Ashland University’s Radio Station Now a CNN Radio Affiliate
Ashland University's student-run radio station, WRDL 88.9FM, is now broadcasting CNN Radio news updates at the top and bottom of every hour 24/7. This service started at the first of the year.
"WRDL's affiliation with a great news organization like CNN not only helps fulfill our mission to educate the next generation of journalists, but also helps us better serve Ashland and the surrounding communities with news and information locally, nationally and from around the world." said WRDL Adviser and Journalism and Digital Media (JDM) professional instructor AJ Randolph. "This is just the first step in Ashland's WRDL becoming a valued, trusted and reliable broadcast outlet for the area."
In addition to a new content source, JDM also gains access to CNN's extensive audio content library for use as educational tools in its writing, editing and production classes.
For WRDL Program Director senior Brad Eustathios, the CNN partnership means more opportunities for JDM students.
"Now, not only is 88.9FM able to offer the latest in news talk programming for the community, it also opens the possibility for locally produced news and information programming, and the chance to get more students on the air,” he said. “Now, we have the chance to start building relationships and reaching out to our listener-base within the community itself."
Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.