Gossip with “The Late Night Creep”

Gossip with “The Late Night Creep”

Youngstown State University junior Sydney Sims is one of the hosts of Rookery Radio’s top show, “The Late Night Creep.” Photo by Claudia Gage/The Jambar.

Youngstown State University junior Sydney Sims is one of the hosts of Rookery Radio’s top show, “The Late Night Creep.” Photo by Claudia Gage/The Jambar.

Every Thursday night from 9-11 p.m., three friends get together and talk about sports, campus life, celebrity gossip and relationship problems — all while on the air.
For Youngstown State University juniors Sydney Sims, Lauren Minenok, and Shanise White, hosting Rookery Radio’s top show, “The Late Night Creep,” is one of their favorite extracurricular activities.
Sims said “The Late Night Creep,” as a late-night talk show, centers around YSU’s upcoming events — particularly athletics. They also discuss campus and celebrity gossip.
“Our mission is to promote student life and to bring groups of people who wouldn’t normally be together, together,” Sims said.
There are guests on the show every week, including a featured “Sexy Sports” segment in which a different YSU athlete is featured each week. There is also a new segment called “The YSU Fashion Police.”
Fraternities and sororities, as well as different bands, have been represented on the show.
The girls play games with their guests and ask them different questions. A popular discussion with the guests is often the topic of relationships. Girls can call in and ask guys questions about love and what’s really going on in their heads.
Minenok said she prides her show on giving people the opportunity to share what they’re really thinking without having to censor everything. She did, however, admit that it is sometimes hard to be careful with what you say in the heat of a moment, particularly in a public broadcasting setting.
When Minenok asks her guests questions, she likes to tell them to limit their answers to people in the room or on campus to really put the heat on.
“We’ve all been on air saying who we had a crush on,” she said.
The idea for “The Late Night Creep” came about when Sims, Minenok and White were working together with the Athletics Department.
When Sims and Minenok found out they could have the Thursday late-night slot on Rookery Radio, they decided that they should use it to have “girl talk” on the air, in the style of the ABC talk show “The View.”
The hosts agree that the best part of the show is the opportunity to interact with people on campus that they otherwise would never have met.

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