With only a few weeks left of the semester, the TigerTV team has been preparing for next year. After applications were reviewed and interviews were conducted, the 2015-2016 executive producers and managers were selected and announced.
Sophomore Benjamin Gomez was selected as the â€œStudio 21â€ executive producer for next spring. He has two years of experience and says that TigerTV was one of the factors that drew him to Trinity.
â€œWhen I toured Trinity, I loved the TV studios and it seemed like a great way to get involved,â€ Gomez said. â€œTigerTV has been an important part of my Trinity career. Next year I will be the â€˜Studio 21â€™ executive producer, where I will be running the show, collecting scripts and overseeing the different positions.â€
In addition to â€œStudio 21,â€ TigerTV produces two other shows, â€œNewswaveâ€ and â€œThe Not So Late Show.â€
Junior Davis Alcorn will be the marketing and promotions manager for the whole operation next fall.
â€œOur goal is to increase the outreach of TigerTV,â€ Alcorn said. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to working with a new team that will bring a brand new perspective.â€
Sophomore Zachary Wooten shares Alcornâ€™s goal to increase viewership. Wooten will serve as TigerTVâ€™s program manager. Â He looks forward to the challenge of continuing the work that has been done thus far.
â€œI want to see more people watching next year. I also want to see us get a better replay value,â€ Wooten said. â€œWe are losing a lot of really wonderful seniors, and I want to help continue excellence in TigerTV.â€
Next yearâ€™s managers all have some previous experience being involved with TigerTV. Each had to reapply and complete an interview with the station manager and the faculty advisor.
â€œIn the application, we had to pick our top three choices and answer questions about why we wanted to apply for these positions and how we could contribute,â€ said Junior Timothy Zhang. â€œAfter being interviewed, I waited a couple of days then got an email congratulating me on becoming website manager for TigerTV.â€
Working for TigerTV is a paid job that aims to provide real-world experience, simulating a professional organization of this nature.
â€œThe main thing Iâ€™m looking forward to is the experience,â€ Zhang said. â€œI have never handled a website as big and as public as TigerTVâ€™s. This experience could help prepare me for my future.â€
Students can work in capacities ranging from on-camera talent to technical work and directing.
â€œIt is a great experience to show you that you have leadership skills,â€ Wooten said.
TigerTV studios were renovated in recent years and include state of the art equipment.
TigerTV is a cable television station that reaches Trinity and the surrounding area on channel 98.