Twenty six members of the Newark High School WNHS Broadcasting Club at got an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the Entercom Rochester radio stations November 15th.
Accompanied by WNHS co-advisors Matt Holland (an NHS teacher assistant) and Scott Diamond (NSCD Broadcast TV/Social Media coordinator) the WNHS students who broadcast all kinds of live events at NHS like the morning announcements, concerts, athletic events, classroom project features and Board of Education meetings had a great time.
Holland said students got to talk with “many radio hosts”, on-air personalities like Sandy Waters from 98.9 WBZA; Dave Kane from 96.5 WCMF; Whitney Young from 98 WPXY; Terry Clifford and Billy Kidd from 92.5 WBEE; and Mike Danger from ESPN 95.7 FM. Danger is also the program director for ESPN and WPXY.
“The students received several shout outs from different radio hosts on the air and got to see behind the scenes work that is done throughout the entire station,” Holland said.
And since the majority of the students in the club are interesting in pursuing careers in some type of broadcasting, it was a big deal.
NHS senior Kyle French said the field trip was “pretty sweet.”
“I got to meet Mike Danger which was really cool and I talked to him about a possible internship,” French said. “We got to see a live workspace of what it’s like inside of a radio station, and it was really cool. I want to be a sports broadcaster, so actually seeing something within that field was amazing.”
Freshman GabriellaTaylor also said the overall experience was “really cool” because she got to see things that she had not seen before.
“I would recommend to anyone that can to go on this field trip and join WNHS. It’s a great learning experience for broadcasting, and its really fun.”