Department of Telecommunications
Students media organizations offer a variety of ways for students to gain hands-on experience in media-related entities. Getting involved with these department-related student organizations can greatly enhance your educational experience by providing skills and professional practices. In the spotlight or behind the scenes, students use state-of-the-art technology while building lasting friendships. Participate in these organizations as early as your freshman year.
TCOM Student Association(TCOMSA)
The TCOM Student Association is an organization that is designed to benefit TCOM students in any way possible. This organization will help TCOM students become more involved with on-campus and off-campus organizations. TCOM students can receive advice from fellow TCOM students about how to get internships, where to look for internships, what classes to take, and where to look for scholarship opportunities. Being involved with this organization allows TCOM students to get more out of their major and learn about all the opportunities they have to succeed as a TCOM student at BGSU. Faculty advisor: Dr. Louisa Ha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BG24 News is Bowling Green's local television news source, keeping you up-to-date on current news, weather, and sports. It airs Tuesday through Friday at 5:30 PM on BG cable channel 6. Students work behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera. Faculty advisor: Ken Garland (email@example.com)
WBGU 88.1 FM is a 1,000 Watt FCC Licensed non-commercial station. The format of the station is freeform and focuses on promoting underground and underrepresented music. As of September 2008, the studio has been fitted with a new digital system. Faculty advisor: Stephen Merriill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The department's oldest student-run organization, WFAL was formerly the campus AM station known as 1610 AM-WFAL. As of Summer 2008, WFAL has grown into a web-focused medium of content transmission, and has also changed its identity to WFAL "Falcon Radio." On the web at www.falconradio.org, as well as Time Warner Cable channel 21 in Wood County, WFAL features music ranging from Modern and Classic Rock to Reggae, Hip Hop, R & B, Soul and Motown. Don't forget to check out WFAL's talk and sports programming as well! All students are welcome to participate! Faculty advisor: Stephen Merriill (email@example.com)
BGRSO broadcasts BGSU's football, hockey, men's and women's basketball, and baseball games. It is responsible for producing the only college sports talk radio show, "On the Line." It airs on 88.1 FM, so tune in to get your fix on all the Falcon sports. Faculty advisor: Stephen Merriill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reel Productions is an open workshop for student-produced film-television-video-web projects in video format. Students explore interests in various genres, including entertainment, news and newsmagazine, feature, documentary, and webisodes. After proposing and planning a production, final projects are distributed via the OSTN (Ohio Student Television Network). Some projects also contribute to community service. Faculty advisor: Jose Cardenas (email@example.com)
TCOM has a long-standing and close relationship with the University's public television station, WBGU-PBS. Students can be involved with WBGU in many ways, including: paid employment, internships, and independent studies. The professional staff, some of whom teach in TCOM, maintain training and mentoring programs to help students prepare for their careers in telecommunications. General Manager: Tony Short (firstname.lastname@example.org).