This website was created by the staff of HTV Magazine, the advanced Broadcast Journalism class at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO.

The program has been around since September of 1989, making HTV Magazine one of the nation’s longest-running high school newscasts.  It is one of the nation’s most-honored as well.  The show has earned 16 Broadcast Pacemakers from NSPA, a national record, and it has received nine STN Excellence Awards and 10 Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism Awards. (See the Awards tab, above, for a more thorough list of recent honors)

The show  is posted two or three times a semester on this website.  The program has been produced “by teens, for teens” since it began.  Topics covered are often edgy, sometimes controversial, and hopefully, true to the teen experience.  Some of the individual stories produced by HTV through the years have won recognition nationally, regionally, and locally.  But the goal for each show, and each story, is to reflect the world from a teen perspective.

Our staff members take turns anchoring, and everyone on the HTV staff files a news story once a month, as well as other projects.  Students work in pairs–reporter and photographer–and generate their own story ideas.

This site is also home to “Bay 11,” our student-produced podcast, which covers a wide variety of topics, often compelling, sometimes amusing.  Bay 11 has now won two Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism awards, in 2018 and 2022, and the STN Excellence Award in 2023.

We urge you to follow us on Twitter (@HTVBuzz), Instagram (htvbuzz) and become a fan of our Facebook page (