SMC-TV goes on the air, revamps office
by CAROLYNN SMITH | Monday, September 27, 2010
With the new school year, Saint Mary’s students will see new content on channel two of their campus televisions, care of SMC-TV.
“We are a station that welcomes the creativity of all of Saint Mary’s students and faculty,” said Christina Midgley general manager of SMC-TV.
This fall SMC-TV was officially recognized as a club at Saint Mary’s for the first time. The club has weekly meetings to plan shows, news and events that they will cover. There are many opportunities for Saint Mary’s students to get involved with SMC-TV, Midgley said. The official unveiling of the newly re-vamped station and its new content will be October 4.
“You can be a reporter, writer, graphic design artist, producer, director, technician, make-up artist, fashion coordinator, event coordinator, photographer — the list goes on and on and on,” Midgley said. “If there is a job you want, we will make a place for you at SMC-TV.”
SMC-TV is a student run television station on Saint Mary’s campus. According to its website, The station was re-established in 2009. It previously broadcast content from classes on campus.
This year the station has added content and commercials, as well as lengthening their shows. This also means new programs, including weekly newscasts, interviews and coverage of both athletic and academic events. Lizzie Laughman was also named the station’s production manager.
“She was the star of our show, ‘That’s Hot,’ last year. The show dove into celebrity gossip and news,” Midgley said. “Lizzie was great on it and we are excited for more.”
SMC-TV has also updated its equipment and how it is used. The station, located in the basement of the library, has even been working with green screen technology.
“The green screen will allow us to put our hosts on a different set for their shows and make them look like they are somewhere other than our normal studio,” said Katelyn Grabarek, technical manager of SMC-TV.
Grabarek is also a sports writer for The Observer.
Midgley said she is hoping the station can reach out to more clubs and organizations on campus to help them get their message out.
“There is a way for everyone on campus to be involved in this,” Midgley said. “I want SMC-TV to be everywhere and cover everything that the students and faculty want to see.”