FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 boasts a unique broadcasting program, where for decades young communicators have received hands-on experience producing, directing and being the on-air talent for daily news broadcasts and special projects.
The program has jump-started the careers of creative professionals such as Ben Bradley (H-F '93), co-anchor and news reporter at WLS-TV Chicago; Dave Mitchell (H-F '74), WBBM News radio reporter; Bernie Kaminski (H-F '84), executive producer at VH1; and Christopher Horvath (H-F '92), a digital artist who has worked on several popular films, including "Avatar," "Star Trek" and the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series.
This school year Homewood-Flossmoor unveiled a newly redesigned station and classrooms for Viking TV and WHFH 88.5 FM radio, designed for educating the next wave of talented communicators.
The school has now planned a community open house for the new broadcasting studio, set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the school's South Building. The open house will include studio demos, facility tours, refreshments, a 6 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opportunity to meet the faculty: Mark Ciesielski (TV) and Robert Comstock (radio).
The new station features an improved design, editing stations, green room and control room, completed October 2012. The entire studio has also received a new look with updated carpeting and furniture. The TV equipment now features high-definition capabilities, as well as a network system that will speed up the flow of production on a daily basis.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School is located at 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. For more information on the school or the open house, call or click: hfhighschool.org, (708) 799-3000.