Station will be used to train students in broadcast careers
The Mt. San Jacinto College Audio & Video Technology Department has announced it will launch Eaglevision, a television station that will air for the public and train MSJC students for careers in broadcasting.
A celebration to launch the station is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on May 11 on the San Jacinto Campus. The outdoor event will be held behind the campus bookstore near room 1455B. The campus is located at 1499 N. State St. in San Jacinto.
MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz and Dr. Dennis Anderson, Vice President of Instruction, will introduce the new station. The event will include an Open House of the TV station.
Eaglevision will be a TV station that broadcasts local news, athletic events and classic TV shows including such family favorites as The Beverly Hillbillies, Gunsmoke, Petticoat Junction and Bonanza. MSJC students will anchor 60-second news segments between shows. It will also show feature movies. Eaglevision will be available on Channel 45 on Verizon FIOS in Banning and will be available on other channels in the near future.
On April 26, 2011, the Banning City Council approved an agreement that allows Eaglevision to air on its city station. Other cities in the college District’s 1,700-square-mile boundary will also be asked to consider similar agreements.
The Audio & Video Technology Department has partnered with Southwest Riverside News Network, a local Internet news provider, to bring local news to the station’s viewers. EagleVision will be on air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The station will be housed at the San Jacinto Campus.
The station will allow students to train for careers in the broadcast field. Students will learn the skills needed to anchor a news broadcast, film single- and multi-camera productions, edit and use visual effects with animation and green screens. The program will enable students to earn Audio & Video Technology certificates or associate degrees.
The program was developed by MSJC’s Eagle Radio hosts Bing Bruce and Dave Parrott and Dr. Phill Morrione, Chair of MSJC’s Music, Audio Video Technology. They are also credited with starting Eagle Radio, which airs music and radio programs and is used to help train students in radio careers.
For more information about the program, contact David Parrott at 951-487-3666 or Bing Bruce at 951-487-3667.