Tougaloo College Enters the Television Business
Filed in HBCUs on August 17, 2012
Tougaloo College, the historically Black educational institution in Tougaloo, Mississippi, has purchased WUFX-TV, channel 35 in Jackson. The station is affiliated with MyNetworkTV and is broadcast over the major cable television systems in the region.
Beverly W. Hogan, president of Tougaloo College, stated, “This is a remarkable opportunity for the College to further its academic mission, as well as its economic interests through the purchase and operation of WUFX. Most importantly, a commercial television station will offer our students, particularly those from our mass communication department, some real world experience of seeing how a television station works, aiding them in knowledge acquisition and application.”