TV30 facing financial fight for its life
Original post made on Jan 11, 2008
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on Jan 11, 2008 at 8:35 am
It is sad to see this occurring with TV30. As a teen I got the opportunity to volunteer my time there as a camerawoman on one of the live shows. It kept me out of trouble in so-called "boring" Pleasanton and provided good experience. Perhaps some of that State "career tech" funding that is supposedly available and underutilized by our school district could be put towards high school programs at the station. I don't think it is a secret to anyone familiar with the operations at the station that Darla Stevens left big shoes to fill.
Other areas of concern:
- I question if it is really necessary to operate three channels.
- In some ways I think it is dangerous to have a public-access station operated by a city cover govt. news.
on Jan 11, 2008 at 1:05 pm
i like ctv, it has given an opportunity for alot of rop students to learn alot about television, media, and production, a very usefull tool, that helps people get the start to their future. they should have some type of telethon, i'm sure the community would come show support.
on Jan 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm
What other kind of writing on the wall do you need, to see that they are absolutely incapable of effectively choosing a solid leader for this channel? This isnt brain science, there are business models everywhere on how to run a tv station such as this. We [television] have been in business for over 60 years. What has happened at TV30 is toxic. Keeping the director in his position after losing money the first year was already a very poor choice, then keeping him after a sexual harassment suit was filed was an even poorer choice. Now the channel has lost an unreasonable amount of money and has a second law suit against the director. A third grade class could run this station better than these leaders have. These are the people who run your cities! You better get out there and vote vote vote for people who know how to protect the citizens money and value and our labor laws. I heard that the reporters at TV30 make considerably less per hour than ALL the other employees. I am an on camera performer and all I can say is "this is why we must have unions!"