Campus TV station receives new name

At the beginning of this school year, the Mercyhurst College’s Communications Department revamped its former television station, Hurst TV, and developed it into the new Laker TV.

Laker TV is a comprehensive entertainment station that informs and entertains the surrounding communities.

The name change will be officially adopted at the beginning of the winter term when the station receives a new logo.

Students of all majors have the chance to participate in the production of TV shows, which are shown between 6 and 9 p.m. every day of the week.

Freshmen Victoria Gricks, Jules Sheehan, Billy Kraus, Megan O’Polka and Alex Keener are among the staff members of Mercyhurst’s new version of the campus TV station Laker TV.

Together with 25 other students, these students work with professional TV equipment.

The students work behind and in front of the camera on shows like “MC Charts,” “The Movie Show” and “Gossip Girls.”

Laker TV, which is on Channel 19 in Erie and Corry, is available to be viewed by thousands of cable customers.

This year, production manager Nadine Bower supervises a total of seven shows and is developing new ideas in hopes of producing more shows for Laker TV.

“We have such a high number of students who are interested in being on camera this year,” Bower said.

The majority of the students who work at Laker TV have never worked with professional TV equipment before, Bower said.

In short training sessions, Bower trains them in the most important features, “and the rest is learning by doing,” she said.

To become involved, either behind or in front of the camera, contact Nadine Bower at