SHC AB Comm-Unity Visits GMA 7

Article/News by: Angeline M. Dimaano
Edited by: Maria Zorayda A. Torres, Ph.D.

The AB Communication students of Sacred Heart College (SHC) unites as they visit GMA 7, one of the country’s leading broadcast networks, on August 19. Their first studio tour, especially for the First Years, was insightful and rewarding.

With Ms. April of GMA 7 as the tour guide, the AB Comm’s first stop – the radio broadcasting booths, Super Radyo DZBB 594 ng Bayan, AM station, and Barangay LS 97.1 FM. Famous TV and radio personalities, Mr. Arnold Clavio and Ms. Ali Sotto, were airing live when the AB Comm students and their mentors, Dr. Maria Zorayda A. Torres and Mr. Rustum R. Alavarez as well as Sr. Cecilia Q. Saclo, from the Sisters community, entered the booth and observed. They all had the chance to see the broadcasters in the AM station deliver their news, operate the console and still have a photo opportunity with their SHC visitors. Sr. Cecille even had the chance to greet on air listeners of DZBB, especially those from SHC. Meanwhile, in Barangay LS 97.1 FM, DJ Liza was jolly and accommodating to the AB Comm-Unity. She shared tips on how to become an effective disc jockey someday, and allowed the students to ask her some questions on life and being a DJ.

The next stop – the news broadcasting studio. Famous news anchor, Ms. Mariz Umali, was reporting live when the SHC group arrived. The group waited for Ms. Umali to end in order to have a chance to talk with her and have a picture taken with her. She shared to the AB Comm students some tips on how news reporting can be done without being nervous infront of the camera. The studio used by Ms. Umali was one of the biggest studios of GMA 7. It is where GMA News TV is done and even Ms. Jessica Soho’s program, “State of the Nation.”

Now for the last stop – the studio for the Bubble Gang taping. The AB Comm-unity have witnessed how popular actors and actresses, like Michael V, Paulo Contis, Sam Pinto, Gwen Zamora, Charice Solomon, Joyce Ching, Diego and Bentong deliver their lines and practice for their taping. The group was all seated near the Bubble Gang team, and they had the chance to crack jokes with them during the free time of these actors and actresses.

The GMA 7 visit provided the AB Communication their needed exposure in radio and TV broadcasting. With smiles on their faces, they would go back to SHC with knowledge and insights beyond classroom instruction.
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