On April 15, from 5-7pm, Community Television of Santa Cruz County (CTV) will hold a reception at its 816 Pacific Avenue studios, celebrating the reopening of its doors after a hiatus to reinvent its entire model of delivering community media services.
These changes were required due to statewide funding cuts for community media, and resulting in a new budget that is over half the organization’s previous budget. The public is invited to attend.
The event will feature station tours, presentations about how to get training and rent equipment, and videos outlining the new programming planned.
Speakers will include Community Television Executive Director Kathy Bisbee, CTV Directors of Content, Production and Technology, Jeromie Whalen and Nick Brandt, and Treasurer and Tax Collector, Fred Keeley.
The media center will now provide fee-based services including professional paid production services to non-profit organizations, government agencies, and businesses, and offers low-cost youth media literacy programs.
CTV will continue to provide free or low-cost quarterly public service announcements to local non-profits, churches, arts organizations, and government agencies. CTV is partnering with the Reel Work Film Festival at this kickoff event!