Simpson College Student Media launches SCTV, Simpson’s first weekly broadcast program

Simpson College Student Media is introducing its first weekly television program, Simpson College Television, (SCTV). It will make its debut on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. on YouTube Live.

SCTV will cover an array of topics on the Simpson College campus and within the Simpson College community. Sports, on-campus organizations or clubs, spotlight students, recreationational events, and more are all on the docket to be featured on SCTV.

The first program will feature segments about Simpson’s town hall on tuition increase, senior basketball star Jenna Taylor’s 1,000 point milestone, Assistant Director of Speech and Debate Deano Pape’s departure, and the mental health organization known as the “Green Bandana Project” coming to Simpson.

SCTV is senior Noah Sacco’s senior capstone project. He hopes SCTV continues as an extension of Student Media long after he graduates this spring.

“I’m extremely excited to bring SCTV to the Simpson student body for a number of reasons,” Sacco said. “The vision of SCTV was to become another arm of Simpson Student Media not only for this year, but for years to come.”

Other schools in the American Rivers Conference, namely Loras and Wartburg, have weekly, dedicated broadcast news outlets for their communities. With the implementation of SCTV, Simpson now enters the picture.

” [SCTV] will serve as a way to compete with other schools in the conference who already have a dedicated broadcast news outlet,” Sacco said. “A student-run tv station is something every college campus should have, and SCTV will fill that void.”

Sophomore Ethan Humble and senior Cole Poots are on the newly formed SCTV staff and look forward to bringing this newscast to light.

“I’m excited to work on such a fun team of students like me to produce something the college can truly be proud of. It will be a lot of work, but I can’t wait to get started,” Humble said.

Poots feels the TV format will be an exciting new outlet for campus news.

“I think SCTV is going to be great for students. It’s going to give them access and an in depth look at what is happening around campus through many different lenses,” Poots said. “It’s exiting because it’s going to detail the networks and connections of what makes the Simpson community so unique.”

You can stream the broadcast through YouTube Live on The Simpsonian’s YouTube channel.

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