What is LISD-TV?
LISD-TV has been serving the students, staff, and community shareholders of the Lubbock Independent School District for 30 years. The mission has been two-fold; serving as a training ground for high school students, and serving the community as a window to the assets of the Lubbock Independent School District.
The program has grown from a single course in a classroom into a fully functional 24/7 television station that can be viewed worldwide. Courses range from Introduction to TV and Advanced TV to a practicum course. Several hours of original programming are offered each week including High School Sports Live produced using a cutting-edge mobile production truck.
Many Lubbock ISD students have gone on to careers within the television industry equipped with the experience and skills gained at LISD-TV. The staff is composed of former LISD-TV students, broadcast professionals and educators with one goal in mind; to teach students the television industry and create quality, entertaining and meaningful programming.
With the support of the Lubbock community and the talented staff, teachers and students, LISD-TV has grown into a leader in television production and education.
LISD-TV was started in 1985 by Dr. Alice French when she proposed an Introduction to Radio and Television and Analysis of Media course at Dunbar-Struggs High school. Dr. French served as the station’s first director and station manager and began with 11 students from four Lubbock ISD high schools.
Today LISD-TV resides in a state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Students interested in careers in broadcast news, sports production and creative services receive training on industry standard equipment. Students join LISD-TV through an Audio/Video Production course and are able to continue with the program through advanced classes, practicums and part-time assistant positions. A fully-equipped mobile unit allows LISD-TV to provide coverage of events such as football and baseball games. graduation ceremonies and fine arts programs.
Programming on LISD-TV includes a student produced newscast, a sports show and a magazine show highlighting current happenings in the school district. Viewers can access LISD-TV programming 24- hours a day via the Interenet, Suddenlink and AT&T.
For 30 years, LISD-TV has provided hundreds of students with hands-on experience in the exciting world of television and communications. LISD-TV continues its commitment to producing quality programming and while preparing the next generation of media professionals.