Brandon Tull '11 BE
Whether you are a fan of country music or you tune into the UD football games on the radio, then you would recognize the voice of Brandon Tull ’11 BE. A disc jockey and UD football game announcer on 94.7 FM WDSD in New Castle, Tull fell in love with radio broadcasting in his freshman year at UD during a summer internship with Delmarva Broadcasting.
“I was sitting at home bored out of my mind, so I started emailing some dream places to work,” Tull, from Bridgeville, says. “I got a response…and started interning as the co-host for the Cool 101.3 FM oldies format in Milford. I realized this was something I really loved to do.”
When Tull wasn’t in class or studying Sport Management, he could most likely be found in the basement of Perkins Student Center, home to 91.3 FM WVUD, the Voice of the University of Delaware. Tull’s WVUD show was successfully syndicated on B 101.7 FM—something that WVUD had never done before.
“WVUD was a great place to try new things...and really do the show that I wanted to do and not be constrained by a format,” says Tull. “If I wasn’t able to keep working on-air, writing, conceiving and creating at WVUD, I wouldn’t have been able to be successful in this business.”
Tull held internships at 93.7 FM WSTW and Cool 101.3, and worked for B-101.7, Hot Country 107.7 and 93.5 The Beach. Despite his busy schedule, he managed to graduate in three years. By commencement, Tull had built an impressive résumé encompassing a broad slate of radio experience and skills that helped him to quickly land employment right out of school—but it wasn’t without sacrifice.
“I spent Thirsty Thursdays in the studio instead of a bar,” Tull says. “Thus far, that’s paid off for me.”
Tulls’ advice to current UD students: “Be active and try to do internships. They are really some of the greatest experiences you’re going to get, and will be what ultimately gets your foot in the door somewhere.”