WCU students named among top college radio personalities in the nation

Two Western Carolina University student disc jockeys committed to offering “smashing good fun” on their morning radio show have been recognized by an international media association.

Fern Lulham and David Rose have been co-hosts of “Fern and David in the Morning” on Power 90.5 WWCU-FM since September. They earned second place as air personalities in a national competition with nearly 900 entries sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association.

“All of the comments from judges were similar – ‘original sound’ or ‘quick wit’ – but my favorite was ‘(this show is) designed to hit you over the head and show you how good these two are,’” said Michael Huntsberger, the student radio competition chair for the BEA.

Fast-talking Lulham and Rose incorporate a range of sound clips and effects, as well as a studiocam, as part of the news, information, fun and games show.

Both from the United Kingdom, Rose and Lulham were enrolled at the same time at the University of Glamorgan in Wales but first met at WCU.

“I’ve always loved radio. I remember interviewing my family with a cucumber at the tea table – things like, ‘So Mum, what do you think of Dad’s new haircut?’ So when I came to WCU, I knew straightaway that I wanted to get involved with the station, and the radio station was one of the major reasons why I transferred,” Lulham said.


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