ISU student TV station celebrates 50 years

Illinois State Universities student run TV station, TV-10. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (WMBD-TV)


NORMAL – Illinois State University’s student-run TV news station, TV-10, celebrated 50 years on March 4.

The hustle and bustle of a news room during show time was alive and well at their 12:30 p.m. news cast. In fact, one student said it was more hectic than usual as TV-10 alums were present. Students involved in ISU’s news station celebrated 50 years by inviting alums, having a special broadcast, and with sweet treats like cake and punch.

“It was very much just like focus on ‘everything’s got to be right for today’.” said Braden Fogerson, Anchor for TV-10 and Senior at ISU. “It gets a little more stressful when that’s the case but I think knowing that just kind of makes it mean that much more, and sometimes when you’re dealing with a deadline in real life and you’re actually going on air, there’s no editing and things like that, its a good experience to be able to have.”

The university’s TV station addresses local news, sports, and pop-culture. Allowing student to learn to be reporters, anchors, producers, and working from an engineer’s perspective in the control room.

“It’s really good for a career, obviously. To be able to get that experience….to be on TV, its that extra thing because you’re not only being heard, but you also have to be seen.” said Fogerson. “So to be able to understand the difference and kind of piece that together and make that work is also nice at TV10.”

TV-10 is also using this celebration to help raise funds. The goal is to raise $50,000 for 50 years, so they can replace broken or outdated equipment.

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