“I am honored to help steer the direction of a station that benefits so many students, listeners and community members,” Crowley said.
Crowley has been the interim manager since the loss of Cathy Coomer, the station’s former general manager. Crowley worked with Coomer for more than 14 years and gained much experience and guidance from her leadership at the station.
“Cathy taught me the value of high-quality content in an educational environment. We can set our sights on a professional quality product while also allowing students to learn and get their feet under them in the media industry,” Crowley said. “Her vision and mission will continue at RSU.”
Crowley, an RSU alum, earned his bachelor’s degree in communication in 2010 and his master’s degree in communication arts from Northeastern State in 2013. Dr. Keith Martin, the dean of the school of arts and sciences, is confident Crowley will lead the station well.
“Tip demonstrates a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the smooth and effective operations of KRSC RSU Radio. We look forward to his continued leadership on campus,” Martin said.
Since 2014, Crowley has served as station manager of KRSC Radio and has been responsible for everyday operations of the station.
“Crowley already provides oversight of KRSC day-to-day operations including student worker staffing and training. He has earned the respect of his colleagues and peers both at RSU and in the private sector. His appointment is a natural fit for the station.” Martin said.
KRSC-FM 91.3 has been promoting community and culture over the airwaves in northeast Oklahoma since 1980. In April, the station celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since its inception, the station has seen students win scholarships and production awards from the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.
The station was recently nominated for several Absolute Best of Tulsa awards and chosen as one of Spin Magazine’s top 40 small radio stations in the country.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved restructured degree options within the department of communications at RSU. A Bachelor of Arts in communications include options in strategic communication, broadcasting and new media, and communication arts.
For more information about KRSC Radio or to listen to the station, visit rsuradio.com.