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Huntington, WV 25755-2635

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No experience is required to volunteer at WMUL! Here are two easy ways to get started:

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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 @ 5:30pm in CB201
Production: Tuesdays @ 4pm in CB201 Music: Thursdays @ 6pm in CB201

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Basic Overview

WMUL broadcasts on the FM band at 88.1 MHz and is licensed to the Marshall University Board of Governors. Its studios are located on the second floor of the Communications Building at Marshall University, and its 1,400-watt transmitter sits on the roof of the Science Building. WMUL has been broadcasting in the Huntington region since Nov. 1, 1961.

WMUL: A Leader in College Radio

Under the leadership of Dr. Charles G. "Chuck" Bailey from 1985 to the present, the station has won more than 1000 national and regional awards. That averages to more than 35 awards per year. Here are some tables highlighting our successes.

Recent News

WMUL FM's Cutting Edge Fest this Saturday

Huntington, W.Va. (April 7, 2015) - WMUL-FM will play host to Cutting Edge Fest at the V-Club on April 11, The concert will mix local music and charity, doors open at 8 p.m.

The concert will benefit River Valley Child Development Services Tuition Investment Program Support or TIPS Scholarship.

“It’s great to be able to use music which is a passion of mine, to help kids,” Nathan Thomas music director said. “ Music means a lot to me and to be able to help raise money to help kids get a great education feels good.”

The event features Boulevard Avenue, Nights And Weekends, and Deadbeats and Barkers. Tickets will cost $5 and all the money raised will go to the TIPS Scholarship fund.

“These bands are great and we are so happy to work with them this year,” Thomas said. “It will be a great show for sure and I’m excited to see the turn out.”


WMUL-FM will also accept a donation of one or more of the following items in exchange for a ticket.

    1. Paint and construction paper
    2. Paint brushes
    3. Stencils
    4. Balls
    5. Bubbles
    6. Sand toys (buckets, shovels, rakes, and molds)

“While River Valley is a school for kids it is still a fun place for them to be, and the items that can be donated can help them learn and have fun,” Amanda Reesman news director said. “It is important for little kids to enjoy learning and River Valley allows for both.”

RVCDS is a local non-profit that aims to provide high quality early childhood care and education, and the TIPS Scholarship aims to help those parents or guardians who are working to gain financial stability thorough higher education.

“I have a friend who is in school full-time with two kids and its not easy,” Reesman said. “Child care can be really expensive and this program helps make sure kids like her’s can get great care while she's in school and her husband works.”

In the past Cutting Edge Fest has helped the Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter and Little Victories.

For more information about Cutting Edge Fest, contact Nathan Thomas at or at (304)-696-2294.

WMUL-FM is looking for staff members

Huntington, W.Va. (Feb. 10, 2015) - The award-winning student broadcast voice of Marshall University, WMUL-FM, is inviting interested students of all majors and community members to volunteer for the Spring 2015 semester.

Here is a map to find WMUL within the Communications Building.

You can also fill out an online application.

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WMUL-FM to broadcast Conference USA Football Championship game

Huntington, W.Va. (December 2, 2014) - The FM 88 Sports Team received approval from Conference USA on Tuesday to broadcast Saturday afternoon's Conference USA Football Championship game at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The game will feature the 11-1 East Division Champion Marshall Thundering Herd and the 8-4 West Division Champion Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

First kick is scheduled for Noon E.T. with the WMUL Pregame Show starting at 11 a.m. on 88.1 FM in Huntington and right here on on Stream 1.

13th Annual Homecoming Car Bash set for Thursday, October 9 at Buskirk Field

Huntington, W.Va. (October 7, 2014) - WMUL-FM, will be demolishing its 13th vehicle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 9 on Buskirk Field in the middle of Marshall campus as part of Marshall University’s Spirit Week and Homecoming festivities

This year for the Car Bash, WMUL will have a Chevrolet S-10 donated by Kelly’s Radiator Service. Participants will pay $1 to bash the Chevy truck for two minutes; WMUL-FM will provide the gloves, sledgehammers and goggles.

“The Car Bash is a great way to foster a sense of school spirit,” WMUL Promotions Director Anna Tupper said. “It is a Homecoming tradition we are proud and excited to continue.”

The Chevy S-10 will be painted in the colors of Marshall’s homecoming opponent Middle Tennessee State University.

“Homecoming is an exciting time, but it also falls right before midterms,” Tupper said. “The Car Bash provides a way to show your Marshall pride and to take out some of the stress of worrying about midterms.”

The dollar will provide participants with two minutes of full access to the S-10 to relieve stress and get the students excited about the football game on Saturday.

For more information, contact Anna Tupper at or at (304)-377-3826.

Fall 2014 Staff Meetings Announced

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.

WMUL-FM adds 25 more awards

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

National Broadcasting Society Release

Society of Professional Journalists Release

Hair from the Herd set for April 24

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:

  1. Hair must be at least 10 inches
  2. Hair must be clean and dry
  3. Bleached hair cannot be used
  4. Dyed or permed hair is usable (if the dye is darker than natural hair)
  5. Six inches or more of hair may be donated to Locks of Love, but in this case, the hair will be sold to help pay overhead costs for the organization.  Fewer than six inches of hair will not be accepted.

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

Newscenter 88 Begins Feb. 10

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.

Interested in working at WMUL?

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.

New Sports Show on 88.1 WMUL

Huntington, W.Va. (Dec. 19, 2013) - Through a partnership between WMUL, 90.7 WFGH, and, 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.

2013 Memorial Fountain Ceremony coverage

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.

Marshall graduate discusses game show book

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.

Click here to listen to Kyle's interview >>>

Live Coverage of State of the University address

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.

Date set for Homecoming car bash

Car Bash

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.

Join the WMUL team!

WMUL Recruitment

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:

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m. (returning volunteers only)
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

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!

WMUL Faculty Manager selected for state's Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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).

WMUL wins 12 awards in BEA, SPJ Region IV awards

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.

Read the SPJ media release here >>>

Read the BEA media release here >>>

More website upgrades on WMUL website

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!

WMUL receives two "Grand Prize" awards in NBS AERho awards

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's Joshua Rose (left) and Marcus Constantino (right) are photographed with the NBS AERho award for Best Audio Sports Program after an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Click here to hear the award-winning episode of The Racer's Edge.

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.

Click here to hear the award-winning episode of The Patrick and Alex Show.

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.

Read the full media release here (PDF) >>>

WMUL wins 14 in AVA Awards

(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.

Read the full media release here (PDF)

Students win national awards at CBI

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Students from Marshall University's public radio station, WMUL-FM, received one (1) first place and one (1) finalist awards in the 2012 College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Radio Production Awards Ceremony, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Read the full media release here

WMUL collects awards at SPJ

September 25-      Huntington, W. Va. – A student broadcaster from WMUL-FM, Marshall University's public radio station, was twice named a national finalist in the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) National Mark of Excellence Contest in the categories of radio sports reporting and radio in-depth reporting respectively.  The awards were presented at the SPJ Convention and    National Journalism Conference Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the        Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     Dr. Chuck G. 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,   said that the students competed with other broadcasting students, who        won regional first place awards for radio sports reporting and radio in-depth reporting, from colleges and universities across the nation representing     SPJ's twelve regions. 
     "Our radio students have established a tradition at WMUL-FM of being able to successfully compete at the national level with other student journalists.  WMUL-FM Station Manager Leannda Carey twice received recognition in the SPJ's National Mark of Excellence Contest for her work and that is no small accomplishment,” Dr. Bailey said.  “These national finalist awards are further evidence of the quality of the work performed by our talented broadcasting students at WMUL-FM and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications," Dr. Bailey added.

Sonic World Interviews Sasha Colette

Listen to the Interview (19:20)

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.

Set List:

  1. Leave It Alone
  2. Mercy Moment
  3. Sweet
  4. Victory

The Sonic World Interviews Scott H. Biram

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.

Set List

  1. I Can’t Be Satisfied
  2. Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue
  3. Truckdriver
  4. I Want My Mojo Back

WMUL Wins Big at West Virginia AP Awards

June 12- WMUL won 12 first place awards at the annual West Virgina AP awards banquet. The station also won 8 second place awards. Adam Cavalier won the prestigious Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award.

Rudebouyz Interview TQ

Listen to The Interview (51:00)

Visit TQ's website

June 7-WMUL's long running reggae/RnB/generally great show Rudebouyz interviews the RnB artist TQ.

Congratulations to Former Sports Director

Listen to Bobby Iddings Highlight Reel

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.

Iddings can now be found working at WVOW, based out of Logan, West Virginia. We wish him good luck, and he will be sorely missed.

End of the Year Picnic Big Success

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.

After the event, WMUL defeated the Parthenon by a score of 17-9 in the annual softball game.


WMUL Wins Big at NBS Award Conference

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April 1- WMUL won 25 awards at the 20th annual National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho awards competition ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles. The station won 8 Grand Prizes and 17 Honorable Mentions total.

WMUL New and Veteran Staff Meetings

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Janurary 24- WMUL is having its New and Veteran Staff meetings for the new semester. The meetings will be held on the 25th-27th in room 402 in Drinko Library at 3:30. If you are interested in being on the radio, come down and hear what its all about.

WMUL Nabs More Awards At AP Banquet

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.

The awards bring the total won by WMUL for the school year to 99, shattering the previous total 89, set last year.The 99 awards bring the stations total awards over the 1000 mark.

Web site wins Hermes Platinum Award; station wins nine overall

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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.

WMUL won eight other awards from Hermes, including the only Platinum awards given in the Radio Program and Audio/Sports categories. The station also won three Gold awards, the second-highest level in the competition, as well as two Honorable Mention awards.

Community volunteer Gary Dickerson named 2010 Paul Watson winner

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.

As a result, station manager Adam Cavalier and faculty manager Charles G. Bailey honored Gary's strong dedication by giving him the highest award bestowed upon a WMUL volunteer: the Paul Watson Award. Click the photo to view a larger version.

Despite softball rainout, station's end-of-year picnic still eventful

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.

The annual WMUL-Parthenon softball game scheduled for after the picnic was rained out for the second year in a row. A makeup date is being determined at this time.

WMUL picks up five more awards, some cash in person in Vegas

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.

The final award was an honorable mention for WMUL's coverage of the Marshall-SMU football game.

Eight more awards from SPJ regionals

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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.

WMUL was not the only student-produced media that fared well in the competition. Both the TV newscast "MU Report" and newspaper "The Parthenon" took home three awards apiece.

Leannda Carey named semifinalist in Hearst Awards competition

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Mar. 22 - For the second year in a row, a WMUL volunteer has made it to the semifinals of the most prestigious award for collegiate journalists. Junior and WMUL news director Leannda Carey made it to the Final 10 of the Hearst Awards audio competition and won $600 for her Be Hope 2 Her story. If Carey places in the top five in the semifinals, she will go to the national competition in San Francisco this summer.

WMUL Online among eight first-place awards brought home from Dallas

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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.)

Other SOJMC awards at NBS included five finalist nominations for MU Report, the student-produced television newscast, as well as first-place awards in the professional competition for graduate student Adam Cavalier (audio) and professor Dan Hollis (video).

WMUL to begin broadcasting 24/7 in March

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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.

Mar. 2 from 3a-6a - LIVE All-Nighter Party! - 88.1 FM only
Join "Self-Help Radio" host Gary Dickerson as he performs the first regularly scheduled "all-nighter" in WMUL history.

WMUL picks up three Silvers in 2009 Daveys

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Feb. 14 - The station won something in every news-related category in the competition. A hard news story about last winter's power outage, a feature about a Holocaust survivor and a documentary on Huntington's crumbling sewage system each won. Only in their fifth year of existence, the Daveys have awarded WMUL eight times.

WMUL picks up 22 finalist nominations for 2010 NBS competition

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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.

The national winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dallas Mar. 13, and some of WMUL's finalists will attend.

Putting faces to names - alumni edition: Alex Reed

View video of Reed's national Best of Festival play-by-play from 2007 (7:14 - skip to 3:50 if you're pressed for time)

Feb. 10 - Reed called the inaugural Friends of Coal Bowl for WMUL in 2006, as games in several other Marshall sports. He called Marshall football for WMUL in the mid 2000s, and for the past three seasons he's been calling the sport he loves the most: hockey for the Lewiston MAINEiacs. Click Alex's photo to view a larger picture.

Two podcasts, Web site among eight MarCom awards won

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Jan. 22 - The 5 p.m. edition of Newscenter 88 won a Platinum award, the highest level MarCom gives, and a Herd Roundup program won Honorable mention. The WMUL Web site won Gold, the second-highest level. The other awards went to various news packages, documentaries and staff training manuals.

WMUL's 2009 by the numbers

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.

New record for single-day streams, set on Sept. 5, the day of Marshall football's season opener against Southern Illinois.

Spring 2010 Board of Directors announced

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

We will have bios from our new members by the beginning of the new year.

Sports director torch passed

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.

Senior Bobby Iddings, an award-winning sportscaster and WMUL volunteer since Fall 2006, was named the new sports director Friday night. He is already starting to carry on the station's "think big" mentality, securing a broadcast position at the Dean Smith Center for the UNC game Dec. 22.

WMUL wins second straight Best of Show podcast award

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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:

2. Technician, student newspaper at North Carolina State University
3. KSWH "The Pulse" 99.9 FM, student radio station at Henderson State University in Arkansas
4. The Communicator, student newspaper at Spokane Falls Community College in Washington
5. Insight, student magazine at the University of Nevada-Reno

Showcase of West Virginia's famous whitewater rafting wins CBI first place

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Nov. 8 - Adam Cavalier's "Whitewater Release" feature story won WMUL's only first-place award at the College Broadcasters, Inc. Convention in Austin last weekend. Four other pieces were named finalists, including play-by-play of a football game, the opening "tease" before a football game, a promo and a documentary.

Partial regular schedule now up, regular programming begins Monday, Sept. 14

View WMUL's Fall 2009 regular schedule

Sept. 10 - Many of our DJs and show hosts have already confirmed times, so we are unveiling the Fall 2009 schedule a little bit early. DJs with Friday and Saturday shifts, keep in mind that your first day will be next week (Sept. 18 or 19), not this week. The streaming schedule will be completed by the weekend.

WMUL gets first SPJ national title in six years

Aug. 29 - Out of 3,600 total entries, WMUL topped one of the 39 categories Friday in Indianapolis. Station manager Adam Cavalier (pictured with MU J-School dean Dr. Corley Dennison) won first place in Radio News Reporting at the highly competitive Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. WMUL has now had nine national placers in the SPJ awards since 2000.

Charleston Daily Mail's feature on Adam Cavalier

"Marshall student is rated one of best at calling the plays" - DM

Aug. 26 - A WMULer is compared to Tiger Woods. What other enticement do you need to read it?

Five finalists at CBI

Read full list of finalists (scroll halfway down for radio)

Aug. 24 - When some WMUL staffers hit Austin on Oct. 28, they will be backed by another strong showing in the CBI awards. Best Documentary, Best Technical Production, Best News Reporting, Best Sports Play-By-Play and Best Promo are the five entries WMUL has in the running for a shiny, transparent block trophy. Check back in November for the final results.

WMUL receives award for every entry put into Millennium contest

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Aug. 6 - WMUL has achieved another rare milestone in an awards contest--a 1.000 winning percentage. All of the 11 entries the station submitted into the Millennium Awards contest in June came back with either a gold (1), silver (7) or bronze (3) award. The one gold award was Ryan Epling's story on Autumn Mitchell's "Backdoor Curve," while last year's MU-Houston and the MU-Memphis football broadcasts were two of the silver awards. All three bronze awards were for news feature stories.

High School Journalism Workshop @ WMUL

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.

Program #1 (21:46)

Program #2 (21:53)

WMUL surpasses 900 award milestone

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.

This school year also marked another new milestone--more than 400 first-place awards all-time. This was achieved by, yes, winning a record 34 firsts in the 2008-09 school year. Here is a year-by-year comparison, including tables.

Cavalier finishes second nationally in coveted Hearst awards competition

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.

Cavalier is Marshall's third national placer in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program in the last four years. Jennifer Baileys, now a part of the "Fox In The Morning" team at WDRB-TV in Louisville, finished third in the television competition in 2006. Paul Gessler, now a reporter and sports anchor at WSAZ, finished second in the television competition in 2007.

Cavalier wins Jim Nantz Award; Epling earns honorable mention

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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.

Ryan Epling received honorable mention honors, putting him among the top 41 collegiate sportscasters in the country.

"Hair from the Herd 2009" shatters last year's donation total

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.