Riding Radio Waves to Success

Morongo Unified School District

Former ROP Radio Broadcasting student Cassidy Zimarik has been accepted to intern next summer with CBS. She’ll be on the set of both Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Cassidy is no stranger to working in the entertainment industry. She currently works for Z107 Radio, the local radio station in Joshua Tree.

She landed this job her junior year in high school when she was enrolled in the ROP Radio Broadcasting class. Her instructor, Mr. Gary Daigneault, also owns the radio station and hired Cassidy on for her excellent work in the classroom. He noted that she has a very charismatic personality that permeates the airwaves. As a radio personality, her duties include reporting the local news
as an assignment reporter.

Cassidy’s original plans were to follow in her parent’s footsteps and become a teacher; however, after taking the ROP class and researching various careers in the entertainment industry, Cassidy shifted her career goals and eventually hopes to be a television producer. Cassidy isn’t sure exactly what she’ll be doing for her summer internship. “I am looking forward to learning how the entertainment industry works inside and out,” said Cassidy. In the fall, Cassidy will start college at Northern Arizona University where she will major in Electronic Media and Film with an emphasis on Media Production and a minor in Advertising.