derek wood
Derek Wood
WRDL General Manager
215-G, Center for the Arts

dwood12@ashland.edu
Derek Wood
WRDL General Manager

Biography

Derek Wood is the General Manager of 88.9-FM WRDL, Ashland University’s award-winning, student-run radio station. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member in JDM, teaching both Basic and Advanced Audio Production, as well as Radio Production and Programming. He has received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Media Journalism and Sport Communication with a minor in Digital Media Production from Ashland University as well as 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.

Education

M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University
B.A. Digital Media Journalism/Sport Communication, Ashland University