Student-Run Radio Station Goes Live

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ACCC_student_radioAtlantic Cape has been streaming its radio broadcasts on WaccRadio.org since 2007, to more than 500,000 listeners a year worldwide, and now has found a home on its very own FM station, 107.9 WRML.

The student-run radio station reaches the majority of the Mays Landing community and was made possible through grant funding, according to James Taggart, Radio Club Advisor.

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Atlantic Cape student Christina Kane, 21, broadcasts from the WRML booth.

The station affords students the ability to learn how to speak publicly during broadcasts, report news to the masses and create their own material. It plans to host local personalities who contribute to current events, as well as broadcast music and weather.

Listen online at WaccRadio.org or tune in to 107.9 FM.

- Amanda McCullough

New TV Studio Gives Students High-Tech Edge

Atlantic Cape’s new television studio brings the competitive edge of the latest technology to students interested in pursuing careers in television, as well as video editing and production.

The studio/classroom space on the Mays Landing Campus features 24 workstations equipped with the latest audio and video editing software, including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud and Logic Pro.

Field production equipment sets each have an HD SD camera, an LED light, and a lavaliere microphone and wireless microphone kit. This type of equipment allows students to go out and cover campus events, like sports and theater productions.

The studio also hosts TriCaster, the most complete multi-camera production and media publishing solution for creating visually stunning programs for live streaming, online video, projection, post production, broadcast and social media. TriCaster can produce a high definition virtual studio illusion with a green screen set, allowing the feel of real news desk broadcasting.

‘Black Magic’ Enhances Creativity

“We are using the type of technology that broadcast agencies like NBC are currently using, so the students will be more than well-equipped when they go out to pursue a career in the field,” says Bo Zilovic, Interim STEM Division Chair.

The studio also will feature advanced Black Magic technology, which will enhance the audio and video output for live production, while streamlining the entire workflow process. This type of technology was used to create the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road.

“Your success depends on the span of your creativity; we have the cutting edge technology and tools to make it happen now,” Zilovic says.

Former student Max Fineran, who is a teaching aide for the TV Production class, agrees. “Video production is related to all forms of careers in media. We now have the space and the tools to use on an everyday capacity,” he says.

- Amanda McCullough

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