Jan. 28, 2016
Student interns on the air
Broadcasting — Radio students Navjot Virk, Romika Leslie, and Kayla Pappaianni will each take over the microphone on KiSS 92.5, hosting overnight shifts from the station’s downtown Toronto studio for 12 weeks.
As part of Rogers Media Inc.’s GenNow internship program, the students will be introduced to listeners on the The Roz and Mocha Morning Show on Monday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 a.m. before taking their turns on the airwaves starting that night.
“We are proud to host the GenNOW internship program to invest in the development of future radio announcers with hands-on training and feedback,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Based on the caliber of the students in the program every year, we have recognized that there’s a very bright future ahead for local radio.”
Students enrolled in the GenNOW course will receive both an on-air announcing internship experience and a college course credit – earned entirely on-site at the KiSS 92.5 studios.
The students will be able to develop their announcing skills while receiving access to mentoring sessions from KiSS 92.5 on-air personalities and the programming team. Students will also participate in a series of on-air exercises to become familiar with the skills it takes to succeed in a radio career.
“Year after year, the success of GenNOW interns confirms the value of this program in fostering successful radio announcers,” said Jim Carr, Co-ordinator and Professor. “Rogers is one of the only media companies to invest in up-and-coming radio talent, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
Rogers Radio and Seneca's Broadcasting — Radio program have partnered in the GenNOW internship since 2012. Past interns include KiSS 92.5 personality Will Menzies and 680News news anchor Scott Burnett.