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TV Santa Barbara Announces Auction Items to Benefit Community Television

By Erik Davis | May 30, 2024

TV Santa Barbara’s 49th Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser on Friday, June 7 will feature the music of Glen Phillips and some just announced auction items to benefit community television. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the following items with all proceeds supporting TV Santa Stay at the Brander Vineyard: Casa de Azul Y…

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TV Santa Barbara Announces Honorees for Celebration and Fundraiser to include Dr. Cynder Sinclair.

By Erik Davis | May 26, 2024

TV Santa Barbara is proud to recognize and honor Cynder Sinclair, Ph.D. at a Celebration and Fundraiser on Friday, June 7, 2024. Attendees can thank Dr. Sinclair for her advocacy for local nonprofit organizations and volunteer time as host of the 805Focus. Cynder is best known for her TVSB show, 805Focus, her column in Noozhawk…

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TV Santa Barbara offers a new video/podcast studio in downtown's Arts District for hourly or daily rental.

TV Santa Barbara Opens New Video/ Podcast Studio in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

By Erik Davis | May 1, 2024

TV Santa Barbara is excited to announce the addition of a new video/podcast studio in Santa Barbara’s Downtown Arts District, 1219 State Street, for hourly or daily rental. The beautiful studio inside the Community Environmental Council building, provides high-quality recordings with acoustic wall panels, microphones, and a sound mixer. It includes industry standard lights, DSLR…

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Erik H. Davis Selected as Board Member for The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc.

By Erik Davis | March 26, 2024

TV Santa Barbara’ Executive Director, Erik Hugh Davis, has been selected to become a Board member of The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc; which is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the Santa Barbara Downtown District for the benefit of Santa Barbara residents and visitors. “As TV Santa Barbara opens a new video…

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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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