Muskingum hosts college radio day – Y-City News


Student DJs Devon Fortune and Kevon Hickman on Friday’s remote broadcast.

Muskingum University students joined higher education institutions around the world on Friday to celebrate University Radio Day.

WMCO 90.7 FM, the muskies own a 1,300 watt station, broadcast music, news and student productions over the airwaves of Muskingum and Guernsey counties.

The day gives those involved in the radio program an additional opportunity to promote the station to fellow students, teachers and the community at large.

According to Dr. Lisa Marshall, campus professor and station director, more than 600 stations in some 40 countries participated.

“The aim of University Radio Day is to raise awareness in the international community of the many college and high school radio stations operating around the world by encouraging people who would not normally listen to university radio to do so on this day. -là ”, an excerpt from the stations website, OrbitMedia, Explain. “We hope that people who listen like what they hear and become regular listeners.”

The station, which began in 1961, was designed by Harold ‘Hal’ Burlingame who later in his life would become chairman of the college board.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, students performed a live remote control on the campus quad, giving passing students the opportunity to speak with program participants.

The college station is unique in that Marshall has worked tirelessly over his many years at the university to develop an easy path for any student to get involved, not just those taking courses in the various offerings. school media studies.

While some colleges across the country have chosen to sell their stations, Muskingum University has continued to value the important role it plays on its campus in providing its DJs with an enjoyable but valuable experience for their future careers.

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