ABOUT BLUE DEVIL BROADCASTING NETWORK
Founded by Lawrence Tech Students in fall 2015, Blue Devil Broadcasting had its first productive semester in Spring 2016 premiering three shows with a staff of 10 students from various majors. Starting in the Yellow Flag Production Studios on Civic Center, the platforms expanded to meet the demand of students and faculty seeking a new platform to reach students. Blue Devil Broadcasting now offers, promotional production, social media campaigns, sports coverage, commercial production, advertising, new coverage and entertainment.
Students from all majors are welcome to join Blue Devil Broadcasting and are given the opportunity to work on any of the existing shows or pitch an idea for a new show to the club's executive board. If the executive board sees promise in a new show they take the proposal to the club's overseeing production company; Yellow Flag Production.
In Spring 2016, Blue Devil Broadcasting premiered two shows in January with a third show making its debut in March 2016. The first show to hit the airwaves was Larry Tech Talk, the first student podcast for the campus. Each week, the hosts Allison Bicknell and Anthony Persinger, covered a little bit of new, some pop culture and a big on campus topic with various guests like sports stars, professors or organization leaders.
Speak of the Devil premiered on YouTube two weeks later with primary hosts Rachel Sweet and Michael (Gabe) O'Niel bringing bi-weekly news to the campus. Rotational hosts and new topics with the occasional guest helped push the format into its current platform; Mock-News.
Finally in March "Five with..." had its first YouTube episode. Hosted by Larry Tech Talk co-creator Anthony Persinger, Five with... is a rant style short on any topic and is released at any time. Hoping to expand as the club grows, Blue Devil Broadcasting is looking to add another podcast and two more web-series for the 2016-2017 school year with plans to also submit a collaborative project for a Michigan Emmy Award.