The Port Angeles High School is just $16,000 away from making a student-friendly TV station. Lisa Hitt, the instructor of vocational technical school and broadcast, said that the district has all the technology resources it needs to let the CCTV go on air. She said the TV station would broadcast school games, and student-documented TV shows and programming. The only thing that separates the school from programming the DVR is the $16,000. Hitt said that the school is undertaking fund raising programs to get the cost as soon as possible. Sponsors who lend their support for the project can broadcast their advertisements on the student-friendly TV station.
The city’s cable provider Wave Broadband has offered to lay the cable from the school’s classroom to the cable company’s office. Mike Sturgeon, the coordinator of Wave Broadband said the company is planning to add a local channel along with the student activity channels, so that it will benefit the school’s district. The only thing is that, the cable company needs to get approval from the local Superintendent and manager Dan Mckeen before the connection is installed.
Hitt said that all the equipments, except the programming DVR are available at present. She also said that the school has arranged a temporary internet host for students to help them participate in the program. In fact, the school has arranged an awareness program in which the students will be showcasing live streaming of some of the school’s games.
Bill Every, the district’s technical director, said the internet usage by the students is so high that the line couldn’t support the required bandwidth.
The Port Angeles High School is also conducting technology class for students to create more awareness about the latest developments. The news is that students from various schools in the district are flocking in and there is no extra space for most students. Hitt said that the students will take care of most of the work required to take the TV station go on air, for which they are dedicating four hours a week.