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TeleProductions Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Kent State This FallPosted Sept. 27, 2010
In 1960, Dr. Phillip Macomber founded TeleProductions as part of the School of Speech. The main purpose of TeleProductions (then called Television Services) was to satisfy Kent State's growing need for new and innovative instructional technology. As time went on, TeleProductions evolved with changing technology. The university equipped campus buildings with a multichannel, closed-circuit cable system to allow viewing of various faculty lectures and special events. The network was a forerunner to today's concept of distance learning.
"Throughout the years, we've been committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of support and service while creating a learning environment for Kent State students," says Mark Warzinski, TeleProductions production manager. "The combination of professional experience and student enthusiasm helps create a unique service for our clients."
In the 1970s, TeleProductions purchased state-of-the-art recording and editing technologies as its focus expanded to both studio and remote production. The creation of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio and its two local television stations, WNEO and WEAO, allowed TeleProductions to take part in public broadcasting. Hundreds of live and videotaped shows, as well as award-winning public affairs and documentary programs were and are still produced in TeleProductions' Studio A.
Today, TeleProductions offers a wide range of services including editing, filming, audio, graphics and more. Most recently, Teleproductions put into service a satellite truck that was well-used this past May 4.
"The highlight of our anniversary is the introduction of our new state-of-the-art satellite uplink/production truck," Warzinski says.
For more information about TeleProductions, visit www.teleproductions.kent.edu.
By Stephanie Neumann