Overview

Quinnipiac’s full service commercial radio station, WQUN AM 1220, has served New Haven County for over 20 years. WQUN entertains audiences with a variety of music from the 60’s through the 80’s and award-winning local news.

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Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom

You are a natural-born storyteller. Whether in broadcast or writing, you have a passion for telling compelling stories that inform and entertain people. At WQUN radio station we have the equipment and the experience to set you apart from the crowd.

Interning at WQUN gives you the opportunity to work hands-on with state of the art studio equipment, news anchors and experienced professional on-air personalities. You will be immersed in commercial production, business marketing and advertising sales.

Interning at WQUN will better prepare you for a career in broadcasting, communications or business. Your experiences will help you develop the written, verbal and interpersonal skills that employers demand.

Alumni Profile: Richard Agostinoni '17

In Their Words

Real-world experience, just minutes from campus

Hands-on experience will help you discover your passion. Our experiential approach to learning will help you develop the skills to excel at it. Media Studies major, Richard Agostinoni ’18, found his niche in broadcast while interning as a board operator and producer at Quinnipiac’s WQUN radio station.

“I fell in love with working in broadcast,” he said. “It’s an exciting feeling to produce something live.”

You will find yourself at the intersection of theory and practice. Agostinoni uses the theories and formulas he learned in the classroom to generate solutions at WQUN.

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“I ended up using those same formulas at WQUN. Quinnipiac prepared me to be a confident professional.”

Alumni Profile: Ryan Boehme ’15, MS ’16

Add value right from the start

Unique learning opportunities at Quinnipiac gave Ryan Boehme ’15, MS ’16, the skills employers demand. Boehme was a communications and marketing intern at Quinnipiac’s WQUN radio station, where he developed the skills he needs to be successful in his role as an analyst at Viacom.

“My internship at WQUN provided me with my first primary experience working in the fast-paced media industry,” he said. “I learned a multitude of skills, particularly being detail-oriented.”

Boehme says our practice-focused approach to learning allowed him to contribute meaningful work to the Viacom team from day one.

“Quinnipiac provided me with a foundation where I was able to learn, discover my passion for the media industry, and challenge myself both inside and outside the classroom,” he said. “I gained a lot of knowledge and on-the-job experience during my undergraduate and graduate years that put me in a position to succeed right away in the professional world.”

Alumni Profile: Michael Lyle, MS ’08

From in the class to on the air

Whether your career takes you across the world, across the country or just down the road, a Quinnipiac education will give you the knowledge and tools you need to make an impact. Michael Lyle, MS ’08, has impacted our local community since his time as a student in the Master of Science in Journalism program at Quinnipiac. He now serves as the Vice President of Broadcast for the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists and as a radio broadcaster and sports producer at WQUN.

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WQUN AM 1220 News Anchor Michael Lyle prepares to go on air Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Quinnipiac University.
“As a graduate of the Quinnipiac University Master of Science in Journalism program, I can say that the WQUN experience has been nothing short of phenomenal.”

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Bob Mortali wears a head set in the basketball arena.

Faces behind the voices

Bob Mortali calls a basketball game at People's United Center.

Who's who in the studio

Who’s who at WQUN

Ray Andrewsen
General Manager
203-582-53832
Ray Andrewsen is the general manager at WQUN and host of the Morning Show with Ray Andrewsen weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. A 30-year veteran in broadcasting, Ray has been at WQUN since the station's inception in 1997. For two decades, Ray has strived to brighten mornings and improve the sense of community among citizens of greater New Haven County by playing great music and featuring local community leaders and organizations. Ray serves on numerous boards of directors for local community organizations.

Pam Landry
Operations Manager
203-582-5399
Pam Landry is a veteran of Connecticut and New York radio. She has worked at a number of broadcast outlets both on the air and behind the scenes, including Vh1 in New York City and for nearly 20 years at WPLR in New Haven. Pam has been a part of the staff at WQUN since 2009. 

Greg Little
News Director
203-582-3436
Greg Little anchors news on the Morning Show with Ray Andrewsen. A seasoned journalist, he has anchored and managed news departments in New Haven, Waterbury, Hartford and Danbury. Greg began working at WQUN in 1998. His reports focus on local news from all over New Haven County.

Brian Smith
The Brian Smith Afternoon Show
203-582-3411
Brian Smith has been helping Connecticut residents wake up for the past 20 years as host of an FM radio morning show. Brian went on to have his own talk show, and then worked as a news anchor in New York City. Now he is back in Connecticut, bringing his own brand of comedy and curiosity to the area again at WQUN. Listen to him with news anchor Mike Lyle weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. They deliver a full show of national and local news, sports and America's best music.

Bob Mortali
Versatility has been Bob's trademark since joining WQUN in 2009.  He currently handles play-by-play for Quinnipiac University basketball, while also anchoring the mid-day news on "Lunch with Landry", along with a daily sports segment on the Brian Smith afternoon show.  Bob has also hosted his own music program and has covered various news assignments in the Greater New Haven community.

Paul Pacelli
A New Haven native, Paul has been in radio for over 30 years covering news and sports, and hosting talk shows throughout Connecticut and the Northeast, for both local and network outlets. He's covered a host of local and state personalities and public figures, as well as many major stories over the years. For more than 10 years, he's been part of the WQUN staff, contributing to news and sports coverage, as well as coverage of Quinnipiac Athletics. He currently serves as the radio play-by-play voice for Quinnipiac men's hockey team.  

Public File and Equal Employment Opportunity

WQUN employs a number of people in various capacities, including in news reporting, sales and marketing, and other aspects of broadcasting. If your organization would like to know if there is a job opening at WQUN, please send your email address and fax number to:

Ray Andrewsen, General Manager, WQUN AM 1220
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, OF-RAD
Hamden, Connecticut 06518

WQUN will then send a notice to your organization or group every time there is a full-time job opening. You may also visit the Quinnipiac careers page. Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Bobcats Radio Network

WQUN is the voice of the Bobcats

WQUN is the official home of the Bobcats Radio Network. Each year, we provide live play-by-play coverage of more than 100 Quinnipiac University games involving hockey, men's basketball and women's basketball.  We are a recognized leader in bringing Bobcat fans closer to the action.

That coverage has included the NCAA Frozen Four from Pittsburgh and Tampa, the women's NCAA Basketball Tournament from California, Florida and Storrs, Connecticut, the ECAC Hockey Tournament from Lake Placid, New York and the MAAC Basketball Tournament from Albany, New York.

Students can be exposed to game production techniques and operations.  They will learn from seasoned broadcast veterans with decades of experience in major college and professional sports.  Opportunities are also possible to assist behind-the-scenes in the studio during live broadcasts.