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2. Attend a department meeting. The directors are more than happy to get you on your way quickly.
News: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm in SH330
Sports: Mondays @ 8pm in CB201
Promotions: Tuesdays @ 6pm in CB201
Production: Tuesdays @ 4pm in CB201
Huntington, W.Va. (Aug. 20, 2014) - The award-winning student broadcast voice of Marshall University, WMUL-FM, has set four staff meeting dates to get everyone up to speed for the beginning of the Fall 2014 Semester.
Returning staff members will have a meeting Thursday August 28, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in Drinko 402.
Anyone interested in joining WMUL for the first time will be able to sign up at one of three meetings on September 9, 10, 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Drinko 402. You only have to come to one of the three meetings.
Huntington, W.Va. (April 11, 2014) - Students of Marshall University's student radio station, WMUL-FM, earned a total of sixteen awards from the National Broadcasting Society AERho competition and nine total awards from Region Four of the Society of Professional Journalists at conventions for each contest held March 15 and April 5, respectively.
Click below to view the full release about each contest
Huntington, W.Va. (April 7, 2014) - WMUL-FM will be continuing the tradition of “Hair from the Herd” for a seventh consecutive year , an event that will benefit Locks of Love which is set for Thursday, April 24 from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., on Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Plaza.
This last year WMUL-FM collected 943 inches of hair from 22 different donors and wants to collect even more hair this year.
“It is an amazing public service for the radio station to help spread this effort and the fact that the event collected so much hair with the help of the community really inspires me,” Amanda Reesman, WMUL promotions director, said. “The goal is set higher this year at 1,300 inches of hair.”
Hair from the Herd will collect both hair and monetary donations to benefit Locks of Love. The donations will help produce real hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
“I’ve always been lucky enough to have very long hair all my life,” Reesman said. "This year I will be donating my hair, and I can’t wait to join with all the other people who are going to help with this worth cause.”
Donated hair must fit the following guidelines:
The Huntington School of Beauty Culture will continue to participate with WMUL-FM in this event and once again provide the cuts and styles to donors, free of cost. Donors will also receive a free "Hair from the Herd" t-shirt.
Most of the children Locks of Love helps have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. Others may have suffered severe burns, injuries, endured radiation treatment, or have other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss.
“Many people don’t think that ten inches of hair can make any difference but it can,” Reesman said. “To someone who doesn’t have hair a ten inches of hair will make a major difference.”
"The hairpieces Locks of Love provides help restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling children to face the world and their peers," according to Locks of Love’s website.
For more information, please contact Amanda Reesman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntington, W.Va. (Feb. 9, 2014) - WMUL's award-winning 30-minute newscast, Newscenter 88, will begin for the Spring 2014 semester on Monday, February 10 at 5 p.m. Tune in every Monday-Friday from 5-5:30 on 88.1 in the Huntington Tri-State area or anywhere in the world on our live webstream for the latest news from around Marshall University and and the surrounding vicinity.
Huntington, W.Va. (Jan. 13, 2014) - Marshall University's student radio station, WMUL-FM, is looking for anyone interested in serving on any number of the staffs at the station, ranging from having a DJ shift, to being on the news, sports, production, and/or promotion staffs.
A Meeting will be held for returning staff members on Wednesday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Library room 402.
For those who haven't previously worked at WMUL, or if you are a veteran and can't make it to the first meeting, come to one of the meetings being held January 28, 29 or 30 in Drinko Library room 402 at 3:30 each day.
Huntington, W.Va. (Dec. 19, 2013) - Through a partnership between WMUL, 90.7 WFGH, and RSNSports.com, a new show is now on the airwaves from 9p-Midnight ET on Friday nights. It is called "Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia" and recaps all the action happening in the world of both boys and girls high school basketball across all classifications in the Mountain State.
Click Here to head over to the Basketball Friday Night in WV page, where you'll find all the information about the show, including a live Twitter feed for the show, as well as the podcast of the pilot that aired last Friday night.
Huntington, W.Va. (Nov. 14, 2013) - WMUL provided live coverage from the annual memorial fountain ceremony that pays tribute to the 75 lives lost in the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash. NewsCenter 88's Amanda Reesman and Braxton Crisp provided live coverage on 88.1 WMUL and 90.7 WFGH from beginning to end. Click here to hear the audio archive of the ceremony.
Huntington, W.Va. (Oct. 15, 2013) - Marshall graduate and former WMUL staff member Adam Nedeff discusses his new book, "Quizmaster: The Life and Times and Fun and Games of Bill Cullen." Cullen was a legendary game show host that hosted more game shows than anyone else in history. Listen in as Nedeff discusses the book and his life with WMUL program director Kyle Gibson.
September 23, 2013 - Join the NewsCenter 88 Team for live coverage of Marshall's State of the University address by president Stephen Kopp. The address is part of the fall general faculty meeting, which begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Francis-Booth Experimental Theater on the campus of Marshall University.
Listen live at 88.1 WMUL or live online. The audio archive of the address will be posted here as soon as possible.
UPDATE 9/24/2013: Click here to listen to the State of the University and State of the Faculty addresses in their entirety.
Huntington, W. Va.- WMUL– FM, Marshall’s student radio station, will be demolishing its 12th vehicle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 2 on Buskirk field on Marshall’s Huntington campus as part of the homecoming activities.
This year, for the car bash WMUL will have a Ford Thunderbird donated by Kelly's Radiator Service. The Thunderbird will be painted orange, white and blue, the colors of Marshall’s homecoming opponent the University of Texas at San Antonio. The car will then be smashed by Marshall Students, faculty and community members.
“This is the 12th Car Bash that WMUL has hosted, it’s a great opportunity for everyone, not just students to get some stress out and show some Marshall Pride,” Promotions Director Amanda Reesman said. “It a Homecoming tradition we are proud and excited to keep going.”
Participants will pay $1 to bash the car for two minutes, WMUL-FM will provide the gloves, sledgehammers and googles.
“Homecoming is an exciting time but it also fall right before midterms,” Reesman said. “The car bash will provide a way to show your marshal pride and to take out some of the stress of worrying about midterms.”
The dollar admission will provide participants with two minutes of full access to the Thunderbird to send the Roadrunners running.
For more information, contact Amanda Reesman using our contact form.
September 3, 2013 - Do you want to be a part of one of the nation's top college radio stations? Now's your chance, and you don't have to be a journalism major to join us!
WMUL will host four informational meetings for those interested in joining our team. All meetings are in Drinko Library room 402:
You can sign up to be a DJ and play your favorite music on-the-air. Or, you can join our news, sports, promotion, production, music or online staffs. Volunteers can join as many WMUL staffs as they want to.
We'll see you in Drinko!
August 14, 2013 - 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).
May 3, 2013 - Students from WMUL-FM, Marshall University's public radio station, won four ( 4 ) first place awards, three ( 3 ) second place awards, and three ( 3 ) third place awards in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Contest for Region Four in the four radio categories. The awards were presented at the Region Four SPJ Convention Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.
WMUL-FM also received one (1) third place award and one (1) honorable mention award during the Eleventh Annual Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Student Audio Competition ceremony Monday, April 8, 2013, at the. Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
May 3, 2013 - WMUL is pleased to announce some new recent upgrades to our website.
As part of our continued goal to reach our listeners across more platforms, we have added some new features to the news stories and podcasts available on our website. All podcasts and stories accessed from within the News and Sports pages now have download, embed, link and share buttons. This makes it easier for listeners to share our content on websites and via social media. Podcasts and stories now pop up cleanly within the web page, and a view counter shows up below the audio player.
Over the recent months, we have also been improving our live stream's ability to be played on mobile devices. Apple devices are fully supported, and we hope to support Android devices in the near future. Please report any problems you may have with our live stream to the webmaster.
We hope you take the time to look around our website and see what we've been up to. Drop us a line and let us know what you think!
WASHINGTON (March 25, 2013) - WMUL student broadcasters picked up two Grand Prize awards during a ceremony at the National Broadcasting Society's AERho national convention on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Washington.
The Racer's Edge, WMUL's motorsports news/talk show, received the top honors in the Audio Sports Program category. The show hit WMUL's airwaves in November 2011, and features co-hosts Josh Rose and Kyle Gibson, and producers Marcus Constantino and Ashley Killingsworth. The award-winning show aired Sept. 26, 2012.
WMUL also received a grand prize award for "The Patrick and Alex Show" in the Audio Comedy Program category. The show was hosted by Alex Constantino and Patrick Webb.
WMUL station manager Leannda Carey was honored with three awards in the professional awards for audio news package, and Marshall professor Dan Hollis was honored in the video news package category for professionals.
(Tuesday, March 12, 2013) - Students from Marshall University's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received five (5) Platinum Awards, seven (7) Gold Awards and two (2) Honorable Mention Awards in the International AVA Awards 2012 Competition. The winners were named in a letter dated Friday, February 1, 2013, from Arlington, Texas. This marks WMUL-FM’s second time competing in this particular contest.
September 19- Lead by Kentucky native turned Huntington, W.Va. transplant, Sasha Colette and the Magnolias have brought their blend of folk and blues together with the release of Leave It Alone.
As the band continues to build steam, some familiar names cross with some new names to the region, but all of them have come together for the sake of the music. Coming off the heels of performing at the 2nd Annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival, Sasha Colette and the Magnolias are currently working on their second album and piecing together an increasingly broad ranged tour schedule.
Listen to the Interview (29:11)
September 12- The self proclaimed old dirty one man band, has been at it for going on his third decade and still doing things his own way. Providing listeners with a unique mix of blues with a helping serving of rock and a dash of punk, his music takes on a life of it’s own at times.
Currently on tour getting ready for the release of his upcoming album Bad Ingredients, we caught up with Biram who provided insight on the method to his mayhem, the new album and what it’s like to be a globe trekker.
May 20- WMUL would like to wish Bobby Iddings, who was the Sports Director for the last three semesters, a big and heartfelt congratulations as he begins the next chapter of his life. Iddings, who graduated this past spring, began his career at WMUL in the fall of 2006. He also served as the Training Coordinator and regularly produced the news for the award winning Newscenter 88.
May 2- WMUL held its annual end of the year picnic, and by all accounts it was a success. The event is held to celebrate those who have worked at the station over the year, and to honor those who are graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. This year saw the graduation of several key members of the staff, including Station Manager Adam Cavalier, Sports Director Bobby Iddings, and long time DJ Brian Adkins.
The mood wasn't always sad, however, as several WMUL'ers walked away with some hardware. Bennet Siffrin won the Newcomer of the Year Award, while Aaron Payne won the coveted Paul G. Watson award for station MVP.
June 21- WMUL won several awards at the annual West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association award banquet held at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. Station Manager Adam Cavalier won Grand Prizes for Reporter of The Year, Best Documentary, and Best Sports Special.
News Director Leannda Carey also won big, bringing home the Best Enterprize Reporting Award as well as Honorable Mentions for Reporter of the Year and and Anchor of The Year. Overall the Station won 5 Grand Prizes and 11 Honorable Mentions including Honorable Mentions for Outstanding News Operations and Outstanding Sports Operations.
May 24 - The Hermes Creative Awards have given WMUL Online its second first-place award in three months. Twenty-six sites in the U.S. and Canada won a Platinum Award in the Web Site Overall category, but WMUL was the only site not designed by a professional firm.
May 8 - WMUL may be run mostly by students, but there is no doubt that community volunteers make a major difference. Gary Dickerson, alternative music producer and host of Self-Help Radio, moved from Austin to Huntington last summer, and since then he has been on a one-man mission to keep the station's alternative music on The Cutting Edge.
May 2 - Aaron Payne was named Newcomer of the Year and Gary Dickerson received the Paul Watson Award as the station's most dedicated volunteer during WMUL's annual spring picnic Sunday at Marco's. Click the photo to see Aaron's unique acceptance of his award, with assistance from sports director Bobby Iddings.
Station manager Adam Cavalier also announced the newest additions to the Fall 2010 board of directors: program coordinator Aaron Payne, promotions director Ashton Bias, online director Tyler Kes and training coordinator Adam "Spanky" Rogers.
Formal goodbyes were also given to operations manager Mike Stanley, online director Deven Swartz, former sports director Ryan Epling, news anchor Cicely Tutson and graduates Matt Sowards and Jay Roudebush from the Sowards-Roudebush report.
Apr. 18 - The station's ambassadors just returned from a trip to Las Vegas with three firsts, two honorable mentions and almost $8,000 in scholarship money. We are proud to report that all of the money did come back with them.
Adam Cavalier won three first place awards, including Air Personality, as well as the $5,000 Abe Voron Scholarship for the second time in his collegiate career. It is the most prestigious scholarship BEA offers.
Leannda Carey received an honorable mention for her report on Virginia Tech football's Enter Sandman tradition. She also won a Walter S. Patterson Scholarship valued at $2,750.
Apr. 18 - The station swept the top three spots in the radio sports reporting category, and two first-place stories by Adam Cavalier automatically qualify for the national competition later this year.
Mar. 22 - WMUL picked up 22 more national awards at the National Broadcasting Society convention in Mid-March. Of the eight first place awards, five were in news and documentary categories, two were in sports categories and one was in an online category. The 2010 national audio competition featured more than 900 entries in 26 categories. Click photo to enlarge. (L-R: Deven Swartz, Delaney McLemore, Dave Traube, Leannda Carey and Adam Cavalier.)
It's another historic event for West Virginia's first public radio station. Here's how we're celebrating.
Mar. 1 at Noon - Official Dedication - Listen LIVE
Join Marshall President Stephen Kopp, SGA President Sean Hornbuckle, J-School Dean Corley Dennison and the WMUL staff as we officially kick off the first full day of 24-hour operation in our history.
Feb. 10 - The headline is becoming as obvious as Dog Bites Man: "WMUL dominates National Broadcasting Society awards competition."
Marshall picked up 22 finalist nominations, leading all institutions in audio-related categories. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill picked up the second most nominations with just 10.
Among the station's notable finalists is play-by-play of the Little League Southeastern Regional Tournament in Ceredo-Kenova this past July, as well as a comedy segment discussing who has the best hair on the football team. A promo for a Top 25 Breakup Songs Countdown also made the cut, and WMUL Online was named a finalist for the second straight year. Marshall's student-produced news program, MU Report, picked up five finalists in NBS as well.
Jan. 2 - With numerous records broken, last year was really, really good to us.
Hits made by the 60,000-plus visitors to the WMUL site. It marked the first time the site had accrued more than 100,000 hits in a year.
Unique listeners to the live Web stream, thrashing the former record by 4,000. This number does not count a single repeat listener.
Conservative estimate of days it would take to play our 172 original sporting event broadcasts back to back.
Dec. 12 - Station manager Adam Cavalier made the announcement Friday night. The board will include three new members, and here's the full list:
Operations Manager - Mike Stanley
Music Director - James Roach
Sports Director - Bobby Iddings
News Director - Leannda Carey
Online Director - Deven Swartz
Promotions Director - Tiffini Taylor
Production Director - Delaney McLemore
Continuity Director - John Gibb
Traffic Director - Lindsay Scaccia
Dec. 12 - Ryan Epling, sports director since Spring 2007, is graduating. In his tenure he called everything from the Little League Southeastern Regional Championship to the Conference USA Semifinals for Women's Basketball. This past summer he was named one of the 50 best collegiate talents in the country by the Sports Talent Agency of America, along with fellow WMULer Adam Cavalier. We wish Ryan well wherever he ends up in the professional world.
Nov. 8 - The Associated Collegiate Press has awarded WMUL its second straight first place in the Podcast Best of Show category. Both have been for "Herd Roundup," a 30-minute program that the station airs Fridays from 5:30 to 6 p.m., as well as two hours before kickoff of Marshall football games. WMUL has won nine ACP Best of Show awards for broadcast or podcast, including eight for first place, since 1999.
Here are the other organizations that rounded out the top five:
July 7 - Aspiring journalists toured Marshall's journalism school a couple of weeks ago to get a glimpse of what college will be like. At WMUL, the aspiring broadcasters of the group had a chance to whet their appetite by anchoring their own version of flagship news program Newscenter 88. Here are the two clips in their unedited entirety.
June 12 - The record 89 awards won by the all-volunteer staff of WMUL in the 2008-2009 school year bumped the station's all-time total to 906 awards. Exactly 400 of them have been won since 2003.
June 7 - Marshall broadcast journalism graduate student Adam Cavalier earned $5,000 in cash Saturday evening at the coveted Hearst National Radio Broadcast News Championship held in San Francisco. Cavalier won $4,000 for finishing second in the national competition, and an extra $1,000 award for Best Use of Radio For News Coverage.
June 5 - Adam Cavalier has been named the top sports broadcaster for 2009 among a long list of collegiate sports broadcasters from around the nation. Cavalier beat out five other finalists who were instead named All-Americans.
The Jim Nantz Award, given by the Sports Talent Agency of America, will provide Cavalier with not only a trophy but also a resume portfolio package and a free listing in the company's talent search for a full year.
May 1 - The Huntington School of Beauty Culture cut enough hair Apr. 23 to stretch six stories. The official number is 690 inches, or a whopping 57.5 feet, and that number excludes hair not bound into a ponytail.
More than 40 people donated their hair this year, including WMUL operations manager Mike Stanley and WMUL news anchor Neera Doss. An outside reporter covering the event also cut her hair after doing her newsgathering duties. Every participant received a Hair from the Herd T-shirt, as well as a cool-looking WMUL drawstring shoebag that included various goodies.
This was the second year for the event. Last year, more than 20 people donated more than 400 inches of hair to the worldwide organization Locks of Love, who makes wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy and other hair-losing procedures. WMUL would like to thank everyone involved in making this year even better than last.