Hudson Valley Welcomes Broadcasters For Roundtable Discussion of Careers
CONTACT: Judith White or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071 [Hudson Valley
Walt Adams (518) 438-7682 [The New School of Radio and
FOR RELEASE: Immediate: Friday, April 5, 2002
Walt Adams will host a group of area radio and television professionals in a
"roundtable" discussion of broadcasting careers at Hudson Valley Community
College on Tuesday, April 23.
The event is being presented by
Hudson Valley's Department of English and Humanities in conjunction with The New
School of Radio and Television, for which Adams is assistant director. Last
month, the two schools announced a new associate's degree program in
broadcasting communications, in which students complete liberal arts courses at
Hudson Valley Community College the first year, and then register for
specialized courses at The New School in the second year.
The 50-minute program will begin at 11 a.m. in Hudson
Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Those planning to participate in the
informational program include: television broadcasters Steve Caporizzo of WTEN,
John Gray of WNYT, and Dave Palmer and Ed O'Brien of WRBG; radio broadcaster
Jason Keller of WHRL, operations manager John Meaney of Anastos Media Group,
and promotions manager Pete Gamblet of ClearChannels.
Two of the broadcasters participating, Gray and O'Brien,
are graduates of Hudson Valley Community College. Adams was one of the first
graduates of The New School of Radio and Television and is currently host for
WQAR's morning show.
"I think this will be a
truly unique forum for anyone who has an interest in broadcasting," Adams said.
Each participant will explain his job and discuss salary ranges and
job opportunities in his field, and all will take part in a question-and-answer
session at the end of the program.
the public is invited to the free program, and that interested students, in
particular, should attend.
Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate
programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial
Technologies; health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational
Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community
colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of
more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning
initiatives and workforce training.