MHTV Archives-The 00s


The year 2000 returned MHTV to its roots with its programming. MHTV Sports returned in its full form and started airing a "Game of the Week" as a capstone to the end of every night of broadcast. Sports crews also help with WCMU's live coverage of the Men's and Women's Basketball seasons from Rose Arena. Fiber lines laid between Moore and Rose eliminated the need for remote trucks. The station instead created a "crazy box" for all remote purposes and transported it in whatever vehicle they can get it to fit into.

In the spring of 2001, MHTV premiered a concept show called Central View. Central View was created by Kevin Essebaggers and would come to serve as the flagship program in the nightly lineup. Each year, Central View's executive producer is a current graduate assistant in the BCA program.

Student produced shows changed each semester with an average of three new shows in every lineup. MHTV ran programs on a set ten-week schedule with each episode receiving eight airings before the next episode.

Station upgrades continued and students were able to utilize equipment capable of completing any production from tape to post in a completely digital format. AVID XPRESS machines were updated with new computers and half the edit bays operated with Final Cut Pro.

In 2002, 2003 and 2004, MHTV earned the prestigious title of "College Station of the Year" from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

Student programming included the following:

eaTV. A magazine show focused on all things food. eaTV aired in 2001.

Filters. A series of concept shorts that were solely webcasted in 2001.

Jam Session. A music variety show with interviews, videos and more. Jam Session aired in 2003.

Morning Edition. A live morning talk show that aired in 2000.

Picture Perfect. A competition of drawing skill that aired 2 semesters in 2002.

Power News for You @ 7. Half satirical newscast, half film-style comedy that aired in 2004

Primetime with Jared
. A "late night" talk show with host Jared Armstrong that aired in 2002.

Real to Reel. A show discussing history and its portrayal in film. Real to Reel aired in 2000.

The Lighter Side. A variety/comedy magazine show focused on all things entertainment. The Lighter Side aired in 2002.

The Starting Lineup. A sports discussion and opinion show that aired in 2003 and 2004.

The Tour. A showcase of musical performances at a local venue in 2003.

Trapdoor. An improvisational sketch comedy that aired in 2002.

Trivia Tac Toe. A trivia game show where contestants competed on a tic- tac- toe board. T3 aired in 2003.

Turntable. A music talk show that argued the greatest artists of all time in 2001.

Underscore. A show that highlighted the Michigan music scene. Underscore aired in 2001.




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