Department of Broadcasting
Michael Murray, M.A.
315 Sallee Hall
Majored in German Language and Literature at St. John’s University (Minnesota), then did one year of art school at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in Minneapolis, MN. Worked various part time jobs (including being a guitarist and bass player in various weekend bands), till I came to WIU in Fall of 1985 to do my Masters degree work. Graduated from WIU in Summer 1987 and went to work immediately in the Communication Arts & Sciences Department (where Broadcasting used to be) teaching what is now BC 100, Intro to Broadcasting. Took a leave of absence to get post-MA degree credit hours so I could get tenured here at WIU, and came back for keeps in Summer 1993. Been here ever since and loving it!
University of Iowa, Journalism/Mass Communication, ABD/Ph.D., 1991
Western Illinois University, Communication/Broadcasting, Master of Arts, 1985
St. John’s University (MN), German Language & Literature, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Areas of Interest
History of Broadcasting, use of radio as propaganda tool (especially in Nazi Germany), audio production (mostly post-production but also field recording and sound design), and international broadcasting
Illinois News Broadcasters Association
Monday Noon-1 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 8-9:15 AM and 11 AM-Noon