MHTV Archives-The 90s

The nineties saw big advancements for MHTV overall. The decade produced numerous legacy shows, such as Cinema Central and Fade to Black, which were produced semester after semester for air. The tail end of the decade brought complete upgrades to the station equipment and the transition into digital format video began.

The transition truly took base in the spring of 1997 when the video router caught on fire and almost wiped the station out of existence. Some circuit boards melted, the router was un-repairable and there was no funding to purchase replacement equipment. The President's Initiative Funds provided the funding to equip the studios.

The station was completely gutted during the summer of 1997 and still aired a fall season despite no equipment. The engineers set up a temporary router, VHS deck, and television on a cart in the lobby which served as the transmitting facility for a semester. The new facilities opened in the spring of 1998 with complete upgrades.

Student programming included the following: 

91 Rock FM's Video Show. An alternative music video program that aired in 1992.

91.5 Videos from the Edge. A show that transitioned from 91 Rock FM's Video Show. This program aired for multiple semesters from 1993-1995.

A Boy and his Couch. A variety talk show with parodies, musical guests and interviews.
Boy aired in 1994.

After Dusk. A dramatic program that aired in 1998.

Ace Mini Theater. A half hour dramatic series that aired in 1999.

Aesculapia. A half hour drama exploring the dreams of college freshman that aired in 1998.

All Kidding Aside. A sketch comedy that aired for a couple of semesters in 1991 and 1992.

Assorted Sauces. A variety show and special event that aired only once in 1995.

Beyond Normal. A newsmagazine that examined bizarre and controversial issues. Beyond Normal aired in 1998.

Campus Court. A court show for college students that aired in 1999.

Centraltainment this Week. An entertainment news show focusing on entertainment happening in and around Central Michigan University. Centraltainment brought the news to MHTV in 1999.

Cinema Central. Each episode was a different self contained production in a different movie genre. It aired over multiple semesters from 1996 to 1999.

CM and U: The Ultimate Talk Show. A talk show that aired in 1992.

Comedy Show. A sketch comedy show that aired in 1993.

Crosstalk. An issue oriented talk show that was simulcast on WMHW. It aired multiple semesters between 1991 and 1994.

Entertainment 500. An entertainment news program that aired in 1991.

Fade to Black. A film review and analysis show. Fade to Black was one of MHTV's longest running productions. It aired from 1990 to 1996.

First Look. A newsmagazine highlighting events at CMU and around Mt. Pleasant. First Look aired in 1998.

Hanging Low. A cartoon show that aired in 1991.

It's Just a Video Show. A music video show that aired in 1991.

J.C and his Mangy Goatherders. A sketch comedy that aired in 1993 and 1994.

Kartoon Kaos. A public domain cartoon show that aired in 1993.

Left of the Dial. A music show compiled of music videos, band interviews, live performances and student produced music videos. Left of the Dial aired in 1998 and 1999.

Live From Studio A. A live music show focusing on one band per episode. LFSA aired from 1998 to 2001.

Lost Souls. Aired in 1997

Lost Souls- the Legacy. Aired in 1998.

Mid-Michigan Focus. News magazine in conjunction with WSMH-TV 66. Produced in lieu of News Central in 1997.

Mixed Nuts. Sitcom that aired in 1991.

Moneyman. Aired in 1990.

Nighttime Cattail Swans. A feature length collaboration between the Independent Film Club and MHTV. It aired once in 1999.

Nite Time with Matt Calabrese. A "late night" talk show that aired in 1993.

No Parking. A feature length comedy/satire between the Independent Film Club and MHTV that aired once in 1999.

Over the Edge. A newsmagazine show focused on CMU's campus. Over that Edge aired in 1996.

Perspectives. A public affairs program that aired in 1999 and 2000.

Pick the Flick. Aired in 1995.

Pretty on the Inside. A magazine show focused on women's issues that aired in 1999.

Roommates. A game show that tested roommates' knowledge of each other. Roommates aired for several semesters in 1994 and 1995.

Shallamie Outdoors. An outdoor sports show that aired in 1999.

Sports Live. A sports talk show that aired from 1989 to 1992.

The Beat Goes On. A "rockumentary" that aired in 1991.

The Big Phat Show. A sketch comedy show that aired in 1998 and 1999.

The Hot Pink Erratic Aardvark E.P. A sketch comedy show. Aardvark aired from 1994 to 1996.

The Kitty Litter Kings. A sketch comedy show that aired in 1997 and 1998.

The Other Side of Comedy. A sketch comedy that aired in 1992.

The Seventh Floor. A fictitious dramedy about college life that aired in 1994.

This Week in Sports. A sports talk show that aired in 1991.

Up Close. A news magazine that aired in 1991.

Weekend Voyage with Josh. A travel show that visited US cities with host Josh Stolz. Weekend Voyage traveled in 1998.

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