Some of the students on the Eyewitness News set
KYW-TV, CBS 3
at the Broadcast Pioneers Symposium
Saturday, November 7, 2015
This is the event that college students wait for all year! Once again, it's time for our annual Broadcast Pioneers Symposium. Area college students will see first hand a major market television station and will listen to advice from their staff. This year, our 16th annual event will again be held at the studios of KYW-TV, CBS 3. The date is Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 from 9 am to 12 noon. We start off with eats and soft drinks and end with a pizza lunch and more sodas.
PLEASE NOTE: These symposiums are an once a year event. Our last one last year was at WPVI-TV, 6abc in March of 2016. Miss this one and you'll have to wait until Spring 2018 (at NBC 10).
Each station is different. They operate different. They look different. They are different. THERE IS ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SPACES! So, hurry!
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Introductory remarks by our CEO Gerry Wilkinson, former Operations Manager for WDAS Radio and formerly a television producer for WHYY-TV. Pat Delsi, a former president and current chairman of this organization will be on the panel. He was the owner of WSSJ Radio in Camden. He worked for six decades in the Philadelphia market as an announcer, newscaster, disc jockey and more. We are still putting together the rest of our panel which will come from KYW-TV, CBS 3. However, below is a link so you can see who has been on previous panels, just to give you an idea what to expect.
There's a tour of the KYW-TV, CBS 3 and the Eyewitness News facilities. For as long as time permits, get your photo taken sitting on the "Eyewitness News" set (depending on the availability of the studio). There's a free pizza lunch afterwards for you to speak one on one with our panel and Broadcast Pioneers officers.
Your space is NOT reserved until we receive your application and $20 check or money order. You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application and check. Print it and bring a copy with you to the symposium. Also bring your college ID. Plenty of space still availble! However, space is limited.
You can park for free in the KYW-TV parking lot. However, PLEASE CARPOOL as space is limited. First come, first served.
At our first symposium, a student asked us how to get an internship. We told her and she got one at an area television station. After the internship was over, they hired her part-time and then, they gave her a full-time position as a producer. We hear stories like this all the time.
Pat Delsi, our former president and current chairman of the board, mentioned that he was outside the Geator Gold studios at 7th and Market in Center City Philadelphia when a young man came up to him and asked if he happened to be Pat Delsi. Pat said, "Yes!" The young man mentioned the he attended one of our symposiums because he was having trouble getting an internship. He said with what he learned at the symposium, he was able to line up an internship with an area television station.
A young man was interested in working in newsradio. He attended one of our symposiums, got put in touch with the right people and got an internship and later a part-time job. He is now a full-time news anchor for the station. By the way, he was also one of our scholarship winners.
This is what can happen when students attend our symposiums. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia; Innovators in Philly Broadcasting.
$20 check or mail order. DO NOT SEND CASH!! Event space is limited so that there can be enough one on one time. Right now, there's plenty of space.
IMPORTANT! Please be advised that it takes some time to process your registration. If in doubt, you can always e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU WILL BE MEETING ALOT OF IMPORTANT PEOPLE! SO DRESS TO IMPRESS! Dress is business casual. If in doubt, look at our photos of past events. It is important to arrive on-time or even early.
The facilities of KYW-TV, CBS 3 is at 1555 Hamilton Street (16th and Spring Garden Streets) in Center City Philadelphia. Public transportation stops nearby.
IMPORTANT! Since each symposium is different, you should still plan to attend even if you attended previous ones. Since each year, we rotate the station, it takes three different symposiums to see three different stations and network with different people. Even if you attended the last symposium that was held at WPVI-TV (that would be 2016), each one is enough different to warrant your attendance. You only need one contact from your networking to help you get that all important first job.
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