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Columbia College Chicago
Adjunct Faculty: M-S

Adjunct Faculty: M-S

Joe McArdle is currently the Creative Director for ESPN–AM (1000) and spent many years as the Creative Director for WXRT (93.1). In addition, Joe has worked for many other fine Chicago stations: WSCR, WNUA, WBBM-AM, WFMT, WCBR, and WCPT-AM. Joe graduated from Columbia in 1988 and has taught various production classes in the Radio Department.

Lavoy McConnell Lavoy McConnell is a professional DJ, Producer, and Artist. Profesionally known as DJ I.N.C., he runs his own production company, Dusty DJ Inc. Dusty DJ INC. serves as the production company that runs his day to day business of booking DJ gigs, producing and manufacturing independent music, and consulting/teaching DJ workshops to local youth. He currently teaches The Club DJ I course for the Radio Department.

Russ Mitera is the award winning Production Director and Director of Creative Services at the Score / WSCR 670 AM in Chicago. At WSCR, Russ writes, voices and produces the station's imaging and commercial sound...including White Sox Baseball. Russ is a proud 1993 Radio Department graduate.

Christine Moran Christine Moran has been teaching radio students at Columbia College Chicago for over 25 years. During this time, she has been nominated five times for The Columbia College Excellence in Teaching Award. Outside of Columbia College, Christine can be heard on various radio stations throughout Chicago. At various times in her career, Christine has been a Program Director, Music Director and General Manager.


Dona Mullen has been teaching at Columbia College for 23 years and has been on air in Chicago for more than 26 years. Over the years, Dona has worked at a variety of Chicago radio stations including 107.5 WGCI, (under the name Erykah Caine), 95.5 WNUA and 100.3 FM. You can hear Dona weekends on K-HiTS, 104.3 FM and Sunday mornings at 90.9 FM WDCB Public Radio hosting "DCB Jazz."

Diane Odell has been an instructor for the Voice and Articulation course in the Radio Department for the past 15 years. She is a graduate of Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. Ms. Odell has a Master's Degree in Communicative Disorders from Governor's State University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Odell worked as a Speech Language Pathologist, focusing on communication disorders associated with head injury.

Rick O'Dell (picture forthcoming) is a thirty-year veteran of the Chicago market as both an On-Air Talent and Radio Programming Specialist. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Smooth Jazz format. Recently, he launced the internet station SmoothJazzChicago.net, which is designed to fill the void in the market that was created when WNUA and WLFM changed formats. He currently teaches Radio Programming.

Steve Olken has worked as a professional radio sportscaster in Chicago since 1983. Steve can be heard weekends at The Score, Sportsradio 670 co-hosting a Saturday morning show as well as anchoring sports reports every Sunday morning. Prior to joining the WSCR, Steve was a part of ESPN Radio 1000 where he hosted talk shows and worked pre-game, post-game during the Chicago Bulls final championship run in 1998. He teaches Radio Sports Play-by Play for the Radio Department.

Deborah Rowe has been a radio talk show host on several local stations including WLS, WYLL, Power 106 (106.3) and WVON. She has also worked as a radio news reporter on several Chicago radio stations, though under the pseudonym, Lisa Alexander. She has made numerous appearances on the local PBS public affairs program, Chicago Tonight, and has made appearances on national cable news programs including Paula Zahn Now and CNN’s Talk Back Live providing analysis of topical news and current events.

ricc David Sabat became a professional DJ in 1989 and has played around the world including: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris and Amsterdam. In 2008 he joined the House Music band MAAD Soul as resident DJ. In 2009 he started a DJ marketing blog and founded an independent digital recod label. He currently teaches The Club DJ I and The Club DJ II courses.


ricc Ric Segovia has taught Voice and Articulation at Columbia College Chicago for 11 years. His career includes radio voice work, Children's Educational Television, and television host for KGNS-TV (Texas). Chicago teaching appointments include the Victory Gardens Theatre Training Center, the Wunder Studios Performing Arts Conservatory, Theatre of Western Springs, Triton College, and private instruction.


Ann Selin is a speech/language pathologist with three decades of experience teaching individuals with simple to complex speech communication disorders. In addition to teaching Voice and Articulation courses for the Radio Department, she is currently working in the Chicago Public Schools as a speech/language pathologist.

Cheryl Raye-Stout is a Columbia College alumni who has worked in the Chicago radio market for over 26 years. Presently, she is doing sports for "848" on WBEZ-FM. Previously; Cheryl has worked at WMAQ-AM and WMVP-AM as a producer, talk show host, and lead sports reporter. She won Peter Lisagor awards for her work on the Bulls Championship Rallies. Other accomplishments, announced a White Sox game with Don Drysdale, broke the story of Michael Jordan's decision to play baseball and his return to  the NBA. She teaches a Sports Reporting class for the Radio Department.