WGMU POSITION OPENINGS

At the conclusion of this semester we have three Executive Staff level paid positions opening.

If you are interested in applying, please see below and follow the steps closely. If you do not follow the instructions properly, your application will be automatically disqualified.

You will be notified within 7 days of us receiving your application whether or not you will be given an interview with the Program Director and the respective outgoing departmental director. Our Faculty Adviser, Prof. Rodger Smith, might also sit in on these interviews.

  • Music Director: The MD is responsible for the entire station’s music supply. This includes, but is not limited to, all music on the general shelves, rotation and all music in the automation system. The MD is responsible for the approval of any music to be played on WGMU. He/she is also responsible for communicating with record labels, their representatives, promotion companies, bands, artists and etc. He/she is also responsible for charting/logging all music played by on-air personalities to the College Music Journal. Additional duties may be assigned. Think of it this way, the MD shapes the sound of WGMU. Having a vast background/knowledge of music is a plus.
  • Promotions Director: Assumes the responsibility to market and promote WGMU throughout the University community and the D.C. metro area. Works in coordination with other University offices or student organizations to form relationships and co-sponsorship of events. Works closely with all members of the WGMU staff in promoting the things they are doing. Works to promote the on-air broadcasters of WGMU and their shows. The Promotions Director is also in charge of overseeing the production of various events WGMU is the main sponsor of throughout the year. Goal of this position is to raise awareness of the station and attract more listeners. Background in promotional work and/or related studies is a plus.
  • Assistant Program Director for Broadcast Operations and Production: Due to budget constrictions, the position of production director is being scrapped and combined with the APD position. The current holder of this position is interim, therefore it is being posted. The APD is responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the on-air and production studios. This includes, but is not limited to, the on-air program schedule, the production studio schedule, creation of PSAs, some creation of station commercials, overseeing the enforcement of all WGMU policies that pertain to the broadcasters and those who use the Production Studio. The APD is a broadcasters first contact for any and all matters related to the on-air and production studios. He/she also serves as the senior adviser to the Program Director on all matters pertaining to WGMU. He/she may be assigned additional tasks related to the programming/operational aspects of WGMU. Proficiency in Adobe Audition and management experience is a plus.

Instructions and more information:

  • Only those who currently are and will be a GMU undergraduate student in the Fall of 2011 may apply.
  • The closing date for these positions is May 6th at 5pm. Applications received after then will not be considered. All final decisions will be made after May 6th.
  • All information should be emailed to wgmuapps@gmail.com from your GMU email address. Submission in a single PDF file is preferred, but separate documents are acceptable.
  • Each position listed is for $100 per week, at least 10 hours per week required.
  • Please note the position(s) you are applying for.
  • Please note whether or not you are work-study eligible OR interested in holding the position as internship academic credit.
  • A general idea of your availability.
  • A copy of your resume with at least 2-3 examples of related work experience.
  • Cover letter including two specific ideas on how you’d use the position to make WGMU more valuable, engaging and available to the Mason community.

Spring Jam Fest 2011 with WGMU Radio :)

Aisha Hussain the Local Music Director of WGMU Radio wants to invite

you to Spring Jam Fest 2011!

She will be on stage promoting the station, join her with other

Mason Patriots!!!!!

Take a break from finals on May 14th

http://www.facebook.com/SpringJamFest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6TpIWWW_9UE

When, where, and what is Spring Jam Fest 2011?
SpringJam Fest is an outreach Music Festival on Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 10pm. Doors open at 10:30am for General Admission and 9:45am for VIP’s.The event will be located at Bull Run Park at the Special Events Center – 7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121

What will be at Spring Jam?
SpringJam Fest will not only showcase some of the top local/regional bands and bring in some of the most well-known artists in the world, but we will also have games, activities, and events for the whole family to enjoy. Artists will be hanging out in the crowd all day as well to connect with you and sign autographs.

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*Local Bands that have been at the station this past year will be preforming like:

Rustbelt City


Keith Elgin Band


MELODIME

***Melodime will be in the station ON CAMPUS on

April 27 at 12pm during

DJ Paki-Rican’s show “I Lost My Voice Last Night***

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211376672215571

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How can I get involved?
Fill out a volunteer form. We would love to have you be apart of SpringJam! Volunteers get all day free admission into the festival. Unable to volunteer? No problem! We would still love to see you at SpringJam! An easy and simple way to get involved is by spreading the word on our promotions page and passing flyers out to your friends, neighborhood, churches, venues, restaurants, radio stations, organizations, and even just putting them up at traffic intersections. Anything is a huge help.

Will food be provided?
Yes, we will have several food vendors there to cover a variety of food types.

What do I need to bring?
Everyone you know! Bring all of your family and friends! Spread the word! Bull Run Special Events Center is an awesome venue that seats up to 12,000. Feel free to bring food, blankets, lawn chairs, umbrellas, and even a football to toss around! There is plenty of space at the event to ensure everyone has a great time.

Is there a cost for parking, how far away is the parking lot?
Parking is FREE! The parking lot boarders the venue as well, so there is no long walk.

How much are tickets?
Tickets are just $12 for groups of 15+ and $15 in advance! You can purchase tickets at iTickets. You can also pick up tickets at the show for $25.

“Bleu” LIVE @Mason – Free Show with WGMU Radio

Bleu is flying from California to play for

YOU PATRIOTS FOR FREE!



Join DJ Paki-Rican and Bleu for an intimate concert

in “the Hub” in Student Union 2 at

George Mason University.


*Bleu has played all over the US and has been interviewed by

many hot names in the music business including “LA Weekly”.

You are in for a treat to see him live and please invite your

friends, family and children.



We will have Coyote Grill catering the event and you will

have the chance to hang out with Bleu after the show 🙂

Join the Facebook Event

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207372235954520&ref=ts


Check out his music at:

http://www.bleutopia.com/


AND

Request his album “Four” to be played at

WGMU Radio by calling 703-993-WGMU

REMEMBER TO LISTEN TO WWW.WGMURADIO.COM for the most updated information about this event.

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Any questions, e-mail Aisha Hussain, Local Music Director

at

ahussai3@gmu.edu

Mason Students Battle of the Bands for Mason Day!!!!

Are you a Mason Student? [check]

Love to play music? [check]

Like a little competition? [check]

Want to open for a highly recognized artists on Mason Day? [check]


 

Program Board

 

and

 

WGMU Radio


would love to give YOU the opportunity

to preform at

George Mason University


 

APPLY BETWEEN:

Now and Monday, March 21, 2011

 


 

Event: Battle of the Bands

When?

Tuesday, April 19 2011


Time?

8pm


Where?

Student Union Building II (SUB II) Ballroom


 

Click Below to Apply


http://pb.gmu.edu/home.html

Want to get involved? THEN WE WANT YOU!

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 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. Ever wanted to have your own radio show? Wanted 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.

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/Deputy Assistant General 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 Alex Romano: aromano3@gmu.edu. 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.

Happy Holidays From All of us at WGMU Radio

Its been a great semester! We collaborated with countless numbers of on-campus student organizations, brought in artists for interviews from all over the country, interviewed top politicians, reported the latest news and played you the hottest music of today and yesterday. We’re now embarking into a new year with many changes.
When we all come back from Winter Break, our staff offices will be in Student Union Building II, still here on the Fairfax Campus, with the rest of our friends at the Office of Student Media. Our studios will still remain in its awesome location, the bottom floor of the Johnson Center. This will help improve our ability to work with our sister partners such as the student-run newspaper the Broadside, student media convergence website Connect2Mason.com, the Mason Cable Network and numerous literary magazines and other subsidiaries of Student Media. But mainly we’re excited to be in a new office space!

Thank you for supporting us this year. There have been SO many changes and they couldn’t have happened without the support of you, the listener. Our live winter programming schedule will be limited as classes are not in session over break, but still tune in as we are updating our off-air automatic rotation to include a collection of today’s hottest hits. That’s all for now, from all of us at WGMU, have a happy holiday!


The DJs of WGMU Radio (minus a few)!

WGMU and BOX & WON Present JAMuary!!!!!!!

Join PakiRican

at Jammn’ Java on January 15th


Show Starts at 9:30

 


 

Mason Students get in for $10!!!

Regular admission is $ 13!!!

 

 

***Buy Tickets Here***

Preforming:


Box and Won (click)

 


Venise Champion (click)

Student Media to Celebrate George Mason’s 285th Birthday

By: Ryan Huff, WGMU News Director

On Thursday December 9th Student Media will be celebrating George Mason’s 285th birthday. The event will be taking place in the SUB I Patriots Lounge from 10:30am-1:00pm. To help celebrate his birthday there will be an appearance by Gunston Hall’s George Mason along with President Merten and Tom Moncure. 

The event will also feature free birthday cake, games, prizes, along with the Patriot Leaders signing Mason’s Fight Song.

All students are invited to attend the festivities throughout the day to wish the man who the University is named after a happy birthday. For more information regarding the event please contact Dan Waxman dwaxman@gmu.edu

Local Music Events this week at WGMU

On Independents Uncovered

at

7:30pm – 10pm Mondays

DJ John Campbell

Call in to join the conversation at

703-993-WGMU(9468)

I Lost My Voice At That Show Last Night”

Wednesdays at 12pm-1pm

Call in at 703-993-WGMU(9468)

[Currently Postponed for Winter Break]

Still e-mai me if you want to be part of the show next semester!

Facebook group:

Facebook page to \”I Lost My Voice At That Show Last Night\”

Interview with J.Ivy

By: Hannah Landsberger

Last week Aisha and I traveled to DC to interview J. Ivy, a hip-hop artist who puts emphasis on his lyrics and spoken poetry.  It was my first interview for WGMU, and I was incredibly nervous.  What if I forgot my questions?  What if J. Ivy wasn’t interested in talking with us?

But I shouldn’t have worried at all. J. Ivy is more than just a performer: he’s an artist with a heart and with a mission.  Easy to talk to and comfortable in his own skin, J. made Aisha and I feel more than welcome.    We chatted for almost an hour about J. Ivy’s inspiration, goals, and career as a musician and teacher.

As a kid, J. had plenty of experience writing— working on homework assignments and love letters to girls helped him develop his skills.  But J. never intended to pursue writing or performing as a career.  That all changed when an English teacher convinced him to appear in a school show.  He received a standing ovation after delivering his monologue; from that moment on he was hooked.  In college he wrote a girl a poem for Sweetest Day (a kind of second Valentine’s Day in October).  His English teacher liked it so much he suggested that J perform his work at an upcoming open mic.  J. quickly became a regular at performances on campus and became known as “the poet”.

When asked about his inspiration, J. answered that life—what is going on around and inside him—is what motivates him to write.  What is certain is that J’s uplifting music has inspired and touched many listeners.   One fan even emailed J. to tell him that his music had helped her overcome her drug addiction.  J. spoke with enthusiasm about a summer program in Aruba where he taught poetry to a small group of students.  At the end of the two-week camp his students performed alongside theatre, dance, fashion, and DJ students.  He is in the process of turning his Dream Big Foundation into the “J. Ivy Write to Live Academy”, an organization that will allow him to speak and hold workshops at different schools around the country.  He is already well on his way—before stopping in DC he took time to speak to the students at a charter school in Maryland.

J. Ivy comes from a musical family; his dad was a well-known DJ and his uncle a famous college band director.  He grew up in Chicago, a city he loves to perform in (especially at The House of Blues).  He acknowledged that Chicago-ians  are hard to please—with all the gifted artists located in the city,  you have to be really talented to stand out.  J. also loves performing in New Orleans and has spent some time in Nashville, where he learned about the importance of story-telling through country music.

We ended our conversation with Aisha’s signature question:  If you had to tattoo something on your forehead, what would it be?   J.’s response?  “God [in big letters across his forehead]… and peace, and truth, and love.”   It is clear that J. Ivy has his head (literally!) in the right place, a fact that his music makes more than apparent.

Don’t believe me?  Check out J. Ivy’s new CD, Here I Am at www.j-ivy.com .  And keep your eyes peeled—I wouldn’t be surprised if J. finds his way to campus sometime soon.