Illinois State’s student-run television station, TV-10, broadcast its first live newscast March 4, 1974. From that historic moment to today, TV-10 has helped launch the careers of reporters, photographers, editors, producers, directors, educators, pastors and more across the country.
Currently housed in the lower level of Fell Hall, TV-10 has given students hands-on training for 40 years. The station has evolved to keep pace with the changing industry. Images are no longer shown on black and white film, which is just one of many ways technology has revolutionized production. Viewers can find content online as well as on television screens.
To help celebrate the long legacy of student achievement and involvement, the station is hosting a reunion on campus March 21–22.
Friday, March 21
What: Alumni Kickoff Parties
When: 7 p.m. – ’til we can’t go anymore!
Where: 1974-1984 Alumni: Brewe-Ha’s (the former Cellar)
1984-1995 Alumni: Pub II
1995-2003 Alumni: Firehouse
2003-present: Maggie Miley’s
Gather with fellow TV-10 alumni and get the weekend started right! TV-10 students will greet you at each location. Food and drink available for purchase at all locations. Everyone is welcome at ALL kickoff parties, regardless of graduation year.
Saturday, March 22
What: TV-10 Open House
Where: TV-10 studios, lower level of Fell Hall
Come see how the newsroom, control room and studio have changed. Meet current students. Take photos. Watch old newscasts and other shows. Enjoy snacks and drinks.
What: Quad Tour
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Meet at the steps of Fell Hall
See all that has changed on campus! Please note if you need golf cart assistance for this tour.
What: Video Show and Tell
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Schroeder Hall 130
Submit a sample of the work you’ve been doing. Upload videos (under 3:00, please) to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link to Bob Carroll at rcarro3@IllinoisState.edu with Show and Tell in the subject line. Or just come watch the great work!
What: Alumni Reception
When: 6:30-11 p.m.
Where: Alumni Center, 1101 North Main Street
Dress Code: Business Casual
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while mingling with old friends, colleagues, faculty, and staff at the Alumni Center. There will be a program at 7:30 p.m. followed by entertainment from WZND disc jockeys. The registration fee includes two complementary drink tickets.