Meet the Team: Rachel Boyd

Jul 7, 2017

We're continuing our "Meet the Team" series, giving our audience a chance to meet the faces behind our radio station. Here are some random facts about Rachel Boyd, KTTZ's Operations Manager.  

 

Why KTTZ?

I have done freelance work for Clint Barrick, the program director here at KTTZ, for many years. When I graduated from TTU with my Master's, I needed something substantial job wise and I thought working with Clint would be a good place to start. He's always been someone who is enjoyable to work with as he is polite and extremely knowledgeable in the field of radio and classical music.

 

What’s your favorite documentary and why?

For me it's a tie between, "The Wrecking Crew" and "For the Love of Spock". "The Wrecking Crew" is important to me because not only does it give credit to many of the previously unmentioned, yet phenomenal studio musicians that gave popular music its own unique sound for decades; it shines a light on Carol Kaye. Carol was a stellar bassist who broke into the "boy's club" and shattered the glass ceiling during a time when many women were still stuck at home, fulfilling purely domestic roles. Music, especially studio gigs have been largely male dominated, but that didn't matter in Carol's case, she was just as sought after as the rest of the guys on the Wrecking Crew. Not to mention that recordings of The Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher and many more would have been much less colorful and boring without her musicianship and creativity. "For the Love of Spock" ties with this for me because Leonard Nimoy was such a humble and hardworking actor and his portrayal of Spock, and the life he gave that character has forever changed and influenced me and countless others. How can one argue with a calm, sensible approach to life through logic? For me his calm, cool collectedness is something for which to strive.

 

Which color would you be and why?

Green. To me, green is the color that represents life. When you look around and see things are growing, you see green. Green is prosperity, balance, and life.

 

What’s your favorite spot in Lubbock?

I can't say that I have one in particular. Lubbock may not be my favorite place, but it arguably has some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets. That big West Texas sky is clear and present here in the Hub City.