The All-Campus Radio Network/ACRN Alumni Society

The All-Campus Radio Network/ACRN Alumni Society The All Campus Radio Network Alumni Society of the Ohio University Alumni Association
Welcome to the online home of the All Campus Radio Network (ACRN) Alumni Society of Ohio University. ACRN is a student-run commercial college radio station founded in 1971, which now broadcasts from studios in the Baker University Center at the heart of Ohio University.

The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) exists to connect, inform and serve the University’s diverse alumni and friends in support of the University’s Mission and Vision. This goodwill is achieved through strong leadership, dynamic programs and effective communication. The OUAA’s vision is that every alumnus/na be a participant in the life of Ohio University. The OUAA has several strategic initiatives including: Increase Ohio University’s annual alumni giving percentage. Involve alumni in regional and business development initiatives. Engage alumni in legislative advocacy initiatives on behalf of the University. Develop Lifelong Learning opportunities for alumni. Involve alumni in recruiting a more diverse pool of students, faculty and staff. Enhance the quality of service to alumni.

Mission: Specifically, as outlined in the ACRN Alumni Society constitution and bylaws, our purposes are as follows: To inform alumni of the current status of ACRN. To enhance the recognition of ACRN. To raise funds in support of ACRN, its programs and its student participants. To enrich and expand ACRN experience for current students. To advise and consult with the current staff of ACRN regarding the further development of ACRN. We meet our goals by: maintaining a web and social media presence producing email newsletters coordinating activities on campus and around the nation advocating for ACRN on campus and with administration singing the praises of ACRN within the greater community in which we live looking for opportunities for ACRN to grow in all their current endeavors furthering networking and growth of ACRN staffers by hosting regional meetups throughout the year utilizing our own talents for fundraising to support these goals

04/17/2019
Ohio University Alumni Association

Ohio University Alumni Association

On Thursday, April 18, join Bobcats from around the world in supporting what you care about most during OHIO’s first-ever Giving Day.

Discover and share your passion while dedicating 24 hours to inspiring all alumni and friends to make a lasting impact on Ohio University, together.

Whether you care about academic excellence or community engagement, OHIO needs your support to create the most transformative learning experience in the county. Learn more about the rest of OHIO Giving Day’s six causes below and at OHIOGivingDay.com.

HEY everyone... job opening in A-town :)
10/12/2018
Associate Director of Communications

HEY everyone... job opening in A-town :)

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology Office of the Dean at Ohio University invites applications for the full-time, benefits eligible position of Associate Director of Communications. The Associate Director works directly with the Senior Director and communications team to develop and distr...

10/11/2018

Homecoming week is October 15th-20th, next week. The Alumni Society would like for all the former ACRN Rock Lobsters together on that Saturday for pizza,and drinks at the station from 11:30AM-1:00PM. Respond if you are planning to be in Athens next Saturday so we can get a head count and make plans. Thank you!

Today is National Radio Day which allows us to celebrate radio as a medium and focus on local radio and the service that...
08/21/2018

Today is National Radio Day which allows us to celebrate radio as a medium and focus on local radio and the service that it provides. During my years at ACRN; (1984-1988), the station represented a chance for us to heard locally through Continental Cable and in some of the dining halls. There were a few times where someone would say to me "did you really sing in the shower for that commercial?" Yep, I did, but it did generate ad time and revenue.

ACRN allowed, and still does today, individuals with different opinions and backgrounds to not only develop their skills, but friendships that continue to last a lifetime although we may not see each other much. The picture from my last show that I broadcast in May 1988 shows that bond, and I'm sure others may have similar stories they can share.

The Alumni Society was formed with the purpose of not only maintaining contacts, but also to give back to the current generation of rock lobsters and see where they are taking us with modern media. Being able to give back as your Alumni Society President is an honor and look forward to bringing events and discussions with the other Board Members over the coming months. Please feel free to reach out to me via Messenger or by E-Mail ([email protected]).

The polls are open! Head on over to vote for the ACRN Alumni Board of Visitors 2018 Election!
06/11/2018
Board of Visitors 2018 Election

The polls are open! Head on over to vote for the ACRN Alumni Board of Visitors 2018 Election!

Thanks to all of the alumni who have volunteered to be on this year's election ballot (and to those who reached out to discuss getting more involved with the society in general)!

Last call for volunteers for the 2018 ACRN Alumni Board! Nominations will close June 1, and we'll share the election bal...
05/30/2018
Board of Visitors 2018 Election

Last call for volunteers for the 2018 ACRN Alumni Board! Nominations will close June 1, and we'll share the election ballot itself in early June.

All the details at the link below! 👇

You’re already a proud Rock Lobster, and you might even remember the differences between “Alumni,” “Alumnus,” and “Alumna”, but that’s not a prerequisite for being on the board, so don’t worry if you don’t. We’re just looking for people who are passionate about ACRN and want to...

05/08/2018

It's been 12 years, officially, since the ACRN Alumni Society was established, and we need your help to keep it going. Just as the founding board members (Beam, Coffin, Eakin, Latham, Roehm, Sheridan, Stroud and Wenzel) came together to found a group of alumni to support the station, the students and the mission of ACRN, we need your leadership on the next Board of Visitors. For more information, go to ACRNAlumni.com!

The ACRN Alumni Society is taking nominations for the upcoming election of our Board of Visitors for the 2018 - 2020 ter...
04/09/2018
Board of Visitors 2018 Election

The ACRN Alumni Society is taking nominations for the upcoming election of our Board of Visitors for the 2018 - 2020 term! Want to nominate yourself or someone else who’d be great at connecting alumni with current students? Learn more about what we do and how you can get involved here:

You’re already a proud ACRN Alum, and you might even remember the differences between “Alumni,” “Alumnus,” and “Alumna”, but that’s not a prerequisite for being on the board, so don’t worry if you don’t. We’re just looking for people who are passionate about ACRN and want to gi...

Greetings Fellow ACRNers:Two years ago, during the ACRN Media 45th anniversary banquet, we launched The Charles Voge Sch...
04/04/2018
Make a Gift

Greetings Fellow ACRNers:

Two years ago, during the ACRN Media 45th anniversary banquet, we launched The Charles Voge Scholarship. Our goal was to establish the first endowed scholarship for ACRNers. We asked you and your fellow alumni to make a gift to this fund with a goal of raising $25,000.

We had five years to achieve this goal, but we gave ourselves two years so we could issue the first of many $1,000 awards in 2021 — the station's 50th anniversary.

I'm writing today — on the 47th anniversary of the day ACRN first began — to tell you we have not only achieved that goal, but we have exceeded it — all thanks to your generosity and word of mouth.

As we've said in the past, The Charles Voge Scholarship will be an annual award to a sophomore, junior or senior with a financial need who has made a significant contribution of time and talent to ACRN. Though not a requirement, preference will be given to those in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication.

ACRN is now one of the few student organizations to have a scholarship specifically for its students. We all worked hard to make ACRN stand out while we were at OHIO, and this permanent legacy will be one more way to keep achieving greatness on ACRN’s behalf.

Between now and the 50th anniversary in 2021, the fund will be available for contributions. Our new stretch goal is to raise an additional $25,000 by the 50th anniversary, which would allow us to give two separate monetary awards each year.

Many of your fellow ACRN alumni may not yet know about the scholarship. Please consider forwarding this email to people you know (or copy and paste the text on Facebook).

To give to this scholarship:

1. Go to ohiou.edu/give and click on the GIVE NOW button. Then select “One-time gift” or “Recurring gift.”
2. Check the box that says “The fund I want to support isn’t listed above.”
3. Enter the amount you wish to donate then write the name “ACRN Charles Voge Scholarship” in the box along with the amount you’ll pledge. You must write in the name of the scholarship for your pledge to count toward it.
4. Check “Yes” on “Is this a pledge payment?” if you have previously agreed to donate to this fund. Do not check the box for “Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift.”
5. Fill in your contact and payment info then click DONATE NOW.

Thanks for all your generous support, and I look forward to seeing you at ACRN's 50th anniversary event in 2021. If you have any questions, contact me at [email protected].

- Scott
Class of 1997
ACRNer Forever

HEY YOU GUYS! Ohio University Communications Week 2018 is coming, April 9-13, with Media Arts & Studies Day on April 13....
03/05/2018
www.ohio.edu

HEY YOU GUYS! Ohio University Communications Week 2018 is coming, April 9-13, with Media Arts & Studies Day on April 13. You might know some of the speakers from your days at ACRN! Rob Harvilla, Chris DeVille, Jill Mapes and Bryan Olinger. Check out more details at www.ohio.edu/scrippscollege/about/Communication-Week.cfm

Tin roof...rusted! Three cheers for Rock Lobsters!  🙌
07/29/2017

Tin roof...rusted! Three cheers for Rock Lobsters! 🙌

Happy 46th birthday to ACRN! May we continue to ROCK for another 46, Lobsters!!
04/04/2017

Happy 46th birthday to ACRN! May we continue to ROCK for another 46, Lobsters!!

03/19/2017

Calling all Music Directors! What station rotation lists do you still have? It would be great to see what was in heavy rotation on ACRN from year to year. Please share! 🤘

Sad news about the former Voice of the Bobcats, Dick Schorr. Thoughts are with his family & the Bobcat Nation.  http://m...
12/31/2016
Official Athletic Site

Sad news about the former Voice of the Bobcats, Dick Schorr. Thoughts are with his family & the Bobcat Nation. http://m.ohiobobcats.com/m/genrel/123016aaa.html

ATHENS, Ohio -- Dick Schorr, who held the position of 'Voice of the Bobcats' longer than anyone in the history of Ohio Athletics, has passed away.Schorr was the 'Voice' from 1967-98, serving as the football and basketball play-by-play announcer on the Ohio Bobcats Radio Network. A native of Logan, O...

07/22/2016

Lobsters, it's been some time in the making, but the time to put your name on the ballot to join the ACRN Alumni Society Board of Visitors is finally here!

If you are still thinking about making the commitment to join the Society, we want to hear from you, but the deadline to be listed as a candidate is fast approaching.

We've listed all the details on the election, the Chairs that are awaiting your name as a candidate, and a "State of the Society" update on our website, here:

https://www.acrnalumni.com/election

Rock on, Lobsters!

04/13/2016

Lobsters, the email for scheduling on-air shifts at the station just went out. If you expressed interested at registration but didn't get the email, please send us a message here and we'll get you ready and set!

04/07/2016

Too early to REALLY tell what the weather will be like (after all, it is Ohio), but as of now, weather.com says high 60s/low 70s and sun for our anniversary! Let's keep our fingers crossed! (More updates closer to the event!)

04/04/2016

Doing a search on Wyndham properties in the Athens area, for Saturday Night ONLY yields Days Inn and Super 8 with availability! The Internet is your friend!

04/01/2016

FYI, the Hampton has rooms (as of 5 minutes ago). Betting they just released a block.

03/31/2016

Thinking of heading to Athens for the 45th? Rooms still available at a couple hotels (OU Inn - ask for ACRN Alumni rate; and Super 8) - but don't forget to RSVP at https://acrn45th.squarespace.com/rsvp even if you're just coming for one of the free events!

TWO MORE WEEKS.
03/31/2016

TWO MORE WEEKS.

114 steps...

Lobsters, we know you’re anticipating the 45th Anniversary Celebration as much as we are and we’ve put together a we...
02/13/2016
ACRN's 45th Anniversary Celebration: April 15 - 17

Lobsters, we know you’re anticipating the 45th Anniversary Celebration as much as we are and we’ve put together a website with all the details you need to plan for the weekend!

There you can find information on how to RSVP, the weekend’s schedule of planned activities, special rates on hotel rooms and updates from the station leading up to the event.

We hope to see you in Athens in April!

Join Students and Alumni from all over as we celebrate 45 years of ACRN!

10/31/2015

Lobsters, mark you calendars: ACRN's 45th Anniversary weekend in Athens is set for April 15, 16 and 17th! Invitations and event details will be coming soon! We hope to see you in April!

Professor Joseph Slade is retiring. If you had him for class, please join us in wishing him well!
04/28/2015
Joseph Slade retirement party is April 27

Professor Joseph Slade is retiring. If you had him for class, please join us in wishing him well!

The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception Monday, April 27 for longtime professor Joseph Slade.

04/10/2015

FOUR years ago today, we were all posting about a great 40th event! Let's keep that excitement going into next year for the 45th, ACRN!

04/06/2015

Thanks go to all the current staffers for Thursday and Friday's 44th Anniversary show and dinner. It was so nice to mingle and meet the current generation!

03/12/2015

Alumni: If you haven't received your invitation for the 44th by email, please send us a private message on this page so we may help you RSVP and/or pre-order 45th Anniversary t-shirts.

Speaking of, there will be a 45th Anniversary celebration in 2016, but there are so many good reasons to get together this year! Be sure to RSVP soon; the deadline is Friday, March 20th.

Even if you cannot attend, we want to be sure to get 45th Anniversary event details to you, so if you didn’t receive your invitation by email for this year's event, please let us know.

Whether it is this year or next, I hope to see you in Athens!

- Michael Frank
ACRN Alumni Society President

03/10/2015

Alumni: Keep an eye on your inbox this week for details on ACRN's 44th Anniversary celebration in Athens, April 2nd and 3rd.

Events include a live show, station meet and greet, guest DJ shifts, and a special birthday dinner hosted by the students!

If you have any questions about the event or didn't receive an email, please email me at [email protected]. I hope to see you all in Athens!

- Michael Frank

Address

1 Park Pl, Ste 329
Athens, OH
45701

General information

There are two types of child organizations which help the OUAA support these goals: chapters and societies. Chapters are centered around geographic locations (Chicago Chapter, Nation’s Capitol Chapter, etc). Alumni societies are parts of the OUAA which represent academic departments, offices, and special-interest groups at the university, such as the College of Business, Sales Centre, and ACRN. Alumni societies serve the University through their respective colleges, departments, or special interest constituencies by providing quality leadership training, communications support, and organizational guidance. Societies exist to promote the interests and welfare of Ohio University and the Ohio University Alumni Association.

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