(Buffalo, N.Y.) — A group of students at SUNY Buffalo State will produce a weekly news and public affairs radio program, as part of class in the communication department.
Students in the electronic news producing course will research, plan, write and edit the show, which can be heard Mondays at 9 p.m. on 91.3 WBNY-FM.
“This course will operate less like a class and more like a professional newsroom,” said Dr. Joseph Kasko, an assistant professor of journalism.
Kasko says the student producers will maintain a blog and develop a social media presence for the course.
“I’m looking forward to having something new and different to add to my portfolio,” said Maris Lambie, a senior journalism major and one of the show’s producers. “I hope to become more comfortable with broadcast journalism and produce an awesome show.”
The program, which will also be available online, will feature interviews with news makers and experts from the Buffalo Niagara region, according to Kasko.
“We hope to tell stories and discuss issues that may not get a lot of attention in other media,” said Kasko.
“I hope (the audience) will enjoy listening and be more connected and informed with what is going on in Buffalo,” said Lambie.