Steven J. Scarpetti graduated from New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in March, 2000, with an Associate in Science degree in Video Radio Production Technology. During his time at NEIT, Steve participated in a three month internship at 94 HJY radio. This internship provided Steve with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills he acquired at New England Tech to real world scenarios. Steve credits the success of his career to this internship opportunity.
While interning for three months at 94 HJY, Steve worked in the promotions department setting up and running radio station appearances. He also learned about producing, board operating, and the ins and outs of a live radio show.
Today, Steve is the producer for the Geoff Charles show where he basically runs the program and handles all of the behind the scenes work. Steve can also be found on-air serving as the host and programmer for HJY’s hard rock/heavy metal show, “The Metal Zone”, deemed the longest running hard rock/heavy metal show in North America. He also hosts and programs HJY’s local music show, “Sound Check”. This show spotlights young, up and coming bands and musicians from the southern New England area, giving them exposure to a larger audience.
In addition to hosting his own on-air shifts, Steve is also the events coordinator for all four stations at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Providence. Steve has come full circle since he is now also responsible for hiring and supervising the interns at the radio station as well.
Steve’s former Professor and Department Chair, Tom Strolla, stated, “I had Steve as a student for several classes. He was always eager to learn and had great enthusiasm for our industry. I was not surprised his internship turned into a job. I also have the pleasure to continue working with Steve as our current interns report to him. He gives me updates about their progress, and our students really enjoy and learn a great deal under his supervision.”
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