Q. Where is WASU located?
A. WASU is on the second floor of the George G. Beasley Media Complex, at the corner of Rivers and Bodenheimer Street.920 Rivers Street
Q. How do I join WASU?
A. When registering for classes comes around; be sure to apply for COM 2315! It’s usually on Mondays and lasts an hour! We’d love to see you there!
Q. What does being a DJ entail?
A. You will be required to complete 1-2 hours on air each week and attend monthly station meetings.
Q. Can I play any kind of music I want? Do I pick the songs?
A. No. WASU follows an Alternative format. During your regular shift you will play songs picked by the music director and scheduled by the program director.
However, after being on the air for a semester you can apply for a specialty show. You get to pick the format and the music for your show.
Q. Do you take song requests?
A. Yes! We can take up to 2 requests per hour! Our request line is 828-264-4905
Q. How do I apply for a staff position?
A. After taking the “Radio Class,” you may apply for a staff position!
Q. What are all the staff positions?
A. WASU currently has 19 staff and internship positions.
Station Manager: Oversees all departments at WASU, leads station and staff meetings.
Program Director: Manages the programming and the air talent. Is responsible for scheduling shifts, shows, and keeping track of attendance. The Program Director also monitors talk shows and specialty shows, and also makes sure the station stays on the air.
Traffic and Continuity Director: Works closely with the Program Director, the Underwriting Department, and the Production Department. Is responsible for making sure that underwriting is scheduled and played correctly.
Music Director: Sorts through CDs sent by bands and labels. Responsible for determining which songs fall into which categories.
Promotions Director: In charge of promotional events like tailgates and remote broadcasts. Works to promote the station through interviews with bands and giveaways. Also responsible for homecoming.
Underwriting Director: In charge of underwriting sales, and the Account Executives. The Underwriting Director draws interest from local businesses to fund WASU.
Accounting Executives: Work under the Underwriting Director, drawing interest from local businesses and making sales. Paid by commission.
Production Director: Works closely with the Underwriting Director, Accounting Executives, and Traffic. Responsible for producing underwriting spots compliant with FCC rules and which follow clients’ wishes.
News Director: Responsible for the daily news breaks which play in the morning and afternoon. Works with promotions to interview artists and other people.
Sports Director: In charge of sports programming. This includes sports breaks heard throughout the day, sports talk shows, and live coverage of Football and Basketball Games.
Q. Are there opportunities to pursue radio broadcasting in addition to WASU?
A. Yes. Students can apply to Dan Vallie’s Kellar Radio Talent Institute, a unique talent farming system for networking with professionals. Visit the Kellar Radio Talent Institute’s website for more information.