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Florence High School unveils new TV studio

Florence High School broadcast students cut the ribbon for their new TV studio. (Source: WAFF) Florence High School broadcast students cut the ribbon for their new TV studio. (Source: WAFF)
Florence High School got a new TV studio for its broadcast students. (Source: WAFF) Florence High School got a new TV studio for its broadcast students. (Source: WAFF)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Some local broadcasters of the future have a new TV studio in the Shoals.

Florence High School broadcast students have a new TV studio. It's been a project for the national award-winning department for about two years.

Students learn how to use cameras, run audio and even anchor the news.

Instructors hope the upgrade will pay off for their students.

“To me, it’s very important that they get the latest of what is out there so that they are classroom-ready when they go into college, and you know they are getting experience that never had the opportunity to do,” said graphic arts digital media instructor Randy Bruce.

Students produce weekly comedy, news and sports shows.

The $40,000 Falcon Five Studio was paid for with donations.

"We've gone from having a little tiny classroom just in there where you go for tornado drills, and now we have a full fledged giant studio. It's no telling what we are going to have," said junior Sam James.

"I've done my fair share of college visits and a lot of them don't have digital media programs, let alone film equipment that students can check out on a regular basis and create something that is completely theirs," said senior Bonnie Smith.

You can check out their broadcasts here.

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