Shelburne Television Center
Carl Brigido 570-408-4168 (T) 570-408-7817 (F) Email
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
That 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 program and cable operations and one state-of-the-art 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.