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Valparaiso, Indiana
United States
CityValparaiso, Indiana
BrandingVUTV 15
15 Weather (weather)
SloganYour Campus. Your Story.
Illuminate. Educate. Showcase.
ChannelsDigital: 15-1,15-2
OwnerValparaiso University
(Department of Communications)
First air dateSeptember 16, 2009 (10 years ago) (September 16, 2009) [specify]
Call letters' meaningValparaiso
Former channel number(s)85
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

VUTV 15 (Valparaiso University Television) is a student television station at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana, and is broadcast locally on the closed-circuit campus Channel 15.

Run by volunteers, student staff and a faculty station manager, VUTV airs programming produced by (and geared toward) students. Since 2009, VUTV has broadcast both across campus and live-streamed online, and typically has 5 or more student shows in production each Fall and Spring semester, as well as multiple LIVE event broadcasts.

In 2015 and 2019, VUTV won the Signature Station Award at the Broadcast Education Association Conference.[1]

VUTV Productions[edit]

VUTV News[edit]

15 News at 5

15 News at 5 is VUTV's half-hour, student-produced newscast that airs live at 5:00 PM CST on Monday evenings. 15 News at 5 was the runner-up at the 2019 IASB Awards for the top newscast.[2]

The Shield (former)

Since the station's inception, The Shield was VUTV's primary evening newscast prior to the fall of 2018.

Currently Produced Programming[edit]


SPARKED! covers the latest in science, technology, and innovation, looking at all aspects of the STEM industry. SPARKED! explores news related to the national tech-industry as well as highlighting accomplishments on campus by students.[3]

Weather with Blake and Heather

Replacing the Cold Front at the start of Fall 2019, Weather with Blake and Heather is VUTV’s biweekly weather show covering the latest in all things weather, locally, nationally, and globally.[4]

15 Weather

While Valparaiso University is in session, VUTV produces daily weather updates for the surrounding northwest Indiana region.[5]


NASCAR News Now provides the latest headlines and developments in NASCAR heading into the 2019 season. Catch up on the latest team & driver changes, see the newest paint schemes, and find out how to join a brand new fantasy NASCAR league.[6]

Whatcha Reading? with Region Leaders

Whatcha Reading? with your Region Leaders presents an in-depth conversation with some of our local personalities. Our host, Steve Zelechoski highlights one guest every month, exploring a book they’ve recently read. Through this program, we see a focus on the main themes of the featured book, as well as discovering what impact this book has had on our guest’s life.[7]


V-SPAN provides On Demand coverage of the Valparaiso University Student Senate. VUTV occasionaly produces LIVE coverage of Student Senate General Meetings under the V-SPAN brand.

LIVE Event Broadcasts[edit]

Chicagoland Popcorn Fest Parade

VUTV annually produces a LIVE 2-hour broadcast of the Chicagoland Popcorn Fest Parade.[8]

NWISC Regional Championship

In February 2019, VUTV produced a LIVE 3-day broadcast of the 2019 NWISC Regional Swimming Championships at Wheeler High School in Wheeler, IN.

Shows No Longer in Production[edit]

The Cold Front (2011-18)

Puppy Love (2017)

VUTV Political Report (2017)

Head2Head (2011-17)

Pregame and Postgame (2016)

Red vs Blue (2014)

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Signature Station Competition | BEA - The Broadcast Education Association". Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  2. ^ "15 News at 5". Valparaiso University Television. 2018-09-18. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  3. ^ "SPARKED!". Valparaiso University Television. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  4. ^ "Weather with Blake and Heather". Valparaiso University Television. 2018-09-01. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  5. ^ "15 Weather". Valparaiso University Television. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  6. ^ "NASCAR News Now". Valparaiso University Television. 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  7. ^ "Whatcha Reading?". Valparaiso University Television. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  8. ^ "Valparaiso Popcorn Festival". Valparaiso Events. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  9. ^ "Ginger Zee", Wikipedia, 2019-03-20, retrieved 2019-04-27

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