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WBNY’s New Media Weekend: An Interactive Look at Twenty-First Century Communication

Posted: October 24, 2007
New Media Weekend, a 25th anniversary celebration of Buffalo's Original Alternative, WBNY-FM 91.3 (the college's student-run radio station) is coming up October 25-27, 2007. This three-day event will feature national and local media experts who will explore and discuss the future of media through panels and speaking engagements, as well as, a concert by the English Beat. All panels are free and open to Buffalo State students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.

New Media Weekend kicks off on Thursday with an Alumni/Student Networking Lunch from 12:15 - 1:30 pm in Butler Library 210. Meet prominent alumni and hear them share with students how their involvement through the radio station as an undergraduate helped them get to where they are today. Tom Calderone, '86, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VH1, will be moderating a panel titled "The Multi-Platform World: Information 24/7" at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, in Bulger Communication Center West. Joining Calderone's panel will be Ralph Cipolla (consultant, Jacobs Media), Jonathan Cohen (overnight assignment editor, Fox News New York), Kimberly Evering (Web Content Manager, Northern Virginia Community College, formerly with AOL), Denise Oliver (founder, Oliver Media; formerly senior vice president for programming, Westwood One), and John Rosso (senior vice president, Citadel Interactive Division, in charge of all interactive platforms including those of ABC Radio Network).

The weekend festivities will culminate on Saturday evening at 8 pm in the Rockwell Hall Auditorium, as WBNY reprises the English Beat. Considered one of the most popular and influential bands of the British ska movement, the group headlined the first WBNY sponsored show in April 1983. Tickets for the show, which features local opening act, Lazlo Hollyfeld, are $20 and may be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office by phone at (716) 878-3005 or on-line at

New Media Weekend is being sponsored by WBNY, the WBNY Alumni Chapter, the Buffalo State College Alumni Association, VH1 and For reservations and more information, contact the Alumni Office at (716) 878-6001. Visit for a complete schedule of events.
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