The Thomas P. Shelburne Telecommunications Center educates young media professionals and provides services to the local community by managing and programming educational-access cable channel 97 for Service Electric Cable, Wilkes-Barre, and one closed-circuit channel.
Shelburne is an 8000-square-foot, 14-room facility. It was dedicated in 1996, and named to honor Thomas P. Shelburne, a pioneer in the field of electronic media in northeastern Pennsylvania. Generous gifts from Mrs. Thomas Shelburne and other friends of Wilkes University made the center a reality.
Shelburne houses three television production studios, one master control center for
programs, and cable operations with one production control center for all studios.
The center also contains three editing suites with analog and digital capabilities, one audio recording suite, and industrial- and professional-grade field production equipment.
- To teach students the art and science of Television Production.
- To train students in the use of State of the Art Television equipment.
- Wilkes Now: A 30 minute magazine show that is totally produced by students each week during each semester.
- Profiles: An interview program introducing new faculty members to the Community, hosted by Dr. Mark Stine, Chair of the Department of Communications.
- Occasional student round table discussions, Political debates and public affairs programs produced in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Cable Network and occasionally WBRE TV, the local NBC affiliate.
- Basic and Advanced Television Production programs and Documentaries.