Member of the Month: Cole Rosengren

Here is the latest “Inside the SMC studio,” a monthly blog post highlighting our members and who they are! There is a set series of 10 questions they answer. This month, we hear from Cole Rosengren: a Boston Free Radio producer, a passionate journalist and an overall creative human being. Learn more about Cole below in his interview with SMC!


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1. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m the host of Techno Trash on BFR. During the rest of the week I’m a staff reporter for Waste Dive and a board member for the Society of Professional Journalists’ New England Chapter.

2. What was the strangest job you’ve had?
Covering the waste and recycling industry full-time can be pretty strange. Though for my strangest job I’d say it’s probably a tie between remodeling Staples stores on a traveling overnight crew in Maine and New Hampshire or being a sanitation captain for one of the largest catering companies in New York.

3. Where is your favorite place to retreat for mental or physical health?
The nearest park or body of water I can walk/bike to.

4. Who were your early creative mentors or source for inspiration?
Every family member, teacher and librarian that helped me become such an avid reader. Also, Star Wars.

5. How do you get past creative roadblocks?
Procrastinate with snack breaks until I start running out of time and have no choice but to finish whatever I’m supposed to be doing.

6. How has SCATV/BFR been a positive influence in your creative media career?
The energy and enthusiasm of my fellow members has made me want to get more involved with local media even though my job often has more of a national focus. Plus, turning on Channel 3 or tuning into BFR and hearing about all the things happening in our little city always gives me new ideas.

7. What is your favorite music album?
Discovery by Daft Punk

8. If you could have entrance music, what would it be?
Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer

9. What’s your favorite spot in Somerville to hangout or visit?
Reliable Market

10. In 140 characters or less, how would you pitch your show or who you are?
Techno Trash: All the music you didn’t know you liked and news you didn’t know you needed.