Mark Seignious, M.A.

Mark Seignious, M.A.

Chair, Department of Communication

M.A. from Regent University
B.S. from San Diego State University



First, the last name. It rhymes with genius – but you’ll figure out pretty quickly, it just rhymes. Mark worked in radio for 20 years in the San Diego (KGB, KSON), Seattle (KXRX, KMPS), Sacramento (KRAK) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (BOB100, K102, KFAN, KTIS) markets. In the Twin Cities area, he was known as morning show personality Disney Dayton. He joined University of Northwestern in the fall of 2001 and currently serves as the Chair of the Communication Department.

He developed extensive on-air, production, promotion, and marketing experience collaborating with many extraordinary colleagues along the way. His work has been honored by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Seattle Broadcasters Association, Country Music Association, Communicator Awards, Billboard Magazine and the National Association of Broadcasters/BEA. Recently, he has written, edited and produced several video productions. In 2018, he co-directed, wrote and edited the full-length documentary: Heart of Shepherd, the Extraordinary Life of Harold E. Salem.

His students have won more than 100 national and regional awards and graduates have been employed in media outlets all around the United States and the world including South Africa, Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Europe, and in the Middle East.

Mark earned a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from San Diego State University and a M.A. in TV-Radio-Film at Regent University. He enjoys camping, fly-fishing, music, film, crossword puzzles, cooking, and eating. He and his wife Sheryl have three grown children.

Specialty Areas

  • Audio production
  • Writing for radio
  • Radio station operations
  • Promotions/Programming

Department and Teaching Responsibilities

Advisor to WVOE FM and 98.5 HD2 The Remnant; Introduction to Audio Production, Announcing, Radio Production Strategies, Radio News, Principles of Programming, Business of Media Management