November 29, 2010
On Friday, November, 19 a group of students from St. John’s
University’s College of Professional Studies took learning out of
the classroom and ventured on a tour of the CBS Radio Network in
tour, which is part of the Introduction to Broadcasting and
Announcing taught by Nicholas Legakis, Director Institutional
Advancement – Staten Island, encompassed various radio sets
including that of WFAN, which at the time was broadcasting live on
the air for its sports talk show “Mike’d Up” hosted by St. John’s
Alumnus, Mike Francesa, ’77SVC.
While on set, Francesa noticed the group from the Staten Island campus
and asked for a volunteer to be interviewed live on the air. Junior
Stephanie Mazzone, a Mass Communications/Media Studies major,
jumped at the opportunity of getting the first taste at her career
goal – working in Broadcast Journalism.
to the interview.
Mazzone, from Tottenville, Staten Island, shared with Francesa
her ambition of working as a radio or television broadcaster.
Francesa complemented Mazzone on her lively personality and natural
knack for the field and wished her the best of luck and success
along the way. Francesa also touted St. John's for its very
aggressive and successful Mass Communications and Sport Management
(known as Athletic Administration when Francesca was enrolled)
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Journalism, through
programs like this, prepares students for success in the field by
helping them gain hands-on experience through internships at
professional newspapers, magazines, public relations firms,
advertising agencies, wire services, television or radio stations,
broadcast networks or Internet news sites. Experiences like these
for Mazzone and several other students, also allow them to truly
embrace the University’s Metropolitan mission by taking advantage
of all that New York City has to offer allowing for both their
personal and professional development.
For more information about these programs, visit the
College of Professional Studies on the web.