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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    Our school had a closed-circuit television system, complete with a news desk and studio, provided by a local TV station… we were able to produce our own programs, and each morning, gave school-wide announcements, as well as creative commercials and were also allowed to produce funny skits, music videos and the like, to watch during the broadcast for that day… and the studio was also used as an actual classroom and also it was incorporated as actual curriculum (the class was open to those who were in certain grade sections) that we were graded on, where we learned how to work cameras, and any other position in the broadcast and journalism field…

  2. jimshari

    jimshari said, over 1 year ago

    That sounds cool! Did you get any autograph requests?

  3. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    @jimshari

    If you mean me, no… that’s because we as kids at the time saw it all as just another part of school, as most of us had the class at some point before we graduated….and we differentiated between “Hollywood TV stars” and “school TV stars”…. but for those we saw on the program for that day, we’d say “good job!” if we liked it… and of course, to watch was a distraction for us… in fact, we were glad when the morning program ran a little over, as it meant more time to not have to dive into our books, but only because it meant a diversion from the “same old, same old”, Lol!

  4. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wow! I wish I’d had that sort of opportunity in school. Always wanted to go into broadcasting, and that would have been a wonderful way to learn if I liked it.

  5. drickard

    drickard GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Jojo can’t do radio—he doesn’t have the face for it

  6. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    @IamJayBluE

    Wowee – too bad more schools can’t do stuff like that.

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you girls.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @drickard

    I have the perfect face for radio, but unfortunately my voice is better suited for the mime industry.

  9. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    And me? I love to sing.
    Unfortunately, I sing like a peacock.

    (a peacock’s call sounds like a woman getting strangled while trying to scream for help)

    ;*}

  10. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m surprised no one before me mentioned that those girls don’t look happy.

  11. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @IamJayBluE

    That’s a wonderful opportunity, I wish my school had had something like that.

  12. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    Well, sad to say, it’s been almost 22 years since… knowing the trend of cutting things, it could be that about a few years ago, they stopped it, but during the eighties, when I was there, it was going strong… I’d say that it was still going in the nineties, but I lost track after that… might have to pay the school a visit soon…

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