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Old 07-26-2005, 11:29 PM
Amanda L. Brennan
 
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Becauseeeee the general manager is "taking care of it."
And has been.
Forever.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:11 AM
Ryan J. Crowley
 
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Hopeful thing, I THINK I had heard that our new president was involved in radio. So maybe things can get better with his backing?

Or is that just wishful thinking?
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:42 PM
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I think Chris Chesebro has graduated. So you need to find a new GM. Amanda...I think you know my son Mark who will be coming to Drew in the Fall, if you are serious about getting things up an running again contact my husband either thru Mark or through the emails I posted earlier.

I know at one point Edye Lawler was acting as an intermediary between the students and the university...maybe she knows something about the paperwork...
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Maureen Tauriello
I think Chris Chesebro has graduated. So you need to find a new GM. Amanda...I think you know my son Mark who will be coming to Drew in the Fall, if you are serious about getting things up an running again contact my husband either thru Mark or through the emails I posted earlier.

I know at one point Edye Lawler was acting as an intermediary between the students and the university...maybe she knows something about the paperwork...

Chris is my class year, so he'll be a senior this year.
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Maureen Tauriello
I think Chris Chesebro has graduated. So you need to find a new GM. Amanda...I think you know my son Mark who will be coming to Drew in the Fall, if you are serious about getting things up an running again contact my husband either thru Mark or through the emails I posted earlier.

I know at one point Edye Lawler was acting as an intermediary between the students and the university...maybe she knows something about the paperwork...

Yeah! Mark is the best. I'll definitely talk to him about it next time I see him, thanks!
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:37 PM
Christopher R. Chesebro
 
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Post Time for some actual clarity...

Ok, first off I, Chris Chesebro am still the general manager. I would like to address a few of the things that have caused the decline in the station over the past few years. Firstly, the largest part of why the station is having problems is that there is no communications major at Drew. At many other schools that have thriving radio stations...ie BU and Seton Hall, there are very large communications and related majors. Having a major in the field is a huge boost to any station as is gives people a reason to be consistent and respectful of the stations.

WMNJ spent $19k 3 years ago purchasing all new equipment for the broadcast studio. It is still state of the art and up to par with many other college stations. My biggest problem was always finding people who cared enough to put time into making the station work. Just having a show is great, but there is a lot more to being a part of a radio team than that. There has always been a problem with getting people to show up on time, or at all. People get lazy, or they figure its not really that important...whatever. They just dont show up.

Right now, I have been trying the past two years to get WMNJ to webcast. Up until very recently, it has been totally cost prohibitive. Thankfully a college radio group, Intercollegiate Broadcast Systems has worked out a deal with BMI to get cheap webcast rights. This is great, and it means that we can webcast as soon as I hear back from Academic Tech. I have also tried to contact people there and have never gotten a response after at least a half dozen emails. But that all will get worked out.

To address what happened this past year. People weren't showing up for shows, I couldn't get people to fill in open time slots, and god forbid I needed someone to help with some of the events we planned. There were a few good people who were there, but 2 or 3 people can only do so much. So frankly, I got tired of doing everything myself and called the semester off. Some of you might disagree with that, but at the time is was my call to make. I am still the GM. And you know what, I still love working for the station. If there are this many people who feel the same way, I need to hear from you so we can make things actually work for once. But be prepared. It takes a hella lot of time to run it at all, let alone well. Send me an email, and hopefully we can make it work.

I hope I answered at least some of the questions people had, and made up understand what was really going on.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:41 PM
Christopher R. Chesebro
 
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Post and one more thing...

I cannot fault Pete Tauriello at all for all the help he gave us. He came in willing to work with the crew and make the station better. The biggest thing that was the problem was that people felt he was a little pushy and expected too much from the station. I personally thing he did a great job and gave us, especially me a lot to work with.

As to the FCC filing...I have looked into this a LOT. There is little we can do to get a new license. As of now, we are an outdated and no longer offered license type. There are 3 other stations vying for our frequency and they most likely will get it because they are commercial stations and that means money. SO. The only option is to find another frequency, and this being New York metro, that is almost impossible. Thats why I'm focusing on webcast. I think its the best thing for us.
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Old 08-12-2005, 10:45 PM
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Webcast will be a great idea!!

And I know I said I'd help last semester but other clubs kinda overwhelmed. With one of the huge stressors out of the way I'll be happy to help out where needed.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:25 PM
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To Chris and Amanda et al:

I have passed along your kind words to Pete. As I understand it, you shouldn't abandon hope for getting the license renewed though. Even though there are other applications in there, if they don't get their paperwork in on time or don't meet requirements etc. then you might still have a shot at WMNJ keeping the license. I think Pete said that one of the applications was withdrawn so there may be only two competing applications.

I do think that the webcast is an excellent idea as well, but don't give up the FM license unless absolutely necessary! You will regret it later I think.

I know that not having a communications major is a detriment to running the radio station but I think the bigger issue is commitment from the students...I was on WSOU while in college and I was not a communications major, there were many others who were involved who were not communications majors as well. We just loved WSOU and were totally committed to it. We treated it very seriously and produced a very good quality broadcast schedule of shows. It can be done but you've got to want to, I'm not sure I've seen that yet.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:15 PM
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This is great, and it means that we can webcast as soon as I hear back from Academic Tech. I have also tried to contact people there and have never gotten a response after at least a half dozen emails. But that all will get worked out.
"Academic Tech" hasn't existed as a department for 2 years now. Computing and Network Services is who you need to talk to.
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