2015 brings a new show to Point TV, “La Vida Loma,” the first Spanish-speaking show in 10 years.
“This show is making history and hopefully it will attract more Latino students,” said Alan Hueth, adviser and instructor for Point TV.
Producer of the show, Angel Zamora, a senior media communications major, got the idea after attending the Broadcast Education Association Convention (BEA) in Las Vegas, Nevada last year.
Zamora pitched his idea for a Spanish lifestyle show to Hueth and studio manager, Caleb Daniels, a junior media communications major.
“We’re really excited to be providing programming for the community of native Spanish speakers here at Loma,” said Daniels.
“La Vida Loma” is a lifestyle show with a guest segment and two hosts. Food, weather, sporting events and entertainment are several topics that will be covered by the two hosts of the show. Both hosts will put their Spanish speaking skills to practice by sharing the news entirely in Spanish.
Spanish morning shows like “Despierta America,” which aired on Univision, provided ideas for “La Vida Loma.”
Zamora has high expectations for the show, even after overcoming several challenges initially.
“I needed to decide what to bring in to these two shows, content wise and who our guest will be,” explained Zamora.
Only two episodes will premiere this semester, but they have not been scheduled. When deciding on a name for the show, Zamora came up with “Esta Noche” and “Despierta Loma” until finally deciding on “La Vida Loma.” The English translation is “The Loma Life.”
“La Vida Loma” will air this semester on Channel 23 on all on campus televisions and Point TV’s Vimeo page. Point TV keeps a list of every show produced each semester. Shows that are successful remain on the list so another student can produce them in the future. As Zamora graduates this spring, he hopes that “Vida La Loma” will be on that list for students in the years to come.