Jerry Swanson

Intern

While Jerry Swanson has been attending UAF for five years, this is his first summer in Fairbanks, and he’s spending it as an on-air announcer with KUAC FM. Last semester Jerry was an intern and now he’s evolved into a student worker, filling in wherever needed as an FM host. Jerry, who grew up in Australia, Seward and Montana, is studying for a film degree at UAF. After his internship, he wanted to stay. This is his first job in radio, though he has done sound work on film sets and recorded his own album of guitar music when he was a high school student. His goals are to find a career in sound or music. “I don’t hate the idea of staying in Fairbanks unless a better opportunity takes me elsewhere,” he said. When he isn’t on air or creating music, Jerry enjoys hiking and backpacking.