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Media Relations Broadcast Studio

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Finding reliable experts for media interviews is especially important during this difficult time. Virginia Tech's television and radio studios can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news outlets, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty and staff. The university does not charge for use of its studios. Video is transmitted by LTN Global Communications; Skype, FaceTime, or similar products; or file sharing (Dropbox, Google Drive, We-Transfer, etc.). Radio interviews can be transmitted by ISDN, Comrex, phone, smartphone recording, or file sharing.  

Virginia Tech’s media relations team operates a fully equipped, professional video and radio broadcast studio in the Moss Arts Center to connect faculty and campus newsmakers with local, national, and international news media.

The on-campus television and radio studio can broadcast live HD audio and video to networks, news agencies, and affiliates interviewing Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff. Other requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The studio is operational 24/7 and the university does not charge for its use.

Studio contacts:

Bill Foy
Broadcast Operations
540-231-8719 (office)
540-998-0288 (cell)

Jordan Fifer
Media Relations Officer
540-231-6997 (office/cell)

We support a variety of video distribution methods:

  • via  LTN Global Communications (third-party fees may apply)
  • via satellite uplink (third-party fees may apply)
  • HD Skype
  • pre-recorded tape-sync

Live broadcast quality audio for radio is transmitted via Comrex or ISDN. Recorded tape-syncs can be arranged.

Technical specs: 

Canon EOS C300 camera
Digital television backgrounds
4K video switcher
Lavalier and boom microphones
Dedicated producer and IFB lines

Zephyr Xstream ISDN
Comrex Access
Digital mixer
Multiple studio cardioid condenser microphones
Dedicated engineer line

Broadcast media support:

We can provide support to broadcast stations, networks, and other outside producers for productions on campus or about the university.

Campus file footage and photography is available for news or public relations purposes. Please feel free to contact us with specific requests.

Our media relations team will be glad to connect you with experts in a variety of areas and disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Politics and history
  • Public and consumer health
  • Medicine and neuroscience 
  • Psychology
  • Natural resources, climate change, and the environment
  • Nutrition, food, and agriculture
  • Race, gender studies, and diversity
  • Finance, economics, and business
  • Robotics, drones, and intelligent vehicle design
  • Transportation
  • Computer science and cybersecurity
  • Aerospace
  • Mainstream and social media
  • Architecture and intelligent urban planning
  • Drinking water
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Big data
  • Gaming technology

Faculty, staff, and students:

Being interviewed on television or radio can be a great opportunity to promote your work for the university. If you receive a request from a news organization, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can assist. Also check out these last-minute interview tips to prepare.

Our studio is located in Moss Arts Center room 152.