Hello readers! My name is Scott Kriska and I have been very interested in the television and radio broadcasting business since I was very little.
I was able to start my broadcasting experiences when I was a junior at Highland High School in Medina, Ohio. My junior year was the first year the school offered a TV/Video Production class where I was able to work with a weekly school news program and make different types of videos, such as B-roll video for the newscasts, a commercial, a public service announcement and a couple of short films.
As one might guess, the time I got to work in this wonderful field the most so far has been in college at Bowling Green State University. Ever since freshman year, I have been working in both radio and TV. I am a disc jockey on WBGU 88.1 FM hosting “The Vocal Jazz Fest,” which currently airs on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. I am also actively involved with BG24 News, a student-run TV newscast which broadcasts live three times a week on channel 6 on Time Warner Cable in Wood County, Ohio. With that organization, I have been a videographer, an editor, a writer, a DEKO graphics operator, a studio camera operator, a reporter and an anchor.
This past summer I had the opportunity to work in a more professional level of broadcasting at Rubber City Radio Group in Akron. This local corporation owns radio stations 94.9 WQMX (a country music format), 97.5 WONE (a rock and roll format) and 1590 WAKR (a news/talk and oldies format), the latter of which I have worked the most with. During that time I was a producer for WAKR’s “Ray Horner Morning Show,” a writer for the station and its website AkronNewsNow.com and a road construction update reporter, in which I recorded voicers of construction alerts throughout Summit County. Additionally I helped create vodcasts (Internet video newscasts) for AkronNewsNow.com.
My next post will explain more about what I will cover in this blog, but it will mainly consist of information about the radio and TV broadcasting business as I have learned in the past and continue to learn as a student. So watch for more posts because anyone who has an interest in this field will definitely get a kick out of my entries.