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A podcast hosted by five UK Smart Campus Initiative interns created to connect and inform UK students of issues, events, and cool stuff on campus and in the Lexington area. It is hosted by UK students, for the UK community. Our goal is to amplify student voices through equity, inclusion, and representation of all.

Bowman's Friends Hosts

Bowman's Friends Season 3 Hosts

Meet the Hosts!

Isaac Calvert - Bowman's Friends Host

Isaac Calvert

Isaac Calvert is a senior from Island, Kentucky. He is studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sociology. He has worked for the SEC Network as a Camera/Replay Operator for over 100 UK sporting events. After he graduates in May 2022, Isaac hopes to find a career in local news as a reporter/anchor. 

Julia Price - Bowman's Friends Host

Julia Price

Julia Price is a senior from Cub Run, KY. She is studying broadcast journalism with minors in creative writing and psychology. She has made her way to being a podcast host after being a writer for The Odyssey Online, and having many stories published for the Kentucky Kernel. After graduating in May 2022, Julia plans to relocate & find a career that combines journalism and the entertainment industry.

Alayna Tobo

Alayna Tobo

Alayna Tobo, a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia, is studying Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Coaching. She is currently the News Director at WRFL Lexington. Along with that, Alayna is a radio personality with her own show, Where My Soul Wanders, on WRFL Lexington. She now serves as the reigning 2021 Miss Black UK and is also a member of the University of Kentucky STUNT Team.

Sophia Didier - Bowman's Friends Host

Sophia Didier

Sophia Didier is a senior from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is studying business management with minors in gender & women’s studies and media arts & studies. She works on campus as the Marketing Student Program Coordinator for Presentation U. She is also a member of the Social Entrepreneurship Scholars Program through the Gatton College of Business

Spencer Neichter - Bowman's Friends Host

Spencer Neichter

Spencer Neichter is a senior from Floyds Knobs, Indiana. He is studying theatre performance and broadcast journalism. Spencer is an executive producer for the UK Student News Network and is a senior ambassador for the Tourette Association of America. After graduation in May 2022, Spencer plans to go into journalism, with an emphasis on producing hard news.