Name: Kalie Schuster
Location: Leighton Broadcasting – St. Cloud
Background: I am the oldest of three siblings (four if you count our dog, Max). I grew up in Owatonna, MN, and moved to St. Cloud for college in 2010. I chose St. Cloud State because it was far enough away from home but close enough to home… just in case I missed Ma and Pa. I fell in love with St. Cloud and decided to call it “home”.
I got into broadcasting my sophomore year of college in 2012. A friend of mine from AMA (American Marketing Association) referred me to a summer internship at Leighton Broadcasting. I joined the team as a Sales Intern, and after the summer was over, I stuck around for another year and a half until I graduated. I was offered a full-time gig right out of school, and the rest is history.
I wouldn’t change my job for anything. It’s radio – we’re all so different and have awesome personalities. Well… most of us (gotta watch out for those KCLD folks). The fact that I get to work with such a wide variety of people and businesses, I’m constantly learning and growing as an individual. I also feel like I’m contributing to the community. Local radio is so important to growing businesses in the area.
Overall, there are endless opportunities in this industry to have fun and love what you do. Each day is an adventure!
Random facts about yourself
- I thought I was going to play in the WNBA when I was a kid… yeah, didn’t happen.
- I sell shoes at Scheels – it started as a part-time job through college, but I just never left. I have a shoe problem.