By Mitch Holt, Staff Writer
Michael Breeden, the new student worker at SA-TV, has made several changes to the station, including the computer program the station uses and the content of the student-run television channel.
Breeden, sophomore electronic media major from Memphis, Tenn., was hired to be the main worker of SA-TV, which airs on Channel 55. Breeden revived the channel in early February after it was taken off the air last spring. ACU purchased a computer program called Infocaster, which is used mainly for advertising, to broadcast campus information, prayers, praise and sports schedules.
Doug Darby, multimedia coordinator, hired Breeden after the channel’s lengthy down time.
“The channel shut down last year after they realized that no one really watched it,” Breeden said. Organizers of SA-TV realized they needed a change and bought the new computer program. Then they changed the focus of the station, he said.
Infocaster is more versatile than programs used in the past, he said.
It is completely information-based and there will be no television shows on SA-TV, which is purely an informational means for students, Breeden said.
He said he is working to develop a niche for SA-TV.
“When I do, there will be a uniform format for the content put out by the channel,” he said.
While SA-TV is being constructed, the format that will be used is the one that can be seen on Channel 55.
The channel has received permission to broadcast music from KGNZ-FM, a Christian music radio station.
“This campus is trying hard to provide ACU students with the latest in technology, and this is just one of many technological endeavors,” Breeden said. “Stay tuned to SA-TV for the latest information.”