This article was a little promo for the programming on KBVR. Then station manager Kim Turpin gave Delsuions a bit of a plug, along with other shows at the station.

KBVR-TV offers large range of programming

By Emily Miller
Barometer Staff Writer

Finding quality television one can relax to after class can be a hard task in these days full of endless hours of old "Sabrina" episodes.

Luckily, Oregon State University offers a student-run alternative in KBVR-TV. On air since 1968, the station provides evening and late-night programming, ranging from sketch comedy to news and aerobics to live, local music.

With the program schedule changing every term, the KBVR-TV staff is continually in motion throughout the station. Students fill paid positions like Production Manager, Program Director and Station Manager, but also control the unpaid areas of crew and talent.

On top of that, students come up with ideas for programming on KBVR-TV. Kim Turpin, a senior in liberal studies with an emphasis on film and TV production, is the station manager at KBVR-TV. She described new show proposals as one where the producer, a student, comes up with his or her own ideas for a new show, proposes the production and rallies his or her own crew.

New shows for this term are "Shameless," which Turpin describes as a "comedy/drama sketch show" and is produced by Paul Pistey, and "Blind Date." The latter program will begin airing Feb. 13 and is produced by Tony Chung in conjunction with MUPC and Darren Leva.

One of KBVR-TV's most popular programs is "Delusions of Grandeur," produced by Alan Winston. "It has a great fan base throughout the community," Turpin said. The show is a mix of comedy, movie parodies, drama and stop-action "Star Wars" figurines. It is KBVR-TV's longest running original program still airing. It can be viewed on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 and 10 p.m.

"KBVR News" is also a favorite among many. Airing Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9 and 11 p.m. Turpin said the show is her favorite, especially since its new producer, Martin Carroll, has taken over.

KBVR-TV airs on AT&T cable channel 99 at 7 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday. A complete schedule, along with program descriptions and general station information, can be picked up at Snell Hall or viewed on the station's Web site,

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