New WFTK Broadcasting Studio

New WFTK Broadcasting Studio
New WFTK Broadcasting Studio 2

At the Board of Education meeting on Oct. 9, the district honored an esteemed local organization, the For the Kids Foundation, for its $40,000 donation to fund East Islip High School’s new WFTK broadcasting studio.

The school’s old studio debuted in 1989 and has been running for the last eight years under the guidance of teacher James Connell. The upgraded facility, including new cameras and electronics, will now be home to a modern state of the art video production studio capable of broadcasting live video over the internet. It is scheduled to start running in December, with the broadcasting of live events commencing by next June.

High school students in Heather Toomey’s art classes competed in a contest to design a logo for WFTK, with senior Michael Laird’s effort named the winner.

“We are very grateful to the FTK family for their very generous donation and we look forward to having them come visit our broadcasting studio and watch our students in action,” said Israel Malinowitzer, East Islip’s director of technology.