WGLZ offers students hands-on experience

img_4539During the spring semesters at WLU, the campus radio station, 91.5 FM WGLZ, offers all students an opportunity to actually be on the air.

Students can request to have their very own radio show hours by contacting WGLZ Station Manager Travis Young.

“It’s a pretty easy process,” said Young. “All students have to do is e-mail me or ask if they see me around. They don’t have to have taken a radio class to be on the air; any of the staff members would be glad to help them get familiar with the equipment.”

Because hours are given on a first come, first served basis,  any students interested in having a radio show should apply immediately.

Students will be expected to follow FCC regulations and station policies. Additionally, radio show content does not have to be limited to music.

Communications major Chris Thoburn hosted a volunteer sports talk show last spring semester and is gearing up for another term.

“I report on some sports scores and stats and interview area athletes. Last year I interviewed members of the Wheeling Nailers and several West Liberty athletes,” Thoburn said.

If students are interested in more of a hands-on approach with radio and broadcasting, those opportunities are available through WGLZ as well.

“If students want to broadcast any sporting events, they can contact me and we can get them into broadcasting basketball games, working live remotes or any other broadcast they want to be involved in.” Young said.

For more information contact Station Manager Travis Young at tyoung@westliberty.edu or Faculty Advisor Jasmine Garcia at jgarcia@westliberty.edu.

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