TUTV, home to Temple's student-run slate of television shows, has been nominated for several honors in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) College Awards. The nomination categories include Best College Station, Best Newscast and Best Sports Report. TUTV features more than 60 shows covering sports, news and music, among other topics. Programs including OwlSports Update and Temple Talk have previously won IBS awards.
This time around, TUTV as a was nominated for Best College Television Station. Temple Update received a nomination for Best News Report for its coverage of the commonwealth budget stalemate as well as Best Spot News and Best Use of Graphics for Temple Update's Travel Ban promo. Temple Tuff, a sports report show, was nominated for Best Sports Program. OwlSports Update's March 23, 2017 episode is up for Best Sports Program episode, and the show itself was nominated for Best Sports Program. Temple Talk was nominated for Best Talk Program.Finally, season 4, episode 2 of Temple Tonight's was nominated for Best Comedy Program.
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System is a national organization of which over 1,000 educational and university-based radio stations are members. The organization supports the operations and expansions of the member stations and represents them in lawsuits and copyright disputes. The final winners will be selected at their March conference in New York City.
Prof. Ed Dress, who serves as an advisor and producer for TUTV, stressed that the ideas and content come almost entirely from the students.
"The kids get the experience, come up with the ideas, and pitch their ideas for shows. You can pitch any idea you want, so it's a great opportunity to see what real life is gonna be like," Dress said.
The station, which can be found on Comcast (channel 50) and Verizon (channel 45) cable providers and online, is supported by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation.
Morgan Kolakowski, a junior and on-air talent for Temple Talk, said that the show has opened doors for her professionally.
"Not only do I get real hands-on experience on a show that is televised throughout Philadelphia, I get to work with high-quality producers and they get to see my work live," Kolakowski said.
The station looks forward to the awards on March 2 and March 3, where students hope to take home some hardware.