Wednesday, December 22, 2010
MUSE WATSON, BILL LANDRY, AND MAYOR MASON TELL GROUP WHAT CHANNEL 15 WILL MEAN FOR THEM
Members of the community, a group between 100 and 200, came to the Channel 15 studio Tuesday evening to meet Muse Watson, Bill Landry, and Harriman Mayor Chris Mason. The three told the group that the City of Harriman and Roane State's Channel 15 will mean entertainment and education for them.
Not only will there be movies, weather, and news, there will be live broadcast of locally produced programming and whatever entertainment is being presented on the Princess stage. These productions, the camera work, the editing, the sound, the lighting, the props, the writing, and directing will come from our high school and college students.
These lucky students will have the opportunity to train in the media (TV and radio*) and theatre with "state-of-the-art" communications equipment. They will receive classroom instruction and then "hands-on" experience right here on Roane Street in Harriman.
It's a win, win, folks...they learn and we get entertained!
YOU can get involved with programming too...have an idea for a show?! Let the students help you prepare it for airing! It's your station folks...get involved!
I learned myself that the building to the left of The Spot cafe will be the *radio station! I had always assumed the radio equipment and training would in the same facility as Channel 15, but this separate building will become a student operated radio station and part of the Princess Complex.
As Muse put it, "Channel 15 is like the eyes of the Princess Dream and the radio station will be its ears!"
Unless you have been present in one of these public information sessions, you haven't witnessed the excitement in the eyes of Muse, Bill, and Chris. They are so thrilled that "the dream" is coming true! We should all be so excited!
Channel 15 is now presenting movies, music, documentaries, and other interesting programming. There are even cartoons for the kids!
Many folks brought by or bought a copy of "A Christmas Snow", Muse's latest movie, and enjoyed one-on-one interaction with the actor. This show has been airing on Channel 15 for several days now, giving me the opportunity to watch it 3 times. I choked up every time!
Muse, Bill, and Chris were "filmed" by Doug Mills last evening making short promotional pieces for Channel 15. Those are about all the commercial type clips you'll see on this station...it's a non-profit station expressly for the community.
There was even one "taped" that included everyone present at the gathering at the time (see top photo). I can't wait to see and hear them shout, "It's your TV station!" That was so much fun!
Remember, it's your station folks...get involved!