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Dr. Brad Rawlins Talks School of Media and Journalism

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University has a new School of Media and Journalism as an excellence area in the College of Liberal Arts and Communication.  The ASU Board of Trustees approved the new school last year.  While the journalism and radio-TV programs have always remained intact after departments were combined to create the Department of Media, they had challenges with program identity during college realignments a couple of years ago.  The School of Media and Journalism started July first.  I talked with the Interim Director of the School of Media and Journalism at A-State, Dr. Brad Rawlins.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.   

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.