True to its purpose and function, the Media Center’s remote broadcast trailer has hit the road last week to demonstrate its high tech capabilities for Kansas State University and the Kansas National Guard.
As a model for local programming production that covers everything from covering sports events to streaming the Memorial Day Parade live, the trailer, under the supervision of MC Producer Grant Neuhold, will made its first stop on Tuesday, May 22 in Manhattan.
Setting up in the parking lot between Dole and Umberger Halls on the campus of K-State, the production trailer opened its doors and its communication systems to interested staff and students.
“We hope people come by to tour the trailer and try out some of the broadcasting equipment,” said Neuhold. “Our purpose is to show that 21st Century media production can be highly professional, yet really easy to operate.”
Then it is on to Topeka on Wednesday, May 23 to demonstrate its remote broadcast capabilities to the Kansas National Guard.
“The possible uses for the Guard are obvious,” said Neuhold. “In a crises situation, immediate response requires communication. A modified version of the trailer could be a valuable asset to a community crippled by disaster.”
The HDTV trailer returns home in time for Memorial Day events starting with the Rodeo Parade on Saturday. One hour of live streaming begins at 10 a.m. and can accessed at kwksmedia.org.