WCSU

Staff

Charles Fox - General Manager

Fox joined WCSU as general manager in January 2020. He brings 30 years of experience creating, producing and/or supervising distribution of award-winning TV programming  for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS affiliates, WORLDNET TV as well as volunteer producing and hosting for WOUB radio.

As Director of the Maryland Film Commission, Fox initiated the Warner Bros Mid-Atlantic Screenwriters Program and Multicultural Producers Think Tank – fostering a culturally inclusive and globally competitive workforce.

When President Clinton appointed Fox as Director of the WORLDNET Film and TV service, Fox expanded the operation from under 300 to more than 1,400 broadcast and cable outlets worldwide. His leadership, programming and staff development initiatives were recognized by the International Bureau for Broadcasting’s Meritorious Honor Award.  (WORLDNET was renamed Voice of America TV in 2004.)In 2011, Fox launched FNX:  First  Nations  Experience, the first U.S. Native American TV channel (PBS).

In 2015 Fox was asked to help revitalize the Wilberforce University Mass Communications Department which became the university’s largest and most productive academic division. The Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education recognized Fox's initiatives with the 2018 Faculty Excellence Award.

Fox’s work has earned seven Emmys and the Angel Award. Certified in Executive Leadership and Mediation, he is an alumnus of the Maryland Institute, College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University graduate Writing Seminars.

Robert Trent Newell - Broadcast Support Services Manager 

A 1981 graduate of Daytona State College, Robert Trent Newell has been in radio broadcasting for the past thirty-one years. He has also studied at the International College of Broadcasting. A native Daytonian, Robert has worked for WDAO, WMMX, WWSN and WLQT. Robert joined WCSU in 2006 where as Trent Darby, he has been a play-by-play commentator for Central State University's football and basketball games, program producer for "Jazz In The Morning and as host of the talk program "Miami Valley Speaks."

Email - RNewell@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6371

 Stephon Lane - Broadcast Technician Manager 

Stephon Lane is a proud alumn of Central State University with more than 25 years of service to the HBCU. Stephon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, came to Central State on a music scholarship that had him in a number of groups such as Sankofa. As Broadcast Technician, his duties include maintenance of the station equipment and on-air studios. Stephon is also the Technical Director of The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center.

Email - SLane@centralstate.edu

Phone - (937) 376-6371

Wade T Oberlin - Underwriting/Marketing Representative 

Hailing from Jamestown, Ohio, Wade got his start in  broadcasting while serving with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Network station Eagle 810 in Yokota, Japan. Broadcasting on AM radio across the Kanto Plain, listenership was shared by both American Forces and a Japanese shadow audience tuning in for American Top 40 and an insight to military operations at home and abroad.

Wade has since developed an affinity for radio, especially when it serves a community and serves-up eclectic mixes of music and news programming. This was reflected in his time spent as a volunteer and later as a volunteer coordinator for KSER in Everett, Washington, which has historic ties to KRAB Seattle, Lorenzo Milam, Pacifica and a particular eclectic spirit. Wade developed his own Last Exit program, at first a freeform variety show with local guests, and later a more straight-ahead jazz program.

Returning home in 2019, Wade is happy to bring his talents and passions to WCSU, Central State University and Greene / Montgomery County.

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