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My Local Community TV Station_A Tool for Community Service and Skills Building Expereinces

Updated on September 29, 2012

A Resource For Creative Skills Building & Community Service Of Choice

Non-commercial community tv stations came into existence with the advent of the cable industry about 20 years ago. All CTV, often known as public access tv, are non-profit, non-commercial TV stations. CTV is available only at a particular community or rural region of a state. Below I provide a url to all CTV stations in existence today by State.

If you live in a metropolitan area in the nation like me, chances are good that you live not to far from a community tv station that can be a valuable resource for you for a hobby, community service, and for developing skills and community contacts that can be value added for your aspirations in life.

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From My Own Experience Started as a community service tool:

For about five years till recently, I have been a community tv producer at a local community tv station here in Northern Virginia. Here I will share my experience of how I started seeking this media as a tool for community service. I started with attending a free 2 hour orientation session after becoming a member in one station and later a second smaller station also to gain some experience with a "remote" production truck for local "live" productions such as community music festivals and kids baseball games.

This second smaller station is where I got my first expereince as a host when I was given the job of "interviewing live" exhibitors at the annual community antique car show. I still remember the guy who won a prize for his 1956 Chevy, a very personal and emotional family story.

A Ronald Reagan Challange Remembered--What Does It Take to Have A "Tech Hub" Sustainable ? - Building Innovation Supportive Culture at Metro Washington DC Hub (

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I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

Ronald Reagan

Community TV & Public Radio can be strengthen to motiave, educate, and enrich the public to enable innovation supportive culture on a community level. "Kids Are Our Future Campaign" now .

NOvadcmweb Cafe Twin CTV .

Conversations Fairfax C2C Via Bridge to Arts and Science for Healthier Community

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I'm a reflection of the community. - Tupac Shakur

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From a Memory Book of "Our Family Origins"

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Remembring John Monsul's "Folk Music Band Show Case" - Thank you, John for your amazing record of community service for 20 years !

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Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. - Andrew Carnegie

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Conversations Fairfax VA Hometown USA By Cafe Twin - Community to Community Links Forged Via Bridge to Arts and Science

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Cafe Twin Show on Community TV (Preview) - A Bridge to Music and Science__Search Club Twin Dunes at Waldenthree.Net For Nature Inspired Quality Life Style Choic

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      interesting lens......

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      madoc 5 years ago

      I think our local tv channel will teach you how to make videos about "your" issues, but I don't think they have any/many "volunteer" openings to fully participate in the station

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      Afteretc 5 years ago

      I use to produce shows at a local public access station, such good times, I miss it.

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      agent009 5 years ago

      There used to be some decent local programming on my television, lots of educational stuff!