University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Television

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Student Television (STV)
Student Television (STV) logo
Launched 1983
Owned by University of North Carolina
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country  United States
Language English
Broadcast area Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Headquarters Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
UNC Campus ResTV 33
Time Warner Cable 3

Student Television (STV) is the local student access channel for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The student television station was started in the early 1980s and aired its first show in 1983. The station, incorporated as a non-profit organization, is entirely student-run, and all programming is student-produced.

The tongue-in-cheek soap opera General College premiered in spring of 1987. A year later, it was licensed for syndication to college campuses all over the country on the cable TV station National College Television (NCTV). The cast included Billy Crudup and Dan Cortese, who would later become notable professional actors in television and film. The show ran for two years on NCTV, until the network's demise in 1990.


  • General College - soap opera
  • Off the Cuff - sketch comedy show, the station's longest running program
  • Bluelite District - sketch comedy and reality show
  • Highphenated - minority-oriented soap opera
  • Common Men - sitcom about several college students living with an adult roommate
  • STV Late Night - late night talk show featuring live guests, music and more
  • Music Seen - music and local bands
  • Sanitation Grade B - weekly talk show
  • Carolina Style - STV's first fashion-based magazine program

Notable alumni[edit]