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Support to Broadcast Stations, Networks, and Outside Producers

We provide support to broadcast stations, networks, and other outside producers for productions on campus or about the university.
  • The broadcast media coordinator (Paul Lancaster at (540) 231-6997 or dinosaur@vt.edu) can help facilitate campus visits for production crews and contacts with various professors.
  • Help is also provided with obtaining background information or story ideas.
  • Campus file footage is made available for news or public relations purposes and in some cases arrangements can be made for audio or video recordings of university personnel.
  • A satellite studio and C-Band uplink are available for rental for live or taped interviews, and for transmission of taped footage. Guidelines and contact information can be obtained by contacting Broadcast Media Coordinator Paul Lancaster at (540) 231-6997 (or dinosaur@vt.edu) or by contacting Mark Harden or Jeff Dalton of Video Broadcast Services at (540) 231-5930.
  • An ISDN line is available for radio interviews of faculty by contacting Paul Lancaster (540-231-6997) or Gabrielle Minnich (540-231-8703)
  • Regular radio programming and soundbites are also provided for use by radio stations. Check Radio Programs or contact Gabrielle Minnich at (540) 231-8703 or gminnich@vt.edu.
  • University-related Video News Releases are made available to television stations (contact Paul Lancaster).
  • Photos of university-related news events are available to the news media; contact Micheal Kiernan at (540) 231-6992 or mkiernan@vt.edu.
  • Press releases are available at the Virginia Tech News University Statements page.

Marketing University Experts to the Broadcast Media

We facilitate the connection between various university experts and broadcast media outlets.

  • The broadcast media coordinator helps broadcasters seeking experts to appear in programs and university experts wishing to get their message out to broadcasters.
  • Professors can also check working with the news media.
  • Professors contacted by broadcasters for interviews should be aware of the availability of the satellite TV studio and the radio ISDN line (see above).