Department of Communication

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Radio station installs new emergency communications system

Most radio stations use computer systems instead of people to operate unattended overnight and on weekends. But, what if there is a local emergency? What if a dangerous storm threatens to cause flooding or mudslides? What if there is a forest fire or a child has been kidnapped? How would a radio station get this information on the air? The reality is most stations are not equipped to let local emergency officials quickly broadcast urgent warnings.
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National radio advertising exam no problem for students

Radio listeners across much of Western North Carolina hear it during the morning commute, and they hear it in the afternoon during the five o'clock pile-up: “Power Your Mind” at Western Carolina University. That is what students majoring in communication are doing—powering their minds and their futures.