Parking, shuttles arranged for 'Today' show broadcast

Members of the Central New York community are welcome to join the “Today” show festivities Thursday morning, Oct. 18, at SUNY Oswego. Al Roker, a 1976 Oswego graduate, will broadcast his remotes for NBC’s “Today” show from the college’s Campus Center.

Parking for visitors will be in the Romney lot, Lot 7, south of Route 104 at the intersection of Sheldon Avenue and Route 104 near Oswego’s western city limits. No parking permits will be required in Lot 7 that morning. Shuttles will transport visitors to and from the Campus Center, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

For at least two of the six brief remotes from Oswego, Roker is expected to broadcast from the ice arena. The first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive free T-shirts commemorating the occasion. Tentatively, the arena broadcasts are suggested for between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. and between 8 and 8:15 a.m.

The arena’s concession stand will be open for the show, and complimentary beverages will be served.

The “Today” show’s several million viewers will see the college’s new Campus Center, including the arena that is home to the 2007 NCAA Division III men’s ice hockey champions, and a new studio for student TV station WTOP, for which Roker has made a generous gift matched by NBC.

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(Posted: Oct 08, 2007)