WCRXFM to Feature "Job Outlook" Segments for Graduating College Students
WCRXFM kicks off a month long public service campaign focusing on career development and the "Job Outlook" for graduating college students.
Alum Posting on Facebook Leads Radio Grad Ella Rakowski to On-Air Spot
Taking full advantage of being active on social media and connecting with alums, Ella Rakowski (B.A. '12) has landed a position as on-air talent at KOKZ, 105.7 FM in Waterloo, Iowa.
Tom Bowman's "The Blue Door Club," is Now Open On WCRX-FM
Every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. WCRX-FM dims the lights, closes the shades, and becomes "The Blue Door Club," featuring the best of jazz, blues, classic R&B, and swing.
Radio Students Interview #1 Ranked Basketball Player Jabari Parker
Radio Department Freshman Miguel Flores and Sophomore Joseph George continue to take their "Nothing But Net," podcast to new heights, as they snared an interview with the #1 ranked boys High School basketball player in the United States, Senior forward Jabari Parker of Class 4 A Illinois State Champion Simeon High School.
Radio Graduate Katie Baker Wins Gracie Award
Katie Baker (B.A. '08), Associate Producer for Harpo Radio, Inc. (Sirius/XM Radio), was honored with her second prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Program for her work on "O You 2012," which aired on Harpo Radio.
Tom Bowman from "The Blue Door Club," Interviews Vince Giordano from "Boardwalk Empire."
Listeners to "The Blue Door Club," on WCRX-FM, were in for a treat last on a recent show, as Host Tom Bowman interviewed legendary musician and arranger Vince Giordano from the award-winning HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire."
Tim Richards Named Program Director in Phoenix, AZ
Tim Richards (B.A. '91) has been tabbed Program Director at country music station KMLE, 107.9 FM in Phoenix, Arizona.
Miguel Flores Handles Play-by-Play for Indiana High School Basketball Championship
Radio Department Freshmen Miguel Flores spent this past weekend living out a dream by calling the Class 2A Men's State Title Basketball game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
Pet Talk Show Debuts On WCRX-FM
Join Melissa Swift every Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m. as she talks with various veterinarians and experts from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association.
WCRX-FM's Ryan McKiddy Interviews Academy Award Presenter AJ Young
WCRX-FM's Ryan McKiddy recently sat down with Columbia College Chicago Film Major AJ Young to discuss his appearance on stage at the Oscars, handing statuettes to presenters at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Matt Donahue Earns Promotion with WLS, 94.7 FM
Since obtaining a position at WLS, 94.7 FM two years ago, Matt Donahue (B.A. '11) continues to move up in the company, as he has now been promoted to Programming Assistant at the station.
Radio Students Breaking New Ground with Weekly Podcast
Radio Department Freshman Miguel Flores and Sophomore Joseph George have put together an original weekly podcast entitled, "Nothing But Net," that brings a fresh perspective on the high school sports scene in the Midwest, as well as diving into discussions with local and national guests.
2013 NABJ Scholarship Now Available
The Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity.
Radio Dept. Open House to Take Place Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Radio Department is pleased to announce Saturday, April 6, 2013 as the date for Spring Open House.
"The Abe Kanan Show," on Sirius/XM Receives a Promotion
"The Abe Kanan Show," featuring radio alum Abe Kanan (B.A. '03), along with fellow alum Dan Levy (B.A. '04), can now be heard live and uncensored every Thursday and Friday 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. CST, on the Howard Stern Sirius/XM Channel, "Howard 101."
Maha Gorgi Hired as On-Air Talent at WYRB, 106.3 FM in Rockford, IL
Proving that being versatile is the key to longevity in the industry, Maha Gorgi (B.A. '11) is not only a Sales Assistant at Matrix Media Chicago, but can now add on-air talent to her resume, as she has been hired to host weekends at urban contemporary station WYRB, 106.3 FM (Power 106) in Rockford, IL.
Radio Students Win "Best New Ad" Audio Competition!
Congratulations to students Tom Bowman, Josh Cox, Charles Match, Ben Nance and Dominic Rescigno.
Sarah Zwinklis Hired as Distribution Assistant at WFMT, 98.7 FM
After traveling to four different countries in six months, Sarah Zwinklis (B.A. '12) returned to Chicago to begin her radio career as a full-time employee at legendary classical music station, WFMT, 98.7 FM.
Mike Hansen Promoted to Program Director at KQWB-FM in Fargo, North Dakota
Since arriving at KQWB-FM (Q98) in Fargo, ND in 2010, Radio Department graduate Mike Hansen (B.A. '06), has been hosting mid-days and doubling as Assistant Program Director for the station.
Marina City's Radio Conference Performance Now Online
Check out Chicago alt/rock band Marina City's acoustic performance from the 9th Annual Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference.
WCRX-FM Wins 1st Place in Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards
WCRX Students win 3 Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards.
WCRX-FM Named One of The Top 20 Coolest College Radio Stations
Men's Health U list of the "20 Coolest College Radio Stations" includes WCRX-FM.
Steve Berger Wins Competition to Become Sports Host at WSCR, 670 AM
Radio alum Steve Berger (B.A. '07) won the "2012 Score Search," to become the next Chicago Sports Radio Host on WSCR, 670 The Score!
Calie Lyons Obtains Traffic Editor Position at Navteq (Nokia) Traffic
Acting on a tip and a recommendation from former classmate Eric Pribramsky (B.A. '11), Calie Lyons (B.A. '11) has been hired as a Traffic Editor at Navteq (Nokia) Traffic.
George Cotsirilos Hired at Clear Channel Total Traffic Network
In addition to his position as a producer at ESPN, AM 1000 in Chicago, Radio Department graduate George Cotsirilos can now add Traffic Producer at Clear Channel's Total Traffic network to his growing portfolio of work.
George Zarr Writes Song for Alice in Wonderland Audio Theatre Podcast
George Zarr, Senior Lecturer in the Radio Department, was commissioned by "Voices in the Wind Audio Theatre" to compose a song for the Alice in Wonderland Podcast.
Eric Pribramsky Hired as Traffic Editor at Navteq (Nokia) Traffic
Since first being hired at a commercial radio station in 2010, Eric Pribramsky (B.A. '11) has navigated his way through the Chicago radio market at a rapid pace.
WCRX, 88.1 FM Wins International Radio Awards
WCRX, 88.1 FM has been awarded multiple 2012 Communicator Awards.
WCRX-FM Wins National Radio Awards
WCRX-FM won two 1st place awards for student work at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) 72nd Annual Student Radio Awards Ceremony in NYC.
Allyce Karrasch Named Promotions Coordinator at K-HiTS, 104.3 FM
2010 Radio Department graduate Allyce Karrasch has been hired as Promotions Coordinator at K-HiTS, 104.3 FM in Chicago.
Johnathon "Zebo" Gust to DJ on Mainstage at Lollapalooza
Radio Department Adjunct faculty member Johnathon "Zebo" Gust will be DJing front and center on the main stage at Lollapalooza this year.
Dave Berner's Audio Documentary on Medical Marijuana Picked up by Public Radio Exchange
Dave Berner, Associate Professor Radio Department, recently traveled to Chesterfield, Michigan where he produced and recorded, "Big Daddy's: The Battle Over Medical Marijuana in Michigan."
Nancy Guida Gains Employment Through Internship at WUSN, 99.5 FM
Following in the footsteps of several successful Radio Department graduates who work at WUSN, 99.5 FM, senior Radio Major Nancy Guida has been hired as a Promotions Assistant.
Sam Panayotovich Announces 2012 Illinois Swimming Championship
Radio major and WCRX-FM Sports Director, Sam Panayotovich, continues to build his resume, as he recently handled Play-by-Play/Color Analyst duties for the 2012 Illinois Swimming Championship.
WCRX's Jake Chandler Interviews actors from "21 Jump Street"
The movie "21 Jump Street," opened on Friday, March 16, 2012, and WCRX-FM Host Jake Chandler has an exclusive review of the movie and interviews with several actors from the movie.
George Zarr's Audio Drama Selected for Atlanta Fringe Festival
"Every Now and Then," written and directed by Radio Department Senior Lecturer, George Zarr, has been chosen for inclusion in the Radio Drama category at the 2012 Atlanta Fringe Festival to be held the week of May 9-13th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dustin Rhoades Co-Authors Book on Sports Talk Radio Personalities
With over 16 years of working behind the scenes in sports talk radio, Dustin Rhoades (B.A. '96), has used that experience to co-author along with David Brody and Bill Rogan, a new book entitled, Sports Talk: The Personality Behind the Personalities.
Becky Silvermintz Named Traffic Director in Kansas City
Becky Silvermintz (B.A. '09) has been hired as full-time Traffic Director for Cumulus Radio in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mike Wheaton Interviewed by AllAccess.com
AllAccess.com, the radio and music industry's most viewed and used resource, has an in-depth interview with Mike Wheaton (B.A. '07), Program/Music Director at WXZO, Planet 96.7 FM in Burlington, Vermont.
Demi Lobo's Song Featured in MTV Reality Series
Columbia College Chicago Radio Department Major and WGCI, 107.5 FM On-Air Talent, Demi Lobo, continues to make waves in the entertainment industry as her song, "House Party," is featured in the MTV reality series, MADE.
John Gregory Hired as Morning Sports Anchor for Illinois Radio Network
John Gregory (B.A. '11) continues to advance in his radio career as he has now been hired as Sports Anchor for the Illinois Radio Network.
Amber Biela Named Music Director/Afternoon Host in Green Bay, WI
Amber Biela (B.A. '09) begins 2012 back in the Midwest as Music Director and Afternoon Host at WRQE, 93.1/93.5 FM in Green Bay, WI.
James Moody Turns Internship Into a Job
After having completed a successful internship during the summer semester, Radio Major James Moody knew the drill for being a successful intern: Be on time, work hard, and be willing to do whatever it takes to make a solid impression.
Radio Department Junior Hired as Traffic Reporter at WGCI-FM
Drea Williams is not only a Junior Radio Major at Columbia College Chicago, but she's also working in the industry as a full-time Traffic Reporter for the Morning Riot Show on Urban Contemporary station WGCI, 107.5 FM, and The Steve Harvey Morning Show at WVAZ, 102.7 FM (V103).
Safa Eshmawy Obtains Position at WWWN, 101.1 FM
Safa Eshmawy (B.A. '11) has been hired as a full-time news writer/editor at WWWN, 101.1 FM in Chicago.
Brian Caffrey Hired as Production Assistant at WKSC, 103.5 FM
Capitalizing on an internship experience, Brian Caffrey (B.A. '11) has been hired as a Production Assistant at WKSC, 103.5 FM.
WCRX, 88.1 FM Named One of the Best College Radio Stations
Columbia College Chicago's student-run radio station, WCRX, 88.1 FM, was featured in the Washington Post article "10 Great College Radio Stations."
Jamie Lound Named Midday Host and Promotions Director in Colorado Springs
After getting her start as an Evening Host in Fargo, North Dakota, Jamie Lound (B.A. '10) is now switching markets and joining KRXP, 103.9 FM in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she will be doing a live midday shift from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brian Hlavacek Obtains Job as Production Assistant at WXRT, 93.1 FM
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, 2011 Radio Department graduate Brian Hlavacek has been hired as a Production Assistant at WXRT, 93.1 FM.
Peter Cohen Obtains Producer Position at ESPN Radio Chicago
After successfully completing two internships over the past year, Peter Cohen (B.A. '11) has been hired as a Producer at ESPN, AM-1000 in Chicago.
WCRX Recognized with 8 International Awards
WCRX-FM has been recognized with 8 Communicator Awards, including 3 top awards.
Don Kleppin Turns Internship Into a Job at WLS, 890 AM
Don Kleppin (B.A. '11) spent the spring semester interning with the Roe and Roeper Show on talk radio station, WLS, 890 AM.
Radio Alum Abe Kanan's Show Picked up by Howard Stern's Sirius/XM Channel
"The Abe Kanan Show," featuring radio alum Abe Kanan (B.A. '03), along with fellow alum Dan Levy (B.A. '04), can now be heard live and uncensored every Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST on the Howard Stern Sirius/XM Channel, "Howard 101."
2011 Graduate Matt Donahue Obtains Two Jobs in the Radio Industry
Radio Department graduate Matt Donahue (B.A. '11), found himself in the enviable position of landing not one, but two positions in the radio field upon his recent graduation.
Radio Graduate Katie Baker Shares in Gracie Award
Along with the entire staff of the show, Katie Baker (B.A. ’08), Associate Producer for The Laura Berman Show on Harpo Radio, Inc. (Sirus/XM Radio), was honored with a prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show in the Entertainment/Information category.
Dennis Gambino Hired as Producer for Morning Show at WSCR, 670 AM
After spending two semesters as an intern with the "Mully and Hanley Show" on all sports station, WSCR, 670 AM, "The Score," Radio Department Senior Dennis Gambino has been hired as a Morning Show Producer at the station.
Joy Perkins Hired as Promotions Coordinator at Clear Channel Chicago
Radio Department graduate Joy Perkins (B.A.'07) has been hired as Promotions Coordinator for two nationally recognized radio stations in Chicago.
WCRX Morning Host Mike Michalski Interviews Actor from "Twilight" Films
WCRX's Mike Michalski recently spoke with actor Peter Facinelli about his role as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the blockbuster films "Twilight," The Twilight Saga: "New Moon" and Showtime's new series "Nurse Jackie."
Sarah Zwinklis's Feature on Women Mud Wrestlers airing on Vocalo, 89.5 FM
Radio Major, and Vocalo, 89.5 FM intern, Sarah Zwinklis, recently had the opportunity to sit down with The Mud Queens of Chicago, a group of female mud wrestlers who do it not only for fun, but a good cause.
Dave Berner Wins Grand Prize for His Book, Accidental Lessons
Dave Berner, Associate Professor Radio Department, has been awarded the 2011 Grand Prize at the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for his teaching memoir, Accidental Lessons.
Radio Student Colin Lazorka Hired as Production Assistant at WLS, 94.7 FM
Radio Major Colin Lazorka has turned his internship experience into a Production Assistant position at Chicago's oldies station, WLS, 94.7 FM.
Radio Alum James Grigdesby Hired as On-Air Talent at WPWX, 92.3 FM
James Grigdesby, a 2008 Radio Department graduate, has been hired by urban contemporary station, WPWX, Power 92.3 FM.
Radio Students Create Audio Drama Club!
Radio students George Burnett and Larissa Perron have started an Audio Drama Club, which has been recognized by the Student Engagement Office as an official organization.
George Zarr's Audio Dramas Now Available on Your Blackberry
A new and innovative way of delivering audio dramas to a mobile audience was launched on the Blackberry Smart Phone, and George Zarr, Senior Lecturer in the Radio Department, has several of his audio pieces available to listen to via this new APP.
WCRX, 88.1 FM Honored As One of the Best College Stations in the Nation
The Huffington Post has named WCRX, 88.1 FM one of the top 9 college radio stations in the country!
Radio Graduate Writes Book About Travels in Middle East
In the winter of 2005 Radio alum Kenneth Ngwa decided to make what he calls "an unlikely trip" to a place that many in the world would deem extremely dangerous.