One of the ways I stay involved in the town is through volunteering for South River’s TV-35. A lot of people are not aware of the work that goes into the station. We are working to improve the quality of the programming for the residents. Part of this process involves replacing outdated equipment which will allow us to have better quality videos, improved audio, more content, etc.
Not very long ago we started clearing out the storage area in the Human Resources building to help de-clutter and streamline the operations. This has been possible with the infusion of volunteers that are able to assist the Station Manager, Art Londensky, with the tasks. Together, we determined which equipment is longer no needed, which items could be repurposed, and where the items should be located. It was a great feeling seeing the before and after transformation and being able to walk around in the space.
I hope that you notice the improved audio quality, titling, and camera angles that we have made so far with our current equipment, but I look forward to higher quality video for council meetings, football games, town events, and much more.
We’ve made several equipment upgrades recently that I believe will significantly upgrade the level of broadcast possible and can’t wait to begin utilizing these new tools to better serve residents.
You might also have noticed that TV35 is now on Facebook. Rich Dudas has been leading the charge in this space and we see the Facebook page as eventually serving as an essential part of the larger communications push in the borough.
I’d like to thank the other members of the team for their great work this year. Our great team includes (alphabetical by first name): Arthur Londensky, Devin Jeter, Richard Dudas, Ruell Brown, Rui Almeida, and Walter Woronowicz. We also have representation from the borough with our liaison, Councilman Ryan Jones, and the Borough Administrator, Jack Layne Jr. Without them much of the work would not be possible.
In addition, we have an incredible sports staff comprised of many of those previously listed along with Fred Roselli, George Applegate, and Bob Applegate.
There is still much more to do and much more to learn. We’d like to continue to welcome new volunteers so that we can also expand the content and breadth of broadcasts we offer. With the new equipment and new energy, we believe we can better meet the mission of TV35 as the South River home of community news, sports, and pride in the year ahead! If you have a passion for tinkering, are a sports fan, or are interested in audio/video, we want you! We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience levels. Feel free to reach to mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Facebook.
In addition, on December 6th at 7:30 at 55 Reid Street, TV35 will be holding a volunteer interest meeting to welcome anyone who might have an interest in operating a camera, keeping score, providing reporting, managing social media accounts, or other ideas we haven’t even dreamed up yet.
Who says local access television is outdated and can’t be fun?