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WGVU has a long tradition of reaching out to audiences and a mission to serve the public both on-air and off. WGVU Engage works with our Outreach and Community Engagement programs to connect to the community. From Preview Screenings and Events to stimulating public discussion, WGVU Engage is there.

The Mission of the Engage Committee is to extend the outreach of WGVU through local events and programs in an effort to better serve the community.

WGVU Staff Spotlight
David Oliver

DAVID OLIVER

I have been an employee of WGVU for over 19 years.  I began as a Television Maintenance Engineer in 1992 and was promoted to Engineering Supervisor in 1996.  When I started at WGVU we had two television stations and one radio station.  I have been a part of WVGU’s growth to four radio stations and the transition from Analog to Digital TV.  I supervise four engineers and student and temporary employees as well.  

I have been working in the electronic communications field since 1983 when I was an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy, where my specialty was Satellite Communications.

I very much enjoy the continually evolving nature of my work and the challenges that come with it.

My wife Rita and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this year.  We raised two daughters together and now are raising two German Shepard dogs.

I have lived in Michigan nearly my entire life and love the climate and year-round activities.  I enjoy riding bicycles for fun and fitness, and boating on the Grand River and Lake Michigan.

I was on WGVU’s Carrier Crew and was part of the very successful LZ Michigan event.  I also help out at other WGVU events running the Technology exhibits and answer viewer and listener calls.

Other staff spotlights

DAVID MADISON BARB PLUMB RICK BIERLING JANET MILLS JIM RADEMAKER HARVEY MCKNIGHT KIM BRUMMEL BRADLEY GORDON AMANDA READER JACKIE SIRIANNI STEVE CHAPPELL MICHAEL KLUCYZK KEN KOLBE MARK EPSTEIN CHELSEA DUBEY STEVE SAVASKY BILL BAILEY CAROLINE MACGREGOR KELSEY ROSS JIM VANDER MAAS NICHOLAS DEVRIES BARBARA CHRISTL

Thank you to the following sponsors of WGVU Engage

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Inclusion sponsored by
GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs PNC Bank
 
Health sponsored by
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital  
 
Arts sponsored by
Centennial Securities  
 
Veterans sponsored by
On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina Michigan National Guard
 
Education sponsored by
PNC Bank On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina
 
 
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