July 20, 2022

High School Students Experience Broadcasting Summer Camp at Point Park University

By: wzeiders

The first high school Radio/TV Broadcast Summer Camp sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) took place July 11-15 by Point Park University.  It was a full week of hands-on experience in the world of broadcasting.

Throughout the week high school students created and recorded in the TV and podcast studios at Point Park University and made direct connections with radio and TV professionals from the area. They also heard from professionals in various departments including sales, creative services, and engineering.

Highlights of the week included a tour of WTAE’s 60,000-square-foot Hearst facility with the guidance of VP General Manager and PAB board member Chuck Wolfertz.  Forever Media VP of Sales and PAB board member Mike Sherry met with students and explained the intricacies of Nielsen markets. Students also heard from VP/General Manager of WTAJ-TV in Altoona and PAB board member Phil Dubrow, who offered background on sales and promotions in broadcast.

Read more about the event here.