Calling ALL Alumni and Community Members: School’s Back, Support WGMU

Well it’s that time of year again…School’s back, but being we’re alumni, sadly we’re not head back to school. But let’s help out those who are heading back. Experienced alumni in broadcasting? Email the station’s new GM, Storm Paglia, to find out if there’s anyway you can help!

Also visit us at wgmuradio.com/alumni to find out other ways how you can support the station. With budget’s being cut every year and rising costs, WGMU needs all the help it can get; literally every dollar counts to keep WGMU strong for the 2012-2013 school year. Let’s not back peddle from our great accomplishments, support the station’s growth. Whether your an alumni from 2012 or 1985, every one of you has made a difference to making WGMU great. We appreciate the help and support of our community members and those who support independent freeform radio.

If you have any questions about the Foundation, please email me at wgmualumni@gmail.com.

President and Mrs. Merten join The SpotCast

George Mason University President, Dr. Alan Merten and his wife, Mrs. Sally Merten, joined Cody Norman, Daniel Zimmet, Stephen Kline and Mark Mansdoerfer on WGMU’s The SpotCast Friday morning for an exclusive interview. Dr. Merten is retiring in June after a 16-year tenure as President.

 

Check out the full interview below, which is unlike any other interview they’ve ever done before:

 

 

MCN and Program Board Presents: Überfest, this Monday!

The George Mason University Program Board Film Committee and Mason Cable Network bring you the Twelfth Annual Über Film Festival. Überfest is an event that allows students to demonstrate their ability and creativity in film and visual media, as well as share in the promotion of film as creative expression. This event be on Monday April 23rd, starting with a reception at 7:00 followed by the free screening of all the submissions at 7:30. Over $1000 in awards will be given to student filmmakers, including Best Picture, Viewer’s Choice, and the MCN Geo Award for the winning submission in the Spring Break Film Challenge. It will be a red carpet event complete with filmmaker interviews and mocktails. Program Board contact: Ann Marie DeLury (pbfilm@masonlive.gmu.edu)

WGMU Selects New General Manager


On Friday April 13th, 2012, the staff of WGMU Radio unanimously decided to select current Operations Manager, Storm A. Paglia, as it’s new General Manager for the 2012-2013 academic year. Paglia will replace current GM and graduating senior, Alexander Romano, effective May 19th, 2012.

Click here to see the GM Press Release

Want to Know How You Can Support WGMU?

WGMU has had a very busy academic year. We’ve hosted three Intimate concert Series with the Mason Cable Network, organized a large concert which was the opening for the new Rogers and Whitetop buildings on campus, greatly increased the variety of programming offered, ten folded the amount of ways you can tune in, upgraded to state of the art on-air studio equipment, and became the flagship station of Mason’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

It doesn’t all stop there and we need your help to continue our growth.
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Want to Know All the Ways You Can Tune In?

Here are all the ways you can tune into WGMU Radio, George Mason University’s Student-Operated College Radio station:

 

  • Listen and watch live via our webcam right here on WGMURadio.com

 

 

  • iTunes under Radio then College/University and search for WGMU Radio

 

  • Apple TV

 

 

 

  • On your Blackberry, iPhone, or any device that supports MPEG by just going to our website and clicking listen live on the top right.

 

  • Channel 8.2, WGMU, George Mason University on-campus cable

Andre Cornelius Addresses Mason Nation on TMB

Mason Basketball Point guard Andre Cornelius discusses the start of the new season on The Morning Breakdown with John Powell, Cody Norman and Dan Zimmet before the first game tonight. Cornelius is slated to play his first game in December after a 10 game suspension. Listen here for more:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Live Broadcasting Mason Madness!

It’s that time of year again! Mason Madness starts Friday at 9:30pm in the Patriot Center and signifies the start of the basketball season!

 

Sports Director Tyler Mauro and some others will be LIVE broadcasting Mason Madness courtside at the Patriot Center. Look out for them and if you can’t make it, tune in at www.wgmuradio.com as always!

 

This year again WGMU is excited to announce that it’s the flagship station for Men’s and Women’s Basketball! We’re part of the Go Mason Digital Network! Make sure to download the app so you can tune in to hear all the Men’s and Women’s Basketball games on your iPhone, Android or Blackberry. Also check out www.gomason.com to stay up to date with all Mason Athletics.

It’s College Radio Day!!

 

Today is national College Radio Day! Listen to and support WGMU today and everyday! College radio is one of the last free forms of speech left in this country.

 

“It’s time to start tuning in and fight against the corporate take over of radio!”

 

College radio is a place to support the stations that break the bands you love to listen to today, so support WGMU and college radio everywhere!!

 

 

Here’s a bit about college radio day from the national website, www.collegeradioday.com:

 

The original idea for College Radio Day was conceived by Rob Quicke (General Manager, WPSC FM, William Paterson University, NYC market), and was founded in December 2010 by Rob Quicke and Peter Kreten (General Manager, WXAV FM, Saint Xavier University, Chicago market). The aim of College Radio Day is to harness the combined listenership of hundreds of thousands of college radio listeners throughout North America and to celebrate the important contribution of college radio to America’s airwaves by uniting for this one day.
The aim of College Radio Day is to raise a greater, national awareness of the many college and high school radio stations that operate in North America by encouraging people who would not normally listen to college radio to do so on this day. It is hoped that those people who do tune in like what they hear and become regular listeners. The organizers of College Radio Day believe that college radio is one of the last remaining bastions of creative radio programming, free from the constrictions of having to be commercially viable, and a place where those involved in its programming believe passionately in its mission. College radio is the only free live medium brave enough to play unsigned, local, and independent artists on a regular basis.  Indeed, many famous and successful bands today, owe their initial break to being played on colllege radio. Put simply, college radio is an important part of the North American media landscape  because of its unique and fearless programming.
The organizers also hope that College Radio Day can also be used a fundraising vehicle for those individual stations that choose to participate, benefitting from the extra attention their station will receive on that particular day.  Being a participant in this day is free for all North American college and high school radio stations (AM, FM or online) so that together, for one day, we can lift the national profile of an important form of North American media: college radio.
College Radio Day is a not-for-profit organization and is not owned by any other organization or corporation and is entirely organized by volunteer staff members from the many college radio stations throughout North America. This day is organized by many people whose passion for radio fuels this event.
It’s a day of celebration. It’s a day of live music and special interviews. It’s the day we all come together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New School Year Means New Opportunities at WGMU!!

Well it’s a new semester and with that we have some great job openings. If you want to get involved on campus, work in a great environment with student leaders in new offices, a new on-air studio and work with other student organizations/university offices then join the WGMU team! Want an official title with one of the most well known on-campus organizations where you’ll get amazing hands on experience?  Want to network? Then apply! No matter what your major is, WGMU has a place for you. You must be a student at GMU to apply and there are no specific major requirements for any of the positions listed. All of the volunteer gigs are a great way to start out and can potentially lead to a paid position in the following semester with us at WGMU or possibly one within student media.

How do you apply? See below

On-air broadcaster: WGMU is always looking for DJ’s to host shows and it’s the best time to join! We have all new equipment in our on-air studio! Ever wanted to have your own radio show? Want to play the music you want to hear? Have a talk show talking about what you want to talk about? Well you can do that all here with WGMU, even if you don’t have previous experience.  The position is for volunteer experience.

Special Coordinator for External Affairs: A very vital position within the station that works with all bands, artists, management of bands/artists and etc. that are interested in being on WGMU. This individual is WGMU’s liaison to all those interested in being interviewed on WGMU that are not from the local area. The position also works closely with on-air DJ’s in the coordination of setting up possible interviews. This position also has worked with authors, movie directors and other organizations in the past that were interested in coming on WGMU. This position has the potential for stipend payment.

Special Events Coordinator: This individual works with the Program Director/General Manager, Promotions Director and/or other WGMU staff in the coordination and organization of WGMU’s special events. These events include, but are not limited to concerts, competitions, events that WGMU participates in such as Mason Day and etc. This position is for volunteer experience.

Advertising Officer: Are you interested in working in the advertising world one day? Get started right here at George Mason’s WGMU. Work with a great team and get to interact with local businesses and organizations. Sell air time for WGMU and web spots. The position is paid by commission of what’s sold, small quota to meet and work on your own time.

Director of Web Development: Are you an IT or web design student looking to get experience managing and administrating an organizations website? We’re currently looking for a student who has experience using Word Press, or has a keen interest in web site design and management. The individual will be responsible for working with WGMU members on uploading content, design and making sure the website is kept fresh and up to date. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Manager: Are you interested in gaining management experience? Want to do a little bit of everything? The position entails assisting in the day to day operations of WGMU and working closely with the Program Director/General Manager and Assistant Program Director. This individual will gain direct management experience by working with the Program Director to oversee the general staff of WGMU. The goal of the position is to ensure that WGMU is moving forward with its goals, while continuing to uphold its high level of entertaining and professional broadcasting. They would also at times represent the Program Director/General Manager at meetings and work to make sure the staff is keeping up on assignments and etc. Even if you’re not interested in radio, the position is great for those interested in administration and management. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Convergence Director: Interested in working with all of the student media organizations? Then join the WGMU team as our convergence director! In this position you would be WGMU’s representative to the other student media groups such as Connect2Mason, the Broadside, Mason Cable Network, the literary journals and etc. to figure out ways how we can all work together to share content and become more integrated. The position is vital to Student Media’s new goal of convergence by sharing content and collaborating on various exciting projects within the university community. The position would have a lot of creative freedom and entail working directly with other student media leaders. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Music Director: Do you love creating your own play lists? Have you ever wanted to work with record labels and those in the music industry? Just have a passion for music in general? Then this gig is for you! We’re looking for individuals who want to design and create music blocks for our on-air program schedule, along with assisting in the day to day operations working with record labels, reviewing music for on-air play and etc. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Promotions Director: Want to get your hands into the marketing world? WGMU is a great place to start! Work with on-campus organizations and collaborate with the rest of the WGMU staff to reach out to our local community to promote the station. Join the promotions team! This position is for volunteer experience.

Assistant Local Music Director: Are you into undiscovered talent? Ever wanted to work with bands/artists that are unsigned that you know will be huge one day? Well then this job is for you! Work with the Local Music Director in reaching out to local DC Metro area artists. Get experience in booking bands, organizing shows and events, interviewing, getting to attend some great concerts and working with a great team here at WGMU! The position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Production Director: Ever wanted to learn how to make a commercial? How to do those cool effects? Interested in behind the scenes production of a radio station? Then this is for you! Become a vital part of our staff in ensuring your radio station sounds professional. This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

Assistant Sports Director: WGMU is part of the Go Mason Digital Network and broadcasts GMU’s Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I basketball games! We also work with the CBS College Sports Network doing play-by-play announcing for various other sports here at Mason. Work with the Sports Director and station management in building up our sports department and expanding our coverage of Mason sports! This position is for volunteer experience and can lead to some great opportunities.

All applications should be sent to WGMU Management: wgmuapps@gmail.com. Questions may also be e-mailed to this address.

Please include the following in the e-mail and its attachments:

  • the desired position
  • a general idea of your availability
  • a copy of your resume
  • 2-3 examples of relevant work (no experience is okay)
  • A short paragraph as to why you’d like the position, including two specific ideas on how you’d use the position to make WGMU more valuable, engaging and available to the Mason community.

Applications will be replied to within 48 hours. Please email us from your GMU email address.