Raider TV is a student-produced live news program created using industry standard equipment that provides students with real-life experiences in media, communications, and leadership. The show airs every school morning at 7:55am. The broadcast includes the latest news and events at CMS, and it highlights varying aspects of school life. Students produce a special feature segment for each school day. On-demand videos are available of shows from the last two weeks for the convenience of students, parents, and faculty.
The production is overseen by student-producer Connor Dasher and assistant producer Julie Bryant. Current production staff members are Jaelyn Blackwell, McKinley Calandrino, Parker Chastain, Josie Collins, Edward Hope, Olivia Hutt, Jax Lambert, Kinga Major, Hayes Martin, Burns Meagher, Annabelle Pelley, Tillman Smith, Sloan Trewhitt, and William Woodruff. RaiderTV has been recognized both locally and nationally for its high production value and professionalism in its broadcasts.
RaiderTV is a class offered to 8th grade students at Cleveland Middle School, and students apply at the end of their seventh grade year. RaiderTV is part of a holistic curriculum at Cleveland Middle School under the umbrella of communications that focuses on oral, print, web, and video communication delivery systems.