Selden, NY - April 22nd, 2015 - On April 14, Legislator Sarah Anker celebrated the unveiling of the Long Island Radio and TV Historical Society’s exhibit of Long Island’s early broadcasting history at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) Ammerman campus. SCCC’s Radio Club and Advanced Radio Production Class hosted the event, which took place on campus in the Huntington Library.
“As Chair of the Education and Information Technology Committee, it’s wonderful to see the work that is being done by Suffolk County Community College students in the field of communications, TV, radio and film production,” said Legislator Anker. “The exhibit that is in place at Huntington Library is a testament to Long Island’s impressive broadcasting history, and both the historical society and college did a phenomenal job in organizing this exhibit.”
“The event and the exhibit represent a bond between an organization which preserves Long Island’s broadcasting history, and our students, who will play a role in the region’s broadcasting future,” said Professor Alan Bernstein, Assistant Academic Chair, Department of Communications/Radio/TV/Film. “Our students and our program will aim to nurture and grow our relationship with the Long Island Radio and Television Historical Society.”
“Any time that we can preserve the history of broadcasting in this region, we should do so,” said Bill Terry, Long Island radio professional with more than 35 years of experience who worked closely with the historical society and college officials in setting up the exhibit. “So much of the pioneering work in this field was based on Long Island, and we should cherish it. It was a great pleasure to work with the Society and college officials to make this exhibit a reality.”
Following the reception Legislator Anker, along with Rhonda Riccio of WLIX Radio, was given a tour of SCCC’s Radio Production Department.
"The future of our Long Island Radio and TV industry will certainly be enhanced thanks to all that SCCC is offering its Communications students,” said Ms. Riccio. “Seeing the students interact with the staff and faculty so nicely as well as being in the impressive studios made me feel great excitement and enthusiasm for all that is happening in our industry! I look forward to working with SCCC and the LI Radio and TV Historical Society. As we integrate the past history with the current generation, we can move together into the future."