The New Hawk TV | ULM Forum 2-08-2013
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Mass communication students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe are producing a new television series focused on ULM news and events.
On Thursday, Feb. 14, local television station KWMS— also known as Family Friendly Television (FFTV-18) — will launch Hawk TV.
The types of television programs featured in Hawk TV will vary, but all will be student-driven creations.
ULM Assistant Professor of Mass Communications John Rodriguez said he is most excited about “Discover ULM,” a bi-weekly broadcast that will spotlight a ULM professor, program, or student.
“In the Studio,” also bi-weekly, will consist of a five to 10-minute discussion with professors, students, and other university representatives concerning any and all interesting happenings around ULM.
On a weekly basis, Hawk TV will broadcast both hard and soft news, ULM sporting events, and “ULM Fastbreak,” which will notify viewers of the weekly schedule of events on campus.
Eight students are currently involved in the Hawk TV project—most are receiving class credit through the department’s practicum course, but some are volunteers.
This will allow students to get the experience needed in order to successfully work in a television broadcast facility.
Cable providers broadcasting FFTV-18 include Comcast, on channels 78 and 229; Bayou Cable, on channel 4 in Sterlington and 45 in Rocky Branch; CMA, on channel 56; and Suddenlink, on Channel 5.
Air Date: Fri, 02/08/2013