Cable TV channel coming to Temple University

    Temple University will soon have its own cable TV channel. The University has been a training ground for many leaders in local and national media. Now, it will be joining the ranks of local universities broadcasting on cable.

    Temple University will soon have its own cable TV channel.

    The University has been a training ground for many leaders in local and national media. Now, it will be joining the ranks of local universities broadcasting on cable.

    Drexel, LaSalle, and Philadelphia Community College have one. And Temple had one, too, until it was switched off in 1995. Now the University will once again have a cable channel, thanks in part to a 1.2 million dollar donation by Kal Rudman, a former disc jockey who made a fortune publishing a trade magazine.

    To market it as a critically important university, one needs a TV station to market the station and all the other things that TV brings to the table.

    The new channel’s general manager – Paul Gluck – says the broadcast will enable the University to provide airtime to organizations, on-campus and off.

    “It will be an opportunity to have a showcase – a gallery, if you will – for students and faculty, to partner up with regional cultural operations,” says Gluck.

    Gluck says Temple has gotten a broadcast license from the city, and is now talking with cable companies to host their channel.

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