LSC-TV Seeks Community Input

Published on: May 06, 2008

LSC-TV, the cable station at Lone Star College-Kingwood, wants to hear what you have to say about its programming and in return you'll be entered into a drawing for one of three prizes.

"This is the community's chance to let us know how we are doing.  We want to know what programs they are watching and what they would like to see more of," says Diane Blanco, College Relations Director.  "We want to serve the community we live and work in, so if there's something we're missing, we want to know."

"It is our goal for LSC-Kingwood TV to be the community's source of local information about area news, special events, and both educational and entertaining programming. It would help us to plan our programming better if we know what the community thinks about our current shows, our news, and what ideas they have for how we can better serve their interest," Blanco continued.

To participate in the survey and be entered into the prize drawing for an iPod nano, portable DVD player, or a $25 Best Buy gift card go to Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/lsc-tv/survey.  The survey is short, just 10 questions and information will be kept confidential.  Email addresses will be used only to notify winners. 

The station produces several original shows including the monthly talk show The Line Up, a weekly Community Newsbreak and Talent TalkThe Line Up and Community Newsbreak are both shows are hosted by local resident and community activist Linda Woehst.   The Line Up explores many aspects of Kingwood with features on the unique individuals that make up the teaching staff of the college.  Community Newsbreak features news of the college and community, helpful information and the opportunity for community groups and organizations to promote their events and fundraisers at no cost.

Another favorite show is Your Schools which is produced free by the college for Humble ISD.  Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo and Ms. Lynn Fields visit with students and faculty from across the school district. 

The station regularly videotapes local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary meetings to be aired on the station.  College telecourses run throughout the day to offer students the ease and convenience of learning in the comfort of their own home.  Rotating shows include Rick Steves, the popular travel host, visiting a different destination each episode and guest speakers.

LSC-TV's mission is to serve the community.  Five areas of programming are focused on: community and public service, leaders in our community, our local schools, paid programming and college credit telecourses.  LSC-TV has a service area of 17,000 Suddenlink Communications subscribers, primarily in Kingwood and parts of Porter and can be found on Channel 42.  The station operates twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. 

To submit community news or events to LSC-TV send information by fax to 281-312-1546 or by e-mail to LSC-TV@lonestar.edu.  Also, to view past videos of Community NewsBreak or to see the current programming schedule go to kingwood.lonestar.edu/LSC-TV.

Register today for Summer Term I (June 2-July 8), Summer Term II (July 10-Aug. 14) and Fall (August 25-December 14) credit classes online, by telephone and on-site. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.