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NEWS

September 12 2002

RSU-TV Resumes Full-Power Broadcasting

Rogers State University's television station resumed broadcasting at full power this weekend after transmitter problems forced the station to transmit its signal at reduced power during the summer.

RSU-TV is now broadcasting at its full strength of 2.75 million watts, which allows the station to reach about 1.2 million people within a 75-mile radius of its main broadcast tower north of Claremore.

The station is Oklahoma's only full-powered television station operated on a public university campus. The station is a key component to RSU's distance learning programs, which includes telecourses and live interactive programming.

Because some students have been unable to receive RSU-TV telecourses due to the reduced signal strength, the station will re-broadcast telecourses initially aired during the first three weeks of classes. The re-broadcast schedule is:

Tuesday, September 17

10 a.m.        Cinema 102 (originally aired 8/26)
11 a.m.        Intro to Psych 103 (originally aired 8/27)
11:30 a.m.    Intro to Psych 104 (originally aired 8/27)
Noon            Humanities 129 (originally aired 8/29)
12:30 p.m.    Humanities 130 (originally aired 8/29)

Thursday, September 19

10 a.m.        Cinema 103 (originally aired 9/2)
11 a.m        .Intro to Psych 105 (originally aired 9/3)
11:30 a.m.    Intro to Psych 106 (originally aired 9/3)
Noon            Humanities 131 (originally aired 9/5)
12:30 p.m.    Humanities 132 (originally aired 9/5)

Tuesday, September 24

10 a.m.        Cinema 104 (originally airing 9/9)
11 a.m.        Intro to Psych 107 (originally airing 9/10)
11:30 a.m.    Intro to Psych 108 (originally airing 9/10)
Noon            Humanities 133 (originally airing 9/12)
12:30 p.m.    Humanities 134 (originally airing 9/12)

In early May, three aging transmitter tubes failed at RSU-TV's transmission station. The tubes were unable to be repaired, so the university purchased three new tubes at a cost of about $150,000.

RSU-TV broadcasts under the call letters KRSC on UHF channel 35, Claremore and Tulsa cable channel 19, and more than 70 cable systems in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. For more information, call (918) 343-7649.