Have you turned to Channel 22 lately? If you have, you know that it’s not your average public access channel.
In Lenawee County, Channel 22 is the home of LISD TV, a 24-hour channel operated by students at the Lenawee Intermediate School District. D & P Communications is proud to be associated with the channel, which puts Lenawee County in the spotlight with high-quality, locally produced shows.
When it began about six years ago, Channel 22 was little more than a community calendar. Now it’s a full-fledged TV station, and you’ll be hard-pressed to notice much difference between LISD TV and the professionally produced shows you see on commercial channels.
Under the guidance of a small professional staff, led by broadcast TV veteran Kelly Heidbreder, the students who operate LISD TV travel around Lenawee County covering topics of interest. They are involved in every aspect of production: behind the camera, in front of the camera, and editing the footage for broadcast.
Recent topics have included severe weather preparedness and downtown Adrian’s Artalicious festival, as well as numerous programs about events taking place in Lenawee County schools.
Early last year, LISD TV launched the Lenawee Sports Network. Students record sporting events around the county and provide the play-by-play commentary; those games are then broadcast on Channel 22 and uploaded to the station’s YouTube channel. D & P is proud to be the major underwriter of Lenawee Sports Network, providing quality local sports programming to subscribers.
You can find LISD TV programs online by searching YouTube for LISD or the Lenawee Sports Network or by going to tinyurl.com/LISDTV22. You can also visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/LISDTV22 or follow them on Twitter at @LISDTV.
In addition to being an educational experience for the students running the station, LISD TV and the Lenawee Sports Network help spread the word about the great things happening in Lenawee County and our local school districts. D & P Communications is happy to be partnering with the LISD to shine this spotlight on our community. As your locally owned cable, phone and internet company, we take pride in our roots and in doing everything we can to help our community prosper.
If you attend one of the games being covered by the Lenawee Sports Network, you’re likely to see the D & P banner and broadcasters wearing their D & P shirts. We hope you will come up and say hello!