Wingate University launches new TV program

WUTV launches new TV program "Wingate Today"
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s WUTV – Cable Channel 22 – is seen all over Union County. A new TV program Wingate Today, the University’s version of CBS’s 60 Minutes has recently been launched with Jeff Atkinson, former WBTV news anchor, as the host of the show. Atkinson now serves as director of marketing and communications at the University.

“We are excited about Wingate Today. This show offers viewers a great opportunity to connect with the University, both on channel 22 and our livestream on the web,” said WUTV General Manager John Coleman. “The launch of Wingate Today is just a springboard for all that we have planned for the station…stay tuned.”

The new TV program features stories about people in the community making strides in education and in life. Some of the stories covered in the half-hour TV show:
• Wingate University president Jerry McGee’s induction into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Raleigh
• Recent graduate who followed her passion and now teaches music at East Union Middle School
• College students’ alternative spring break – helping in the community
• Novelist Bob Inman, a former TV anchor, speaks at Commencement

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to