San Diego, CA—Student television programming at Point Loma Nazarene University will change channels starting in January. Student produced program will move from Channel 3 to Channel 23.
With the channel change will also come several new programs. PLNU’s advanced television production class has been spent fall semester creating new content, along with developing a new brand for the channel. At least three new shows will air on Channel 23 during spring semester 2010. Each of the shows will be for students created by students, and look at things from a PLNU student’s point of view.
Senior Media Communication major Jake Schafer is excited to see the premiere of new programs. “I feel like it’s time to get some new original programming on the channel,” he said. “I like the direction the channel is going with more original programming and more involvement in programming.”
Student involvement in show development is one way to increase interest in the campus television channel. Sophomore Media Communication major Madison Dyer said he thinks more students will watch. “If you know you or one of your friends is going to be on one of the shows, then you are more likely to watch it.” Dyer explained.
Societal Communication Major Brad Hernandez was featured on one of the new shows, which is a game show. He said he had never watched the on-campus channel before, but would check it out now that he was going to be on one of the shows. “I never even knew there was a channel on campus that had program made for students,” said Hernandez. “I definitely want to check it out now because this is going to be a funny show.”