Press Release

The Santa Barbara Channels Hosts “Video Valentines” Fundraiser And Offers Free Service To Military Families

Public Invited to Make Valentine Greetings to Air on Channel 17 Santa Barbara, CA – February 1, 2011

The Santa Barbara Channels invites all South Coast residents to express their love for that special-someone and for public access television. Channels’ Video Valentine program is a fundraiser benefiting the media access center that serves Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria.

In exchange for a donation of $25, Channels professional staff will record a Valentine greeting that will be aired on Channel 17 and posted online. Donors will also receive their own DVD.

“This is a unique gift that will please a spouse, sweetheart, family member, or friend,” said Candi Corbani, chair of Channels’ Board of Directors. “People can even bring a small pet to be in the video with them!”

Members of military families are invited to make a Video Valentine free of charge. “Santa Barbara Channels wants to support families who have loved ones serving oversees. We encourage children to participate in this special project,” said Keri Stokstad, Channels’ Executive Director.

Video Valentines will be recorded on Saturday, February 12, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Channels studios, 7000 Hollister Avenue, in Goleta. Reservations can be made by calling (805) 571-1721, but walk-ins will be accommodated.

About The Santa Barbara Channels The Santa Barbara Channels, is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation with a community based Board of Directors. The Santa Barbara Channels operates both Public Access (Channel 17) and Educational Access (Channel 21) channels as part of the Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) channels authorized by the Federal Communications Act in the cable franchise areas served by Cox Communications. Channel 17 Community Television provides a televised forum for legal, non-commercial speech, a First Amendment beacon, a channel in which citizens and organizations can create and disseminate information. Channel 21 serves as a televised gallery of local arts, culture and education.

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