Eben Abbey joined HPPR’s Amarillo team in August 2018 as a senior intern through Amarillo Independent School District’s PRO Internship program. He enjoys the opportunity to work in a broadcasting studio and learn how a radio station functions, as well as gaining experience in the audio field and making new connections.
On the job, Eben records and edits audio files for airplay, he volunteers at offsite events such as HPPR’s Living Room Concerts, and he creates promotional content for the station. One of Eben’s goals at HPPR is to interview musicians and community partners, hoping they’ll air on High Plains Morning. He's often found pounding away on the keyboard, snacking on grapes and Lara Bars or engaging in commentary about the news playing in the background from HPPR Connect.
When off task, Eben can be seen in his natural habitat, daydreaming about his future hit song. At home, he built a 3’ x 6’ “cludio” (closet-studio), where he records, mixes, and masters his own music, most of which he posts under the stage name Aikido Soul. Some of Eben’s other hobbies include bicycling, skateboarding, walking his four “kids” (which are actually dogs), and baking his classmates’ favorite vegan brownies. He also works at the mall repairing cell phones, so you can’t say this kid isn’t multi-talented.
After graduation, Eben hopes to pursue a career in audio engineering, so his time at HPPR will surely will help him flex those skills.