About DTV

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    About Us:

    DTV is a Public Education Channel programmed by Davison Community Schools.  It airs on the Charter Communications system (Channel 99) in the Davison area.  The goal of DTV is to create programming that highlights what's happening in the Davison School District. 

    DTV also offers a unique learning experience for Davison high school students. Most of DTV's programming is created entirely by the High School video journalism class.  Students write and produce a daily newscast as well as man all crew positions for live & taped events, like our monthly 'District' show, concerts and sporting events. The students are responsible for enterprising story ideas and reporting other news from the district.

                   

     

    The Organization:

    The DTV class is taught by Randy Scott.  He has taught since 2004. Mr. Scott has over 15 years experience in the local TV broadcast industry.  Mr. Scott was the head photographer at WEYI-TV in Flint.  He also worked as a photographer at WJRT-TV in Flint and WXYZ-TV in Detroit.

    Sandy Coots is the Station Manager. She is in charge of station operations and producing the programs seen on DTV.  In addition to running DTV, she works as a TV News, program & commercial producer at WXYZ-TV in Detroit.  Coots also worked at WJRT-TV and WNEM-TV in Flint.

    Mark McGlashen is a Davison School Board member and the host of  “The District”, a monthly news magazine show that airs daily on DTV. Mark is the Special Projects Producer at WJRT-TV in Flint. Mark was also instrumental in  turning channel 99 into the student run DTV class.


    DTV Location: 

    DTV is located inside Davison High School.  The station is on the East side of the building next to the media center.   Look for the colorful wall murals hand-painted by art students for DTV. 

     



    Shows and Programs:

    Every school day, students produce a short afternoon newscast called 'DTV News Live' that goes out live to every TV in every classroom in DHS and every household within the Charter Communications system in Davison. The students create the content as well as write and edit the stories. 

    In the evening DTV broadcasts games, concerts, and other events live  The events are also replayed throughout the week.  DTV covers events from all of the schools in our district.  

    Every month, DTV produces a half hour show called 'The District'.  This show includes interviews with our superintendent and other district employees as well as student stories.  You can think of it like a video newsletter with information about what is happening in the district.

    DTV also creates educational videos used in classrooms throughout the district.  Some of the topics we have covered are: internet safety, the history of Davison, the summer reading challenge, the Cardinal Code & prescription drug abuse.


    Constantly Upgrading:

    Broadcast equipment is expensive.  The Davison Community Schools sees the DTV program as a valuable and important service to the surrounding community.  It is also valuable to our students.  In fact, many of them have gone on to jobs in the broadcasting arena - some before they even finished college. 

    Please take a look at our sponsorship page to learn how you can help support DTV.