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Ashely Dawn is a radio personality for The Big Dave Show on B105.

Ashley Hempfling Dawn

When were you at The Northerner? 

Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

When did you graduate? Major?

May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting and a Minor in Journalism.

What did you do at The Northerner? 

I was part of the advertising sales department at The Northerner from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. My business partner, Mitchell Wendling, and I sold over $20,000 in ads in just 1 year!

What has your career been like since graduating?

After having such success [at the Northerner], I thought ad sales was the path for me. I began as a part-time promotions assistant at Q102 radio in Cincinnati to get my foot in the door. I did this for about a year before working the boards part-time on B-105 from midnight to 6am on Saturday nights. I did this for 6 months before accepting a full-time position as a sales assistant, thinking ad sales is a better route and is guaranteed benefits (because those are important, #adulting)! After doing this for almost 2 years, an opportunity of a lifetime came to me that I could not pass up. I was told they were possibly expanding The Big Dave Show on B105 and that I was a candidate for the position. I started on the show as a radio personality in March of 2019.

How did The Northerner help you start your career?

The Northerner helped carve my career path and gave me real world experience.

What is a piece of advice for current Northerner staff?

I would tell anyone to get as much experience as you can, always be yourself and shoot for the stars! You never know where you might end up.

Twitter: @AshleyB105

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