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 www.wcur.fm

Host Dr. Phil

Executive Producer Douglas

Associate Producer Kathy

Assistant Producer Marcus

CMA 2004 Convention

The Convention HotelOn November 3, the day after the 2004 Presidential election, I travelled with a group of my students from The Quad to the annual College Media Convention. It was a great convention, with many informative sessions for students involved in college media, including newspapers, radio, television, yearbooks and the web. At one of the sessions, I gave a presentation on “The Future of Automation for Noncommercial Radio.” It was fairly well attended for an 8 a.m. session, despite the fact that Shanai Twain was giving a free concert in the streets of Nashville at the same time as part of the Good Morning America television program. 
Welcome to the 2004 College Media Convention
Welcome to the College Media Convention

Good Morning America and Shania Twain
Good Morning America hosts Shanai Twain

Lauren and Kelli kicking it up
Lauren and Kelli kicking it up in Nashville