New addition to Q30

Danielle DeBenedictis

Quinnipiac University’s student television station, Q30, has recently added a new show to their line-up. “The Morning After” is a morning talk show which involves a variety of different weekly segments ranging from the latest gossip to random rants to how-to advice and tips.

The show was created by sophomore, Michelle Lohr, junior, Kristin LaBak and freshman, Anthony Filiaci. The three got together about a month ago to brainstorm the idea. Soon they invited others to join in on the effort and on Feb. 20, 2006, their idea became a reality with the first taping of “The Morning After.”

“I wanted something other than sports on Q30,” said Lohr, executive producer of the show. “I figured it would give some more variety.”

Filiaci, who is also the content producer said, “I wanted to do it because I thought it would be a fun opportunity to get accustomed to being on screen, and also because I think the show can become really big on Q30.”

“The Morning After” features main hosts Filiaci and LaBak, discussing current gossip issues, while mixing in their own opinions and personal stories. The hosts lead into different weekly segments, including entertainment gossip, the question of the week, cooking tips, the 60 second rant and a weekly “how-to.”

“So far the show has been going excellent because it has been the smoothest start of a show Q30 has ever had,” Filiaci said of the shows progress thus far.

A few of the topics touched upon in the most recent show was the Academy Awards, underage Hollywood partiers, how to cook an Italian dinner, where the last place students would want to go for spring break and tips on how to get out of bed in the morning. The show ended with an update on upcoming university events and a music video from “One Night Stand,” which counts students from Quinnipiac as its members.

“I think it was really good,” said Janelle Gonzalez, a freshman who has seen the show. “I’m glad Q30 has something different. It’s something I’d normally watch.”

So what can students expect “The Morning After” to bring to the Quinnipiac viewing scene? Lohr claims that she’s “hoping to eventually expand to other things.” This expansion includes a segment entitled, “Q-Dudes”, singles-ads, birthday announcements and interviews with bands and other prominent figures.

Filiaci explained that besides regular air time, future plans may also include podcasting weekly episodes, making it more available to a wider audience.

For now, The Morning After airs Monday-Sunday at 12:30 a.m., 7 a.m., and 10 a.m. on Channel 30.