What is WGLS-FM?
WGLS-FM is a non-commercial educational station, licensed to the Rowan University Board of Trustees, for the purpose of broadcasting "in the public interest." With a staff of between 90 and 120 students under the supervision of Station Manager Derek Jones and Assistant Station Manager Leo Kirschner, WGLS-FM offers a wide variety of entertainment, news, sports, public affairs and specialty programming. We welcome your interest and hope that your membership will help you develop your communication skills and prove to be a positive educational experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I become a member of WGLS-FM?
A. Any Rowan University student interested in joining WGLS-FM must attend and successfully complete one of our training sessions. Training sessions are held at the station each semester. The training includes lectures and demonstrations on radio station policies and procedures. At the end of the training session you will be required to pass a written test on the material presented, as well as a "hands-on" test demonstrating your skill in equipment operation.
Q. Can I get on-the-air right away?
A. Once you successfully complete the training program, you will be paired up with one of our daytime DJs who will help you learn the WGLS-FM format. It is during this time that you will apply for your own daytime shift for the following semester. At the end of your first semester hosting a daytime shift, you may decide to reapply for that shift or apply for any of the specialty shows that become available. Although the demand for air shifts is high, we try to accommodate everyone.
Q. Do I have to be a DJ to be a member of WGLS-FM?
A. No. If you have an interest in working in other areas of station operation such as news, sports, copywriting, promotion, production, engineering, or public affairs, we welcome your participation.
Q. What is expected of station members?
A. All members of WGLS-FM are expected to represent Rowan University and the station in a positive and professional way. In addition, all members are expected to contribute to the success of the station by attending station meetings, volunteering to help in various station departments, and by participating in other station functions such as remote broadcasts, station promotions, etc.
Q. Can I earn credits for working at WGLS-FM?
A. During each semester and in the summer, Field Experience internship credits may be available for working on projects associated with the station. Internship applications are considered on a case by case basis. See Derek Jones for details.
Q. What if I have additional questions?
A. Contact Derek Jones, Leo Kirschner or any station member. They will be glad to answer all of your questions.
We look forward to your participation, and welcome you to the excitement of Rowan Radio!