ill Fated Natives’ Palmtree b appears on TUTV Wednesday

Philly Famous Podcast: Bets "Palmtree b" Charmelus

Lead singer and bass guitarist for ill Fated Natives (iFN), Bets “Palmtree b” Charmelus, visits the set of Philly Famous Podcast to discuss his band, Philadelphia, and much more. iFN has a unique sound that incorporates gritty blues, hard rock and smooth jazz, and they’re especially known for their explosive live performances.

Host Greg Holdsman and Charmelus discuss the origins of the band, the spiritual quality of their live shows, the chemistry amongst the group members, what it’s like to be a Black rock group in a city known for hip-hop and rap, and the peaks and valleys of the last 5 years.

Tune in to TUTV this Wednesday, April 3 at noon and 8 p.m. for a look into one of Philadelphia’s most singular musical minds.

Philly Famous Podcast: Bets "Palmtree b" Charmelus


Make the best TU meme for our meme contest!

TU Meme Contest

Are you ready for #WhatTUMeme? From April 1 to 7, TUTV will be searching for the best Temple memes. Submit your own TU memes with the hashtag #WhatTUMeme and tag @templetv on Twitter. Entrants with the most likes and retweets will receive a prize! To participate in the contest, tweet your Temple related meme and use the hashtag #whatTUmeme.

Contest Rules:

  1. To be eligible, you must be a student currently enrolled at Temple University.
  2. Every student is allowed one meme submission during the contest.
  3. All memes need to be appropriate and related to Temple University. The contest will not accept memes that are deemed inappropriate by Temple University Television.
  4. Students must use the hashtag #whatTUmeme.
  5. Submissions begin on April 1 and end April 7.

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Temple student achievements highlighted on new Temple Talk

Temple Talk hosts

It’s time for an all new Temple Talk on TUTV! The hosts sit down to discuss what’s been happening in pop culture news, including Jussie Smollett’s legal case and Justin Bieber’s mental health struggles. Later, Temple student Abby Steinour visits the set and tells her story. Having initially enrolled in business school at Temple, she eventually switched tracks to follow her passion, majoring in Graphic Design and launching Egg & Bee comics, which has since amassed a large online following.

Next up, special musical guest Jaime Wouters performs live in the studio. Her new song, “Mistakes,” was produced by Temple’s own student-run recording studio, Bell Tower Music.

Tune in Tuesday, March 26 at 1 and 9 p.m. to catch this and more on Temple Talk.

Temple Talk: Jaime Wouters

TUTV’s first all female talk show returns Thursday

We Need to Talk hosts

We Need to Talk, TUTV’s first female-focused show, covers entertainment, trends, culture, relationships, health, and more. In the second episode of the program airing Thursday, hosts Tanjeen Twinkle, Jenna Song, Imzadi Davis and Kyra Marie Miller cover a variety of topics, including whether the Rejection Hotline (a phone number women can give to men who are persistently asking for their digits) is useful or mean, whether exes can remain friends (what does it mean that Brad attended Jen Aniston’s birthday party?), and TV shows or bands the hosts want to bring back. The hosts also dissect their different cultural backgrounds through the lens of how they were disciplined by their parents as children.

Tune in to TUTV (Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online) to watch the premiere of an all-new episode of We Need to Talk this coming Thursday, March 28 at 1 and 9 p.m.

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Vegan restauranteur Nicole Marquis appears on TUTV

Philly Famous Podcast: Nicole Marquis

In this edition of Philly Famous Podcast, host Greg Holdsman interviews Nicole Marquis, founder/CEO of HipCityVeg–now a chain of five stores in two cities–plus Bar Bombón and Charlie was a Sinner, a cocktail lounge. All are plant-based restaurants.

Greg and Nicole have a wide-ranging discussion touching on health, business, food, and Philadelphia. Nicole discusses why she became vegan, how veganism inspired her to open restaurants, how being a mother has changed her outlook on being a woman entrepreneur, and much more in this in depth interview.

Tune in Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for an enlightening hour with a notable Philly businesswoman helping create food options in the city.

La Charla returns with new panelists

La Charla Episode 7

Host Rafael Logroño is joined by panelists Bibiana Correa, Luisa Suarez, and Melvin Saravia in a new episode of La Charla this week. The group discusses the awards season–including whether it was an appropriate choice for Jennifer Lopez to perform the Motown tribute at the Grammy’s this year–phone addiction, and the stress of responding to text messages, among other topics. The panelists also compete in a game of geography trivia.

Tune in this Thursday, March 21 at 1 and 9 p.m. to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online to watch the latest episode of this Spanish-language talk show.

Premiere of new program “Temple Pilots” airs Friday

Temple Pilots: Elevated

A group of students recently organized to help fellow students produce new show ideas for TUTV.  With the help and support of TUTV, “Temple Pilots” delivers an array of interesting stories in the form of a series of pilots. Their first offering premieres this Friday on TUTV.

A pilot by Steven Aronow, Tyler Crystal and Jackson Kirchhoff, Elevated is about two struggling individuals who use each other to elevate themselves after meeting in an elevator. In this episode, Sam, a struggling music manager in Philadelphia, is on the verge of being fired if she continues to slack off on the job. Will she be able to pull her own weight and find the next big artist for her record company?

Tune in to TUTV Friday, March 22 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. to find out.

Join us for a special Fran Dunphy Farewell

Fran Dunphy Farewell

Mr. Big 5–the winningest coach in the Big 5 history–Fran Dunphy is stepping down as Head Coach of Temple Basketball at the end of the 2018-2019 season. But before the Temple community says goodbye, the team at OwlSports Update presents a special sendoff to the dedicated and longtime Philadelphia college basketball icon, premiering Thursday on TUTV.

Jimmy Freas takes us through Fran Dunphy’s career–spanning six decades from 1967 when he played for LaSalle, to 1989 when he became Head Coach at Penn, to 2006 when he came to Temple. Sarah Metts sits down with Coach Dunphy himself in a personal interview. Dick Jerardi, former Daily News writer and Philadelphia’s local basketball historian, joins Sarah at the desk to reflect on Fran’s legacy in Philadelphia and beyond. Adam Crognale has more on Dunphy’s involvement with Coaches vs. Cancer and how his impact cannot be counted in just wins and losses.

Tune in to TUTV (Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online) this Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. after the weekly edition of OwlSports Update to see this and more.

Presenting TUTV Student Project Showcase

TUTV Student Project Showcase

Introducing TUTV Student Project Showcase, a new program featuring a collection of original comedy shorts written, acted and directed by Temple students, premiering this Wednesday on TUTV.

Project Showcase lampoons television and media, including a spoof of a TV informercial advertising a new sauce product called “Bauce Soss,” which features a review from revered “Sauce Critic” Xavier. A morning news program, a fashion talk show, and a reality dating show are also satirized.

Tune in for the premiere this Wednesday, March 13 at 2 and 10 p.m. to Comcast 50, Verizon 45, and online.

A new season of The Vibe brings a new host to the table

The Vibe: Episode 14

The season premiere of TUTV’s The Vibe airs this week and features an introduction to new co-host Sydney Umezurike, a senior Media and Production major, who previously served as the organization spotlight correspondent. Sydney moderates this edition of Poppin’ Topics, and asks whether or not drug use is glorified in hip hop in a discussion with rapper and Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple, Timothy Welbeck, and producer Cameron Clay. Later, Sydney visits Power 99 offices to conduct an interview with host Roxy Romeo, who discusses her Trini heritage and more. The episode is capped off with a performance by special musical guest Franky Hill.

Tune in to TUTV Friday, March 15 at 3 and 11 p.m. to see the premiere of this episode of The Vibe.

Who is the new host of Temple Tonight?

New host of Temple Tonight

TUTV’s late-night talk show kicks off an all new season with an all new host this Thursday. Don’t miss the season 7 premiere, and find out who replaced Jimmy by tuning in online or to Comcast 50/Verizon 45 within city limits. Also featured are musical guest The KP Connection and Zach Fox and Omri Dorani, who discuss their experiences making their debut feature film How to Get Girls. Both wrote, directed and produced the film.

The 2019 season of Temple Tonight begins Saturday, March 2 at 3:30 and 11:30 p.m. on TUTV.

TUTV receives 8 IBS Awards nominations including Best Station

2019 IBS Awards

In addition to the 4 BEA Festival awards TUTV won earlier this week, we have also learned that our programs received eight nominations for the 2019 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards, including the award for Best College TV Station, which we won at last year’s IBS Awards Ceremony.

The awards will be presented Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the 79th International IBS Conference in New York City. In the meantime, check out the full list of the nominated programs below:

Best College TV Station


Best Logo

OwlSports Update

Best Sports Program

OwlSports Update

Best Video Newscast

Temple Update: April 26, 2018

Best Talk Program

La Charla

Best Comedy Program

Dream Man

Best Video Sports Report

Inside the Nest: October 2, 2018

Best Station Promo

What is reiki? Does acupuncture work?

A Broader View - Health and Wellness

A Broader View returns with a new episode this Tuesday focusing on health and wellness. TUTV’s public affairs talk show aims to demystify integrative therapies and treatments such as reiki, acupuncture and massage in the new episode, featuring guests Sharon Edelman, a reiki practitioner and licensed massage therapist, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer board member Lu Ann Cahn, who is also the Director for Career Services of Temple’s Klein College.

A Broader View is produced and hosted by Professor Karen M. Turner’s journalism class and seeks to explore the issues and events that shape our lives, providing a broader view of the big stories that people are talking about or should be talking about.

Tune in to TUTV on Tuesday, February 26 at 2 and 10 p.m. (Comcast 50, Verizon 45, or online).

Temple Smash’s live show airs on TUTV Saturday

The latest season of TUTV’s sketch comedy variety show Temple SMASH was performed live at the Philly Improv Theater. Watch the hour-long premiere as it was performed in front of a live audience in Philadelphia. Tune in to TUTV this Saturday, February 23 at 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. on Comcast 50, Verizon 45 and online.

A Valentine’s edition of Temple Talk premieres Tuesday

Temple Talk: Kenny Screven

Temple Talk premieres in the new year with an extra jam-packed special Valentine’s themed show next week.

Featured guest Kenny Screven, make up maven and social media influencer, discusses his journey in make up and why “boys can be pretty too,” and then leads the hosts in a “3 Minute Makeup Challenge.” In a very special edition of the Student Spotlight segment, Temple’s Sarah Madaus visits the set to discuss her life as a student while also operating as the creator and editor-in-chief of Temple’s first women’s lifestyle magazine, Refine. The hosts also discuss the Grammys, 21 Savage’s deportation and more.

Tune in Tuesday, February 19 at 1 and 9 p.m. to Comcast 50, Verizon 45 or online.

Temple Talk: Kenny Screven