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David St. Peter

Station Manager/Engineer and Instructor

Before joining the Mass Media staff, Dave was the News/Sports/Program Director at WATK/WACD in Antigo, WI from 1998-2004. At the station his duties included determining all on-air programming, news gathering and anchoring, sports play-by-play, live daily on-air shift, production of material for on-air play, scheduling part-time employee shifts.

Prior to the job at WTAK/WACD he was a staff writer for Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa in St. Pete Beach, FL from 1996-1998. While there he wrote feature articles for Interstate Hotels Corporation’s employee- and management-level newsletters. Served on corporation’s National Communications Review Board, a panel that examined ways to improve internal communications. Staff painter at the Don from 1992-1998.

He was a staff announcer at WRRR/WVVW in St. Marys, WV from 1984-1989. Live on-air shifts during all dayparts. Production ranging from 30-second spots and PSAs to hour-length feature programming.

From 1982-1984 he was an Account Executive for Phase One Productions in Marietta. He sold advertising time and space for various print and electronic ventures, including the Ohio State University men’s basketball game programs and the Jesse Owens Track Classic Program.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Ohio State University in June of 1982 and his Master of Arts in Mass Communications from University of South Florida (Tampa) in May of 1997. He and his wife Darlene have two children and live in Marietta.

Contact information for Dave St. Peter
Phone: (740) 376-4804
E-mail: drs002@marietta.edu

Jessica Lang and Miaa Rigby
WMRT Student Co-Station Managers


Lori A. Smith

WMRT/WCMO Grant Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Marcolian Advertising Advisor

Prior to working as a professor, Lori Smith served as Advertising Director of The Marietta Times and had been in the newspaper business for over 17 years. She held a number of advertising positions with the Gannett Company, including sales, sales management and commercial printing consulting.

She has a Bachelors of Science in Journalism degree from Ohio University where she majored in advertising. She graduated with honors in 1982. She received a Master of Arts in Liberal Learning from Marietta College in 2007.

In 1989, she won the President's Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded annually to the top 10 Gannett advertising managers. She has attended a number of sales and marketing training conferences and has been active in the community through United Way, Rotary, and a local leadership program called Telesis.

Married to Mass Media adjunct Art Smith, they are the parents of two daughters.

Prior to becoming Assistant Professor, Lori also served as an Instructor
and Adjunct Lecturer at Marietta College. She has taught Introduction to Advertising, Media and Society, Advertising Campaigns, Introduction to Public Relations, Advertising Copywriting and Design, and Consumer Behavior.

She also is the Advertising Advisor of Marietta College's student newspaper, The Marcolian and helps raise funds for WRMT through corporate grants.

Contact information for Lori Smith
Phone: (740) 376-4803
E-mail: lori.smith@marietta.edu