Perpetua Romain

Writer, Creative Master, Radio Personality, DJ

Location icon United States of America

I am a dynamic award-winning journalist, radio personality, DJ and PR professional. I am experienced in event planning and public speaking.

During my tenure as Editor In Chief of my alma mater's newspaper, The Torch Student Newspaper of Bergen Community College, I raised the reputation of the periodical to an all-time high by garnering over 35 awards ranging from state, regional and national awards. Under my leadership, The Torch became #1 in the state of New Jersey and first place Best All Around Newspaper in the Northeast region of the United States.

Personally, I have been awarded in Enterprise / Investigative Reporting at the New Jersey Press Foundation, first place in both Breaking News Reporting & Editorial Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as assigned the subject matter for the articles awarded during my term.

Ensuing my term as EIC, I began working at Bergen Community College's Department of Public Relations where I honed my skills in creating press releases, editing articles for the college newsletter, photographed events on campus and assisted in creating flyers for off-campus events.

I have been awarded Best Public Speaker with Honorable Mention at Bergen Community College's annual Speech Competition in 2012. I have also been awarded Best News Anchor for WPSC 88.7 FM Brave New Radio at William Paterson University for my Broadcast Journalism newscasts, simultaneously with the station's award for Best College Radio Station in the nation for its second consecutive year.

I have written in media outlets such as Signature Hits Magazine as Editor-at-Large, features columnist and product review specialist. I soon became Editor to I Am Zain Photography Magazine and assisted in creative direction on magazine covers, text placement, issue ideas and their subject matter as well as interview questions for featured spotlights.

I created a radio specialty show at California State University Fullerton's Titan Radio called "The Underground Speaker" for nearly two years. I've dedicated time at Dash Radio in Hollywood as an Videographer Assistant. I have worked as a freelance publicist to several independent and up-and-coming music artists in Los Angeles as well as out of state artists I've met at music festivals.

I currently host and DJ a specialty show, "Choppin' It Up" as DJ Purple Lettuce at Long Beach City College Radio station KCTY-FM and am the co-creator and co-host of KLBC's "Sync'd Up" women's podcast at Long Beach City College.

William Paterson University Brave New Radio 88.7 FM Documentary
Welcome To Brave New Radio

I am featured in the student interviews discussing NJ's best college radio, the headquarters of College Radio Day-- an International Celebration of Music; and Best Radio Station In the County 2 years Consecutively as of 2013. My segments come in at 6:28, 9:16 and 10:49.

Personal Press Clippings


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Local students win awards for college newspaper

The staff of Bergen Community College's student newspaper, including four from the Twin-Boro News area, dominated the annual New Jersey Press Foundation Contest. The Torch garnered its third consecutive first place for layout and design, and swept the editorial cartoon/artistic illustration category for the second straight year.

Full Newspaper Issues


Beautiful Noize Entertainment
Several Articles of BNE Press

Beautiful Noize Entertainment Press Page with more articles from Signature Hits Magazine and other media outlets

Cali Dance

November Issue of Celebrity High Magazine, page 14 & 15


The Torch Student Newspaper
Oct Banner

October 2010 Banner showcasing the first time The Torch used color gradient on the flag

The Torch Student Newspaper
Hip Hop Rebirth Owns The Mic

Features article on Beautiful Noize Entertainment's second full project, Big Tone's first mixtape

The Torch Student Newspaper
'Tis The Season

Features Article on Purchasing Textbooks from


The Torch Student Newspaper
Haiti's Continuation of Strength

Opinion Editorial Article Follow Up on the Devastating Earthquake in Haiti & the Preceding Article


The Torch Student Newspaper
BCC Keeps On Giving

News article on the efforts of BCC fundraising for the cause of relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Haiti

The Torch Student Newspaper
Recruiting the Fun Way!

News Article on Club Day Events at Bergen Community College