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WGMU Radio

WGMU-Web
City of license Fairfax, Virginia
Broadcast area Washington, D.C.
Slogan "Music. Going Forward."
Format Alternative Rock, College, Talk
Owner George Mason University
Webcast WGMU Webstream
Website WGMU Online

Introduction

WGMU Radio Station is located on the George Mason University. Offices are in Student Union Building II, The HUB, suite 1201 and studios/broadcasting facilities are located on the ground floor in the George W. Johnson Center. WGMU has a history dating back to the 1980s and had an AM signal at one point. It now broadcasts live 24/7 on www.wgmuradio.com.

Amongst its roles at the university, WGMU functions as the home station for the Final Four team the Thomas Dolby, Necro, New Riders of the Purple Sage's Ronnie Penque, Giddle Partridge, and Deep Red. In 2007, WGMU invited Virginia-based artists and bands such as Dermaptera, guitarist Phil Venable (The Venables, Crankcase), ukelele player/singer Mike Ratel, guitarist Wes Howard, and Sansyou up for on air concerts. In 2010-2011 they interviewed notable people such as Jimmy Fallon, Russell Brand, Keith Morrison, Presidential Candidate and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson and original MTV VJ and current Sirius XM Radio 80's on 8 host Nina Blackwood. In 2013, WGMU interviewed Workaholics actor Erik Griffin, former pop star Aaron Carter, musician Claude Von Stroke, Former Washington Redskins defensive end Renaldo Wynn and personalities from USA Network and WWE.

In 2007 WGMU became entangled in controversy when indie artist Caeser Pink & [1] Caeser Pink denied the allegations and published a letter to the editor stating his case.[2]

WGMU Today

The station features a wide range of programing. It consists of local music, mainstream music, news, sports and talk programming. Interviews and in studio sessions are done regularly with local bands. Due to its close proximity to DC, political figures have appeared on the station.

WGMU streams on its website, on iTunes, on-campus television channel 16 and on RadioFlag through their iPhone/Android application and website.

Storm Paglia is the current General Manager, and the longtime faculty adviser is Professor Rodger Smith.

WGMU reports to CMJ.

References

  1. ^ New Music Weekly article
  2. ^ Spinnaker letter to editor

External links

  • WGMU Radio Homepage
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