Titan TV, UW-Oshkosh's student-operated television station, is the 2016 recipient of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (WIAC) Tom Butler Award.
The Tom Butler Award has been presented annually since 1998 to a representative of the print or electronic media for outstanding coverage of WIAC athletics. The league's sports information directors select the winner. The award is dedicated to Tom Butler, who served the conference faithfully as its sports information director from 1967-96.
Titan TV is the second Tom Butler Award winner from UW-Oshkosh. WRST Radio, the university’s student-run radio station, earned the award in 2008. Jack Copeland from the NCAA won the Tom Butler Award in 2015 while D3sports.com earned the honor in 2014.
During the 2015-16 academic year, Titan TV broadcasted UW-Oshkosh men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball contests locally on channel 57 and via the internet.
The 2015-16 Titan TV staff was led by station manager Adam Steinbach, operations manager Reegan Wallander, sports director Ross Kohlhase, news director Steven Combs, programming director Ashley Stewart and promotions director Charlene Cocchiola.
Titan TV’s 2015-16 sports department featured producer Sean Becher with announcers Cody Krupp and Tyler Stricker. Krupp is currently a weekend sports anchor at WESQ in Palm Springs, Calif., while Stricker is a weekend sports anchor/reporter at KIEM-TV in Eureka, Calif.
Since 2010, Titan TV has won more than 50 awards at the state, regional and national levels. This year, the Titan TV sports department collected a first-place award from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for its play-by-play coverage of UW-Oshkosh’s regular-season football win over UW-Whitewater.
Titan TV has been broadcasting to the UW-Oshkosh campus and community since 1974 on Time Warner Cable. Since its introduction, Titan TV’s programming and technical advancements have continued to grow exponentially.
In 2016, Titan TV went entirely high definition, providing its high-resolution content across cable, streaming and video on demand. Titan TV has created student-produced shows ranging from news, sports, sketch comedies, dramas, game shows, music videos, informational programs and more.
Titan TV, which has been providing live sports coverage since the early 1980s, began offering live web streaming in the 2000s.
Titan TV continues to advance in television production with the mission to be a student-run television station that creates original programming and helps educate fellow students in television and management through the sharing of knowledge and the fostering of leadership.
For more information about Titan TV, visit its website at http://titan-tv.org/.