It’s been quite the semester for OWU Radio so far! As it stands we have now over 30 people on staff and are continually expanding our numbers as we grow with a new variety of shows broadcasting over the web-waves. We’ve started archiving our shows this semester and the staff have been working hard to continually create better and better shows for your listening pleasure and at your own leisure now too.
This Fall, OWU Radio participated in the Student Involvement Fair for the first time in years and we are now in the process of completing the application to become an officially recognized club/organization of the Student Involvement Office and the University.
With all these new shows and new people joining, our schedule has now completely filled during the hours of 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Mondays thru Thursdays and 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Fridays. New applications continue to pour into the station though so we’ve decided to expand our schedule to include afternoon time slots of 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays.
Some folks are wondering when we’ll open up the weekends again for people to do shows then. The short answer to such inquiries is: No, not yet. However, we are still in the process of building up and promoting our station now that our solid base has been established (“Phase II” as I like to call it).
To help with promoting and advertising both the station and the shows, OWU Radio has added Catie Kocian as our new Promotions Director this year. Catie has been a great help in expanding the campus’ awareness of our existence, has created an excellent Ad Policy for any would-be advertisers on our station, and was instrumental in signing us up for the SIO Fair (and thus getting more and more people than we anticipated to join). A huge thank you is in order from myself and all the other members of the staff at OWU Radio for hers and everyone’s hard work.
To remind everyone, no member of the staff at OWU Radio are paid to devote their time and energy to this station. We do it because we love to do it and want to do it. That sort of dedication and camaraderie reflects well on everyone involved in this station and serves as a good resource for individuals to tap into in their futures with careers, higher education, or whatever path they choose to follow.
We are having a great semester so far and I cannot wait to see how much develops between now and when my term as General Manager ends this Fall. I do know that I will have left OWU Radio better off than when I took up the position and helped breathe life back into it again because of all the help we’ve received from the Dept. of Journalism and its chair Dr. Paul Kostyu as well as our Media Adviser Jo Ingles! Thanks to our staff for working so hard and our listeners for tuning in and hearing our shows!
—Conor Golden, General Manager