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Save the Date to Celebrate TV Santa Barbara’s 49th Anniversary Fundraiser: Friday, June 7, 2024

By Erik Davis | February 29, 2024

Join Us on Friday, June 7, 2024 for the TV Santa Barbara’s 49th Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser at TVSB’s New Satellite Office and Media Center, 1219 State St. Join members and supporters of community television at a fundraiser to celebrate at TV Santa Barbara’s 49th Birthday. The event will be held at 1219 State Street, Santa…

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TV Santa Barbara Sponsors Black is Beautiful Gala

By Erik Davis | February 26, 2024

TV Santa Barbara was proud to serve as a media sponsor the the 2024 Black is Beautiful Gala. The Black is Beautiful Gala and Fundraiser was held on Friday, February 23rd at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in The Grand Ballroom and raised funds for Healing Justice. The program featured local artist and performer,…

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JP Montalvo joins Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Media West Region.

By Erik Davis | August 8, 2023

A big congratulations to JP Montalvo, a long-time producer/ Instructor at TV Santa Barbara, for being nominated and selected to the Board of Directors for ACM West. The ACM West Board is one of several ACM regions across the country working to keep media accessible to the people. “After our regional conference in Santa Barbara…

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TVSB Executive Director, Erik Davis, Crowned King of the 2023 Summer Solstice Celebration

By Erik Davis | June 21, 2023

TV Santa Barbara’s Executive Director, Erik Davis, has been crowned the official King of the 2023 Summer Solstice Celebration. Davis will ride a custom throne in the 49th annual Solstice Parade, which will begin at noon on June 24th at the intersection of Ortega and Santa Barbara Streets. The parade will travel on Santa Barbara…

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Tony Ruggieri Joins TV Santa Barbara’s Board of Directors

By Erik Davis | May 11, 2023

TV Santa Barbara announces the addition of former City TV Production Supervisor Tony Ruggieri to their Board of Directors. SANTA BARBARA, CA – May 11, 2023 – TV Santa Barbara (TVSB), the region’s community media access center since 1975, welcomes former City TV Production Supervisor, Tony Ruggieri, to their Board of Directors. “We are thrilled…

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TVSB was on Hand for the 2023 Rotary Talent Show in Carpinteria

By Erik Davis | May 4, 2023

TVSB was happy to attend and film the 2023 Rotary Talent Show at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria on April 15th. The show was hosted by local newsman and friend of TVSB, John Palminteri. The show featured talents of a wide range, from improv comedy to a youth orchestra. Rotary talent shows are a great…

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The Importance of Community Television

By Erik Davis | April 26, 2023

Community television, also known as public access television, is a form of media that allows local residents to produce and broadcast their own content on television. While community television may not have the reach and resources of major television networks, it serves a vital role in promoting local voices and providing a platform for diverse…

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TVSB is now Closed Captioned

By Erik Davis | April 20, 2023

TVSB is proud to announce that thanks to a generous gift from one of our longtime members, Closed Captioning is now available on all of our new content. Closed captioning is a valuable feature of TV viewing that provides accessibility and enhances the viewing experience for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. However,…

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Nomuras, TV Santa Barbara win Best Magazine Show

By Erik Davis | March 3, 2023

By Carpinteria Coastal View TV Santa Barbara, Debbie and Wade Nomura, Tina Love and Erik Davis won a first-place award for their magazine show “Carpinteria Living” at last week’s Alliance for Community Media West Region’s annual conference and trade show. “Carpinteria Living,” which airs on Channels 17 and 71, highlights the Carpinteria Valley’s restaurants, stores,…

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A Successful ACM Conference is in the Books and TVSB Takes Home 6 WAVE Awards

By Erik Davis | February 28, 2023

This past week the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) West Region’s annual trade show and conference took place at the Mar Monte Hotel right here in Santa Barbara. TVSB was happy to be on hand for this conference and also had a large role in planning it, working in tandem with old friend and head…

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Alliance for Community Media West Region Conference and Trade Show in Santa Barbara from February 22-24, 2023

By Erik Davis | January 30, 2023

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB), the region’s community media access center since 1974, will serve as a host for the Alliance for Community Media Western Region (ACM West) Conference and Trade Show taking place from February 22-24, 2023 in Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, click here. “We are very excited to participate in this important…

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Calling All Content Creators in the New Year!

By Erik Davis | January 18, 2023

TVSB is looking for fresh, exciting and locally focused content in 2023. For all of those who are currently members, submit a video or come into the studio to film a show in the new year. If you are not a member sign up for a membership here https://tvsb.tv/member-benefits/. We are Santa Barbara’s only full…

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