PRJ - Facilities
Public Relations and Journalism


Raymond Simon Convergence Media Center broadcast studioProfessor Raymond Simon Convergence Media Center

Leading-Edge Learning for PR /Journalism

Named in honor of one of UC's most celebrated faculty members, Professor Emeritus of Public Relations Raymond Simon, this state-of-the-art high-definition broadcast facility provides a hands-on learning environment for the next generation of media professionals.

The Simon Convergence Media Center is comprised of four fully integrated components:
  • Lyn Heywood Simon ’56 Broadcast Studio
    The centerpiece of the facility, this studio features fully equipped sets for news and interviews, a green screen, and two robotic high definition television cameras.

  • Corinne Flo-Grates Control Room
    Contains digital switcher, audio console and communication gear to control studio productions and connect the studio with the classroom and edit room.    

  • Christopher and Virginia Kelly Multimedia Classroom
    Electronically linked to the broadcast studio is a cutting-edge multimedia classroom with 15 workstations and several large flat-panel screens for instruction in video, audio, and Web production.  

  • WPNR FMLeo ’54 and Joan ’54 Brannick Editing Room
    A fully appointed digital editing suite for video and audio post production. 


The Professor Raymond Simon Convergence Media Center is located in the basement of Faculty Center, in Room FCB03.

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WPNR-FM Radio Station

There have been many recent technological upgrades to the facilities at WPNR-FM to provide students with a realistic radio broadcasting experience. Several of those upgrades including a new broadcasting automation system, production facilities, and enhanced web-streaming. Students within a 15-20 mile range of campus can find WPNR-FM on 90.7 of their radio dial; but anyone can listen to Pioneer Radio by click on the Listen Live link located at



David M. Chanatry, M.S.
Department Chair
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