Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Matt Ottinger news!
Instead, the news story concerns plans by Michigan State University to sell the broadcasting spectrum space used for its PBS affiliate WKAR-TV. Among other things the station features Matt's long-running game show QuizBusters. (YouTube has a lot of the show, if you want to sample it.) The linked story says that 17% of the station's viewers watch WKAR-TV through over-the-air antennas. Those folks would get shut out if the station couldn't use the broadcasting spectrum.
So when Michigan State ran a public forum on their plans to sell the spectrum space, they got an earful. Matt himself speaks at length in the article about how he wants to continue doing the quizzer, no matter what happens with the spectrum sale. "I love doing the show and I want to do it in whatever format possible." The story says that Matt has spent more than two decades as the host and associate producer of QuizBusters. Yeah, it's been that long.