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David L. Barner

David L. Barner

Director of Broadcasting

Broadcasting & Sports Communications Faculty

(724) 946-7239

Campus Location:
   McKelvey Campus Center
   Program Director - 372
Mailbox: 162


About Me

I have worked in commercial and educational broadcasting for over 40 years. as a disc jockey, news anchor, football/basketball play by play announcer, account executive, program director, sales manager and general manager.*   I regularly practice my profession by being an active member of the WWNW (Titan Radio) staff as DJ , news reporter, and audio producer.

My teaching philosphy is broadcast and media production education must include considerable hands-on lab experiences at campus or commercial broadcast facilities. Classroom work must be practical and adaptable to a career in broadcasting. While in college, students should be involved in a variety of broadcasting experiences both on-air and behind the scenes. Graduates of a broadcasting program must have strong communication skills and fundamental technical skills. Classes in the major need to be supplemented with a variety of courses from other disciplines. A broadcaster must have a well rounded education.