Department of Broadcasting

Michael Murray, M.A.

315 Sallee Hall
(309) 298-2169

Majored in German Language and Literature at St. John’s University (Minnesota), then did one year of art school at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in Minneapolis, MN. Worked various part time jobs (including being a guitarist and bass player in various weekend bands), till I came to WIU in Fall of 1985 to do my Masters degree work. Graduated from WIU in Summer 1987 and went to work immediately in the Communication Arts & Sciences Department (where Broadcasting used to be) teaching what is now BC 100, Intro to Broadcasting. Took a leave of absence to get post-MA degree credit hours so I could get tenured here at WIU, and came back for keeps in Summer 1993. Been here ever since and loving it!


University of Iowa, Journalism/Mass Communication, ABD/Ph.D., 1991
Western Illinois University, Communication/Broadcasting, Master of Arts, 1985
St. John’s University (MN), German Language & Literature, Bachelor of Arts, 1978

Areas of Interest

History of Broadcasting, use of radio as propaganda tool (especially in Nazi Germany), audio production (mostly post-production but also field recording and sound design), and international broadcasting

Professional Affiliations

Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Office Hours

Monday Noon-1 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 8-9:15 AM and 11 AM-Noon

Michael Murray, M.A.