What's our story, you ask?
Well, it all started not too long ago in the Fall of 2009 when then-BGSU senior Taurence Armstrong proposed a new TV show to WBGU-TV that would be all about the lives of students on and around campus. The show would promote reaching your dreams and fulfilling one's destiny. The idea quickly garnered interest by the station and by other students.
And so, BG on TV was born!
With a fresh and eager crew of BGSU students in a variety of different disciplines, Taurence and the team developed the pilot episode. The first show focused on one central idea: A half-hour variety music competition put on by students.
Taurence was the host for the program and was joined by three music contestants and a panel of three judges, one of them being the owner of Main Street's The BLDG.
Taurence graduated from BGSU after the show's first episode, and the second season was put in control of the students who initially helped launch the TV show. Jeremy Bastyr took on the role of Executive Producer. For the second season, the show was changed to a talk show format.
Alesia Hill took over the role of host and she talked to a variety of BGSU people and students. The second season provided copious amount of useful information to students as well as engaging segments about local businesses such as a business spot about "Grounds for Thought."
The second season comprised of two episodes and a spanking new set.
And now, we come to BG on TV's third season. Jon Uhl--who had been part of the program since the beginning--took on the role of Executive Producer. He, along with an excited group of producers, imagined a whole new format for the program for the Fall Semester 2010.
Edgier, entertaining and accessible are the main ideas behind the new format. Two new hosts, Jackie Jerlecki and Shawn Smith, will entertain student audiences. A brand new virtual set is being utilized for the program along with new graphics and a whole new style.
After the first three shows of the third season, and Jon Uhl, graduated from BGSU and thus passed the roll of Executive Producer to Eric Browning--who has also been with the program since the beginning--Who had some great ideas, producers, and continued the excellent format that Jon Uhl has created. And with this new format, and catchy style came more BG on TV staff.
Producing three more episodes the team really started to refine their skills in production, as well as capturing some incrediable interviews, orgininal skits and documentaries with groups such as BG Maruders, The Common Good, Konkrete Jungle, Glass Blowing and their own cooking segment named "Happy Tummies with Chef Issac".
Heading in to the fourth season Chris Dawson, will take over as Executive Producer. He and the amazing set of producters, will be looking to recruit new staff members as well as taking contiuning this new tradition of great student run & produced television.