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Friday Conference! March 2nd 2018

Hi everyone, here’s the schedule for Friday conference. Look forward to seeing you all there during Banquet weekend!
March 2nd, 2018 – HALMI ROOM of NEWHOUSE III, Room 141

2:00 – 2:40pm
Ratings: What are they and how do you grow them?

What do TSL, AQH, cume, and other key terms mean? Where does WJPZ stack up in the ratings? What are tactics to grow Nielsen numbers? Learn from Mimi Griswold, Galaxy Communications VP of Programming, and become an expert on ratings.
Panelists: Mimi Griswold

2:40-3:10pm
Podcasting: Dos and Don’ts
As of 2017, 40% of Americans have listened to a podcast and that number is only growing. Find out what makes a podcast compelling and how to market it.
Panelists: Lauren Levine, Jon Gay

3:15pm-3:45pm
Z Morning Zoo Improv
We’ll provide topics, which students and alumni will perform. We’ll laugh and critique. This fun interactive panel will require audience participation and pay significant dividends, whether you’re on a zoo or host a solo show on Z.
Panelists: Hal Rood, Mina Saywhat, Harry Wareing, Scott Stabbert, Mike Kruz, Jon Gay, Corey Crockett

3:45-4:15pm
Question and Answer
Do you have questions? We have answers. Be sure to stick around for this Q&A session. They’ve been there, they’ve sat where you’re sitting, and they can answer your questions.
Panelists: Alex Silverman, Hal Rood, Jeff Wade, Lauren Levine, Corey Crockett, Mina Saywhat, Mike Kruz, Allie Gold

4:15-5:00pm
Networking / Reception
Join us for a terrific reception and an opportunity to ask
follow-up questions and network with panelists. Be sure you stick around as we wrap up the day!

Banquet 32 Weekend of Events!

Weekend Schedule March 2 – 5, 2017

Thursday, March 2

9:00 PM Faegan’s “Pre-show Meeting” for the early Thursday night arrivals

Friday, March 3

2:00 – 5:00 PM Friday Conference , Newhouse III, Halmi Room

2:00 – 2:45 PM How To: Create a Successful Aircheck to Land the Gig!

What goes into an aircheck? How long should they be? Do you

include your WJPZ weather breaks? Learn what makes a great

aircheck tape so you can stand apart from the competition and get

the position you want. Panelists: Josh Wolff, Corey Crockett, Alex

Silverman, Steve Donovan, Jeff Kurkjian

2:45-3:30 PM Be a Leaf: Branch out

The path to landing the job you want is rarely straight. Hear stories

of people who embraced unknown opportunities to get where they

are today and how that turne d out for them. Panelists: Marty

Dundics, Dave Peterson, Eric Silverman, Christy Vincent, “Deaf”

Geoff Herbert, Kevin Rich

3:30pm-4:15 PM Question and Answer

Do you have questions? We have answers. Be sure to stick

around for this Q&A session with some of our great Alumni.

They’ve been there, they’ve sat where you’re sitting – they can

ans wer your questions. Panelists: Alex Silverman, Christy Vincent,

Kevin Rich, Geoff Herbert, Steve Donovan, Josh Wolff

4:15 – 5:00 PM Networking/Reception following Friday Conference (Refreshments provided by NH)

6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner at Varsity

8:00 – 10:00 PM Faegan’s

10:00 PM – Close Late Night at Chuck’s (If it’s open)

Saturday, March 4

9:30 – 10:00 AM Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting , Newhouse 1, Rm 101

10:00 – 10:30 AM Breakfas t, Newhouse 1, Rm 101

10:30 – 11:30 AM Annual Alumni Meeting , Newhouse 1, Rm 101

4:00 – 6:00 PM Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech , Carrier Dome

6:00 – 7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Happy Hour , Sheraton Syracuse, 2nd Floor, Comstock Room

7:00 PM – 12 AM WJPZ’s 32nd Annual Birthday Banquet , Sheraton Syracuse, 2nd Floor, Comstock Room

12:00 AM After Hours Party , 967 Ackerman Ave.

Sunday, March 5

10:00 AM – 12 PM Breakfast & Goodbyes , Marshall Street – Varsity, Starbucks

1:00 – 7:00 PM WJPZ Hall of Famer Professor Rick Wright on Air , Power 620

8.9 Questions with Phil LoCascio (’84)

1.)    What made you want to join Z89?

I wanted to get into radio since I was a little boy. And be a top 40 DJ like my heroes on MusicRadio77WABC . JPZ sounded like the type of radio station I wanted to work at as opposed to WAER. And when I went to the initial meeting, all of the JPZ Senior Management was very welcoming and had a passion for radio like me.

2.)    What are your favorite and least favorite songs from your time at the station?

I would say Rosanna by Toto is one of my favorites, and really anything I played by Dexys Midnight Runners was garbage

3.) What was your first big break after college?

My first big break actually happened in college when I got hired as part-time DJ at 94 Rock. I then stayed at the station when they changed format to Y94 and eventually I became assistant program director / afternoon drive DJ during my senior year. That made for interesting scheduling!

4.) In 300 years when you’re no longer around and everyone’s riding around on spaceships and such, what’s one thing you hope people say about you or remember you for?

Who says I won’t be around in 300 years? I’m headed to the same company that froze Ted Williams. Put both of us down for banquet #332!

5.) What’s the WJPZ moment that stands out the most in your mind?

Before we had an FM signal, we were distributed via carrier current and as audio on a cable system’s public access channel. One night, the audio feed to both of those distribution channels went out. We all still came in for our shifts, because we wanted to make airchecks!!

6.) If you could go back in time, what’s one piece of advice you’d give your college-aged self?

Buy radio stations in 1985 and then sell them in 2005

7.) What’s something you’d like current students or recent grads to know about off-air opportunities in the media business?

Audio is exploding due to podcasting; opportunities in video are even more plentiful. There will be a growing need for talent, producers, and salespeople in both mediums.

8.) If you weren’t in media, what type of career could you see yourself pursuing? Something in the business of sports.

9.) What do you love about your job and about this industry?

Every day is different, every day is show business, and knowing the station you work for makes a difference in people’s lives.

Scott MacFarlane

Marty D. is the best.

Scott MacFarlane NBC Washington I-Team reporter
Dave Peterson

WJPZ made my life better…mostly because I met Marty D.

Dave PetersonGM of the Wochester Bravehearts
Matt Dangelantonio

WJPZ gave me the skills and connections to work in media.

Matt DangelantonioProducer, NPR
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