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Mouseboy332,741 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Some of this these schools are in districts that have a bit of money. These are different from the University programs which are far more professional I will post some of those when I get a chance. But the tv stations are an extension of the broadcast programs some high shools have. It used to be just in school radio stations. But as money became available tv stations are becoming more and more popular. As far as donations, im not sure about the posted sets, but its not unusual for local tv stations to donate their old set to a high school or university.
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Mouseboy332,741 posts since 10 Feb 2014
The studios in Homewood Flossmoor High was $1.4 million dollars.
http://schooldesigns.com/Project-Details.aspx?Project_ID=4546

Lakeview High School - Battle Creek Michigan.
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Speaking of donated set Truman High School Bronx received the set from NEWS 12 Bronx (24 hr news channel for NYC) its not fully completed.
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Another shot of GHTV set Germantown High School
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Here is the other side.
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Lavergne High School
Not much of a set. Nice studio space and classroom. Kinda basic, likely when the studios opened. But they have a boom/jib cam!
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Countryside High School
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Hastings High School
Hasting Community TV Station Located in the High School.
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Window on the "Corridors" this set at Watsach High School
opens to the corridors of the school.
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Desoto High School
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Boca Ceinga High School...palms trees
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Hoover High School - Ohio. Must be a donated...guessing.
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Rkolsen2,933 posts since 20 Jan 2014
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Some of those sets are just waste of money. I'd imagine they sets cost atleast $100,000 plus the cost of equipment. My high school had an extension built in the mid 90s and had a set that was donated from a local tv station. It was nothing fancy. While I was there I never saw a broadcast from it or anyone in their booth which had a window to look in on. I think after I left hey started doing morning announcements that way broadcasting through out the building on 26" TVs. I did hear that when my district started building new schools they included broadcast equipment where an elementary school students could broadcast announcements from the library and stream them to the new projection screens.

That being said I imagine some of those sets come from a one or two high school school district and some may be used for their districts cable channels.

Then again there are many school districts that live to waste money such as Allen Independent School District that has one high school and a total of 19,000 students district wide where they built a $60 million 18,000 seat football stadium.
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Mouseboy332,741 posts since 10 Feb 2014
I imagine Amerrican high schools have much bigger numbers too, so would probably justify having a station like these even more. Not to mention the extra funding they must get because of that.

Some part of the funding schools get is from school population. The vast majority come from property tax levies in a particular district. So if you live in a posh area or city then you are levied (charged) higher property taxes on your McMansion and therefore there is an expectation that your child will attend a high school that offers every conceivable elective course imaginable. But also the "quality" of those elective classes greatly increases. So basically those districts can choose to spend their money how they choose because the homeowners pay higher taxes. Some areas they vote to increase property taxes or their elected officials vote to do this. So it may seem like waste to some, to others they want their children to have what they feel is the best and they pay more property tax to ensure that it happens. On the other hand you have inner city schools or poorer areas that are chronically underfunded. But thats discussion is for a completely different forum.


Anyway...Fallbrook High School San Diego CA
They got CNN Piers Morgans Old Set

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Highland High School - Salt Lake City UT
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Brunswick City Schools- Brunswick OH
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