Special thanks to Christine Juhas, Titan TV’s promotions director for answering the questions!
Tell me a little history about your station and where your station is now?
We just celebrated our 42nd anniversary. We broadcast on campus and in town on Charter Spectrum with live news and sports streaming and VOD on our website titan-tv.org.
As of 2016 we have gone fully HD. Each semester we broadcast games of several UWO athletic teams as well as have a weekly newscast. Each semester we also have pitches for 2-3 studio/field shows to be produced. We do approximately 110 productions a year.
What sets your station apart from other college TV stations?
The great thing about Titan TV is that your first day as a student at UWO you can get involved. You don’t even have to be a student in the major to help out on shows and broadcasts. Students that take the opportunity to start getting hands on experience their first year go on to do great things for the station and in their careers.
Why did you choose to work at the TV station?
I choose to work at Titan TV as the Promotions Director because I feel like Titan TV is a cool organization to be a part of and I wanted the rest of the campus and community to know about it. I love getting the word out about upcoming shows, broadcasts, and events that students can watch on our channel.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for your station?
I once had a space rented out at the local farmer’s market to hand out merchandise and spread the word about the station. When I showed up I didn’t know I was supposed to bring my own table so I made a make shift table out of moving boxes in my car, threw a tablecloth over it, and did the best with what I had. The weird looking setup actually attracted a lot of community members and the promotional event was a success!
What’s the best part of college student media? And what’s the hardest part?
The best part is basically having the freedom and resources to create any kind of content that you want. Every day people have ideas that would make for great TV shows or news stories and at Titan TV we make those ideas a reality. It’s also cool to be able to tell people, “Yea, I’ve produced my own show” and they just kind of look at you like “What? That’s cool!”
The hardest part of student media is just finding time to get projects done. Students in the Radio/TV/Film major are like everyone else — we all have jobs, go to class, and have our own responsibilities. It takes a lot of people to create the type of content that we do and sometimes it’s hard to coordinate everyone’s schedules but we always make it work.
Plus, check out some of the Titan TV promos on their YouTube channel!