Lewis University Television Network

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Lewis University
Television Network
One University Parkway MS#528 Romeoville, IL 60446
City Romeoville, IL (former city of license was Lockport, IL)
Branding The Lewis University Television Network and LUTN
Slogan Lewis University Television Network
Channels Analog: 6 & 25 (CCTV - Cable)
Owner Lewis University
(College of Arts and Sciences Communications Department)
Founded 1981
Call letters' meaning Lewis University
Television Network
Sister station(s) WLRA-FM
Website [1]

Lewis University Television Network and sometimes called LUTN, is a Student television station on the Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois campus. Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university with an enrollment around 6,800 students. The station is owned by Lewis University under the direction of the College of Arts and Sciences - Communications Department. The Lewis University Television Network has 2 cable television channels - channels 6 and 25.

Lewis University Television Network History[edit]

The Lewis University Television Network originally began programming in the early 1970s with a 3 camera black and white TV studio in the Lewis University aviation building, under the supervision of Br. Neil Keiffe, FSC. In 1981, a student, John Carey, began producing Lewis University Flyer Basketball and Baseball games for local cable television in color using Public-access television cable TV equipment. In 1985 the university created Director of Electronic Media position to begin an academic program in radio/television. The university had installed a 12 channel cable system in cooperation with American Cable System of Boston, Mass. In 1988 Lewis University began to offer a new major in Radio/Television. The university has their own cable television system provided by Campus TeleVideo.

The television production facilities and cable system master control were incorporated into the radio stations operation in Fitzpatrick Hall.

Lewis University installed a self standing 250-foot (76 m) radio tower in 2000 adjacent to DeLaSalle Hall. The Lewis University Television Network moved from the basement of Fitzpatick Hall dormitory basement to new studios and broadcasting center in December 2005. The new broadcasting facility was named the Andrew Center of Electronic Media at Lewis University. The center also houses WLRA Radio. The state of the art broadcasting facilities are located in DeLaSalle Hall on the Lewis University Romeoville campus.

Lewis University Television Network Management[edit]

2017-2018 Lewis University Television Network leadership:

Department Director
Office of News
Lewis University Television Network and WLRA Radio
Office of Sports
Lewis University Television Network and WLRA Radio
Lauren Brennan, Sports Director
Lauren Brennan
Office of Promotions
Lewis University Television Network and WLRA Radio
Kamila Rincon
Office of Social Media, and Marketing
Lewis University Television Network and WLRA Radio
Producers
Isabelle Munoz, Network News

Sydney Phillips, Game Shows
Director's Office of
The Andrew Center for Electronic Media
Faculty Adviser of WLRA Radio
Mr. J. Carey, MScIS
Associate Professor of Communications
Director's Office of Broadcast Operations
Faculty Adviser of The Lewis University Television Network
Mr. J. W. Kilpatrick, MScIS
Associate Professor of Communications
WFLY-TV News Program
Faculty Adviser of The Lewis University Television Network News
Mrs. T. Hemmingway, MS
Assistant Professor of Communications
Director's Office of
Academic Radio/Television Broadcasting
Dr. S. O. Enyia, EdD
Professor of Communications and Academic Program Director
Chairman's Office of
College of Arts and Sciences Communications Department
Dr. D. Anderson, EdD
Chair and Professor of Communications
Dean's Office of
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. B. Bondavalli, PhD, JD
Dean of College
Provost's Office of
Lewis University
Dr. S. Schlacter, EdD
Provost of Lewis University
President's Office of
Lewis University
Dr. D. Livingston,
President of Lewis University

Lewis University Television Network production facilities[edit]

The Lewis University Television Network is located at the Andrew Center of Electronic Media in DeLaSalle Hall on the Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois campus. Included in the Andrew Center of Electronic Media is the Lewis University Radio Station WLRA and Lewis University College of Arts and Sciences Electronic Media Offices for the academic Communications Department.

The Lewis University Television Network facilities include a 20' X 25' television studio with a news set (donated by Univison WGBO/WXFT - Chicago), 3 Cameras, dimer-able 24 channel lighting system, wired / wireless microphones, 3ME production switcher, 64X64 router, 3 Robotic Cameras pedestals, production automation software, Chyron Duet CG, 24 channel audio console, dual digital video playout system, teleprompter, and a matrix intercom system.

The non-linear editing systems are 6 AVID workstations and 5 Final Cut Pro workstations. Although the entire facility is tapeless, there is inter-format DVCam, DVCPro, BetaCam SP, 3/4" UMatic, 1/2" S-VHS, 1/2" VHS, Blu-ray Disc, and DVD. The editing systems are interconnected to the digital playout system in the TV control room. Students can check out Sony, Panasonic, and Cannon DVCam camcorders, DVCPro camcorders, tripods, lighting, and wired/wireless mics.

Lewis University also has a fully operational minicam microwave live truck for electronic news gathering. The ENG truck is capable of sending a live signal back to campus from up to 15 miles (24 km). It is also equipped with DVCam cuts only editing, IFB, trunk two-way radio and a 45-foot (14 m) mast. The university also maintains a 4 camera production truck for electronic field production. The EFP truck contains a Grass Valley Group 110 switcher, Grass Valley Group DPM-100,Type Deko CG, Allen and Heath 24 channel audio console, Sony DVCam ISO tape machines, dual channel intercom, walkie talkies, and 8 line phone system.

Lewis Television Network contact information[edit]

Lewis Television Network Contact Information
Mail The Lewis University Television Network
Lewis University Communications Department
Andrew Center of Electronic Media
One University Parkway MS#528
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
Office Phone Number (815)836-5700
Website Lewis University Official Website

Lewis University Television Network Memberships[edit]