baseball fanatics in Brooklyn are rediscovering Coney Island,
the new home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, and listening to WKRB
radio, Kingsborough Community Colleges FM station.
The arrival of a new stadium-by-the-sea for this New York
Mets farm team has also been a bonanza for newly-minted Cyclones
fan Chenell Moore. An East New York native and a second-year
broadcast technology major at Kingsborough, Moore combined
her love of baseball this summer with professional broadcasting
experience. I became interested in WKRB as a hobby,
she said. Now broadcasting is going to be my
career. Ive gained hands-on experience this summer.
Under KCC professor Greg Sutton, station general manager,
Moore and other students engineered, produced interview segments,
and assisted with technical support for the Cyclones
professional announcers. They see the project up close
in every way from beginning to end, said Sutton. They
work closely with a real organization and get real work experience.
President Byron McClenney demonstrating ball control to
a big bird; at right, he is seen with CUNY radio station
staffers at the Brooklyn Cyclones ballpark.
boasts three 10-watt FM stations, each professionally managed
and staffed by students, who develop programming in the service
of their communities. The three stations have a potential
reach of 5 million listeners in the five boroughs.
The College of Staten Islands WSIA-FM has a similar
baseball arrangement with the Staten Island Yankees, a farm
team of the Bronx Bombers. CSI students also announced the
WKRBs Sutton is hopeful the station will shortly create
its own web site and join its sister stations at CSI and City
Colleges WHCR-FM on the Web. Both SCI and City College
are making streaming audio available on their web sites. To
access streaming audio, visit www.cuny.edu/radio.