1050 ESPN/N.Y.'s Tierney Sets College Tour
January 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM (PT)
ESPN Sports WEPN-A (1050 ESPN)/NEW YORK middayer BRANDON TIERNEY is hitting college campuses around the tri-state area in a college tour starting JANUARY 21st. TIERNEY will broadcast live from each school in conjunction with the men's basketball program there, and will interview each school's head coach and will be joined by the marching band and cheer squad. After each broadcast, TIERNEY will also host a seminar open to all students to offer broadcast career advice and answer questions.
"In this market, we tend to focus our resources on professional sports, and overlook the colleges," said TIERNEY. "This ‘road trip’ will give our listeners a chance to hear the stories and learn more about local college hoops programs; as a former college athlete myself, I'm very happy to be involved.”
"It also allows me to interact with the next wave of broadcasters, as we will meet with members of the school newspaper, radio station, and any Journalism majors at each school," added TIERNEY. "I enjoy helping proactive interns at 1050 ESPN and young minds looking to crack an extremely challenging field. We have a responsibility to assist those who have a passion for this business, and help them succeed."
THe tour will start at SETON HALL (1/21), followed by ST. PETER'S (1/28), MARIST (1/29), IONA (2/12), ST. JOHN'S (2/17), HOFSTRA (2/19), COLUMBIA (2/26), and FORDHAM (3/3).