Marquette University Television (MUTV)
is an Student television station
at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University
. MUTV is considered a co-curricular activity of the Broadcast and Electronic Communication Department
and is advised by full-time faculty member Barbara Fleming Volbrecht. The students produce three shows a night (Monday - Thursday), one from each department: Entertainment, Sports, and News. The station is seen as a valuable learning tool for students to find what they enjoy and hone their skills within the context of a television station.
Marquette University Television was chartered by Marquette University
in 1976 and is a registered student organization with the and . MUTV was formed through the diligent work of Bob Turner, former head of the , students Steve Olson and George Wensel, and other students and Marquette faculty and staff. Kenneth Shuler, a former engineer, is legend for making MUTV possible by running the campus cable system. As the story goes, during the night Ken would go to work running cables through offices and in tunnels under Wisconsin Avenue. Many of the original engineers died in a plane crash in the 70's that nearly crippled the program's success. , who later went on to be a major force in sports telecasts and has a Sports Emmy Award
named in his honor, died in a drowning accident in 1995. Ken, Bob, and George live on through the annual scholarships awarded to creative and innovative... Read More