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Public Access Newsletter – January 25


Please join us – and bring a dish – at our Public Access Open House on Wednesday, February 6th at 6pm at the new Digital Media Center at SOU! See the essay at the end of this e-newsletter for further details.


Would you, or someone you know, like to get involved in live and recorded television production in our high definition studio? If so, this is your opportunity to become a certified Studio Producer at RVTV!

Our orientation for new and returning producers will kick off on our Public Access Open House night on Wednesday, February 6, where you’ll receive a tour of the facility and understand the basics of what makes RVTV tick.

This will be followed up by our newly revised Studio Certification curriculum, which will take place on four Friday evenings between 6 and 8pm: February 8 (Introduction to the Studio), February 22 (Introduction to the Control Room), March 8 (Introduction to Directing) and March 22 (LIVE Production).

You’ll learn the ins and outs of operating a studio environment, get an introduction to the cameras, lighting, sound, graphics and video switching equipment and work with professionals at RVTV to produce content which will go on the air at the conclusion of the course!

As part of becoming “studio certified,” local residents who take these courses are be expected to make themselves available for on-site learning opportunities on our Public Access Saturdays. It is expected that in the two weeks between each Friday night session, attendees will volunteer on at least two studio sessions crewed by our presently certified Public Access Producers. There are two sessions on each Saturday, one from 9am to 12pm and the other from 12pm to 3pm – this provides four opportunities every two weeks to fulfill this certification requirement.

Courses for new producers are $25 per session, while volunteering on Public Access productions is, naturally, free. Those who have already gone through our Studio Production Certification, but need a skills tune-up, are welcome to observe without being charged, so long as space is available. Please reserve your seat now by contacting Brandon ( ) or Charles ( ).


Equipment check-out is on Fridays from 3pm to 6pm. Producers are highly encouraged to reserve the equipment they need IN ADVANCE. To do so, please e-mail Charles Douglas at or call (541) 552-6898. Equipment check-out is no longer available on Tuesdays.

Just a reminder: the studio production timeslots are all set for Winter Quarter 2013! We understand there were a few producers who didn’t make the quarterly producer’s meeting who may be interested in queuing up for any timeslots which open up. There is now a Waitlist for any producer WITHOUT a timeslot who wishes to be first in line to get the call if there is a cancellation for one of the Winter Quarter timeslots. Contact Charles to get on this list.

Please get ahold of these producers IN ADVANCE if you would like to volunteer in the productions of their programs (and let RVTV staff know too). Here are the remaining studio production dates for Winter Quarter 2013:

Jan. 26: 9am-12pm Oscar Rodriguez
12pm-3pm Nancy Bloom

Feb. 2: 9am-12pm Gokul Gokani
12pm-3pm Oscar Rodriguez

Feb. 9: 9am-12pm Therese Swenson
12pm-3pm Kumud Gokani

Feb. 16 9am-12pm Gokul Gokani
12pm-3pm Sheral Graham

Feb. 23 9am-12pm Oscar Rodriguez
12pm-3pm Britt Ivy

Mar. 2 9am-12pm Urban Kohler
12pm-3pm Dean Walker

Mar. 9 9am-12pm Angie Christianson
12pm-3pm Nancy Bloom

Mar. 16 9am-12pm Dean Walker
12pm-3pm Sheral Graham

Mar. 23 9am-12pm Britt Ivy
12pm-3pm Kumud Gokani

Mar. 30 9am-12pm Urban Kohler
12pm-3pm Michael Fox


Cooking with Kumud has already produced her third and fourth episode of 2013, and we’re not even out of January! Kumud Gokani shared her Palak Rice & Dentil Dal recipes to start of the morning, followed up by Butternut Squash Curry & Mustard Green Khariu which the crew enjoyed for lunch afterwards.

Therese Swenson came in for the afternoon shift to produce the latest in her Tough Times series, which explores the social and economic implications of the economic depression so many of us continue to struggle with. She interviewed RVTVs Charles Douglas, who discussed the “New Media Revolution” and the latest developments at the station.

It should be noted that all of our studio shows so far in 2013 have been shared on the new Public Access Archive at and are already being viewed by friends, family and complete strangers around the world!

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