April 5, 2005
New Edition of RSU Student News Magazine To Air
The latest edition of the student news magazine featuring news and stories from Rogers State University premiers this week on RSU-TV.
The new edition of RSU Magazine debuts 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, 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 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.
The show was reported, written and produced by RSU broadcasting students under the direction of broadcasting faculty Dr. Paul Shaffer and Cathy Coomer, and the professional staff at the campus station. An additional episode is planned to be produced and aired later this month, Coomer said.
Topics to be covered during the 30-minute show include the construction of the Center for Economic and Community Development building, expansion plans for the Bartlesville campus, a look at the services provided by the on-campus Child Development Center, recent and upcoming student activities, RSU's athletics programs and more.
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 offers bachelor's degree in communications with options in radio-television or corporate communications, as well as an associate's degree in radio-television. 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.
RSU-TV broadcasts 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 interactive programming.