Wave Welcomes New Associate Editor
The Wave, Rockaway’s community newspaper is pleased to announce that Brian Magoolaghan has joined the staff as associate editor.
Magoolaghan is a May ’02 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism, from Hofstra University, in Hempstead. While in college, he was affiliated with his campus newspaper, The Chronicle, the School of Communications Magazine, The Communicator, and WRHU, the school’s non-commercial FM radio station.
As a four-year staff member at the highly selective WRHU, Magoolaghan worked first as general staff, and then as assistant news director, and producer of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis, a program featuring new and old rock music, but no top-forty hits. He also served as a manager on the stations administrative board, and was a frequent host of Hofstra’s Morning Wake-Up Call. As an on-air personality, he gained listeners both on, and off campus.
Magoolaghan was born in Manhattan, but was raised in Rockaway until he was nine-years-old. After his parents Robert and Barbara moved to Long Island, he continued to be a frequent Rockaway visitor. For years, he summered with his late nana Mary O’Shea, and continues to see his grandmother Frances Magoolaghan, who has lived in Broad Channel for over 75 years, often. He has many other friends and family living on the peninsula.
Outside of work, Magoolaghan said he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, sailing, playing musical instruments, and photography.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve the community through my work at The Wave. I hope my name becomes one our readers will come to know, and trust," Magoolaghan said.