The concept for Studio One was developed in 1986 by UND student Tom Buehring. Buehring, who is now a professional sports broadcaster, desired experience producing and anchoring a news and information program. At that time, the University did not produce a live television show like Studio One. Buehring and Brode assembled a team of students, faculty and staff to develop the program. The first episode was telecast live on February 5, 1987.
Studio One began as a thirty minute telecast, produced in Robertson Hall on Thursdays at 4 pm. The first show included two guest segments and a music video by Howard Jones. Several years later, Studio One moved to a 7 am time slot, following a format similar to other morning news and information shows. The program expanded to a one-hour format on April 27, 1990.
In 1996, the Television Center moved to a newly constructed building, the Rural Technology Center (now called the Skalicky Tech Incubator). The new building offeres a larger studio, 4 edit suites, spacious meeting rooms and connectivity to a studio in an adjacent building. In 1997, Studio One began producing shows from the new building, where it remains today.