Meet the Kiss-terns: Samantha Bentz

February 7, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I'm Entercom's newest promotions intern! Being born and raised in the Buffalo area and growing up listening to these stations, you can imagine how excited I am to work here. Seeing how things work behind-the-scenes has always interested me in terms of big productions and events, which has led me to my academic major and hopeful career path. I'm in my senior year at the University at Buffalo as a Media Studies major with a concentration in production. This means I've spent the past few years focusing on producing various forms of media such as video, photo, audio and graphics. I'm excited to learn how these all incorporate with the bigger events Entercom hosts, and the daily operations like broadcasts and radio shows. 

My main career goal throughout my studies has been focused on the field of film and television, so I've developed a passion for filming and editing videos. I also really enjoy photography in my free time, making sure that I'm practicing my camera skills whenever I can. My hope by working here for Entercom is that I can learn more about audio and broadcasting so that I can get a deeper understanding of this aspect of media as well, while also observing the operations of a professional environment. I'm excited to expand my knowledge of media and help out at the various events hosted by the stations!

While my main hobby is producing videos, I also really love music! Being an avid listener of Alt Buffalo, alternative rock is my favorite genre. Some of my favorite bands include Alt-J, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, and Bleachers, but I'm also a fan of artists like Lorde, Hozier, Watsky and Sylvan Esso, among many others. I tend to listen to podcasts as well, namely the Joe Rogan Experience. 

Being from Buffalo, I obviously love food. When I'm not making media, I can almost guarantee you I'm in the kitchen cooking or baking something... Or eating. Although I try to eat as clean as possible, focusing on natural, whole ingredients (thank goodness this includes chicken wings), I definitely enjoy the occasional indulgence like a Paula's red velvet donut. 

I'm so excited to be a part of the Entercom team and to learn as much as I can from this experience. There's already so much going on and I can't wait to see how it all works!