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Study links U.S. polarization to TV news deregulation
September 24, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Hmielowski,-left,-and-HutchensPULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing American political polarization is linked to television news deregulation following the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, according to a Washington State University study.

At least four WSU football games to be televised
May 29, 2014

By Bill Stevens, WSU Athletics

football-90pWALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Four Washington State University 2014 football games have been chosen in the Pac-12 Conference’s early television selections.

WSU communicators win three CASE awards
September 15, 2010




Council for Advancement and Support of Education

CASE int’l award winners

CASE 2010 Circle of Excellence Awards

CASE District VIII award winners


PULLMAN – WSU communicators have earned a school-record three awards in the 2010 Circle of Excellence communications competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).


The awards signify WSU’s entries as among the top communications work produced by colleges, universities and independent schools. Out of 2,700 entries worldwide, CASE honored 300 projects.
WSU’s three awards placed the university third … » More …

Cougars, FSN announce TV selections football
July 22, 2010

PULLMAN – WSU and FSN Northwest have announced that FSN will broadcast the Cougars’ football games against both USC and UCLA this season.


The announcement results in four of the Cougars’ first five games of the 2010 season being televised. Previously, WSU announced its opener at Oklahoma State will be televised by FSN with a 4 p.m. (PT) kick, while its contest at SMU (Sept. 18) will be televised by CBS College Sports with a 12:30 p.m. (PT) start.


The USC contest (Sept. 25) is highlighted by Young Alumni Weekend and is scheduled for a noon start, while the UCLA game (Oct. … » More …

WSU resumes KTNW production
April 23, 2008

RICHLAND – WSU’s KTNW is resuming production on the WSU Tri-Cities campus with a monthly public television series starting May 1 called “In Steppe.”
Lucy Luginbill returns to KTNW to act as producer, host and writer. She is known for hosting the long-running series of regional short-form profiles called “Just a Minute.”

“It’s wonderful to produce a program that reflects this beautiful region,” Luginbill said. “I’m working with a lot of old friends and meeting new ones in the process.”

The title, “In Steppe,” refers to the large region east of the Cascades including the Tri-Cities. The shrub-steppe is a large, … » More …

Falling ice disrupts public TV broadcasts
February 13, 2008

PULLMAN – Technicians are working to restore the television broadcast signals of public television stations KWSU-TV


(Pullman/Spokane/Lewis-Clark Valley regions) and KTNW-TV (Tri-Cities/Walla Walla regions) following weather-related technical difficulties experienced this weekend.

Ralph Hogan, assistant general manager of Engineering Services for the WSU Department of Educational and Public Media, said KTNW has been off the air and KWSU television has been available only to viewers subscribing to Dish Network or Direct TV since Saturday evening. The interruption of the television broadcasts occurred when ice falling from a transmission tower on Krell Hill south of Spokane damaged two microwave antennas.

Hogan said replacement microwave … » More …

NWPR hires new sales manager
November 6, 2007

RICHLAND – David Deeney, recent general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Pasco, has been hired as the local sales manager for Northwest Public Radio and KTNW-TV at WSU. Deeney will be based in the stations’ Richland office.

Deeney’s experience includes radio production, sales and marketing in North Central Idaho as well as hospitality sales and management in the hotel industry over the last 12 years.

“Radio has been a passion of mine since I did radio on-air work as a senior in high school.” Deeney said. “I now have the opportunity of adding public television underwriting to my responsibilities, … » More …