BY KESHAWN MOORE
Tech TV offers journalism majors skills and practices that may be utilized in the world of broadcast while providing the community access with noncommercial information and entertainment programming.
The studio was originally located in Crabaugh until its move in the summer of 2012 to the Energy Center, which is adjacent to the University Commons. Tech TV is equipped with a full news studio, editing bay and a control room that operates the technical details of the show.
As the productions of the shows grow, the number of student participants grow. Chief Engineer of Tech TV Christie White said students earn one credit hour toward their degree per show.
“This program has expanded since I was a student here,” White said. “The program has approximately 50 students this semester.”
The shows run five days a week throughout the Arkansas River Valley. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the news shows run at 4 p.m. and are regular shows with news, weather and sports. On Thursdays, a sports show runs at 4 p.m., and on Fridays, an entertainment show runs at 2 p.m. Each show is produced and directed by students in the journalism department.
Students and area residents can access Tech TV through their local cable providers. On campus, it is available on Channel 6 and Channel 97. Off campus, it is available on Channel 2. The shows broadcast range reaches from Clarksville to Morrilton and is available on the Tech TV Facebook page.