Loyola Marymount University’s student-run television station, ROAR Network, has been honored as one of the best campus TV networks in the nation. The station airs quality programming for the LMU community while providing students with broadcasting experience.
ROAR Network was one of four finalists in the Best Student Run Campus TV Network category of the Student Production Awards, which are presented each year by the Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators.
“The recognition really is a testament to the dedication of students who had a vision and were willing to put in the hard work to make it happen,” said Tom Nelson, director of student media at LMU, who was present at the annual Campus Cable Conference in Portland, Oregon last month. “The network has come a long way, and there is so much great potential for it to continue to grow.”
Since its inception in the 2005-06 academic year, approximately 20 students have been working at ROAR Network every semester. They develop original content and run the station as managers, directors, producers, camera operators, writers and on-air talent.
Sports commentary, current event and news analysis, and comedy improvisation are among the network’s highlight programs. ROAR Network airs in Westchester on Westchester area Channel 6 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.