Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Nancy Maria Balach

Second Advisor

Andrew Paney

Third Advisor

Virginia Rougon Chavis

Relational Format



This narrative documents a student’s preparation and execution of the children’s music and literature program entitled, Thacker Jr. Radio Hour. The author documents and analyzes experiences over the course of two academic years preparing and producing the program. The author describes the process of production including content creation, marketing, budgeting, fundraising, and casting. The author recounts and reflects upon her experience in the role of Thacker Jr. Executive Director and her desire to create student-centric arts programming. Finally, the author evaluates the immediate impact of the program on the LOU community and predicts how her experience will shape her future career. The following pages provide “checklists” to serve as guidelines for production for future Executive Directors. The author includes an Appendix featuring templates, forms, and other resources adaptable for future use; full copies of the 2019 and 2020 program scripts; stills from the 2020 production; and links to view each program. Also, a file containing the audio recording of the 2020 Thacker Jr. Radio Hour is available for listening.


Live-Stream Link to the "4th Annual Thacker Jr.": https://youtu.be/BH1v1I6r6TQ

Live-Stream Link to the "5th Annual Thacker Jr.": https://youtu.be/FGeS67ig1l8

Accessibility Status

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