Student Organizations

Students media organizations offer a variety of ways for students to gain hands-on experience in media-related entities. Getting involved with these program-related student organizations can greatly enhance your educational experience by providing skills and professional practices. In the spotlight or behind the scenes, students use state-of-the-art technology while building lasting friendships. Participate in these organizations as early as your freshman year.

Media Student Association (MSA)

The Media Student Association (MSA) is an organization that serves the purpose of getting Media Production and Studies, Advertising, and Communications students more involved with their major. This organization will help School of Media and Communication (SMC) students get more involved with on-campus and off-campus organizations that fit their majors. Members can look to other members for advice on how to get internships, scholarships, and take more of a leadership role in organizations. This organization will also bring in speakers and alumni that have gone through the process of being an SMC major. Anything that is Media Production and Studies, Advertising and Communications related to this organization will be involved with and provide assistance for the students to succeed as an SMC major. Any questions or inquiries can be emailed to 

Follow us on Instagram: @bgsu_media_student_association, Twitter: @bgsu_media  and Facebook: @MediaStudentAssociation 

BG24 News

BG24 News is Bowling Green's local television news source, keeping you up-to-date on current news, weather, and sports. It airs Tuesday through Friday at 5:30 PM on BG cable channel 6. Students work behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera. Faculty advisor: Ken Garland (


WBGU 88.1 FM is a 1,000 Watt FCC Licensed non-commercial station. The format of the station is freeform and focuses on promoting underground and underrepresented music. As of September 2008, the studio has been fitted with a new digital system. Faculty advisor: Stephen Merrill (

Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization (BGRSO)

BGRSO broadcasts BGSU's football, hockey, men's and women's basketball, and baseball games. It is responsible for producing the only college sports talk radio show, "On the Line." It airs on 88.1 FM, so tune in to get your fix on all the Falcon sports. Faculty advisor: Stephen Merrill (

View the recent BGRSO powerpoint presentation file.

BG Reel Productions

Reel Productions is an open workshop for student-produced film-television-video-web projects in video format. Students explore interests in various genres, including entertainment, news and newsmagazine, feature, documentary, and webisodes. After proposing and planning a production, final projects are distributed via the OSTN (Ohio Student Television Network). Some projects also contribute to community service. Faculty advisor: Jose Cardenas (


Media Production and Studies has a long-standing and close relationship with the University's public television station, WBGU-PBS. Students can be involved with WBGU in many ways, including: paid employment, internships, and independent studies. The professional staff, some of whom teach in MDIA, maintain training and mentoring programs to help students prepare for their careers in Media Production and Studies. For more information, contact WBGU-Feedback.

Updated: 12/21/2022 03:58PM