Friday, October 2, 2015

JDM producing more content than ever

The Department of Journalism and Digital Media is on pace to produce a record amount of television, radio and newspaper content this fall.

At the end of the semester’s sixth week, AU TV-20, WRDL 88.9 and The Collegian have been regularly producing quality programming and content original to the AU campus and the Ashland County area.

And while the department has already produced a great amount of content, there is even more scheduled for the remainder of the semester.

“We are really making the course content relevant to the media outlets, and the students have really stepped up,” said JDM Chair DavidMcCoy. “They’ve shown a lot of responsibility, and that will help them in their professional careers.”

McCoy also said that JDM has created a nice balance between studio productions and remote productions with its radio and television operations.

So far this fall, the department has:

Live streamed two home football games, with plans to livestream three more. All AU home football games, after being live streamed, can be watched on AU TV-20 and on

• Provide a stream of video content for the AU football scoreboard at all home games.

• Live streamed the pep rally that took place before the first home game of the season.

• AU TV-20 has produced three Eagle News Updates and two Sports Updates so far this semester.

• WRDL FM has broadcast two home football games, with plans to broadcast four more games, including Saturday night’s game against Malone in Canton. All games can be heard live on 88.9 FM or on

• JDM and WRDL has also live streamed and broadcast two volleyball matches. The radio station will also broadcast tonight’s volleyball match against Lake Superior State.

• WRDL has broadcast one soccer match this season.

• The Early Bird’s Word has been live from 7-9 a.m. on WRDL Monday through Friday for the last three weeks. That amounts to 30 hours of live, original programming focused on Ashland University and the Ashland community. The Early Bird’s Word is the only local radio broadcasting in all of Ashland County.

• The Collegian has produced five issues of its award-winning newspaper, with six more planned for the fall semester.

In the coming weeks, look for more programming, including:

• AU TV-20 and JDM will livestream President Carlos Campo’s inauguration on Oct. 16.

• AU TV-20 and JDM will also livestream the College of Business and Economics’ Fashion Show, produced by Fashion Merchandising students.

• AU TV-20 will launch three new studio-based shows, including Storyvault, a 60 Minutes-style show; Eagle’s Eye, a talk-show focused on the AU campus; and The Main Street, a talk-show focused on the Ashland community. The two latter shows will launch next week. Storyvault will launch at the end of October.

• Pre-Game, an urban R & B music show, will launch on Saturday evening.

• WRDL will also be hosting the Second Annual Homecoming Tailgate Party in front of Jack Miller Stadium on Oct. 17.


1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good work JDM students and spread the word to both the AU campus and the Ashland community!