Oct. 30, 2003
RSU-TV To Broadcast Student News Magazine
New half-hour RSU news program written, produced by students to air Nov. 5
A student news
magazine featuring news and stories from Rogers State University will air Nov. 5
installment of RSU Magazine will debut 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, on the
university's television station, which
broadcasts on UHF channel 35, Claremore and Tulsa cable channel 19, and more
than 70 cable systems in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. The show
will be rebroadcast at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, and
3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16.
The show was
reported and written by RSU students with mentoring provided by RSU broadcasting
faculty and the RSU-TV production department. This is the second installment of
the program, which premiered in the spring and will become a regular feature on
produced news stories on topics including construction of the Stratton Taylor
Library, construction of new campus parking lots, improvements to the RSU
Wellness Center and an interview with RSU President Dr. Joe Wiley about issues
of interest to students, faculty and the general public.
Katie Hart of
Claremore served as the show's producer, and Jenni Collins of Chelsea and Misti
Grannemann of Claremore were the show's anchors. Reporters included Grannemann;
Hart; Chris Anderson and Steve Doyle of Claremore; Pamala Kennedy of Owasso; and
Camee Wyatt of Stigler. Tywone Parks of Haskell, Ryan Prewitt of Claremore and
Anderson served as photographers.
The producers and photographers developed their
stories during the first part of the semester. RSU faculty member Dr. Paul
Shaffer's video production class taped the show with students working as camera
operators, floor director, audio operator, video tape operator, teleprompter
operator and technical director. The show was directed by RSU-TV production
manager Dale McKinney. The students were mentored by RSU-TV production
department members Tim Yoder, Mona King and Bryan Crain.
RSU is the only university in Oklahoma to operate
its own full-power public television station and is currently in the process of
adding digital television capabilities.
The university currently offers an associate's
degree in radio/television, and is seeking approval to offer a bachelor's degree
in communications with options in radio-television or corporate communications.
Utilizing the on-campus, broadcasting facilities, the academic program
provides students with practical "hands-on" experience
in the studios of RSU-TV and RSU Radio (91.3 FM). A combination of technical and
lecture courses provides students with a basic exposure to radio and television
broadcasting, news writing and more.
at 2.75 million watts and reaches an audience of about 1.2 million people within
a 75-mile radius. RSU-TV is a key component
to RSU's distance learning programs, which include telecourses and live