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Campbellsville University’s WLCU TV offers a wide variety of local programming

By Amber Meade, communications assistant, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Whether you are interested in politics, sports or cooking, the university’s television station has it all.

Along with programs that have been produced elsewhere, WLCU-TV plays several shows that are produced locally and inside the university studio.

Their local programming includes Dialogue on Public Issues, The Perry Thomas Show, What’s Cooking Neighbor, What’s Cooking Neighbor Classic, Campbellsville Baptist Church, Robinson Creek Baptist Church, Campbellsville First United Methodist Church and Campbellsville University Convocation Service.

Dialogue on Public Issues features Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the president, government, community & constituent relations at Campbellsville University, interviewing guests running for political office, city, county and state leaders, educators, policy makers and pastors leading congregations across the country. The show airs on Sunday and Monday. 8 a.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

The Perry Thomas Show features Matt Payton, radio program/production director at CU, and head football coach, Perry Thomas. They talk all things Campbellsville University football including past and upcoming games, what went well and what could’ve gone better and what they hope to see in the future. The Perry Thomas Show airs Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.

What’s Cooking Neighbor? Classic Episodes air at 8 and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. This is a show that was recorded and produced in the WLCU-TV kitchen studio in years past with Ed McGuire. The show has now been rebooted with Don Smith at the helm. The new What’s Cooking Neighbor? airs on Monday at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Campbellsville Baptist Church has a service that airs Sunday at 11 a.m. and a bible study airing at 1 p.m. On Wednesday, their service airs at 7 p.m. and their bible study lessons air at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and another bible study lesson airs on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Robinson Creek Baptist Church service airs on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Campbellsville First United Methodist Church service airs Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m.

The Campbellsville University Convocation Service, commonly referred to as chapel, airs live on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. and replays at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. First Class, the chapel service for incoming freshman at the university, airs live on Monday from 10-11 a.m

“We have some shows that are in production right now that we are excited to air when they are ready,” TV Programming and Production Director, Alex Meade, said.

The TV station has four full-time employees but is ran with the help of Campbellsville University students as a way to teach them the ins and outs of live and pre-recorded productions.

According to campbellsville.edu/about/media/wlcu-tv/, “WLCU is a service of Campbellsville University, where we believe there has never been a better time for Christian higher education.

WLCU broadcasting serves academic purposes for students at Campbellsville University. Students learn the day-to-day process of running both a radio and television station. We would like to invite you to listen to our station 88.7 FM and watch our shows on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and Digital Channel 23.1.”

For more information, campbellsville.edu/about/media/broadcast-services/, or call Alex Meade at (270) 789-5210.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, and nationally in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay, Jacksonville, Fla. and Chicago. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.