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3 Pitt students are the hosts of a new overnight radio program

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Three students in the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are hosting a brand-new radio program, “KDKA’s Next Take.” The first broadcast aired Feb. 19.

Senior Jaime Ely, junior Margaux Rentzel and first-year Ryan Tarabokia discuss national and global headlines on weekdays from 1-5 a.m. The show is produced by Dietrich School senior Dylan Foster, with executive producing by the station’s Amy Mauk.

Ely is majoring in communication with a Television and Broadcast Arts Certificate. Currently a DJ and sports analyst for Pitt’s WPTS Radio, she’s also held directing, reporting, videography and producing positions for “Pitt to the Point” and The Pitt News.

Rentzel, a communication and rhetoric major with a Television and Broadcast Arts Certificate, has covered breaking news and human interest stories as a segment producer, campus reporter and camera editor for “Pitt to the Point.”

Tarabokia began working in broadcasting as a junior at his New Jersey high school. Along with working at WPTS, he creates a sports podcast with friends.

Foster is a communication and rhetoric major, minoring in film and media studies with a Television and Broadcast Arts Certificate. During his time at Pitt, Foster has worked as a “Pitt to the Point” reporter and producer. He also helped broadcast Pitt’s 2023 Dance Marathon, a 12-hour event that raised more than $300,000 for Children's Miracle Network.

Listen to “KDKA’s Next Take” on Audacity.