There’s nothing like a dose of Knowledge—and heavy metal—to get you through the day. Ryan Williams is a big fan of both. When he was younger, he and his father built a heavy metal guitar (pictured with Ryan) they called “the death machine,” working for months to hand-carve the solid mahogany and install the hardware. It’s still part of his life today. He also has his parents to thank for Knowledge Network: it was the only station he was allowed to watch as a kid. “As an adult, falling in love with it again has been amazing,” says Ryan.
Currently studying history at the University of Victoria, with plans to go to law school, he’s learned how important it is to think critically about sources of information. “Knowledge has done that for you in many ways,” he says. “You can sit back and take in what is being given to you by a network that has strived to keep their values wholesome and trustworthy. You can believe what’s on Knowledge.”
It certainly strikes the right chord for Ryan – he became a Partner because Knowledge has given him so much. “It’s formed so many of my opinions about life and the world in general. I tell young people all the time that Knowledge is the one that has their interests at heart, more than any other form of media. Even if it’s just 20 bucks a month or 20 bucks a year – as a student, I think Knowledge is beyond worthy of that.”