Stuart Horne, MA

Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Studies

stuart.horne@dominican.edu

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Stuart Horne has been teaching Internet radio for Dominican's Communications program since he served as one of the founders of the successful radio.dominican.edu - also known as Penguin Radio. Prior to his appointment to leadership of the station, he volunteered endless hours of training and broadcasting and contributed equipment to the fledgling station. This student-run station currently beams live university sports and other original content around the world to ever growing audiences.

Stuart brings to Dominican more than thirty years’ experience in sound recording, having worked with top musicians in the recording industry. As the current station director and founder for DU radio, he continues to “gild the lily” and develop this marvelous vehicle for training students and enabling them to find jobs in the broadcast industry.

“It was Stuart’s expertise that transformed us from ordinary to extraordinary and earned rankings as high is ninth in the nation among University Internet stations. We are all delighted by the number of students currently working in the marketplace at high paying jobs, due to the cutting-edge training designed by Stuart in a program that compels students to begin broadcasting their own shows only weeks after they enter class,” says Melba Beals, Chair Emeritus, who was also one of Stuart's early mentors at Dominican.

The live broadcasting of athletics play-by-play through Penguin Radio is spearheaded by Horne who has become known as the voice of Dominican’s Penguin athletics program through his endless hours of on-air training of students. As he likes to note, radio.dominican.edu beams broadcasts from the "from the Yukon to the Euphrates."

Stuart is always gratified to see students move through the program and get great internships and go on to find jobs in radio once they've graduated.

Horne currently lives on a boat, which includes a full-sized, professional recording studio where he produces music and voice-over sessions for and with many clients. As a drummer, bassist, and keyboard player, he has worked with such notables as The Neville Brothers, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, X, and many others. These experiences, along with his contagious positive energy and his undeniable love for Dominican, make him a favorite among faculty and students - so much so that he was nominated for, and won, Dominican's 2012 Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award.