Bringing broadcast to Ohio
As an Ohioan attending Ball State University, I found it common for Indiana high schools to promote broadcast education through student-run television and radio stations. Feeling that Ohio's schools were behind in broadcast education, I saw an opportunity to give back to my hometown while preparing students for success in broadcast. My small hometown of Greenville, Ohio has one public access television station. Owned by the city government, franchised through Time Warner Cable, and given programming control to Greenville High School, GPAT (Greenville Public Access TV) was under equipped and underfunded. I brought broadcast to Greenville through a live television studio and production room that I built.