WNTV searching for new talent

The university’s student-run television station managers are looking for new talent, and they want you.

WNTV will hold its annual open house Thursday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. at its office in Landrum 303.

Clint Spaeth, productions manager, said students from any major are invited to come and “learn more about television and get some on-air and behind-the-scenes experience.”

WNTV can be seen on Channel 15 in the dorms, and its staff is currently working on expanding viewing capabilities in the University Center.

As the semester begins, the TV station will broadcast movies at night and show original programming, including news, sports and entertainment, throughout the day.

“Residence Life Cinema gives us 24 movies a month,” Spaeth said, “which includes new releases and, also, older movies that students vote on during the RHA (Residential Housing Association) meetings.”

WNTV will soon begin its production schedule, one or two evenings a week, to create and tape their programming that will be shown daily throughout the week.

The original programming includes news, sports, entertainment and a variety of other student-created shows.

WNTV will provide scriptwriters but students may come up with some of their own lines.

“We have a Practicum also, to earn class credit,” Spaeth said about students who are pursuing degrees in radio and television.

WNTV has free membership and flexible performance schedules.

Its programming schedule can be found in The Northerner or on WNTV’s Web site: www.nku.edu/~wntv.