School of Liberal Arts
Department of Communications
Markham Hall, Rm. 134
Cathy Coomer is the
General Manager of KRSC-FM 91.3 Real College Radio in addition to her
duties as an Assistant Professor in the Communications department.
Cathy's main discipline is in Radio and TV production, Writing, Shooting
and Editing but also teaches a number of other communications courses
including Media Sales & Advertising and TV/Radio
Announcing. Before coming to RSU to help initiate the BA program,
she taught in the department of Communications at Pittsburg (Kan.) State
University, where she served as Assistant Professor and Director of
She has also worked in the private sector as an independent
producer/promoter for events, seminars and workshops as well as
producing an independent film in Southeast Kansas and Northeast
Oklahoma. Coomer has worked as a News Producer, Reporter, Public Service
Director, and Programming Manager for two NBC and CBS commercial
television affiliates in Kansas and Missouri.
She received an M.A. degree in Communications with a Public Relations
emphasis as well as a B.A. degree in Communications, both from Pittsburg
State University. She is the Advisor of the Student Broadcasting
Association at RSU and after serving as the Chair of the Oklahoma
Broadcast Education Association Student Competition for two years, she
now reigns as the Secretary/Treasurer of the OBEA.
Coomer was also the 2009 Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters recipient
of the Lisa John Fellowship, named after a former broadcaster. During
the summer, she worked for four weeks with Cox Radio Inc. in Tulsa
focusing on sales and news for KRMG AM & FM; promotions, marketing and
programming for K95.5, MIX 96 and STAR 103.3. This experience gave her
a chance to update many of her own skills as well those in the classroom
while also developing a closer working relationship with radio
broadcasters in the market.