WOLV TV is the University of Michigan’s completely student-run television station. We’re sponsored by the the University of Michigan’s Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM), and we’re located in the North Quad Complex on Central Campus. Founded in 1994 by three students: Danny Schwab, Scott Doyne, and Jeff Holzhausen, WOLV TV has evolved from simply covering Michigan Ice Hockey games to producing ten different shows and even partnering with the Big Ten Network to live-broadcast a range of Michigan sports!
WOLV TV is the best place on campus for students to experience the ins and outs of what makes great TV. Students involved with WOLV TV spend anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours per week doing work for the station. Each member’s level of involvement solely lies on his or her interest to learn and desire to improve the quality of WOLV TV.
There are many leadership positions available at WOLV TV. At the end of every winter semester, the current WOLV TV Executive Board holds interviews to select the next board for the following school year. Check out our Station Leadership page to learn more about the current “E-Board.”
In addition to the leadership positions of the E-Board, each individual show has its own producers. The role of the producers is to develop the theme of the show, assign jobs to crew members, and maintain the overall quality of the show. Many producers also hold many different jobs on a particular show, like anchoring, reporting, floor directing, or running the control room. Producers are chosen through the same interview process as the executive board, at the end of the winter semester. However, some producers may also be tapped at the end of the fall semester, dictated by a show’s season schedule, or the departure of a current producer due to graduation or studying abroad.
But where do our new members fit in? Everywhere! Each show successfully functions because of its crew. Crew members start at WOLV by being taught to operate a camera, run the TelePrompTer, mix the audio, run the switcher, edit highlights or packages, write scripts, conduct live interviews, or whatever job the show needs to run smoothly. We highly encourage new crew members to try many of these positions. Then, if a crew member decides to apply for a producer role and is selected, he or she will be responsible for passing on their knowledge to their new crew members.
So, if you have taken the time to read all the way to here, you must be interested in getting involved! Please reach out to our general managers or PR director to join.