DJ Spotlights | Ethan Ooms

Ethan Ooms: Freshman Communications Major from Alabaster, Alabama

On-Air Shift: weather DJ airs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings from 7am-12pm every hour on the half.

Favorite food? I am a huge pasta guy—I love fettuccine, spaghetti, lasagna. My parents are both really good cooks, so I am spoiled with good food.

Favorite color? Navy blue

Favorite verse? I’m a big fan of Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (NIV). This verse speaks so much truth about not giving up because God has a great plan for each of us.

Favorite Resound song? I like Switchfoot a lot, and TobyMac…they are two of my favorite artists that Resound plays. I really like “Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot. I remember listening to that in the car with my dad.

How did you get involved with Resound? My uncle worked at the radio station when he was here at Cedarville, and I started second semester so I already knew some people. This has been a really good fit for me, and I will probably continue it next year as well.

What else are you involved in at Cedarville? Starting fall semester, I am going to be an RA in McChesney upper middle—Shout out to upper middle! I work at the Hive as well as Chucks, so I am involved in the job life.

Hobbies? I love to draw and do art…that runs in my family. My uncle was the Cedars cartoonist when he came here. I also did comics for a while. I love guitar—I’m not the best but I guess you could say I dabble. I love hanging out with my friends too—man, we have a blast. I am thinking of nights when we all pile in my room at 11pm and put up a movie on the TV, and then wake up 3 movies later. We don’t sleep much, but we are all doing okay academically, so that’s good.

Life goal? Ultimately, I want to take over the world…Just kidding! My main goal in life is to be an example of what it is to be a Christian. We all have someone who looks up to us, whether we know it or not. So, we have to be thinking about how we can best model Christ to those around us. Career wise, I would like to work with film and do something where I work with a lot of people because I love to talk, obviously. One of my biggest goals is to have a family and be able to care for them.

Random fact? I was in the movie Woodlawn, and I met Sean Astin and Jon Voight, and that’s how I started to want to get involved with film. I was able to audition for the film, and then see all the behind-the-scenes stuff that went into just a short 5-minute clip of the movie. You can even see me in the trailer—I was one of the football players on the team! I can also do a pretty solid Kermit voice.

Advice for blog readers? “Stay Classy” -Anchorman. Keep listening to Resound Radio! If you want to check in on me and see how I’m doing, check the weather on Resound. Also, God has a plan for you guys. No matter what is going on in your life, don’t beat yourself up too much because uses the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Final thoughts? I have had a lot of fun working at Resound. It has been really fun getting to know everyone—those moving on and those staying here. I have made great memories here, and I wish the best of luck to those graduating and moving to great endeavors.