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 Will Van Gelder | 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 Will Van Gelder | 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 Will Van Gelder | 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 Will Van Gelder | 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 We are Santa Barbara’s only full…

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TVSB Rings in the Holiday Season with a Festive Party!

By Will Van Gelder | December 8, 2022

On Wednesday night TV Santa Barbara was thrilled to throw a holiday party for our members and friends. Food and drinks were provided by Catering Connection and our wonderful board members Rebecca Brand and Tracy Beard! While usually our studios are a place to create media, it was great seeing them transformed into a place…

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The Mystic Whaler Has completed its’ journey to Santa Barbara

By Will Van Gelder | October 25, 2022

TV Santa Barbara was happy to be in attendance at this past weeks lecture at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum about the story of the Mystic Whaler. The Mystic Whaler is a tall ship originally from Mystic, Connecticut. Acquired by Central Coast Ocean Adventures, which is a local non-profit with the educational philosophy: “To adventure…

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