Brizard: Square One

The new superintendent of the Rochester City School District is about to undergo a test of stamina.

On Thursday, January 31st, WXXI and WDKX-FM are partnering for a project called Brizard: Square One. It is a full day of broadcast events designed to introduce Jean-Claude Brizard to Rochester, and vice versa.

Beginning early in the morning, WDKX's Tariq Spence will join Brizard at Dr. Freddie Thomas High School on Scio Street to take calls from Tariq's listeners - primarily young people getting ready for school. Then Brizard will check in with WXXI-AM's morning host Alex Crichton for a Q & A during Morning Edition.

After a quick coffee break, Brizard is taking center stage in the auditorium at Freddie Thomas for a student assembly. Students get to ask the questions. The forum will be broadcast live on both WXXI-AM and WDKX-FM.

Brizard then heads to the WXXI studios on State Street for 1370 Connection with Bob Smith. The phones will be open, and the program will air simultaneously on WDKX.

It's not over yet.

During the late afternoon, WXXI-AM's evening host Rachel Ward interviews Brizard on All Things Considered. And then....

A special LIVE, CALL-IN edition of Need to Know. WDKX's morning news anchor Liz Medhin is joining Brizard and me on the Need to Know set for an hour of call-in questions.

It all wraps up at 10 p.m. , about 15 hours after it began.