CatAList started as an idea during the fall of 2009 in Occidental’s Braun Hall when freshmen Rafael Cortina and Daniel Watson were disappointed that the school had no extracurricular outlets on campus for budding filmmakers.
Over the next few months the two proactive media enthusiasts received feedback about the idea of establishing a weekly campus television network. With the student body on their side, Raffy and Dan produced a fifteen minute pilot episode and presented it to the Occidental community. After an incredibly warm reception from students, faculty and the board of trustees, Dan and Raffy prepared for the official launch on September 20th, 2010.
Currently CatAList airs a new episode every academic week online and maintains viewing stations in the Tiger Cooler, the MyOxy homepage and the entrance to the Mary Norton Clapp Library. The network’s staff has grown from 2 to 45 in a remarkably short amount of time, producing upwards of twenty regular segments with no shortage of entertainment. In April 2011, we applied to become an official Student Media Service beginning in the fall. Thanks to overwhelming support from students, faculty and staff CatAList was approved by the community and is sure to continue producing quality content for years to come.