Friday, August 27, 2021

Derek Wood is the new Professional Instructor of JDM

Derek Wood is the new Professional Instructor of Journalism and Digital Media at Ashland University. Derek is currently the General Manager of 88.9 WRDL, Ashland University's award-winning, student-run radio station. At one time, Derek was the youngest FM radio General Manager in the country. Derek will be assigned to teach audio and radio courses at JDM. More importantly, he will lead the sports media expansion that the department is initiating. He holds an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University and a B.A. in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication from Ashland University. His professional experience includes audio production, podcasting, on-air announcing, sports broadcasting and sports media producing. He is the producer of a nationally-recognized podcast and his work in sports broadcasting has garnered a national first place award. Welcome to the faculty, Derek.

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