Name: Matt Dotson
Title: General Manager
Major: Communication with concentration in Media Production and Criticism.
Position Description: Leader of the entire station and all of its members, the General Manager provides station with overall leadership of student organization. The GM oversees WGMU’s staff, it’s three studios, and the broadcasters in conjunction with the Program Director. They also serve as the coordinator of general staff’s activities, along with overseeing the creation/implementation of policies ands goals to move the station forward. Administering the stations operating budget and acting as WGMU’s main liaison to University administration are other duties of the General Manager. This individual is head of the WGMU Executive Management Team. The GM has final discretion on all matters regarding WGMU Radio.
What do you love about WGMU: We have the ability to connect with students at George Mason in a way that other student organizations cannot. Music is a powerful thing, and everyone can relate to some form of music on their own personal level. We have really unique shows that can appeal to tons of different audiences, from punk to classical to country. There’s something for everyone on WGMU, and in a way I feel that connects the entire population at the university – and listeners beyond campus. This station gives me, and many others, a chance to have our voices be heard.
Hobbies: Playing drums, singing, seeing movies, going to concerts, watching (and sometimes imitating) professional wrestling.
Favorite Bands/Artists: Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Underoath, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Rush, Gary Clark Jr., Mastodon, Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Lamb of God.