ISUtv is Iowa State University's student-run cable TV station. It can be found on Mediacom Cable Channel 18 in Ames, Iowa. The station gets partial funding from the ISU GSB (Government of the Student Body), with the remainder of the funding coming from fees assessed to students involved in the station.


The station has gone through many different labels and channel numbers, including...
ISUtv, Ch. 18 (2004-present)
ISUtv, Ch. 20 (2003-2004)
Cy46 (2001-2003)
ISU4 (2001)
ISU9 (1999-2001)
STV9 (19??-1999)
R31 (19??-19??)


Some of the original programming that has appeared on ISUtv includes:

1800 Seconds (1999-2003)
Ames Music Live
Al Murdoch Show
Animation De Facto
Billings and Spivey (2001-2003)
Breaking News and Broken Hearts (2008-Present)
Chuckle McBuckle's Dirty Laundry (2000-2001)
Cy's Eyes on the Skies (1999-Present)
Cyclone Fitness
Cyclone Sports Live
F.A.C. (Fun After Class)
InCyde Out
I-State News (2008-Present)
ISU Archives
Just Another Day
Newswatch 18 (2004-Present)
Ordinary Iowa (1996-1997)
Out of Hand (2000)
Oxymorons (2001-2003)
Pimpin Pile (2007-Present)
Politics Unlimited
Randumb Lobotomy (2001-2002)
Short Cutz
Space Rocket (1999-2000)
The Trailer Home (2001-2002)
The Worst Show
Triple Threat Sports Show
Video Plus
Wake Up, ISU

Episodes of many of the defunct shows still find airtime on ISUtv. ISUtv is also an affiliate of two national college television networks: Zilo TV and National Lampoon Network (formerly known as Burly Bear).

Cy's Eyes on the Skies

Cy's Eyes on the Skies (sometimes referred to as Cy's Eyes) is a live, 20-minute, semi-weekly weather program that airs on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. Weather topics, including global weather news, national weather, and local weather, are discussed by 3-4 weathercasters. Now into its 9th year, Cy's Eyes on the Skies is the longest running television show on the station. Production of graphics for each show, production of music clips and intro videos, and also studio staffing is all done by student volunteers. In 2006, three Genesis graphics computers were donated from KCCI in Des Moines during their upgrade to a Genesis :LIVE system. A computer to display live NEXRAD and campus webcams was also donated later that year by the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences. The second computer finally found use after being installed two years later in early Spring 2008.

I-State News

The program I-State News airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00pm and lasts 30 minutes. The program is produced by journalism students as part of a production lab class. The format of the show is similar to that of a local newscast, with news, weather, and sports segments.

Newswatch 18

The program Newswatch was once the student-run news program on ISUtv, but has since been somewhat replaced by I-State News. Newswatch airs Wednesday nights at 8:00pm and lasts 30 minutes. Although still covering news, weather, and sports, segments such as cooking have been added to slightly change the theme of the show.

Cyclones Sports Live

The program Cyclones Sports Live airs Sunday nights at 8:00pm and lasts 60 minutes. The show has the format of a sports discussion program, where highlights of Iowa State athletics as well as major sporting leagues are shown and talked about by the anchors.

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