RIT Professors Give Tech News and Advice on the Radio

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What the Tech? debuts this Saturday on WXXI-AM

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It’s irreverent, funny and slightly wacky. Oh, and it’s educational, too.

Billed as a radio show for anyone interested in computers, gadgets, high-tech issues and science, What the Tech? debuts at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14, on WXXI-AM (1370).

The weekly one-hour show is hosted by Stephen Jacobs, assistant professor of information technology; Elouise Oyzon, instructor of information technology; and Rick Scott, adjunct professor, in Rochester Institute of Technology’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

The show features:

  • Tech News Roundup of science and technology world events, "from a slightly skewed point of view"
  • Tech O’ the Future reports on cutting-edge technological developments
  • Nerd Word of the Week explanations of technical terms and "nerd slang"
  • Technobabble, a question-and-answer segment
  • Gadget Boy Reviews of computing and consumer electronics products
  • Interviews with technology entrepreneurs

    "We’re looking to entertain while increasing the audience’s technical literacy," says Jacobs, who has written for CNET.com, Wired and "Fast Forward" in The Washington Post, and been technical editor for three books on Web programming and Dreamweaver. "We’re also looking to promote Rochester and western New York as a place of high-tech inventions and innovation."

    Technology-related questions may be sent to whatthetech@wxxi.org.