Professor Rodger Smith is a professor of Communication at George Mason University and serves as the faculty advisor for WGMU, Mason’s online radio station.
Professor Smith’s interest in Communications came from an interest in the cause and effect of programming and how the media affects culture, daily life, and technology. His previous work in radio includes working for WFTR Front Royal, Virginia where he was a news director (1986-1988), sports director, mid-day on-air talent (1988-1989), and a morning drive personality (1990-1992). He also worked as an advertising/production director for WUSQ Winchester.
Professor Smith is the director of the WGMU Summer Radio Camp, geared toward middle and high school students who have an interest in radio. The camp consists of two one-week sessions in July during which students learn basic radio skills like writing and producing commercial and news items as well as delivering on-air breaks. They also get to tour a local commercial radio station (WTOP or WTEM). Click here to learn more about WGMU Summer Radio Camp.
Professor Smith was honored in Who’s Who in the Media and Communications in 1997-1998. Professor Smith also serves as the public address announcer for football and basketball games at his Alma Mater, Warren County High School in Front Royal, VA.
Professor Smith and his wife Martha reside in Stephens City, VA.