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Journalism Students Broadcast From New Facility

Arkansas Tech University journalism students have begun utilizing a new broadcasting facility for producing daily television and radio programs.

Arkansas Tech University journalism students have begun utilizing a new broadcasting facility for producing daily television and radio programs.

The 2,400 square-foot facility, housed in the Energy Center, was completed earlier this year, and students produced the first television program in the facility last week.

The broadcasting space includes a multi-set television studio, newsroom, master control, editing room, radio control room and radio interview room.

Anthony Caton, head of the Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism and director of broadcasting, says the facility offers students the opportunity to take advantage of technological advances in the broadcast industry.

“The technology in this industry has seen significant changes in recent years,” said Caton. “The new facility means new equipment and learning opportunities for our students. Having the same equipment that is used in the industry is important for employability.  If our students are already familiar with the type of equipment that is being used in the profession, they are much more competitive in a hiring process.”

The facility marks the first time Arkansas Tech television and radio operations have been housed in the same facility.  Previously, Tech TV was housed in Crabaugh Hall, while KXRJ studios were located in the Witherspoon Building.

Visit the Arkansas Tech Department of Speech, Theatre and Journalism website.

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