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Sean Wilmsen Gets in "The Game" as an Account Executive at WGWG, 87.7 FM


2014 Radio Department graduate Sean Wilmsen spent the better part of his last few weeks at Columbia College Chicago interviewing for Account Executive positions at Chicago radio stations. That perseverance and fortitude led him to acquire a full-time position as an Account Executive at WGWG, 87.7 FM, "The Game," in Chicago.

"The Game," is the newest entry in the Chicago sports talk show arena and for Sean, who has always been passionate about sports, it's definitely the right fit for him. "My new position is great. Sports has always been a huge part of my life, and I am anxious to start selling a new and exciting station such as 87.7 FM, "The Game."

For Sean, obtaining this position would not have been possible without having a strong mentor to provide experience and guidance. Enter Nicole Ondracka (B.A. '08), who supervised Sean's internship at WBBM, 96.3 FM (B96) in Chicago. According to Sean, working with Nicole, (who recently left WBBM, 96.3 FM for a sales position at WKQX, 101.1 FM), he was shown the necessary path to succeed in the industry. "My internship with Nicole at B96 really gave me a head start in my career. I owe most of my knowledge of this industry to her and the in-depth courses in the radio department. I am happy to say that I am more than prepared for this new step in my life."