Department of Communication

Rob Quicke


Office:   Hobart Hall 302
Phone:   (973) 720-3669
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Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor: Audio and Radio, & General Manager of WPSC 88.7FM
Area Specialization: Media Production (audio), Radio Programming/Production, Radio Journalism

Member, WPBN-TV Advisory Board
Faculty Advisor, "Stop Laughing"

Ph.D., Communication Studies, Regent University
M.A., Radio, University of London
B.A. & M.A., English Language & Literature, Oxford University

Dr. Rob Quicke is a tenured Associate Professor of Communication at William Paterson University where he also serves as General Manager of the award-winning WPSC 88.7 FM in Wayne, New Jersey (NYC market). Quicke was previously General Manager of Chicago’s award-winning WXAV 88.3 FM and host of the syndicated Britsound Radio Show which broadcasted on 26 radio stations in five countries. In 2004, Quicke won a Silver Dome Award for broadcasting excellence from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. In 2013, Quicke won the 'Outstanding Service Award' from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for his dedication to academic broadcasting. In 2012 & 2013, WPSC was named as 'Best College Radio Station in the Nation' by the IBS.

Quicke is also founder of College Radio Day and co-founder of the currently fastest growing international college radio movement in the world, World College Radio Day. Both President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have officially proclaimed and recognized the importance of WCRD which debuted in 2011. WCRD 2012 had 585 college radio stations in 29 countries participate to raise the profile of college radio. The event was launched by Coldplay's Chris Martin. WCRD 2013 had over 700 participating college stations in 43 countries.

Quicke teaches radio broadcasting in India as adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, and also has previously been a radio DJ in England with a market-leading morning show at Connect FM in Northamptonshire. He has also regularly produced radio features for the BBC in the UK and NPR affiliate stations in the US. Quicke and College Radio Day have been interviewed and featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, TIME, SPIN and many more publications. Quicke has also been featured as a guest on the Howard Stern Show and WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Quicke has a PhD (Regent University) as well as a BA & MA from Oxford University and an MA from Goldsmiths College, London University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

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