Students to Produce New Programs on Channel 23

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Kalyn McMackin (760) 685-3312
Point TV: Channel 23 Public Relations Manager.
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: October 8, 2012
Written by: Kalyn McMackin

Students to Produce New Programs on Channel 23

 Have you ever wanted to be a part of making a short film, a television program or even a newscast?  Well, this semester, students from both the broadcast journalism and media communications major will have the opportunity to collaborate and produce as well as shoot and edit programs to be aired on Channel 23.  So far, eleven different shows are scheduled for the semester.

 Coastline News is Point Loma Nazarene University’s very own version of a twenty minute live newscast produced bi-weekly.  As part of an upper division course, students are responsible for producing and writing their own packages and scripts to be used during the newscast.

 “The most challenging show is always Coastline News because it’s live to tape,” said Alan Hueth, professor of Communication. “It’s complex in terms of the pacing and it’s complicated from every perspective and it’s timed to lines.”

 Point TV station manager, Gerrit Hoeks, is involved in the production of almost every show that Channel 23 airs. Like Hueth, Hoeks believes that Coastline News is the most difficult show to plan and tape.

 “Coastline News is by far the most complex show we produce,” said Hoeks. “It takes the most work and uses the most technology. It is also our most regular show, taping every other week.”

 In what could potentially be a controversial show, Seven Things You Must Know, is “going to be a one shot only kind of thing” set to discuss what everyone going into counseling for pornography addiction must know,  said Hueth. Aaron Reinecke, an addictions counselor, will be the primary focus for the show.

 Additionally, Late Night Loma serves as PLNU’s Saturday Night Live sketch comedy involving studio hosts and jokes. With a more comedic approach, the show has grown to be an anticipated and highly favored show by both students and faculty.

 Other shows to be produced this semester include Acoustic Showcase and Reel Students, two programs focused on highlighting student musical talent and film production work.  Also in the works, is 60 Second Challenge, up to three short films no longer than 60 seconds, and Heynouncements, an informal brief weekly update on Point Loma events and news created and produced by Channel 23’s own Kelsey Low.

 For more information on shows being produced this semester-- or if you are interested in being involved, contact Dr. Alan Hueth at Until then, stayed tuned to Point TV-- Channel 23 to watch the latest student television and film work.