Tiger Broadcasting has New Broadcast Plans

Tiger Broadcasting has New Broadcast Plans

Pacific Tiger Broadcasting unveils new programs for spring 2019 Pacific Tiger Broadcasting (PTB) is introducing several new programs for the spring semester to showcase Pacific students.

“When I got here in 2016, I had to quickly rebrand what was then KPAC to Tiger Radio, from there the students kind of took it away,” PTB adviser and communication Professor Graham Carpenter said. “The whole goal since I’ve been here is to be here for the students. My role is to support students and foster their interest in producing and broadcasting, as well as give them the experience they need if they want to continue with this in the future.”

“Reel Talk” is a podcast made by students who get together and discuss any news involving movies, Carpenter said. “Reel Talk” and all of PTB podcasts and shows can be found on its website: www.pacifictigerproductions.com.

Another new podcast is called “Can I take your Order,” where students discuss their trials and tribulations of being in the food service industry. The third of PTB’s podcasts is called “The Polls,” where several students talk about current political affairs with the most recent episode offering commentary on the recent ASuop elections on campus. One podcast that might not be featured until the fall is called “Gamer Girls, where female video gamers talk about video games and bring on the occasional guest. Benny Huynh a sophomore Communication and Media X major spoke about what PTB has done for him. “When I first joined Pacific Tiger Broadcasting, I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” Huynh said. “I was a first-year with big dreams and undecided goals. Pacific Tiger Broadcasting gave me the freedom to explore many aspects of media-making and media management…PTB gave me a closer look as to what exactly goes on in a production team and how a real job in media would feel like.”

Carpenter also detailed upcoming PTB-run events. “Pacific’s Got Talent,” reminiscent of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will be in April and livestreamed on the PTB Facebook page.

In March, students, staff and faculty can send in an audition video showing off their talents. Potential contestants will have to send audition videos to PTB’s social media accounts Instagram at @PacificTigerBroadcasting or Twitter at @PTBroadcasting with the hashtag #uoptalent. All talents are welcome to the stage and the best 15 auditions will perform at the April 19 live show at The Lair.

The top three acts will win prizes:

  • 1st place: Two single-day tickets to Outside Lands and one-night hotel in San Francisco
  • 2nd place: Apple Airpods
  • 3rd place: One-year subscription to Spotify Premium

The second live show coming up this spring is a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. The video game tournament is a typical bracket style with matches being best-of-three with the winner of the tournament is crowned champion and there will be prizes. The date and venue has not been finalized yet, but there will be a sign-up sheet going out soon around campus, on the PTB website and at the “Pacific’s Got Talent” live show. With these new shows and events coming out, PTB will continue to grow and be a place where students can express their creativity through production and broadcasting. For even more information head over to www.pacifictigerproductions.com

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Jo Ann Kirby

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