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2004 Media Releases


Date:
December 17, 2004
For More Information Contact:
Bill Luxford, Director of Operations, 21 Educational Access and 5 CITY-TV, 441-6688


Cable Channel 21 Airing Nebraska Wesleyan Basketball

Four additional Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) men’s basketball games will be televised on a tape-delay basis this winter on 21 Educational Access (Time Warner cable channel 21). The games to be shown are:

  • Tuesday, December 21 vs. Midland
  • Wednesday, January 5 vs. Concordia
  • Wednesday, January 26 vs. Doane
  • Saturday, February 19 vs. Hastings

Dates and times for the re-broadcasts can be found on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (click on the 5 CITY-TV logo). Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sports broadcasting class have gained experience helping to produce the games.

NWU’s December 8th basketball game with Morningside was the first to be carried on the channel. This fall, three NWU football games were carried on 21, and officials say the response has been very positive.

“It has been a terrific partnership among the City of Lincoln, the University of Nebraska sports broadcasting class and Nebraska Wesleyan University,” said Bill Luxford of the Citizen Information Center who is Director of Operations for 21 Educational Access and 5 CITY-TV. “We’ve received some great feedback from viewers since the launch of our sports programming on Channel 21 this fall. It’s all been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Lincoln Electric System.”

“The Nebraska Wesleyan Athletic Department is very excited about its partnership with Channel 21,” said NWU Athletic Director Dr. Ira Zeff. “Our student-athletes, coaches and supporters are thrilled to receive the exposure this opportunity presents. Our athletic tradition of excellence is one that we are very proud of and we appreciate the opportunity to share our programs with the Lincoln community.”

Luxford said that he anticipates continued growth for sports programming on Channel 21, provided that interest remains high and sponsorship can be obtained.


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