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Aaron R. Furgason, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Adviser, WMCX 88.9FM

First Year Adviser

Plangere Center 220

Aaron R. Furgason, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Rutgers University

M.A., Emerson College

B.A., Monmouth University

Research Interests

Radio and music industry trends and their impact on society 


Scholarly Articles

In the editing stage and then sent to Journal of Audio and Radio Studies for review: The response by terrestrial radio to satellite radio entry into the audio marketplace.

In the writing stage: What can we learn about 1990s music industry from rock stars autobiographies.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Upcoming conference presentations: Monmouth University’s Race Conference- When House Music met Hip Hop.

Fall 2018, The Beatles White Album: An International Symposium: Presenter- The White Album and Progressive Rock Radio- A Match Made in Heaven

Fall 2018, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association: Presenter- Live Music, Nostalgia & Alternative Rock Radio

External Affiliations & Community Engagement

Adviser to four Communication High School internships at WMCX

Attended the virtual IBS Radio Conference

Intercollegiate Broadcasting Society

College Media Association

New Jersey Broadcasters Association

Cultural Studies Association

National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Awards and Honors

Candidate for Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 2019-2020

National Finalist –Outstanding Faculty Adviser- 2017- Intercollegiate Broadcasting System


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio (CO 262)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • Introduction to Radio Production (CO 102)
  • Journalism/pr Career Preparation (CO 216)
  • Media Analysis (CO 367)
  • Media Co-Curricular Practicum in Radio (CO 262)
  • Media Literacy (CO 155)
  • Radio in the Music Industry (CO 373)
  • Radio Operation Practice (CO 377)
  • Radio Production (CO 102)
  • Radio/Television Career Preparation (CO 217)
  • The Music Industry (CO 373)
  • Topics in Film (CO 318)
  • Working With Audio (CO 102)
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