Matt Dotson

General Manager

Dotson Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Matt Dotson

Title: General Manager

Year: Senior

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 unique ability to give students a platform for their voices. In Spring 2017, we changed our slogan to “Your voice, amplified”. Not only are we literally boosting one’s voice and ideas with sound equipment, but presenting them to an audience. DC radio personality and former WGMU host Chad Dukes once said “You go into television or movies because you want to be famous. You go into radio because you want to be heard.” I think it’s hard to find opportunities like that anywhere else at Mason.

Hobbies: Playing drums, singing, seeing movies, listening to podcasts, watching (and sometimes imitating) professional wrestling, and craft beer.

Favorite Bands/Artists: Foo Fighters, The Beatles, Underoath, Alice In Chains, David Bowie, Rush, Gary Clark Jr., Mastodon, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, The Cure.