Hamilton,
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May
2016
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04:00 PM
America/New_York

Media Release: New Sports Broadcasting Partnership Turns Mohawk College Into Farm Team for TSN 1150

HAMILTON, ONTARIO: Mohawk College and TSN 1150 have teamed up to launch the first sports broadcasting partnership of its kind in Canada.

Students in Mohawk’s two-year Broadcasting Radio program will host, research, and write for a live sports talk show on Hamilton-based TSN 1150 – the newest addition to TSN’s roster of radio stations across Canada. Internships at the station will also be available to top students, while TSN 1150 on-air personalities will mentor sports broadcasting students at the college.

The semester-long course will introduce students to the world of sports media, including play-by-play and colour commentary, live talk shows, and post-game interviews with coaches and athletes.

QUOTES:

“Learning by doing is one of the hallmarks of a Mohawk College education. For anyone who dreams about working in sports broadcasting, TSN 1150 is offering Mohawk students a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain real-world experience."
Kurt Muller, Associate Dean, Mohawk Media and Entertainment
“We are pleased to offer a creative and intuitive learning experience for students who are passionate about the world of sports media. The Mohawk College program has a track record for turning students into future-ready graduates, and we are pleased to partner with such a great group and offer them a firsthand look into the world of sports broadcasting.”
Bob Harris, Vice-President & General Manager, Bell Media Radio

FAST FACTS:

  • Mohawk College collaborates with more than 1,000 partners from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to provide hands-on and real-world training to students.
     
  • More than 80 students are enrolled in Mohawk’s Broadcasting Radio two-year diploma program
     
  • Students research, write, produce and host programs for igniteradio.ca and 101.5 FM The Hawk.
     
  • In the Government of Ontario’s latest Key Performance Indicator survey results, Mohawk’s Radio Broadcasting program ranks among the top three colleges in the province for student satisfaction.

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For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Mohawk College Director of Communications, 905.979.8893,
jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

Sam Cook, Mohawk College Radio Broadcasting Program Coordinator, 905. 575.1212 ex. 3261
samantha.cook@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.