Wichita

Wichita Section

KWCH Newsroom Tour

KWCH Newsroom Tour

Wichita
Saturday, June 20, 2015 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Wichita
Kansas

Well it's not very often when one gets a chance to get behind the camera and behind the scenes at a television station however the Wichita section got just such an opportunity.  Thanks to club vice president Calvin Kissick and KWCH news director Brian Gregory, 14 members and guests got a detailed tour of the TV station and learned about how the newscast is put together.  Several folks got a chance to man the news desk for "late breaking events" and give a try doing the weather forecast while speaking in front of a green screen.  We discovered that talking in front of the green screen while imagining the projected weather map proved to be a real challenge!  The tour also included time in the engineering and production booth and a look into how the cameras are synchronized and operated during a broadcast.  The group gained a real appreciation for all the hard work that's done on a daily basis to produce a local news show.  Following the tour the group then headed to Cy's Hoof and Horn restaurant in nearby Sedgwick, KS for a hearty lunch and to swap stories about being in front of the camera.