Check out 'Tri-Valley Youth View'

First episode of student program airing on TV30

Tri-Valley residents can tune in to their public access station as student television crews from TV30's annual summer camp have debuted their one-hour episode, "Tri-Valley Youth View."

The TV30 camp allows middle and high school students to experience hands-on television broadcasting in a local studio. For 11 years, this summer camp has been offering two separate sessions during each summer, where 11 students in each session can participate in the five-day camp and work to produce an episode of "Tri-Valley Youth View."

"TV30 is the only place in the greater Bay Area that students can gain this type of hands on experience in an actual broadcast environment and see their program broadcast on television," Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley Community Television, said in a statement.

"Students have the rare opportunity to interact with professionals who share their time to be interviewed," Tench-Stevens said. "In the last 10 years students have kept in touch with us and due to their TVCTV experience, have decided to make media their career. We truly appreciate the time that Tri-Valley professionals extend to be interviewed and interact with the students."

The current one-hour episode will show all the work that the first group of students did throughout the program.

Featured guests include Tim Sbranti, Dublin High School athletic director and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District trustee; Dr. Rishi Sawhney, oncologist at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare; Melanie Sadek, executive director of Valley Humane Society; Paul Spence, city of Livermore community development director; and Catherine Cheda, general manager at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham.

The episode is available to watch anytime until the end of September at and will be broadcasting on Comcast TV30 and AT&T U-Verse.

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