Friday, March 26, 2021

Eagles Eye: JDM Senior Mason Savoia

Eagle's Eye host, 88.9 WRDL personality and AU-Live Managing Editor Gracie Wilson is a very busy person. However, Gracie had enough time in her hectic schedule to interview Digital Media Production major and senior Mason Savoia, Mason, too, leads a full life. As a Creative Writing minor, he has written both prose and poetry and plans on crafting a novel. Ballet is an interest that recently caught his heart and given him many enjoyable hours with dance and friends. Eagle's Eye can be seen on the AUTV 20 YouTube Channel and on Armstrong Cable Channel 20 in Ashland county.

Eagles Eye: JDM Senior Interview with Dave Tomlinson

Eagle's Eye host and 88.9 WRDL personality Katie Harrigan took a few minutes to chat with Digital Media Production major and Senior Dave Tomlinson. Dave is a man of many talents. He hails from Parma, Ohio and he sings in the AU Choir. He is a very good actor who has appeared in numerous AU Theatre plays and musicals, including the recently streamed "Theory of Relativity" in which Katie also starred. Eagle's Eye can seen on the AUTV 20 YouTube Channel and on Armstrong Cable Channel 20 in Ashland county.

The Main Street Show: Ashland Mayor Matt Miller

AUTV 20 news anchor Will Taylor sat down with Ashland Mayor Matt Miller for this episode of The Mainstreet Show. Mayor Miller shared exciting news about upcoming projects that will enhance the cityscape. He also delved into his background and explained the role of a city mayor.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

WRDL broadcasters will call AU Men's Basketball regional game

Veteran 88.9 WRDL sportscasters Niko Scarlatos and Dean Paolucci will call the Saturday March 13 AU Men's Basketball NCAA Regional game. The 7 pm tip off will feature the Eagles facing Wayne State in Evansville, Indiana. Engineering the remote broadcast will be Journalism and Digital Media Director of Broadcasting and Operations John Skrada. Catch the pre-game show at 6:45 pm. You can hear 88.9 WRDL over the air or on the live stream at

Monday, March 8, 2021

AUTV 20 and WRDL both win first place national media awards

At the Saturday March 6th Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference in New York City, Ashland University Department of Journalism and Digital Media co-curricular media outlets AUTV 20 and 88.9 WRDL won national First Place awards. These honors, according to JDM department chair and faculty advisor Dr. Dave McCoy, are "noteworthy, humbling and a tribute to the fantastic work of our students and staff during a very difficult year." 88.9 WRDL won its award for Best Use of Video in the Radio Studio for its promotional video on the launch of the renovated WRDL radio studio. AUTV 20 was selected for Best TV Talk Program for its Eagle's Eye public affairs interview show. Thanks go out to John Skrada (the producer of the WRDL video), Derek Wood (WRDL General Manager) and AUTV 20 student producers Christine Jenkinson, Evan Laux, Brooke Young, Chante Rutherford, Carrie Smith, Nate Powalie and Adie Goodyear. Ashland University's JDM electronic media stations were the only Ohio college media stations to win First Place awards in this year's IBS national competition.

Friday, March 5, 2021

The Main Street Show debuts on AUTV20

JDM 213 Professional Practice: Television students wanted a challenge in the Spring 2021 semester. While producing the award-winning Eagle's Eye public affairs program for AUTV 20, they felt that a new show aimed at the Ashland community was long overdue. Therefore, they created The Mainstreet Show, which debuted on Friday March 5th. This inaugural episode was hosted by AU-Live Managing Editor Gracie Wilson and directed by AUTV 20 Production Manager Adie Goodyear. This program featured an interview with Carolina Amparo from The Ashland Center for Civic Life. The next episode of The Mainstreet Show will feature an interview with Ashland Mayor Matt Miller.