Updated: Jul 7
Coming at you live from Kenmore Boulevard, meet Abigail Stopka, a local radio veteran who joined the KNA team as an AmeriCorps VISTA on July 5.
Abigail has worked in radio for the past four years, first as a DJ on 88.1 WZIP. Now, you can hear her on 94.9 WQMX and 107.3 Alternative Cleveland. Abigail is also a senior at The University of Akron pursuing a degree in public relations, a proud Akronite who has spent most of her life in the Akron area. Now, she'll be putting her experience to use on Kenmore Boulevard.
Abigail grew up in another one of Akron's Great Streets districts, North Hill, where she graduated from North High School. After high school she decided to stay in the area, where has she spent years living in the heart of downtown Akron.
A huge music lover and passionate fan of live shows, Abigail usually spends her Friday evenings during the summer at Lock 3 for Rock the Lock. Now, she'll be helping with outreach and marketing for Kenmore First Friday and other events the historic Kenmore Boulevard commercial district.
Abigail’s goals for KNA are to expand her knowledge in creative marketing, event planning and volunteer recruitment skills while helping to improve events and beatification efforts in Akron’s largest neighborhood business district, Kenmore Boulevard.
“With my passion for music and Akron, I am so excited to be a part of a team who shares the same passions," Abigail said. "I am looking forward to getting to know Kenmore and the Akron area even better, I have already learned so much about the history of Kenmore and I am so excited to be a part of something as great as KNA!”
Be sure to welcome Abigail to Kenmore if you see her during the next Kenmore First Friday on August 5!