Penn State Intercom......May 1, 2003

ComRadio gives students
hands-on experience

A collaboration between the College of Communications and Information Technology Services has created ComRadio, a new, Internet-based radio station, that will provide Penn State communications students the opportunity to gain practical broadcasting experience.

Broadcasts on a variety of themes, plus news and information from Associated Press Radio, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via streaming audio on the Web at http://www.comm.psu.edu. In the future, broadcasts also will be carried on cable television on the University Park campus.

Along with valuable experience for students, ComRadio provides timely news and information for faculty, staff, students and anyone beyond Penn State with Internet access. Initial programming includes news talk and public affairs shows as well as sports talk and sports coverage.

The Web-based radio station also has an agreement to carry a number of minor league baseball games featuring the Altoona Curve this summer. Currently, about 65 students are involved and instructor Jeff Brown serves as general manager for ComRadio.

For more information, check the Web at http://www.comm.psu.edu/news/comradio4-03.html.

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