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Faculty - Mr. Pat Sullivan: Biography
Mr. Pat Sullivan joined the staff of the Department of Mass Communication in 2005. During his time at Frostburg State University,he has taught audio production (MCOM 213), announcing and performance (MCOM 250), advanced audio production (MCOM 313), electronic media management (MCOM 316), and Music Promotion and Production (MCOM 465). Mr. Sullivan headed the Mind Culture Original Music project event during the spring of 2006, has served as a guest speaker in a number of Mass Communication classes, and served as a panelist for the Mass Communication Department's career symposium. Mr. Sullivan has voiced and recorded a number of promotional video projects for the Department of Mass Communication and FSU in general, and continues to serve as a liason for FSU Mass Communication students working on internship experiences at his workplace.
A veteran radio broadcaster since getting his start in 1977, Mr. Sullivan currently works for Allegany Radio Corporation at WDYK-FM (Magic 100.5) in Cumberland. He also can be heard on WWLW-FM in Clarksburg, WV on the weekends. Sullivan has worked at area stations including WQZK-FM / WKLP-AM in Keyser, WV and WROG-FM / WCMD-AM in Cumberland, MD, where he held various job titles and duties and hosted radio programs during all dayparts. He has also been employed by Radio Active.
Mr. Sullivan also is the founding member of The Channel Cats Blues Band, in which he plays bass guitar and provides vocals. The band has performed throughout the mid-Atlantic region since the mid 1980s and has performed numerous times in a benefit setting for the FSU Department of Mass Communication. The band released its eponymous first album in 2006.
Mr. Sullivan also is an executive board member of the Cumberland Hot Stove Baseball League and serves as the public relations director for Cresaptown United Methodist Church in Cresaptown, Maryland. He is married to his wife, Jo Lynn and together have a son, Brendan.
Areas of professional Interest include all areas of mass communication, with special interests in topics such as media and broadcasting operations, theory and perception of programming, performance, marketing, advertising, current issues and topics, ratings and creative concepts.