CMA 2005 Convention

This year’s College Media Convention was supposed to be in New Orleans, but because of Hurricane Katrina, the meeting was held in Kansas City. This year 11 West Chester University students joined me for three days of learning, sharing and networking. I offered three sessions myself for CBI (College Broadcasters Incorporated), one of the groups co-sponsoring the event. The WCU students who joined me for CMA 2005 included five from WCUR, four from The Quad, and two from WCU-TV. Here’s a picture of the “WCU Media Gang.”

WCUR OMG 1000!

Tonight was WCUR’s Battle of the Bands, also known as OMG 1000! Taking home the $1000 prize was…Back of the Bus! Congratulations to all four bands making the final cut, who performed to a packed Sykes Union ballroom. And a special thank-you to all of the WCUR staff for their hard work in making this a great promotional event for WCUR, West Chester University’s student-operated radio station.




Back of the Bus wins WCUR’s OMG 1000! pbh.gif

Communication Studies Open House

Prospective students, parents and invited guests sat in on my 2 p.m. COM 212 large lecture class today. A reception was held after class in the hallway outside of the lecture hall. The Association for Women and Men in Communications helped host the event, which was also attended by a number of department faculty.

The Department of Communication Studies held an open house today. 

SeaWorld Orlando

Today we spent the day at SeaWorld in Orlando. I took a ride on the “Journey to Atlantis” ride and got a bit wet. Later I saw Shamu the killer whale give an amazing show. While waiting for the show to begin, I enjoyed a Shamu Bar (really just an eskimo pie in the shape of Shamu). A fun day in our Spring Break trip to Florida.

A fun day at SeaWorld Orlando! 

The Moldy Oldies Show

Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., I host the “Moldy Oldies Show” on WCUR, 91.7 FM. I’m the faculty advisor to West Chester University’s radio station, and doing an airshift each week keeps me in the thick of things. And I enjoy playing music from the era when I used to be a professional radio announcer. Helping me each week are Douglas, executive producer and doowop dandy, Kathy, associate producer and interviewer extraordinaire, and Marcus, assistant producer and caustic commentator. Each week we present some great music, interview a local notable, and talk about what’s going on. We gladly play requests from my extensive oldies collection. Check it out, Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 on 91.7 FM, and on our web stream at

Host Dr. Phil

Executive Producer Douglas

Associate Producer Kathy

Assistant Producer Marcus