Sunday, December 2, 2012

Power 88 Rock Radio Station in Franklin Providing Dean College Students Practical Experience Behind the Microphone


Power 88 Rock Radio Station in Franklin Providing Dean College
Students Practical Experience Behind the Microphone

Franklin, MA – In the world of Higher Education, it is widely agreed that the more hands-on, out-of-classroom experience a student can gain, the better prepared they are to reach their career goals after college.  Luckily for students in Dean College's communications program, Dean College operates a 175 watt; Arbitron rated radio station serving a twenty mile radius.


Power 88 Radio Station has a state-of-the-art studio broadcasting from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. With some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, along with the equipment and capability to broadcast remotely, students of Dean are very involved in maintaining the quality and success of the professionally run radio station. Very recently, Power 88 achieved a 0.1 arbitron rating, meaning the station had at least 24,000 listeners at a given time.

Students of Dean are presented a unique opportunity as on-air talent, program directors, producers, and interactive media coordinators at Power 88. Their role within the radio station is guided by professionals with many years of radio experience, and students' duties fall in line with their future career goals.

Edward Leeseberg is a junior in the Communications program at Dean College, though being from Franklin, he is no stranger to Power 88.

"In an ideal world, my dream job would be to be starting as on-air talent and hopefully moving up the ladder at a radio station similar to WZLX or WAAF in the Boston radio market," said Leeseberg.

Understanding student needs to achieve their career goals in the ever-changing media world, Communications Arts program Coordinator Tom Shaker and Power 88 General Manager Vic Michaels encourage student involvement, and in some cases, build it into Dean classes and curriculums.

Power 88 carries 175 watts behind it, meaning it can be heard from as far away as twenty miles from Franklin, Massachusetts, as well as around the world via internet streaming.  Click here to stream power 88 on your computer. Click here to visit Power 88 on Facebook.

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About Power 88:
Power 88.3FM is a rock radio station broadcasting from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. The station has 175 watts behind it and has a radius of approx. twenty miles surrounding Franklin. Power 88 is professionally run and student staffed featuring a wide-range rock format. Power 88 is 100% commercial free.