Focus On U


What is Focus Productions?

We are a University student broadcasters organization that has produced quality student programming, such as the weekly talk program FOCUS ON U, since 1985.

"Focus on U" is the longest running television program on the University and River Falls cable television networks. Produced weekly, we address issues of interest to campus and community. Guests have included former astronaut Dan Brandenstein, editor of "Wired" magazine John Battelle, and "Mystery Science Theatre 2000" writer and star Michael J. Nelson. "Focus On U" is taped live each week in the television studio here on campus at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls (112 Kleinpell Fine Arts). The show is broadcast over the community cable channel 19 (serving the Wisconsin communities of River Falls, Prescott, Hudson and North Hudson).

A variety of Focus Productions programming has included a varienty of shows such as late night live election returns and analysis for western Wisconsin and the show "Late Night Alternative".

The weekly programs are rebroadcast at 9 a.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m.

How to Join?

Positions in front of and behind the camera are available for students. No previous experience in broadcasting is required. An initial meeting for Focus Productions is scheduled at the beginning of each semester, during which, plans for programming are discussed. In addition, opportunities for students as hosts, directors, floor managers, camera operators, etc. are explained.

Whether you are simply curious about what goes on in television production or you are thinking about television as a career option, you are encouraged to attend. Meetings are every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 in room 112 of KFA.

Contact Erik Johnsonmail or Jim Zimmermanmail for more information on how to get involved.



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Communication Studies and Theatre Arts
B24 Kleinpell Fine Arts