Effingham, Ill. (Mattoon, Ill.) – The Lake Land College Radio/TV department is hosting an open house on Friday, March 23. Guests are invited to experience the broadcast equipment firsthand and enjoy lunch.
The event will follow the college’s Laker Visit Day which is an open house for potential students that includes campus tours and opportunities to meet with faculty, students, staff and explore the college’s 150 majors.
During the Radio/TV Open House from 12-2 p.m., participants are invited to broadcast LIVE on WLKL 89.9 The Max Alternative, the college’s student-run FM radio station; anchor a newscast in the TV studio; use equipment in the TV production control room and studio; record and listen to their own audio spot using professional audio equipment; operate state-of-the-art camera and video equipment and experiment with industry-standard digital editing software.
“We have professional studios and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as a great radio station. We invite anyone with an interest in this field to come out and have some fun while exploring all of the options,” Greg Powers, speech communication/broadcasting instructor, said.
Students can major in Radio/TV Broadcasting and earn an associate degree that leads to either a Transfer Ready degree or a Workforce Ready degree. Students can also choose among three certificate programs.
Those interested in fulfilling general elective credits can enroll in department classes throughout the year.
Opportunities within the curriculum include broadcasting live on WLKL 89.9 The Max Alternative, anchoring a newscast, using equipment in the TV production control room and studio, recording and listening to your own audio spot using professional audio equipment, operating state-of-the-art camera and video equipment and experimenting with industry-standard digital editing software.
WLKL broadcasters also conduct play-by-play coverage of Laker athletic and area high school events.
Press Release courtesy of Lake Land College