In this episode, I went back to my alma matter, Syracuse University, to talk to my old boss about the communication school’s brand new tv studios. ~5 years ago, when I was still a student, the studios had fallen into a state of disrepair. They were built in the 70’s and were never updated, so in 2009 the school began the long process of fundraising, planning, building, and installing state of the art facilities.
Neal Coffey was my boss at my undergrad work-study job, filming classes and general educational content for the school. He taught me pretty much everything I know and was a great mentor.
After I graduated, he got involved in the planning process for the new studios. His expertise was invaluable during construction, so after everything was done, the school offered him the chance to stay on as Head Honcho of the new Dick Clark Studios.
I tried to take pictures of everything we discussed on the tour, so in case you want to follow along, here they are in chronological order. In the first image, Neal is the guy on the left.
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