GSC Pioneer Media

Pioneer Media
The Pioneer Media is an organization of students who are interested in the fields of journalism, radio, or broadcast television. If you have the desire to write articles, a passion for music, or want to pursue a career in television media, then this is a program you may want to check out.
While no experience is necessary to join in these programs, a 2.5 g.p.a. is required and a student must have completed CART 101, Introduction to Public Speaking, before they are allowed to join in either the radio or TV stations. Students who are interested in a career in this field will find that a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies or a minor in Communication Arts, along with the experience gained from participation in the Pioneer Media beneficial.
The original school newspaper, The Mercury, was first printed in 1929, and continued until 2001. Resurrected under the new name The Phoenix in the fall of 2005, the paper continues to the present. This paper continues to be the source for news and events that occur on the GSC campus. All articles are written and edited by students in the class, with online editions appearing each Thursday, and three print editions appearing each semester. To work for The Phoenix, you must sign up for the newspaper class that is listed under journalism in the school catalog. More information on joining the paper, contact Dr. Marjorie Stewart, the faculty advisor, at .
GSC originally had a radio station from the late 1960’s until 1982-83, when the administration made the decision to close the station due to a lack of serious student participation. Recently the radio station was revived, with broadcasts streaming over the internet, giving the college the ability to reach millions of listeners’ worldwide. GSC radio DJ’s get to work on the latest equipment to ensure that the student’s acquired knowledge is applicable in the radio world off campus.
The station broadcasts three different formats daily. Starting at 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. you can hear a rock/country format, the 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. slot plays Top 40 music, while the final 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. programming features R & B. When no scheduled show is airing you may still hear listen to GSC programming on streaming via the internet.
The latest venture for the Pioneer Media has been the development of the college TV station. For now the station broadcasts over channel 2 on the campus satellite system, with plans to broadcast through a regional cable provider and the internet in the future. This program, while still evolving, has the ability to do studio as well as live remote broadcasts and will be able to steam live broadcasts over the internet.
Currently the station does not follow a precise schedule. Students in the program will create short 10 – 30 minute prerecorded segments, which are aired between movies at approximately 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Views will be able to catch up on the latest news, weather, game highlights, and interviews about important events happening on campus.
If either the radio or television programs are of interest to you, please contact Jennifer Wenner, Director of the Radio and TV stations at .

One Comment to “GSC Pioneer Media”

  1. Leslie Ward says:

    Great article! You can listen to the radio via the internet by clicking this link (also available under Student Life -> Pioneer Media on the website).

    You can view many old issues of the Mercury online here; more issues are being posted almost daily. Kudos to Jason Gum for his efforts in digitizing all these back issues and preserving the news of yesteryear for all of us to enjoy.

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