FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153
WMUL faculty manager selected for state’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Charles G. “Chuck” Bailey, professor of radio-television production and management in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University and faculty manager of WMUL-FM, has been selected for the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
The hall of fame recognizes individuals associated with broadcasting throughout the state who have excelled in the field of broadcasting.
“I am humbled, honored, and at the same time happy, for my induction reflects the importance of college radio stations,” Bailey said. “My thanks go to all of our past and present students and engineering support staff at WMUL-FM who have defined greatness over the past 28 years at Marshall University.”
Bailey and eight others who make up the Class of 2013 will be inducted Saturday, Oct. 12, in a ceremony at the Museum of Radio and Technology in Huntington. The addition of these nine brings the total number in the hall of fame to 176. The initial 61 members were inducted on Sept. 16, 2006.
Bailey has been at the helm of WMUL-FM as faculty manager since 1985. During the past 28 years, WMUL’s student broadcasters have received 1,335 awards. Bailey has received the Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) from the West Virginia AP Broadcasters Association and the John Marshall Award for Extraordinary Service to West Virginia Higher Education (2000).