First Person Singular

First Person Singular segments feature the unique voices of our community, sharing a commentary, personal story, or an observation. To participate, submit 240 words to, which should be readable in 90 seconds.
After review, the writer will be invited to record it in KSQD’s production room. The producer then edits in the opening music, an intro and an outro.

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Mathilde Rand and Laurie Corn

Mathilde Rand

In December of 2008, I became part of the First Person Singular Team at KUSP (at that point we were five). During the last months of KUSP in 2016, I was the last hold-out. Now I am providing the same 2-minute program at KSQD, Community Radio, because I wholeheartedly believe in giving community members a voice. I am also the treasurer at KSQD.

Laurie Corn

I am attracted to the process of reducing a meaningful story or opinion to 90 seconds. I am a writer, so editing and honing a piece is a special love of mine. I have joined Mathilde Rand as co-producer of First Person Singular, and I encourage you to share your commentary on the air. This is community radio at its best.