Mark Yanoschik – Madden Sports Time

This has definitely been a huge year for the Communications department at Columbus State University since we have opened  the NPACE Center to the public, started a radio station, and are in the process of starting up a TV station that will air on a channel provided by Mediacom. I have been to two meetings and two test screenings for CSU TV and I finally had my final screen test.

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Since I have been producer and talent for Friday Night Sports Focus on numerous occasions they wanted me to do a screen test for a sports show. One of the production workers had the idea the call it “Madden Sports Time”, which I did not mind. For 19 minutes I discussed baseball, basketball, and football (on the local and national level) to make sure the show appeals to everyone. Dr. Baltimore really enjoyed my screen test and wants me to do a weekly show. It’s going to be a lot of work, but I am excited to get started! This experience will hep me build up not only my resume, but my media skills as well. I want to be as prepared as possible for the job market when I finish college.

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Mark Yanoschik- Air Show!

I had the privilege with getting to be on the Ranger Joe’s God and Country Show on 106.5 FM and 1420 AM last weekend during the Columbus in the Valley Air Show. It was an enjoyable experience that not only helped me build up my resume, but my media skills as well. PMB broadcasting gave the professors and students of the Columbus State University Communications department three hours to talk about the air show and the NPACE Center.

The air show was definitely an interesting place to broadcast a radio show live. Keeping the show going was not easy because there is only so much to say and you have to always stay interesting. Dr. Gibson and Dr. McCollough really helped the students who came to stay both informative as well as interesting. I am interested in working in media so I looked forward to the challenge. It was an incredible experience that truly epitomized why I chose the communications department of Columbus State University.

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Friday Night Sports Focus

Last Friday, I got to take Maggie’s place on Friday Night Sports Focus. I am different then most people because I find both production and talent work very interesting. I did not have much time to learn how to be a producer, but i’ve learned that you have to be ready to deal with difficult situations in a short amount of time in the media industry. I learned how to run the board and set up the intros and outros. Throughout the show I was having to make sure we were staying on schedule so that we could follow our cues for commercials from PMB. For the show content itself, we talked primarily about the NFL combine and draft. I am a Notre Dame fan, so I loved getting to talk about Manti Te’o.

Being such an integral part of the show, Friday night helped me in more ways than I can put into words because the best way to learn something is to actually go out and do it. The are many talented people who want jobs in the media industry and I have to do everything I can to put myself on top. The Friday Night Sports Focus show at NPACE is going to be a huge achievement that I can put on my resume along with being an intern at WLTZ. Make sure you listen to the show on Friday nights on 106.5 FM!

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Mark Yanoschik – My First Two Weeks at NPACE

I have been working at the NPACE center for two weeks now and I couldn’t be happier with my new job! I have been around incredible people who are teaching me new things everyday. I have learned a great deal more in the past couple of weeks than I was expecting. I helped out with the Friday Night Football Focus radio show last semester so I have been around NPACE despite the fact that I have not taken any production classes. The professors really mean it when they say that the students can get very involved with the program. I am a traditional freshman and have already done a great deal with the NPACE center. Everything that I am learning is going to be very beneficial because I plan on working in the media field after I graduate. I have interned at WLTZ for the past two summers and  over winter break and I believe this is the right field for me.  I am very thankful for the opportunities that I have had and am doing what I can to make the most of them!

A week ago some of the professors and student assistants gave a tour of the NPACE center to a group of Explorer Scouts. It was fun to see a group of young teenagers look so excited when they saw what the NPACE center is capable of accomplishing. I felt the same way when I walked into the building for the first time last summer. Maggie, Zach, and I gave a demonstration of the sports show which is broadcasted from NPACE and discussed all of the opportunities and experience that the NPACE center has given us. Tyler filmed the entire tour and I have been editing it together so that it can be a possible promotional tool for the NPACE center. It is taking a while because I am still learning how to use Final Cut Pro X (luckily I have had Jessica to help me). I have been watching the instructional videos on Professor Hart’s nownewmedia blog, which I recommend to anyone who hasn’t learned how to use Final Cut Pro X. Thank you for reading, next week I’ll be giving another update of my exciting time in the NPACE center!

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