FPU’s Student Utility Board learns about communications

The Fayetteville Public Utilities’ (FPU) Student Utility Board (SUB) spent their last regular meeting learning about FPU’s Channel 6 and Communication’s Department. The students spent the day exploring what goes into making FPU’s public programming station what it is. Don Counts, Sarah Mac Young and Miriam Lane taught the SUB the importance of scripts, interviewing and multimedia communications.


Each of the students took turns being interviewed on camera. They shared the experiences and knowledge they have gained about FPU and the community from the year they have spent serving on the Student Utility Board. The students were able to get a first-hand look at what goes into editing, shooting and capturing professional video and audio for Channel 6 productions.


“I did not realize all the work it takes to get a production on Channel 6. It was a lot more complicated than what I thought it would be,” said Nevarious Hampton, SUB member. 


The SUB members also learned how FPU produces its own radio and television commercials in-house. They saw how script writing, proper lighting and timing are all vital to promoting FPU’s products and services. SUB members also saw how FPU’s Communication’s Department designs and creates advertisements for local businesses and events to air on FPU’s Channel 6.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to have such a bright group of students come to FPU each month. We hope that as these students graduate that they not only understand more about local utilities but that they become members and leaders of our community,” said FPU CEO/General Manager Britt Dye. 


In May the students will wrap up their time at FPU with the Awards Banquet. The winner of the scholarship will be announced on that day.