derek wood

Derek Wood

WRDL General Manager
Center for the Arts
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Derek Wood is the General Manager of 88.9-FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station. He has received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production from Ashland University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University.

In addition to WRDL, he is currently working professionally at 104.5-FM WQKT in Wooster, Ohio. He works frequently with both WQKT and SportsTime Ohio as a play-by-play sports broadcaster.  Other professional experience includes audio editing, board operations, and on-air announcing. His work in sports broadcasting has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, having been awarded first place in the country in 2017.


B.A. Digital Media Journalism/Sport Com., Ashland University

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