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MPTV'S CHANNEL 36 TO BE RUN BY MATC STUDENTS FOR STUDENT OPERATIONS DAY

May 2, 2012


MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 2, 2012 - On Saturday, May 12th, Milwaukee Public Television will be turned over to Milwaukee Area Technical College students from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year marks the 41st year that MATC students enrolled in its Television and Video Production (TVP) program will have the opportunity to handle the operations of the station for the day, and create and broadcast student-produced programs throughout the day.

Student Operations Day will air on MPTV 36.1 and streamed online at www.mptv.org. Over 25 programs developed, created and produced by students in MATC's TVP program will be aired on May 12th. There will be live, in-studio segments airing between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Said Kevin F. Pulz, MATC's Program Coordinator of Television and Video Production/School of Media and Creative Arts, "Student Operations Day has existed for decades and continues to be incredibly vital to the mission of both MPTV and MATC. MPTV's goal is to be a 'community resource', so it's important that we can provide this kind of invaluable and unique opportunity to students- not just our Television and Video Production program students, but also students from many different disciplines such as animation, music and visual communications who have their work highlighted on-air throughout this day. MATC strives to provide hands-on, real-world experience and training for its students. Planning, programming, producing and actually running a TV station for a day is as real as it gets."

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
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Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
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