Our Services

Western’s Media Relations team is responsible for telling Western’s story to the world.

We help the Western community share its research, scholarship, teaching excellence, initiatives and community successes with a broad audience. We also act as a point of contact for members of the news media to connect with the people and stories that personify excellence at Western. As a result, Western can be found in news coverage around the world.

For Media

We proactively share Western’s stories and expertise on a local, national and international stage through news releases and other communications and arrange interviews with faculty, staff and students across Western’s campus. We also assist media on regular basis in sourcing captivating photos and video for their stories.

Find an Expert

We help the news media connect with Western academics and other experts to gain insight, context and further understanding of the day’s news for their audiences.

Contact us to learn more.

Western’s Broadcast Studio

Western University’s new broadcast studio is now operational and available for live or pre-taped interviews.

The studio has capability for TV live double enders, HD video file transfer, Dejero live radio interviews and recorded audio file transfers (No ISDN).

Please find the details on hours of operations and fees below.

If you have further questions, please call Keith Marnoch, Director, Media and Community Relations at 519-661-2111 x85468 or kmarnoch@uwo.ca.

Hours

  • This service is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pmET. Beyond this is considered off hours.
  • During off hours, weekends and holidays, overtime rates apply and availability is dependent on the availability of a technician.

Broadcast Video Fees

  • Western Guests: There is no cost to broadcasters interviewing Western University faculty/staff during regular hours.
    • Outside of regular hours a $175 (+HST) fee will be charged to the broadcaster upon booking, regardless of whether the hit takes place.
  • Non-Western Guests: $150 (+HST) fee per broadcast hit
    • Outside of regular business hours a $175 (+HST) fee will be charged to the broadcaster upon booking, regardless of whether the hit takes place.
  • HD Video Recorded File Option: rates same as above
    • HD camera, broadcaster provides script of questions, technician will interview guest, files will be uploaded to FTP file site of broadcaster.
  • In addition to the above charges, the broadcaster is responsible for booking and paying for Dejero/Satellite connections etc. time from their end.

Broadcast Radio Fees

  • LIVE service is available depending on the client capability of using Dejero.
  • Western Guests Radio Interview File Transfers: There is no cost to broadcasters interviewing Western University faculty/staff during regular hours.
    • Outside of regular hours a $175 (+HST) fee will be charged to the broadcaster upon booking, regardless of whether the hit takes place.
  • Non-Western Guests Radio Interview File Transfers: $125 (+HST)
    • Outside of regular hours a $175 (+HST) fee will be charged to the broadcaster upon booking, regardless of whether the hit takes place.

Booking Interviews with Western Faculty/Staff

To arrange an interview with a member of Western’s faculty or staff, please contact Western Media Relations. Contact information is available at: http://mediarelations.uwo.ca/team/

The Media Relations team can facilitate arrangements with the broadcast studio and the interviewee.

If you require assistance in identifying a subject matter expert, Media Relations can also be of assistance.

Booking Interviews with non-Western Guests

To book studio time for an interview with a non-Western guest, please contact:

Broadcast Technical Services at fims-bts@uwo.ca   

Erin Carroll: 519 661-2111 ext 86665

Paul Buckley-Golder: 519 661-2111 ext 86655

Technical Information

Broadcast Technical Services (BTS) Email:  fims-bts@uwo.ca

Transceiver Source: TVO London Hub Tx – 730170

HD 1080i/59.94

Phone Contacts:

IFB  519 661-3628

COORD Numbers 519 661-2111 ext 86685

Upon the confirmation of the hit, Western BTS will send an e-mail share request to the hit requestor to share our Dejero Unit. This e-mail must be forwarded to someone in your resources department who can log in to the Dejero Control Panel to assign the unit to your Dejero Receiver.

Visiting the Studio

Western’s Broadcast Studio is located on the third floor of Western’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies/Nursing Building. To find the studio:

  • Enter through the rear doors to FIMS/Nursing Building at the back of the metered parking lot
  • Take the elevator to the 3rd floor
  • Turn right out of the elevators; quick right again, follow the signs that say FIMS Graduate Library 3020
  • Go straight to the end of the hallway, through the double doors and right to the Library
  • Visit the service desk in the Library (x88488) and mention that you are a Broadcast Studio guest

Directions to the FIMS/Nursing Building:

Travelling from north of campus:

  • Travel south on Richmond Street
  • Veer right onto Western Road
  • Turn left onto Lambton Drive through Western’s gates. Follow Lambton Drive through the roundabout
  • Turn right onto Huron Drive
  • Take the first right into the paid metered parking lot

Travelling from south of campus:

  • Travel north on Richmond Street
  • Turn left onto University Drive through Western’s gates
  • Turn left onto Lambton Drive
  • Turn left onto Huron Drive
  • Take the first right into the paid metered parking lot

For the Western Community

Sharing your Story

We are constantly looking for stories from the Western community and working to engage media in sharing those stories through print, broadcast and digital outlets. If you have a story, research, opinion or expertise you’d like to share with the media, Western’s Media Relations team can help you write news releases, editorial pieces, prepare video and photos and then share them with the media in the most compelling way.

Interview Preparedness

We can also provide interview tips and training to help you refine your story for a general audience and strategically engage with the media.

Communications Planning

The Media Relations team also plans and manages communications for various audiences to keep them informed about University initiatives, institutional issues and matters of reputational importance.

Community Relations

We help bring Western together with the community by sharing timely information about Western’s programs, services, news and developments and by working with various organizations to facilitate positive relations between Western, its neighbors and the London and area community.

Contact us to learn more.