Some of the students on the Eyewitness News set
with CBS 3 former reporter Walt Hunter (center)
KYW-TV, CBS 3
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, April 1, 2017
This is the event that college students wait for all year! Once again, it's time for our annual Broadcast Pioneers Symposium. Area college students will see first hand a major market television station and will listen to advice from their staff. This year, our 17th annual event will again be held at the studios of NBC 10 and Telemundo 62. The date is Saturday morning, March 24, 2018 from 9 am to 12 noon. We start off with eats and soft drinks and end with a pizza lunch and more sodas.
PLEASE NOTE: These symposiums are an once a year event. Our last one last year was at KYW-TV, CBS 3 in the spring of 2017. Miss this one and you'll have to wait until Spring 2019 (at WPVI).
Each station is different. They operate different. They look different. They are different. THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SPACES! So, hurry!
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Introductory remarks by our CEO Gerry Wilkinson, former Operations Manager for WDAS Radio and formerly a television producer for WHYY-TV. Pat Delsi, our Chairman of the Board, will be included on the panel. He is the former owner of WSSJ Radio, Camden. Other panelists to be announced later. However, so you have an idea of past panels, we have included a list.
There's a tour of the NBC 10 and Telemundo 62 News facilities. For as long as time permits, get your photo taken sitting on their news set (depending on the availability of the studio). There's a free pizza lunch afterwards for you to speak one on one with our panel and Broadcast Pioneers officers.
Your space is NOT reserved until we RECEIVE your application and $20 check or money order. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application and check. Print it and bring a copy with you to the symposium. Also bring your college ID. Plenty of space still availble! However, space is limited.
You can park for free in the NBC 10/Telemundo 62 parking lot. However, PLEASE CARPOOL as space is limited. First come, first served.
At our first symposium, a student asked us how to get an internship. We told her and she got one at an area television station. After the internship was over, they hired her part-time and then, they gave her a full-time position as a producer. We hear stories like this all the time.
Pat Delsi, our former president and current chairman of the board, mentioned that he was outside the Geator Gold studios at 7th and Market in Center City Philadelphia when a young man came up to him and asked if he happened to be Pat Delsi. Pat said, "Yes!" The young man mentioned the he attended one of our symposiums because he was having trouble getting an internship. He said with what he learned at the symposium, he was able to line up an internship with an area television station.
A young man was interested in working in newsradio. He attended one of our symposiums, got put in touch with the right people and got an internship and later a part-time job. He is now a full-time news anchor for the station. By the way, he was also one of our scholarship winners.
This is what can happen when students attend our symposiums. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia; Innovators in Philly Broadcasting.
$20 check or mail order. DO NOT SEND CASH!! Event space is limited so that there can be enough one on one time. Right now, there's plenty of space.
IMPORTANT! Please be advised that it takes some time to process your registration. If in doubt, you can always e-mail us at: email@example.com.
YOU WILL BE MEETING ALOT OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE! SO DRESS TO IMPRESS! Dress is business casual. If in doubt, look at our photos of past events. It is important to arrive on-time or even early.
The facilities of NBC 10/Telemundo 62 is at 10 Monument Road in Bala Cynwyd. It's at the corner of Monument and City Avenue. Public transportation stops nearby.
IMPORTANT! Since each symposium is different, you should still plan to attend even if you attended previous ones. Since each year, we rotate the station, it takes three different symposiums to see three different stations and network with different people. Even if you attended the last symposium that was held at KYW-TV (that would be 2017), each one is enough different to warrant your attendance. You only need one contact from your networking to help you get that all important first job.
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