Friday, February 08, 2013

Ithaca, New York: Keith Olbermann Donation Pays For Cornell Student Radio Station's New Home

The Cornell University student-run radio station is about to get a big upgrade thanks to famed liberal TV broadcaster Keith Olbermann.

Cornell announced Thursday that WVBR-FM will move to a new building closer to campus and into a space twice the size of its current headquarters, a move made possible by a donation from Olbermann, class of '79 and a former sports director at the radio station in Ithaca, N.Y. The new location will be named the Olbermann-Corneliess Studios, in honor of Olbermann's late father, Theodore, and Glenn Corneliess, a friend and former colleague of Olbermann's at WVBR. Corneliess died in 1996 at the age of 39, according to a press release.

Drew Endick, a junior at Cornell and general manager of WVBR, stated in the release that they'll have new modern, professional studios and production editing suites, as well as room for recording live performances.
"Everything I have began at WVBR, and I'm honored to help future generations of broadcasters who'll be able to gratefully say the same thing," Olbermann said in a statement by the Cornell Radio Guild.

(Source: The Huffington Post, USA)

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