Houston Public Media – Building and Studio Tour

About the Greet:

Houston Public Media has enjoyed 60 years of success in public radio and television, including TV 8’s distinction as the nation’s first educational public television station. Located on the campus of the U. of Houston the station is locally owned, with local decision-making to best serve the Gulf Coast Region.

Our tour will take us to reporter’s work spaces. We may see announcers at work and even see some live feeds coming in. There will also be opportunities for visitors to work the cameras and “broadcast” . We will also look into the Geary Performance Hall, used for live musical performance broadcasts. You will leave with a real appreciation for the commitment, time and effort that goes into 24 hour broadcasting in the nation’s fourth largest city. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

About Me:

My name is Stephennie and I've lived in Houston for many years and am a big fan of Houston Public Media. I'd be happy to meet you at the station and we'll connect with Eric, an on-air announcer who will lead us on a walk through the station. I'm still amazed at the capacity of this station and all that it has accomplished, and think you'll find all that interesting too.

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1 review

  1. Outstanding tour, tailored to your interests

    This was definitely an outstanding experience. Our tour guide Eric wasn’t just very knowledgeable, but also an incredibly entertaining and caring guide. Instead of presenting a standard tour, he was very open for little conversations on the various subjects surrounding modern public media, listening attentively and intertwining his replies into his storyline, explanations and anecdotes. Plus: We could go hands-on on some equipment.

    It’s a rare talent to give people the feeling, there input is appreciated and there is a real discourse and not just a one-way presentation.

    As two foreigners (from Germany and Russia) we’ve been espacially pleased that Stephennie was with us. Not just as the facilitator and organizer, but because she could bring another American / Houston resident perspective as a supporter and frequent listener and viewer of the Houston Public Media programs.

    This tour is another prime example why I love Greeters. Direct conversation instead of large groups, exchanging thoughts instead of lecturing and open people who share their passion. Thanks Eric, Stephennie and Greeters Houston from Germany and Russia!

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