The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia present Our Philadelphia Broadcasting Symposium – Spring 2003 for area college students, both undergraduate and graduate. One of the major broadcast venues in the Philadelphia media market, CBS 3, will share their success and expertise at this event. Attendeees will learn from professionals how a successful major market commercial television station operates.
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia announced that they will hold their 2nd annual Broadcast Symposium on Saturday, April 12, 2003. The event will be held at the studios of KYW-TV, CBS 3 in Philadelphia. The symposium starts at 9 am and goes to 1 pm. Our main speaker will be Broadcast Pioneers member Marc Howard, the 11 pm Eyewitness News anchor on the station.
Our speakers will include:
Susan Schiller, CBS 3 News Director
Dave Madden, KYW Newsradio Anchor
Robin Rieger, CBS 3 Anchor
Lew Klein, Temple University (Executive Producer of ABC’s American Bandstand)
Larry Litwin, Rowan University (former KYW Newsradio anchor)
During the half-day program, broadcast professionals will share their successes, expertise and advice with students. Those that will appear in addition to those listed above include Bill “Wee Willie” Webber, president of Broadcast Pioneers and WPEN Radio air personality; Pat Delsi, president of PDS Broadcasting and former owner of WSSJ Radio; Joanne Calabria, Communications Director for CBS 3 & UPN 57; and Carol Erickson, CBS 3 Anchor.
The seminar cost is $20 and includes coffee, donuts and a pizza lunch, as well as a complimentary membership in “The Future Broadcast Pioneers.” Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last year’s event was sold out so reserve now.
For more information, call (610) 436-4217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org! Check out last year’s symposium! It’s on our website at: https://www.broadcastpioneers.com
Every Spring (and 2003 is no exception), the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia awards scholarships to area communications undergraduate students. We are offering six $1,000 scholarships. Here’s some details.
*be a sophomore or junior
*have established a GPA of at least 3.5
*be seriously committed to a career in communications
Nominees must submit to us at the address above the following:
*a letter of nomination from the university department chair
*a short essay by the nominee devoted to an exposition of his or her aspirations, hopes and dreams
*a copy of the student’s academic transcript
*a supporting letter from another faculty member or employer
*an application completed by the nominee
Deadline for submission: Monday, March 31, 2003 (must be received that day by 12 noon)
Copies of our application have been mailed to 61 different universities and colleges in our area. Additional copies may be requested by the department chair via e-mail or in writing at the address above. Should any qualified sophomore or junior attending schools in our area, the Delaware Valley, visit our web site, he or she may wish to check with their Communications Department Chairperson for more details.
For more details, please contact, Bill Webber, President at 215-732-2578