By Jennifer Torrez
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
Several University of the Incarnate Word students lined up Friday morning in front of UIWtv’s station Friday, Sept. 8, to audition for anchoring broadcasts this fall.
They were being judged by station executives who themselves recalled when they, too, were on the spot.
What do anchors need to have?
“Personality and character,” Entertainment Director Faelany “Nani” Melendez-Lopez said. “They have to have the ability to be natural, because it is not the same to read, and to read with personality.”
The television directors thought about their own audition process and how they improved from their experiences.
“You learn how to troubleshoot. Learn how to solve problems that arise,” said Ronald Mercado, UIWtv’s sports director, remembers
what it felt when he auditioned this spring and what he’s learned since then.
“You learn how to troubleshoot,” Mercado said. “(You) learn how to solve problems that arise.
News Director Madison “Madi” Aguiar said, “I remember everyone being terrified and anxious, but everyone, including myself, eventually got the flow of it. The day-to-day tasks became easier and much less nerve-wracking.”
After looking over notes and placing people in their correct stations of what they will be covering, the list of new anchors was complete. Plans are to air Sept. 21 with a show featuring news, sports, entertainment, weather, and a Spanish segment.
The current television directors look forward to a progressive future of UIWtv. The aim is to bring
about awareness to everything from campus events to the Houston metropolitan area.
“We are gonna be more out there,” Melendez-Lopez said. “We’re making more entertainment.”
“The formatting will be more enjoyable to watch and we will make more of an effort to reach out to all of the students at UIW,” Aguiar said.