Department secures broadcasting grant
Jeffrey Pfister, instructor and director of WGLZ radio, recently announced that the department of journalism and communication studies secured a $2,500 grant from the West Virginia Broadcasters Educational Foundation (WVBEF).
According to Pfister, the grant helps fund the “Vocalize” project and will “assist students in their development, enhancement, and mastering of oral storytelling through technical and artistic means.”
The WVBEF funds high school and higher education programs in radio and television to “develop careers in the radio and television broadcast industry.” Each year the foundation awards grants for equipment, studios, and training.
The $2,500 grant allows the department to purchase equipment used in the DMD 204-Radio Production and COM 362-Audio Production for Broadcast and Documentary courses.
“Each of these courses enrolls nearly a dozen students,” said Pfister. “They will use the new technology to produce audio content for short productions like public service announcements, news features, and audio documentaries.”
The grant was officially presented to Pfister by David Harrison, general manager of WCDK/WEIR radio.
(Photo; David Harrison (left), general manager of WCDK/WEIR radio, presents Jeff Pfister (right), instructor and director of WGLZ radio, with the WVBEF grant)