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Jason Liggett: The Face of Urbana Public Television

Jason LiggettTelevision. A medium of communication that is like no other. With television, you can see the things that you would not otherwise be able to see.

Jason Liggett, an employee at Urbana Public Television, offered his perspective on what it’s like to work in the industry.

The job that he works could be considered grueling by some standards. He has to be willing to work late nights or early mornings, and says that he needs to be very adaptive to succeed at UPTV.

“UPTV is somewhat unique in the field of PEG (Public, Education, Government) Access television stations in that we utilize all three components on the same channel with the same staff,” Liggett said.

What’s in your square?

Get your thinking caps on! This spring the City will embark on a process to see how YOU picture the future of the nine-square block area in the heart of downtown Urbana containing Lincoln Square Mall, Landmark Hotel, and acres of City-owned parking lots.

Questions you may want to consider:

  • What do you like to do there now?
  • What would you like to see there in the future?
  • What do you think would attract others to the area?
  • How can we better connect this site to campus, Main Street, and the surrounding neighborhoods?

Stay tuned for details on when and where to participate in the visioning of the area.

Don’t want to wait for the official launch? We’d be happy to take your ideas here!

Lincoln Square Aerial View