Eric “The Intern” Spencer started at Backyard Broadcasting in the summer of 2006 as an Intern. That internship led to him getting hired part time as a “weekend warrior” that falling fall, while attending Lycoming College his senior year.
His love of radio started off at Lycoming as a DJ on the college station 91.7 WRLC “The Thunder”. He hosted a weekly country music showed called “Spud Country.” His freshman year he had the opportunity to travel with the Williamsport Crosscutters and broadcasted the away games on the station.
After graduation, in 2007, he continued working on the WILQ part time on Saturday afternoons then eventually to mid-days. He would also fill in during the week when needed, especially getting up at 3am to do the news.
Since December of 2014, Eric worked at the front desk as the Receptionist, or as some around the station called him Eric “The Man-ceptionist.” He was the smiling face who would first greeted you if you came in to pick up a prize or called into the office. Then, in the spring of 2017, he was promoted as the host of the mid-day show on WILQ. However, he was unable to drop being “The Intern.”
Every now and then he drops by to will in on WILQ, but now he is a mainstay doing afternoons 2pm til 7pm on HOT 1079, while also being Backyard Broadcasting’s Copy Writer and Production Manager. A job he was promoted to at the start of 2020.