Students star in TV30's 'Tri-Valley Youth View'

Program provides on-air interviewing, technical experience

A new edition of Tri-Valley Youth View, a one-hour special TV program produced by middle school and high school students who attended TV30's Summer Camp, is currently airing on Tri-Valley Television's channels 28 and 30 as well as on the station's website at

For the seventh summer, the community broadcasting system offered two sessions of Summer Camp. Twelve Tri-Valley "campers" participated in the five-day camp. This new episode represents the work of students who attended the August session.

"The students research and write questions, work the cameras and direct this program," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley TV. "It is a unique experience not found anywhere else in the Bay Area."

"Several past campers have gone on to careers in broadcasting after spending time in our camps," she added. "We are very appreciative of the high profile guests that gave their time to be with the students on these episodes."

The hands-on TV Camp provides an introduction to the technical and talent aspects of studio and field production. The programs are written and produced by students from 6th grade to their senior years in high school.

Guests on the episode now airing include iGate Executive Director Brandon Cardwell, Army Recruiter Sargent Sanchez, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, General Manager of El Monte RV Don Price, General Manager of Pleasanton Garbage Service Gina Cardera, from PIXAR Animation Studios Dovi Anderson, and President of the Alameda County Fair Association Richard Sealana.

The program is available anytime via video on demand at by clicking on the banner at the top of the page. It is also broadcasting on Comcast TV30 and AT&T U-Verse. Current times for Tri-Valley Youth View programs on Channel 30 are:

Mondays, 6 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11 p.m.

Thursdays, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

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