By Nick Quartapella
Kutztown University’s electronic media majors create, produce and broadcast KU-TV programs on local television channels. EM students are academically responsible for television courses as classes and students also chose to produce extra curricular programming. This semester, there are five shows that air throughout the week, broadcasting to every television on campus, off campus, throughout Berks County and the greater Lehigh Valley by cable provider Service Electric.
KU-TV’s longest running program, “Newsbreak” is a 15 minute-long program outlining major news stories of the week. This semester, “Newsbreak” will feature more local news reports detailing events in town and at the university. Previously, “Newsbreak” has been a pre-recorded show, but this semester all broadcasts will be live. For all KU news, check out “Newsbreak” on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or visit their YouTube page, http://www.youtube.com/user/KUNewsbreak.
Also on KU-TV, a regional Emmy Award winning show, “Camera One,” is ready for a brand new season, with brand new hosts. The magazine show features places to visit, things to do and attractions to see in Berks County and the Lehigh Valley. KU students, Dustin Seyler and Zoey Grolman are the two new faces of “Camera One.” Tune in Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. to learn about fun things to try out in the area.
Detailing KU’s sports and athletics, “Between the Lines” is a 30-minute studio produced program featuring coach and player interviews, as well as news surrounding the University’s sports. Student host, Steve Maugeri is set to return as head anchor, along with five other new faces to help deliver the news of KU’s sporting world. “Between the Lines” airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at noon.
Providing a medium for electronic media majors to show their videos, “Showcase,” features projects created entirely by EM students. Whether creative or informative, “Showcase” gives students the chance to show their hard work to an audience. This semester, the show features an entirely new set, which will be more aesthetically pleasing to viewers. “Showcase” airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.
One of the newest shows to KU-TV continues to support local musicians. The music program, “Mic Check,” features three songs performed in studio by the talent and interviews with the band between sets. A new segment featuring new album releases will be added to the show this semester. “Mic Check” will continue to announce concert events for the weekend and music news segments. With the departure of former host, Collin Miller, Nick Quartapella will keep the show moving alongside co-host Dillon Snyder. “Mic Check” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Check out “Mic Check” on their YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/MicCheckKUTV.
KU-TV programming can be viewed on and off campus on Service Electric channel 24, channel 28 Hometown Utilicom, and Service Electric channel 266 in the greater Lehigh Valley area.