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Phil Tower
Adjunct Professor of Communication

Biography

Professor Phil Tower, M.A., is proud to have served as an adjunct faculty member in the Communications Department at Aquinas College for the past 25 years. While at Aquinas he has taught Understanding Mass Media, Introduction to Communication, and Introduction to Radio Production. He holds both undergraduate and Masters Degrees from Central Michigan University.

Phil's 35 years in broadcasting includes various on-air roles at numerous stations through Central and Western Michigan, as well as radio companies in Cleveland, Buffalo, and Minneapolis. He has also served as Station Manager for non-commercial community radio station WYCE-FM in Grand Rapids and as General Manager for the Atlanta-based, nationally-syndicated Allen Hunt Radio Show. Phil currently serves as director of news and programming for iHeartmedia's WOOD AM & FM Radio, and TALK 1230 WTKG in Grand Rapids.

Phil is active in his community as board member for the Spectrum Health Foundation, the Greenville Area Community Foundation, GVSU's Student Media Advisory Board, and as an advisory board member for the College of The Arts and Media at Central Michigan University.