For Immediate Release
August 20, 2019
Tuned In and Hands On in Miami For Suffolk Radio Program Director
Suffolk County Community College Radio Program Director Vincenzo Mediate of East Islip, a second year Radio/Television Program student, and Suffolk Radio Station Manager Bill Terry were guests of Rob Miller, Senior Vice President of Programming - South Florida Region and Executive Vice President of Hot AC Programming and Strategy for iHeart Media National Programing Group in Miami, Florida who invited the pair to attend two days of programming, promotion and music meetings and to sit in on their seven radio stations to be exposed to the programming of their various formats.
Vincenzo was awarded a Striving For Excellence Student Support Grant from the Suffolk Community College Foundation for the travel on August 13 and 14.
While in Miami, Vincenzo experienced how the live radio shows and programming for each of the varied formats are aired from the announcers on the air, and learned the equipment and software that make them run. In addition, the pair were invited to attend the stations’ programming, promotion, and marketing meetings.
The stations and formats include: WBGG (Classic Rock), WMIB (Urban), WIOD (News/Talk), WHYI (Top 40-Mainstream), WMIA (Hot AC), WINZ (Sports) and WZTU (Spanish Contemporary).
Suffolk County Community College Internet Radio is a non-commercial internet-only radio station primarily operated by Radio & Television Production students. It is a streaming-only webcasting station whose primary purpose is to serve as an instructional and training facility for the College’s Radio & Television Production students. Station staff is comprised of students who are enrolled in the colleges RTV 250 (Internship in Video and Sound) course.
Suffolk Radio is at www.scccir.com