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.

Mason Day

One big party before getting down to studying is the way to describe Mason Day. Overall the day was great, with nice weather, a great turnout, free food, and a concert to wrap it up. The event was well spread out giving people to move around and see all the different activities going on around. Mason Day was located in Lot L, which was nice to consider the parking problems which campus has has lately, thinking back to the circus. There were three large rides for the students to enjoy: A Ferris wheel, a double spinner, and a defy gravity! all of which are very popular rides. When WGMU came the Ferris wheel was in full swing and it was surprisingly fast compared to other Ferris wheels.
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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:

 

 

New WGMU Artist Interviews!!

WGMU DJ’s are always talking to talented artists and musicians on air.  Check out these new interviews by Music Director Hannah Landsberger, Program Director Monet Sutton (of the show Manic Mondays), and DJ Hugo Acuna (of Where are we Going?)

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Spring Preview

You know that the year is coming close to an end when you start seeing high school students and their parents roaming around campus. The largest gathering of these prospective students was at the Spring Preview.

The tour began at the Patriot Center to start introductions to the school and George Mason pulled out all the stops! The perspective students were welcomed in with the passion of music by the Green Machine with “Doc” Nix leading in their iconic and innovative songs. It didn’t stop there, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ ringmaster, Brian Crawford Scott, welcomed the students to the spring preview. Giving just a flash to what it is like here at Mason having one of the most used arenas in the area!

After all the formal introductions and explaining what makes George Mason the best university to choose they were separated into three groups to see the dorm life, organizations, and to talk with the different major groups which are taught here on campus.
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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)

Rogers and Whitetop Opening Event!

On Wednesday, April 11th there was the opening ceremony for the completion of the new resident dorms on campus, Rogers and Whitetop. The event consisted of food, a panel on sustainability, cake, and a concert (featuring Jukebox the Ghost)! There were tours for perspective students and students whom will be moving there next year, to see what they could expect from these new dorms.  The event went over well with a great turnout from the student and staff of George Mason, the one complaint would have been the weather, being a bit windy but did not enough hinder the event.
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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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3rd Installment of the Intimate Concert Series: Shelby Blondell

In association with Mason Cable Network, WGMU is producing the 3rd installment of the Intimate Concert Series. Acoustic performer and songwriter Shelby Blondell will be performing on Friday, March 30th from 7-9PM in the Side Pocket of SUB II.

With an eclectic source of influences, Blondell does not restrict herself to merely one genre of music. Her wide range of lyrical and rhythmic sounds is guaranteed to entertain a variety of musical fans. At such a young age, Blondell is already  a multi talented artist as she writes and performs both her lyrics and music.

The concert will feature a live performance as well as interaction with Blondell herself. Show up for a chance to hear great music and wine prizes!