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staff biographies
Dr. Charles G. "Chuck" Bailey
Faculty Manager
Leannda Carey
Station Manager

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.

How to contact WMUL
Department E-mails:
- Music Department
- News Department
- All other departments
- General correspondence

DJ Request Line: (304) 696-6651
Talk Show Hotline: (304) 696-3605
Station Manager:
(304) 696-2295
Music Director:
(304) 696-2295
Faculty Adviser: (304) 696-2294
All Other Directors:
(304) 696-6640
Fax: (304) 696-3232

Snail Mail Address:
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2635

Station's Physical Location:
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Become a WMUL volunteer!
No experience is required to volunteer at WMUL! Here are two easy ways to get started:

1. Fill out an online application. A WMUL director will contact you as soon as possible.

2. Attend a department meeting. The directors are more than happy to get you on your way quickly.

Music: Monday @ 5p CB201
Sports: Monday @ 9p CB201
News: Monday @ 6p CB201
Promotions: Monday @ 8p CB201
Production: Thursday @ 6p CB201

Need directions? Here's a station map. CB201 is labeled "Classroom" on the map, and CB204 is labeled "Staff Room."

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.

Recent News

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

Read the Press Release

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.