Friday, January 27, 2012

Megan Moves In To Scandling

Megan takes the mic at Scandling....Phish, Smashing Pumpkins, and more!

It's Friday.....It's Live At Scandling Time

HWS Dean of Admissions-Bob Murphy-talks rock-n-roll with Annie live from the Scandling Center on WHWS 105.7FM.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kunin '09 Goes From WEOS To GMA!!

Sarah Kunin '09, who has steadily been moving up the ranks at ABC News, was recently promoted to producer of food and lifestyle at Good Morning America (GMA). In the position, she is responsible for culinary and fashion segments in the second hour of the show.

"I look for unique ideas and stories and try to come up with innovative ways to present them to our viewers," explains Kunin. "Some days I'm working on a basic cooking demonstration with our food stylist, and other days I'm planning a game show about holiday gift ideas using our JumboTron or scouting women on the streets of New York and transforming them into models live on our show."

During her time at GMA, Kunin has covered everything, including a presidential election, a natural disaster, the royal wedding and a cooking segment with Sesame Street's Elmo and Cookie Monster.

"Some of my proudest moments are surviving the major breaking news crashes or beating the competition with details obtained exclusively overnight," explains Kunin. "Working at GMA has been the best graduate school I could have asked for. I've learned how to write scripts, shoot video, edit sequences, and feed material from the field."

Prior to becoming producer, Kunin served as a campaign digital reporter, responsible for following Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman from event to event, shooting his stump speeches, asking him questions, feeding material, and blogging about it for ABC News' website.

"I was essentially a one-man-band with a camera, laptop, iPad and two cell phones," confesses Kunin, who cut her eight-month political reporting career short when she was offered the position as producer. "It is one of the most unique jobs in this business, and also one of the most intense. I have an incredible amount of respect for all of the campaign embeds-it's one of the best, and hardest, jobs in this business."

As long as she can remember, Kunin has wanted to pursue a career in media, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges gave her the means to turn that dream into a reality.

"Until I attended HWS, I really had no clue how to break into the business," says Kunin. "I grew up in New York City and actually used to pass the ABC News headquarters every morning on my way to school. It still makes me laugh when I think about that fact that it took moving to Geneva, N.Y., to get me in the building."

Her path to ABC News began during the HWS Media day. The event, coordinated by the Salisbury Center Career Services and Professional Development, provided Kunin with the opportunity to meet and network with alums and parents in the media and communications fields in New York City, including John McConnell P'08, senior vice president of programming at ABC News Radio.

Through McConnell, she secured an unpaid summer internship. After graduation, she was hired as a news assistant at ABC News Radio and later positions as a production associate at GMA and an associate producer at ABC News before becoming a campaign digital reporter.

A double major in media and society and Spanish, Kunin participated in Jumpstart, Chorale and Cantori, and studied abroad in Madrid. On the Dean's List, she also served as the news and sports commentator for WEOS-FM for two years.

In the photo above,Sarah Kunin'09 is on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America” with American celebrity chef, restaurateur and author Emeril Lagasse.

Cleveland in April!

Yes!! Lets plan a road trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April!!!

Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead - Darien Lake 2004, Photo by Greg Cotterill

Annie Live From Scandling NOW with the Monday Hat! (and Beck)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Welcome Back! Time For You To Join Forces With WHWS Radio!

WHWS-LP 105.7 FM is Hobart and William Smith's student-run station and we're looking for new talent! It's your chance to play you favorite music, be a newscaster, or follow the Statesman annd Herons as part of the WHWS sports crew. Stop by this Friday between 10:30am - 1pm when we are broadcasting live, we'd love to meet you and show you how easy it is to become a RADIO SUPERSTAR!

Monday, January 16, 2012

WHWS To Broadcast MLK Geneva Memorial Service

The Rev. Sherman Dunmore Sr., pastor of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will be the featured speaker today at Geneva's annual Martin Luther King Jr. worship service.

The service will follow a march through downtown; that begins at 9:30 at the Public Safety Building on Exchange Street, the service is at the United Methodist Church. A fellowship dinner immediately follows the service.

The theme this year is “Monumental effort plus monumental sacrifice equals monumental dreams,” a reference to the recently dedicated Martin Luther King monument in Washington, D.C. In addition to Dunmore’s speech, the worship service will feature music by the MLK Memorial Choir and the announcement of the winners of the 2012 MLK Art and Poetry Contest.
The broadcast begins at 11am.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Van Halen Rocks Again

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers announce their 2012 tour during a warm-up gig in New York City.

Kool and the Gang - Yes that's right- Kool and the Gang will be opening some of the shows.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Van Halen Back With A Bang!

While an anxious world awaits word on the upcoming Van Halen tour, the band is reportedly doing a gig this week at a New York City venue that’s a far cry from the arenas the group usually plays.

The band has invited music writers and critics to attend a performance at 250-seater Club Wha? in Greenwich Village Thursday night. While nothing official was mentioned in the invite, The New York Times reports journalists “have been told the group will play a short set.”

Why Club Wha? Apparently the band has a connection to the venue via Diamond Dave. Rolling Stone reports Roth’s Uncle Manny used to manage the room decades ago and booked Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby and Richie Pryor back in the day.

Meanwhile, we’re only seven days away from Van Halen ticket madness. The band posted a video on its website last week proclaiming the first round of ticket sales for the upcoming tour would launch Jan. 10. Dates have yet to be released.