Jim Leightenheimer

Cedarville Stories Podcast: The Resound-ing Success of Mr. L

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by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

For Jim Leightenheimer, Associate Professor of Communication, the decision to return to his alma mater was a pretty sound one. In fact, you might say it was a Resound-ing success.

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Leightenheimer graduated from Cedarville in 1980 and found work as a radio broadcaster for several years in Dayton, Ohio, at WFCJ-FM. He came back to Cedarville when his former professor, Wes Baker, wondered if he might lead the communications department expansion into radio and audio production.

Fondly known as Mr. L by students and alumni, Leightenheimer returned not just to teach but also to inaugurate the school’s first student-run radio network. WSRN began broadcasting in 1990 to students in the residence halls, but today reaches an international audience on the World Wide Web as Resound Radio.

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Mr. L. has had a profound influence on the careers of many radio and television broadcast professionals, such as ABC news correspondent Paula Faris and WAY-FM afternoon show host Joy McBride.

Resound Radio began as a research project in Leightenheimer’s senior year at Cedarville. Resound celebrates its 30th birthday this year.