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Tom DuVal: Offering a unique perspective
By: Matt Rucker Last year, before Halloween, JMU’s student radio station WXJM was setting up for a pumpkin carving event where new members and WXJM veterans could socialize and celebrate. However, when Patrick McCracken went to buy the pumpkins, the organization’s credit card wouldn’t work. McCracken recalls the station’s advisor, Tom DuVal, going to Walmart to buy them himself. “You can definitely tell he cares about the station,” McCracken said. DuVal first became interested in radio in 1971, with the first airing of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” After that, Tom moved from Michigan, where he went to college, to …