The Center for Public Television and Radio is a multimedia production and broadcast facility with a 57-year history of producing programming for public broadcasting regionally and nationally.  CPT&R’s primary mission is to inspire, educate, and inform Alabamians through the production of high quality television, radio and new media programs for distribution via television, radio and other platforms. A critical secondary mission is to provide opportunities and experiences for students interested in production, broadcasting, and new media.

The Digital Media Center is a state-of-the-art facility and home to the Center for Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, WVUA 23, and Crimson Tide Productions.  The University of Alabama is one of only two universities in the nation with a public radio station and a commercial television station operated by a single academic unit.

In the Digital Media Center, University of Alabama students gain valuable and practical experience in paid positions, unpaid internships and in laboratory work as part of their coursework in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.