Lander Media

Few majors offer more opportunities for co-curricular involvement than the Mass Communication and Theatre major. Students across campus and from all majors have the opportunity to be involved in Lander Media through WLGTV, XLR-Lander Radio, The Forum student newspaper and The Review literary magazine.


WLG TV LogoLander University recently launched a long-awaited initiative to give students more than just classroom experience in television production. A fully functional television studio located in Lander's John Sydney Abney Media Center allows students to receive the quality, hands-on experience they need to propel their careers beyond college. In cooperation with Northland Communication and Greenwood County, WLGTV provides programming to educate and encourage those dearest to Lander, including nationally produced health and science programming, news & weather from XLR-Lander Radio, and news and Bearcat sports shows produced by students and faculty specifically for the Greenwood community. WLGTV is broadcast on Northland Cable Channel 16. View the TV Schedule

Contact: Tom Neal,, 864-388-8581

XLR-Lander Radio

Broadcasting live from a new state-of-the-art digital studio in Lander University's Carnell Learning Center, XLR-Lander Radio is a viable radio force both on campus and throughout the world. Utilizing Live365, the world's largest internet radio hosting service, XLR-Lander Radio has been heard in every U.S. state and in more than 300 countries. There are more than 70 students involved in the programming of the station with a wide variety of locally produced music, news, and sports. XLR is the official flagship station for Lander University sports. The station is ranked 7th out of more than 350 college radio stations hosted on Live365. You can find the station at

Contact: Paul Crutcher,, 864-388-8206

Lander Film Festival and Student Short Film Competition

Film Festival LogoSince its debut in 2010, the Lander Film Festival has drawn an enthusiastic following of those interested in writing, directing, producing or just watching films. The annual event features a popular Student Short Film Competition as well as events such as an introduction to classic silent films and discussions of documentary and feature films. Guest artist Craig Titley, screenwriter for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Scooby-Doo, has made two appearances at the festival. Visit the Film Festival and Short Film Competition web pages.

Contact: Paul Crutcher,, 864-388-8206

Blogs and Social Media

Students get hands-on experience with writing and advertising through social media outlets such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Radio students promote their shows through social media and students in freshman seminar and capstone classes produce blogs. Students in a media convergence class write, take photos, create podcasts and develop video for their own topical blog.