around. Once deciding on a topic, the podcast chooses a location that relates to the topic.

This Week in Finlandia Athletics

Initially started last year by student Travis Cornwell and played over FM radio, This Week in Finlandia Athletics has been re-vamped to be in the FPN line-up. The first episode debuted Thursday and was live from Finlandia Hall. The podcast is an opportunity for Finlandia athletics personnel and athletes to be on a live radio broadcast that will also be recorded as a podcast. This Week in Finlandia Athletics will appear on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. with host Rick Allen from 99.3 The Lift, and arrive in your podcast feed shortly after.

Leading the Pride

The final podcast came about this summer as the communications staff reached out to various alumni and found that they were doing some remarkable things within their fields. “We wanted to make sure we brought something to them no matter where they were at,” remarked Gorman. Leading the Pride is a monthly podcast, hosted by the Coordinator of External Relations Olivia Myers. The episodes will emphasize what has helped the alumni get them to where they are now.

About Briana Gorman

Gorman is originally from Illinois. Growing up in central Illinois, she moved to Chicago for work, prior to moving to Hancock. As the Digital Media Specialist, Gorman oversees the social media accounts, making them uniform and informative. She also is active in the photography department for the school, while running the school’s Snapchat. To see all the fun that is happening at Finlandia, subscribe to all our social media channels. To learn more about Gorman here.

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This Week at Finn U

  • Football versus Concordia Wisconsin, Saturday 1p.m. at McAfee Field. Tune into The Lift for live radio broadcast.
  • Men’s soccer versus Lakeland, Monday at McAfee Field at 1p.m.
  • How a one man operation in rural Finland became a Global Leader Business Presentation on Tuesday at 3p.m. in Wargelin 303
  • Closing reception for Libby VanderPloeg at Finnish American Heritage Center at 7p.m. on Thursday.

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