CRUHSD has secured an open channel on Suddenlink which has been set aside for non-commercial educational programming. CRUHSD-TV has been undergoing “beta testing,” and will be formally launched Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Invited community and educational dignitaries participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony organized by the Bullhead City Area and Laughlin Chambers of Commerce (in which CRUHSD is a member).
CRUHSD-TV is a training lab for students with faculty, staff and professional oversight. The Fieldhouse was selected because the master control facility for CRUHSD-TV is located in the Fieldhouse technical booth, and training is part of the Fieldhouse’s ongoing educational mission. Both Mohave and River Valley High Schools have separate TV studios, and will originate programming.
CRUHSD-TV will phase in public affairs programs, campus news, interviews, community information, public service announcements, classroom instruction and governing board meetings. Mohave and River Valley football games, as well as “Bighorn TV” from Mohave Community College, have been part of the beta testing, and will continue. Other live and tape-delayed athletic events will be added, as will items of interest to CRUHSD’s “feeder” school districts. As an educational lab, CRUHSD-TV is not designed to compete with any existing commercial or non-commercial broadcast, print or online organization.
Suddenlink’s Bullhead City franchise agreement allows a local origination educational TV station. CRUHSD-TV will be on Channel 13, which had been assigned to Northern Arizona University’s NAU TV until last year. An expanded news release will be available Saturday, incorporating event quotes and photos.