You will soon be able to again see original programming being produced from the television facilities at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), thanks to a large grant from the Robert E. Frazier Foundation.
The grant, totaling $50,000, will be used to revamp and buy new equipment for the soon to be named Robert E. Frazier Broadcast Center, located on the Cumberland campus. The TV broadcast facility was originally built in 2000, but has not been fully utilized in several years.
“I am so very proud of the support of the Robert E. Frazier Foundation and look forward to building the Robert E. Frazer Broadcast Center and Communications Program at Southeast into a regional powerhouse in the industry,” SKCTC President Dr. Lynn Moore said. “The new center will greatly benefit the Harlan County community, many educational partners and the three state region.”
Once the upgrade is complete, Southeast TV, as the channel is known, will provide local programming to the communities of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch in Harlan County on Access Cable channel 20 and around the world via a web stream. Plans are also in the works to eventually expand the cable presence of the channel into the rest of Harlan County and into Bell and Letcher counties.
“This is the beginning of something that will be a huge part of the region and, with the internet, beyond,” SKCTC Director of Media and Communications Brandon Robinson, who is over the project, said. “We are so thankful to the Robert E. Frazier Foundation for their generous donation. With their financial support and the support of the community, we will work to make Southeast TV a household name for education and information.”
If you would like to know more about Southeast TV, you can contact Robinson at 606-589-3092 or email him at [email protected]
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SKCTC has campuses in Cumberland, Harlan, Middlesboro, Pineville and Whitesburg. For admission and program information, visit our website at southeast.kctcs.edu.