is the student television station
of The Ohio State University
. It was founded on October 21, 2001, as a student organization. The station is currently an academically-supported laboratory housed in the OSU Department of Theatre. The station produces original programming and content created by students, and serves as the broadcasting outlet for students interested in television and related careers.
For most of its first year, the station held weekly planning meetings, Sundays at 9 p.m. in Stecker Lounge. Four undergraduate students were initially involved in the station's planning process, including Frank Sasso, who served as the first General Manager; Dave Plantz, first vice president of programming; Jarrod Weiss, vice president of marketing; and Paul C. Forsgren, chief engineer. Support for the station was initially provided by William H. Hall, then-vice president of Student Affairs at Ohio State; UNITS, the university's telecommunications department; and RHAC, the university's Residence Halls Advisory Council. These individuals and organizations provided facilities, equipment, and funding for the station. The station's first productions included a morning talk show pilot called "Wake the Buck Up", an interview program called "Campus Close Up", and a USG presidential debate aired Wednesday, April 17, 2002, as preview of what to expect from the station. That would be the only programming to air on the channel that year.
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