Doyle and Koure TV win at College Television Awards
Six hundred students from 124 schools competed for the awards.
Doyle and two other crew members from Koure TV will attend the award ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., March 30-April 2 to discover their placement in one of the 12 categories.
Thirty different students will be recognized, and Doyle will be among those crossing the stage to receive an award.
Doyle said that getting to the award show is a feat for her and the rest of the crew, and the process of getting to this point was nerve-wracking.
“It was such a close call because when we first entered we didn’t know we would get it in on time,” said Doyle, a senior majoring in mass communication. “I emailed the foundation 15 times that night, and we finally got it in the last minute.”
By the beginning of early February, Doyle found out that the show made it to the blue ribbon category, but she didn’t tell the rest of her crew in the event that Koure TV did not make it to the final round.
After sending four copies of the show and four of the show’s promos, Doyle received a phone call from the board announcing that she and her show were nominated for an award.
“I screamed and yelled, and the woman [I was talking to] probably thought I was absolutely nuts,” Doyle said. “I told her it was the biggest thing that had ever happened to me in my life. The woman told me she had never talked to someone so excited before.”
Koure TV jump-started in 2009, and when Doyle took over the show, it consisted of a variety of acts. However, Doyle had a vision of taking the show to a new level.
“Last semester I had an internship in California, and I had the opportunity to speak to my mentor, Scott Wise, who used to work at Turner Broadcasting,” Doyle said. “I had spoken with him and told him what we had and wanted to do with it. He told me that I had to think outside the box and figure out what my audience was looking for. This was the time for Koure TV to have some kind of print or stamp, and we had to make it move.”
Doyle said she was proud of all her crewmembers that made the show what it is.
“I try to talk to my crew as much as I can so I can see how they feel,” Doyle said. “It takes a team to create a dream, and that is my motto that I live by. You need other people to create a vision. I just really wish that I had enough money to send the entire crew to California because they deserve it just as much as any of us do.”
Along with Doyle, crewmembers Fadia Patterson and Marquee Doyle will attend the ceremony.
“I want all of us to go up and accept the award,” Doyle said. “It’s not just one person, it’s everyone who made the entire show. I want them to be able to experience as much as I am going to experience.”
The show that was nominated for the award has yet to air, but other episodes of the show can be found at <www.kouretv.com>.
As Doyle graduates in May, she hopes to see underclassmen pick up what she left behind.
“We are giving them all the stuff that they need in order to keep it moving,” Doyle said. “I am not sure if [it] will end up happening, but we will see.”