With the ACU campus and student body finishing out the first week of classes and the football season beginning this Saturday, that can only mean one thing: The Ken Collums show is back.
The Journalism and Mass Communications studio productions class has been working non-stop to ensure that this season will be one to remember.
“The Ken Collums show covers and reviews the games we’ve played, previews future games, does feature packages for players and coaches and pretty much covers everything there is for ACU football,” said co-host of the Ken Collums show, Taylor Langston.
“It’s a student run production and most of the students involved are interested in reporting and broadcasting.”
The show serves as an outlet to the Abilene community, covering everything there is to know about Wildcat football.
“I believe that the show was created mainly to promote ACU football and sports in general,” said Langston, senior broadcast journalism major from Lubbock.
“This is the fourth or fifth year it’s been around, and our goal is to make sure that ACU is getting out there into the community and having them be involved with what’s going on, on campus,” she said.
The show is entirely student run and each week they put in hours of work to make sure the show is improving.
“We are really fortunate to have the studio productions class that comes in and they record all of it for us,” Langston said. “I am also the writer and producer of it, which basically means I write the script, the questions I’m going to ask and I’m responsible for the packages and features we do every week.”
Before leaving ACU, the original name of the show was called the Chris Thompson show.
Although it’s still fairly new, the show has greatly improved in its production since it first aired on KTXS.
“I think the production of it has come so far,” Langston said. “I have been involved with it for the past two years and it has seen so much growth. We made a huge jump this year going to HD so we’re all very excited about that.”
The arrival of new coach Ken Collums has also brought much excitement to the set and the staff members.
“There’s a lot more personality with the show and I think a big part of that is Ken Collums himself,” Langston said. “He’s got such a great, vibrant personality. He loves what he does and he makes doingthe show a blast.”
With a new head coach and a ready-to-succeed production team, the members of the show are ecstatic and ready to see what this season will bring.
“The show will air every Saturday at 10 p.m. on KTXS,” Langston said.