Rogers, in partnership with Seneca College, announced today the next round of GenNOW interns, continuing to give students in their final year of Seneca College’s Broadcasting – Radio program the unique opportunity to gain real work experience as on-air radio announcers in Canada’s most competitive radio market, while simultaneously earning a course credit.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, Navjot Virk, Romika Leslie, and Kayla Pappaianni will each take over the microphone on KiSS 92.5, hosting overnight shifts from the station’s downtown Toronto studio for 12 weeks. Virk, Leslie, and Pappaianni will be introduced on The Roz and Mocha Morning Show on Monday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 a.m. ET before taking turns on the airwaves overnights.
“We are proud to host the GenNOW internship program to invest in the development of future radio announcers with hands-on training and feedback,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “Based on the caliber of the students in the program every year, we have recognized that there’s a very bright future ahead for local radio.”
Students enrolled in the GenNOW course will receive both an on-air announcing internship experience and a Seneca College course credit – earned entirely on-site at the KiSS 92.5 studios.
Through this internship experience at KiSS 92.5, GenNOW interns will be able to develop their announcing skills while receiving unequalled access to mentoring sessions from KiSS 92.5 on-air personalities and the programming team. Students will participate in a series of on-air exercises to become intimately familiar with the skills it takes to succeed in a radio career.
“Year after year, the success of GenNOW interns confirms the value of this program in fostering successful radio announcers,” said Jim Carr, Co-ordinator and Professor for Seneca College’s Broadcasting – Radio program. “Rogers is one of the only media companies to invest in up-and-coming radio talent, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
Rogers Radio and Seneca College have partnered to bring the GenNOW internship to the Broadcasting – Radio program students since 2012. Past GenNOW interns include KiSS 92.5 personality Will Menzies, 680News news anchor Scott Burnett and former 680News news reporter Jeremy Buch.