The final episode of the founding members' senior year, aptly titled "The Year," aired on June 4th 1998. Founding anchor, Jennifer Harder, opens the program, which features montages set to Semisonic's hit "Closing Time" and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing," the song featured in the 1998 movie, "Armageddon." The song would become the biggest hit of the band's career.
RTV was featured a second time on WNEM-TV 5, in a segment called "User Friendly." That package is included in the collection.
The full Homecoming 1997 episode of RTV, aired October 2nd of that year, is included. It was hosted by Jennifer Perrin and the late Jennifer O'Neil. The full October 24th 1997 episode is also included, and features the game show, "The Box," an NHS fundraiser commercial that was shot at the former Carter's IGA store in Monroe Plaza, a Boys Varsity Soccer montage set to Chumbawamba's hit "Tubthumping," and a long-form interview with Boys Soccer Coach, Floyd Lincoln, for whom the Durand High School soccer fields were named in a special ceremony on October 19th 2019. The interview was conducted by Chris Banãles.
The collection returns to a group of clips that were originally assembled for Quality Connections
, that includes the very first-ever episode of RTV, broadcast on November 23rd 1994. (This group of clips mistakenly indicates the first show was broadcast September 16th 1994. The audio drops out when this date is announced in an effort to mask the mistake.)
The dramatic difference in program quality can't be overstated.
The collection wouldn't be complete without an RTV Blooper Show that can best be described as pure chaos. In this episode hosted by Jason Hansen and Dave Sanders legendary Choir Director, Mr. Dorey, serves math teacher, Mr. Hesse, with detention for wearing a hat. It's all caught on tape. The episode, originally broadcast on May 30th 1996, also features montages to the Dave Matthews Band hit "Too Much" and Beck's "Loser."
"The Freak Show," a special on-location Halloween episode originally broadcast on October 31st 1997, is included. Joining aforementioned talent for that show were Eric Bendle, Troy Baker, RTV's first Sports Producer, and Matt Doyle, RTV's first Sports Anchor.
The final portion of the collection is a mash-up of two separate episodes highlighting a WWCK-FM/AM ("CK 105.5") and Flint Cultural Center-sponsored contest between Durand and Linden students.
The first portion of clips was taped inside the CK 105.5 studios with then-night time personality, Beau "The Jammer." The second portion of clips was taped on location at the Flint Cultural Center's Longway Planetarium with CK 105.5 morning personality, Gin. The group of clips features anchors Karly Clemens, Jennifer Harder, Jason Hansen, Jennifer Pierce and Brooke Boettcher.
The collection ends with color bars and a request to rewind the tape and press play again. This "alert" was placed at the end of the Quality Connections
presentation so those that attended the event later in the day would also be able to learn about RTV.CLICK HERE TO WATCH RTV - THE COLLECTION