Cable 8 Productions
|Student television station Production Company|
|Founded 📆||August 25, 1986|
|Headquarters 🏙️||, |
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Pullman, Washington,
Area served 🗺️
|Products 🎛️ 🧴||Films and television|
|Owner||Washington State University|
Number of employees
Cable 8 Productions (often referred to as Cable 8) is an independent, Student television station based on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Washington. Cable 8 Productions has served the students of Washington State University since 1986. Founded by Professor W. Neal Robison,
Cable 8 was created to give students hand-on experience creating, producing, directing, promoting and crewing TV shows while attending The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Students were already producing and directing newscasts for classes, but desired increased involvement and the opportunity to provide more dynamic content.
During the 2016–2017 school year, Cable 8 Productions celebrated its 30th year on the air with a special digital archive announcement and an official anniversary party.
Cable 8 Productions is run entirely by the students involved. With their faculty advisers, Marvin Marcelo and Kanale Rhoden, the organization is modeled after a working TV station. With production assistants and on-air talent; an executive board consisting of the President/general manager, Vice President of Television, Vice President of Special Projects, Vice-President of Marketing & Alumni Affairs, Director of Human Resources and chief financial officer; and a team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the station.
Cable 8 went on air with three original shows: Live at Eight, Video Underground, and a movie review show. Quickly becoming popular with the student population, Live at 8 won numerous national broadcasting awards and even had a guest appearance from actor Rob Schneider. Cable 8 students has consistently won campus, regional and national awards. Most notably a College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) national award for best special broadcast for a one-hour documentary detailing their philanthropic program.
Since the mid-2000s, Cable 8 has been upgrading their Studio A facility to a full HD system. New items include the Sony MVS 7000X switcher and a line of Sony PMW-200s. Studio A in Jackson Hall is now a premiere college station on the west coast, rivaling many other high-profile schools.
Cable 8 Productions has featured a wide variety of shows since its launch in 1986. All Cable 8 programs are student-run, with a director, an associate director, a producer and an associate producer for each show. Every production team consists of 10 to 25 students.
- Technical Foul - Scott Finstock, a two-bit conman, has his life turned upside down when one day he's told he owes the bank fifteen hundred dollars. With no legitimate way to earn the money, Scott enters a three on three basketball competition with Albert, someone who knows all about basketball but can't play it, and Kelly, a washed-up jock. The twist? None of them can actually play basketball. Follow these lovable misfits as they are forced to cheat their way through each game in progressively ridiculous ways.
- Nice. - Nice. hyperbolizes the comedic situations and interactions that three college students -- Ellis, Parker, and Murphy -- face on a regular basis as they attempt to find a community and grow within it. The various situations and interactions will be shown through embellished flashbacks and the show will be made absurd through the incorporation of daydreams, fantasies, and quirky voice-overs. Nice. addresses overarching themes of intra- and inter- personal development, confidence, and friendship.
- Serenity - Serenity follows an eager group of young adults at the local news company in the town of Buffalo Creek who set out to complete the unfinished story of a serial killer 50 years ago. Assuming the killer died long ago, the team later finds out that the killer is very much alive and he shouldn't have been disturbed. Suddenly fighting for their lives, the team transitions from writing the end of this story to becoming the next chapter.
- Bored and Stranded - In the midst of WWII, an acclaimed oceanography research group was sponsored by the US Navy to better the war effort against the Nazis. After a complete loss of navigation and communication, the crew was left Bored & Stranded in there experimental submarine. These are the stories told by the survivors.
Selected past programming
Since its inception, Cable 8 Productions has featured a wide assortment of programming. The following list features some of the many shows that have been produced for Cable 8. Although none of these shows are still in production, some of them may still continue to air on Cable 8 in reruns.
- Enigma – A team of paranormal investigators stumble upon some mysterious activity and end up solving a complex conundrum.
- The Jack Canton Show – An unconventional talk and remote-sketch show that parodies real-life talk shows.
- Cable 8 Live – A variety show that features sketch comedy, musical guests, interviews, and more.
- Hi, I'm Todd. – A dry, observational comedy about the predicament-prone lead character.
- The Update – A satirical news show that features character bits and sketches.
- Video Underground – An entertainment review show featuring interviews, live performances, and music news.
- Project Palouse – A mockumentary sitcom based around four undergrads going through the motions of college.
- You Decide – A scripted game show that lets the audience and the people at home make the decisions on the show.
- The World Tonight – A news satire program that covers topics such as sexism, mental illness, and The 2016 Election.
- TALK – A collection of six satirical talk shows ranging in themes of medical/health, to confession/fights, to late-night – with bizarre hosts and peculiar guests.
- Wazzu on Film – A film review show featuring the student voice and opinion.
- On Location - A movie review show featuring student opinions, entertainment news, and film history.
Currently Cable 8 broadcasts on campus and in the community of Pullman, Washington 7 days a week. Programming currently consists of shows ranging from comedy to drama as well as a 15-minute newscast.
Current and past general managers
- Brian Temple (1999-2000)
- Jason Bruce (2000-2001)
- Craig Newcomb (2001–2002)
- Nick Allard (2002–2003)
- Adam Stiles (2003–2004)
- Brandon Ramsey (2004–2005)
- Steven Thorpe (2005–2006)
- Monique Dugaw (2006–2007)
- Dan Johnson (2007–2008)
- Kanale Rhoden (2008–2009)
- Sammy Johnson (2009–2010)
- Adam Wallberg (2010–2011)
- David Johnson (2011–2012)
- Spencer Kabelac (2012–2013)
- Herman Meier (2013–2015)
- Megan Murnane (2015–2016)
- Jake Sirianni (2016–present)
This article "Cable 8 Productions" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Cable 8 Productions. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.