GAMMA hosts Adam Ritz Show

Kathryn Johnson, Student Reporter

From laughter to reality, audience members expressed a variety of different emotions at the Adam Ritz Show, which was held in the Markee Pioneer Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, March 26.

Purdue University alumnus Adam Ritz incorporated the audience into a live radio show that reported on trending stories of people that made bad decisions, usually involving alcohol.

Hosted by Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol, the Pioneer Crossing was filled with both Greek members and other students for the thought-provoking program.

“It’s exciting that the Greek community is offering an event that is appealing to our diverse student population,” Victoria Goad, senior agriculture education major, said.

Ritz gave an hour-long presentation that focused on the question, “Are you Invincible?”

“I’m not here to preach about alcohol but how bad decisions can end up being headlines,” Ritz said.

Ritz travels all around the country, speaking to college students and athletes about various topics, such as bullying, alcohol and other trending topics.

He attempts to capture his audience by using an interactive presentation, along with relatable situations.

“I enjoy going to college campuses because I know the audience will get a familiar message but in a way they will be able to connect to,” Ritz said.

Ritz spoke on trending stories and how suddenly a situation can escalate.

The common phrase, “It won’t happen to me,” was frequently mentioned throughout the presentation.

He then continued to explain his own situation of being convicted for sexual assault 10 years ago.

Students were able to interact during the presentation by reading headlines and speaking about which organizations they represented.

“My favorite part was his down-to-earth personality and that he had relevant examples,” Jessica Symons, senior engineering physics major, said.

“I liked how he brought real-life situations in a lighter way but still recognizes how serious it is,” Mackenzie Novak, sophomore biology major said.

Listen to the Adam Ritz Show live at or follow his twitter handle @adamritz to learn about current stories from all around the nation.