WQED sends officials to White House

Two WQED Multimedia representatives took part in a White House summit earlier today in the hope that it will keep the country’s first public TV station and the city at the top of educational television. Deborah Acklin (Chief Operating Officer) and Jennifer Stancil (executive director of education partnerships) took part in the session (which is a part of President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign) with industry, goverment, media, philanthropic and school representatives. The objective of the event was to increase young people’s interest in science and math. Ms. Stancil told the Post-Gazette, “We can make connections that allow us to network with colleagues interested in working on the same mission. And that is making sure that our students are the best-prepared in the world in looking ahead to a 21st-century economy.”

DJ George surfaces at WLSW

DJ George and his show, “The Oldies Oasis,” will return this Friday and every Friday thereafter from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. on WLSW-FM (103.9). The host says that once the clock strikes midnight, the show will take on a more mellow sound and become “Midnight at the Oasis”. The show previously aired on WKFB-AM (770).