Professor Emeritus John Matviko remains pop culture resource for the news

West Liberty University Professor Emeritus John Matviko, Wheeling, was recently interviewed and featured in a story on the NBC’s Today Show news site. Matviko, who edited The American President in Popular Culture for Greenwood Press, has been interested in the intersection of politics and popular culture for most of his academic career and during the presidential election of 2008, [...]

Alumna Kim Nuzum-Lawrence Leads one of the State’s Top Ad Agencies

Alumna Kim Nuzum-Lawrence spent most of her professional career in educational public relations but is now partner and co-founder of one of West Virginia’s most respected and award-winning advertising and political consulting firms: Rainmaker, Inc. Formed in 2005, Rainmaker has captured dozens of state and national awards for its creative work in radio, television, print, politics and [...]

Student DJ’s Are On the Air

The long wait is finally over. Student DJs will return to the airwaves starting next week. Checkout our on air schedule to see when will will have DJs on the air. They will also be starting their blogs next week so make sure you checkout everyones page to see what is on their minds. As usual we [...]

Recruiting in Charleston, WV

Are you a sports nut? Considering a career in broadcasting? Join West Liberty Univesity sports broadcasting staff on Wednesday February 27 at the Charleston Civic Center as our WLU TV-14 student production crew broadcasts the WVIAC Basketball tournament. High school and community college students are encouraged to come out and meet current students & instructors. [...]


SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 BY MZAMBITO- Hundreds of West Liberty University students will benefit from a recent $75,000 gift from the Bordas and Bordas law firm of Wheeling. “We are grateful to Jamie Bordas and appreciate his willingness to support higher education at West Liberty University. This money will greatly enhance our journalism and communications department [...]

Broadcasting Students Work on Nationally Televised Games

Three West Liberty University communications students were praised for their knowledge and professionalism when they recently worked on the national broadcast of a high school basketball tournament in Wheeling. Samantha Gretchen, Britni Lindgren and Todd Ullom, led by WLU instructor and WLSN producer Chuck Scatterday, worked alongside ESPN professionals on the sports network’s broadcast of [...]

McCullough Presents Scholarly research at National Conferences

West Liberty University’s Ryan McCullough has a busy semester ahead of him. In addition to the communications instructor’s usual WLU courseload of oral communications, argumentation and debate, organizational communication and media ethics classes, and guiding the university’s forensics team, he will be presenting scholarly research at several conferences in 2012. Last year, he and co-author [...]

WLU Students Contribute to Weather Channel Documentary

Applying knowledge gained through their West Liberty University communications courses and acquiring valuable real-world experience in the process, Sam Miller and Seth Starkey recently returned to the West Liberty University campus after working on a Weather Channel documentary. WLU professor Christian D’Andrea, who heads the university’s documentary filmmaking program, is the executive producer, creator and [...]

Ryan McCullough Presents at NCA

Journalism and Communication Studies Instructor, Ryan McCullough presented research at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 97th Annual Convention. The conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 17-20. The NCA Annual Convention is the largest and most prestigious communication studies-related convention in the country. Mr. McCullough co-authored a paper with Daniel Mistich from the [...]

WLU Broadcasting Students Visit Sunday Night Football on NBC

Steelers-Ravens: The most heated rivalry in the NFL during the last decade. On any given Sunday, the traditional storylines already exist between these two NFL franchises. However, on the first Sunday in November, it was nothing but traditional as a select group of West Liberty University students participated in an all-access tour of NBC’s Sunday [...]