A “Crisis Communications” course that will be offered online by Western Carolina University this coming spring semester will provide an opportunity for business owners and individuals involved in emergency-related fields to learn how to produce a crisis communication plan.
Jessica Bartley of Mooresville is one of two Western Carolina University broadcasting students who have been selected to attend the Media Sales Institute at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University during the summer.
The Radio Advertising Bureau recently announced that Don Connelly, director of the broadcasting program at Western Carolina University, has earned its highest level of certification as a certified radio marketing expert.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what life on the road as part of a broadcast crew videotaping some of the world's fastest race cars would be like? Just ask Sarah Kepley, a junior at Western Carolina University.
The Radio Advertising Bureau recently announced that Don Connelly, director of the electronic media program at Western Carolina University, has achieved the designation of Certified Radio Marketing Consultant.
The national Society of Broadcast Engineers recently certified Western Carolina University senior Christopher Edmonds of Winston Salem, NC, as a television operator, which his professor calls a rare achievement for a university student.