CPTV Media is the 5-time Crystal Pillar award-winning student broadcast production program of Crown Point High School. Located in Crown Point, Indiana, the program is comprised of over 50 students who are responsible for producing commercials for Comcast & U-verse broadcast in addition to a weekly news, weather, entertainment, and sports broadcast entitled CPTV (Crown Point TV). Students also run a 24/7 radio stream (The DOG Radio) ranging from talk shows to DJ hours. CPTV Media is responsible for broadcasting information pertinent and interesting to all members of the Crown Point Community Schools Corporation.
Students write copy, produce segments, shoot B-roll, create graphics, operate studio cameras, operate audio, operate video switchers, function as “on-air” talent, and edit video, in addition to producing and directing shows. In March 2015, CPTV Media won its 2nd state championship in a row in the News Broadcast category at the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) annual conference. Raquelle Majors also won a state championship in the Radio Sportscaster category. In May 2015, CPTV Media won a Crystal Pillar award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization who awards Emmys in the television broadcast industry. The award was earned by Alexis Berdine and Megan Fernandez. In 2017, CPTV won the Chicago NATAS Crystal Pillar for Outstanding Newscast and was a National NATAS nominee. Currently, 16 CPTV alumni are studying radio & TV at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. CPTV Media is under the direction of Crown Point High School teachers Brent Barber and Chris Gloff.
The video below takes a behind the scenes look at CPTV and what goes into our weekly show.