SYRACUSE — Providing real-world experience that goes beyond textbooks and quizzes, many alumni of SU’s Newhouse School would argue that student-run WJPZ radio is the “greatest media classroom.” That’s part of the title for a new documentary due to premiere in March.
Secretary/COO Scott MacFarlane ’98, now a reporter for NBC 4 in Washington, DC, shared this sneak peek with us:
As MacFarlane summarized, the documentary covers “the unique history” of WJPZ, including: “Its founding. Its shift to the FM dial. It’s handling of the PAN AM 103 crash — and the station’s many incarnations and innovations in the years since.”
The 30-minute documentary is due to premiere during the WJPZ Alumni Association’s annual Birthday Banquet, on March 1.