New Grateful Dead Programming

WGLZ will be airing a new specialty program through the month of April. Every Thursday night at 8:00, WGLZ will air the program Dead Air. Hosted by Cory Daniels, Dead Air is a nationally syndicated program highlighting the music of The Grateful Dead. Be sure to tune in each Thursday night for all those classic jams!

Chef’s Fare

Aaron Jeffries and Caleb Hedrick manning the WGLZ table.

WGLZ trivia winner Lindsay Six.

On Tuesday, March 20, WGLZ had the opportunity to participate in the Chef’s Fare. Chefs from Alderson Broaddus University, Marshall University, and West Liberty University took part in the contest while WGLZ played music and did a trivia contest about the history of West Virginia. Congratulations to Marshall University for winning the Chef’s Fare with their chicken and dumplings and strawberry shortcake. Congratulations to Lindsay Six, winner of the trivia contest and a $25 gift certificate to Silver Chopsticks.

 

 

The winning Marshall University Chef.

 

New Music Programming

As West Liberty comes back from spring break, WGLZ will be introducing some new music formats. Previously, WGLZ had mostly been a Top 40 format. However, WGLZ is expanding it’s horizon and looking to broaden it’s listener base. WGLZ previously aired an Unsigned Artists playlist every night at 10:00 PM. Now, we will be airing the Unsigned Artists playlist every morning from 7:00-9:00 AM in addition to every night at 10:00 PM. Next, every night at 6:00 PM will be the all Rock hour. Lastly, we will be airing a new playlist called Something for Everyone. During the hours that it airs, you will hear Rock, R&B, Unsigned Artists, Soul, World, Pop, New Age, Metal, Jazz, Latin, Electronica, Easy Listening, Folk, Country, Alternative & Punk, Classical, and Hip Hop. You can hear this when tuning in at 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 11:00 PM. The other 17 hours will still consist of the Top 40 Hot Clock. We look forward to having you tune in and joining us in our new endeavors. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, WGLZ can be reached by email at wglz@westliberty.edu.   

WGLZ wins National Award

WGLZ was recently named as one of six recipients of the Spirit of College Radio Award. Given out by the College Radio Foundation, WGLZ was recognized for it’s truly outstanding effort to celebrate College Radio Day and for embodying the passion and mission of college radio. Congratulations to WGLZ and all of it’s staff.

Broadcasting Student Wins National Award

WGLZ General Manager Walker Polivka at work.

West Liberty University sophomore Walker Polivka was recently named as a recipient of the Abe Voron Award. Awarded through the Broadcast Education Association, Walker will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. Polivka was one of only nine students from seven different campuses nationally to be awarded a scholarship after taking part in the association’s 2018-2019 competition. The winners were selected by Peter Orlik and the BEA Scholarship Committee at its November meeting in Washington DC.

Polivka is currently the general manager of WGLZ and has a weekly radio show on Thursdays at 4:00 PM. He plans to continue in the broadcasting field after commencement, working either behind the scene or on-air. WGLZ congratulates Walker on his scholarship and looks forward to what his future holds for him.