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WICR (Iona College Radio)

The WICR Executive Board at the 2018 Student Involvement Fair.

About WICR

WICR is an award-winning student-run radio station at Iona College and produces radio shows hosted by Iona College students of all ages and majors. The purpose of the club is to help students interested in pursuing a career in radio or production build up a portfolio, those who are interested in radio to explore that interest, and to be a platform for radion hosts to share their opinions, thoughts and interests. WICR offers a professional platform for you to be heard on- and off-campus. All prospective members will have the ability to advertise themselves and their show, contribute to the well-being of WICR, and voice their opinions.

At the 2019 Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System award ceremony WICR students received awards for Best Streaming Only Station under 10,000 Students and Best Business Director. They were also finalists for Best Show Promo and Best Promotions Direction and were nominated for Best Collegiate Radio station in the country. Additionally, at the Iona College 2019 GAEL Awards ceremony, WICR’s faculty advisor, Giuseppe D’Aliosio received the Student Government Association Award for Advisor of the Year, and senior Kathryn Adriani was awarded the Office of Student Development Unsung Hero award.

The studio and production suite are located in the basement of the LaPenta Student Union.

Mission

WICR is an organization that promotes and encourages the expression of individuality through a positive outlet, while remaining consistent with the mission of Iona College. We commit ourselves to promoting tolerance and respect for ourselves and others. Membership will require an appreciation of diversity within the organization and within the Iona College community as a whole.

The members of WICR will achieve the aforementioned goals by embracing various forms of self-expression, through music and talk radio, while being mindful and respectful on and off the air. The members of WICR will also encourage others to be open-minded and accepting to all types of people and beliefs.

Meetings

WICR meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor Media Lab in Murphy Center. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about WICR.

We use these meetings as a platform to implement and discuss new policies, schedule shows, and form relationships between club members.

Executive Board

President: Kate Adriani

Kate is a Senior majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in Film Studies. Kate is also the Executive Producer for The Soccer Showdown and The IC Female RoundTable, and a member of ICTV.

 

Vice President: Julia O’Regan

Julia is a Senior majoring in Mass Communications and English with a minor in International Studies. Julia is also the Features and Lifestyle Editor for The Ionian, the PR Director for the English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta), and manages the English Department blog.

 

Treasurer: Brian Moran

Brian is a Senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Mass Communications. Brian is also a member of the Iona College Honors Program, a member of the Iona College Pipe Band, and a member of the Iona College Improv Group (Skits and Giggles).

 

Station Manager: Austin Stellato

Austin Stellato is a Sophomore majoring in Political Science with a minor in Mass Communications. Austin is also the Executive Producer of Sports for ICTV and a broadcaster on campus for Iona Athletics ESPN3/+.

 

Events Coordinator: Brian Hutchinson

Brian is a Senior majoring in Mass Communications. Brian is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, a member of Colleges Against Cancer, and a Iona College Gael Guide.

 

Program Director: Kate Pierce

Kate is a Junior majoring in Mass Communications. Kate is also the Gael Guide Co-Development Chair and a member of the Iona Players.

 

Director of Social Media: Eddie Maffia

Eddie is a Sophomore majoring in Mass Communications. Eddie is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, a member of ICTV, and a Senator for SGA.

 

Director of Music and Production: Jack Osterloff

Jack is a Sophomore majoring in Mass Communications. Jack is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, a member of ICTV, and a member of the Marketing Club.

 

Events

WICR engages in a wide variety of on and off-campus events and activities in order to serve the Iona College community. We do this by hosting events, such as our acclaimed WICR Radiothon, and give back to the community by performing community cleanups around New Rochelle. WICR has used our Radiothon in the past to benefit great causes like Relay For Life. We will continue to use our unique platform in radio to benefit the Iona community at large.

Contact

Please contact Austin Stellato at astellato2@gaels.iona.edu or any of the other Executive Board Members listed above for more information.

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