Ashland University launches new TV station

Ashland University’s Journalism and Digital Media Department has been transformed in the past two years and the department’s work will be showcased on a new 24-7 television station on the Armstrong Cable system.

The department launched AU TV-20 on the Armstrong Cable system.

“It is a win-win situation for this institution because we are reconnecting with the community through this channel and it will be an outlet to show the community what we do here in the Journalism and Digital Media department,” said Tim McCarty, interim director of the department. “Armstrong saw that Ashland was underserved in terms of local programming and that is why they are excited to partner with us on this project.”

McCarty said the new station will focus on academics, the arts and athletics in the community, including campus events and area high school and college athletic events.

“The majority of the programming will come out of the University but we will cover some appropriate community events also,” he said. “We want to be a source of Ashland University information and news as well as community information and news.”

When the produced programming is not airing, McCarty said the station will feature a “Community Message Board” listing community events and other news items. “This will allow those in the community an opportunity to publicize their events, which is not available to local people at this time,” he said.

Those in the community wanting to list events on the “Community Message Board” can send event information to

SYMPHONIC BAND IN CONCERT – The Malone University Symphonic Band will perform in concert Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Alan L. Houk, interim band director. The program is free and open to the public.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday’s View From The Pugh column features upcoming local events. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).


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