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UTA Radio kicks off Fall semester with live broadcast

Posted August 30, 2013 by Barrie Hill in category accomplishments

uta radio interviewing arlington mayor bob cluck and uta president vistasp kharbari
WBAP wasn’t the only radio outlet on hand for UTA's recent Sunrise Pep Rally.

WBAP News/Talk 820 AM and 96.7 FM broadcast live for the station’s early morning drive-time show from the College Park District. The Department of Communication’s own student-run station, UTA Radio and UTA, also documented the morning’s activities.

Led by Broadcast Professors Andrew Clark and Lance Liguez with Department of Communication engineer Joe Carter’s technical prowess, UTA Radio and UTA also broadcast live from College Park as UTA students, faculty and staff showed off their Maverick pride at the 7:15 a.m. event.

Broadcast majors Charles Vann and Tracie Hill interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. Valerie Maedgen and Omar Castillon interviewed Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

UTA Radio students and faculty began set up at 3 a.m. so that the station could go live at 7 a.m.

“This was the first time we did a full, live morning drive block (5-9am)," Liguez said. "While the students were horrified to be up so early, they were eager and committed to producing a quality show."


Hundreds of spirit-filled Mavs turned out for the rally which featured the UT Arlington band, cheerleaders, Wranglers and Blaze. The event was sponsored by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, College Town UTA and the Division of Student Affairs and included a complimentary breakfast.