The Digital Board Report

Around the Community

07/01/2022

The California Arts Council, A State Agency, awards KVCR a $19,000 Impact Project Grant.  

As part of the program to advance culture, creativity, and the arts in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, KVCR will produce season two of the Television show, Expressions of Art - Multicultural. On June 17th and 18th, KVCR shot episode one of the program at The Cheech Center for Chicano Art. Examples of future episodes to be filmed include Julie Loffer, a Native American Artist; Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino; and the Temecula Art Gallery

06/01/2022

In May, KVCR Celebrated Mother's Day with "Your Station, Your Story" Project  

Amazing and heartfelt stories of mothers were submitted to KVCR from our viewers and can be found here. The following is an excerpt from one of the viewer comments we received.

I cannot begin to tell you how much joy and tears this brought to me, my sisters and a host of grandchildren. We shall forever be grateful for the opportunity to honor our queen in such a beautiful way for this Mother’s Day. Thank You so very much!

Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mother and God Bless!

Yvonne & Family

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department contracts KVCR for video production. 

The team will develop a series of influential short-form public service announcement videos that highlight positive stories and experiences of working in the logistics sector. The target audience for each video would be recent high school graduates and young adults looking for a rewarding career. KVCR will delivery six videos by end of June with another six to follow thereafter. 

FNX TV continues its collaboration with 91.9 KVCR FM to cover another community outing. 

This time the two SBCCD entities partnered on a segment covering the grand opening of the Santos Manuel Student Union at Cal State San Bernardino.  This converted radio piece is an example of multi-use media, which is part of a training that is being offered to tribal radio stations across the nation in an effort to include their short form radio stories in the FNX daily broadcast. Check out the grand opening of the Santos Manuel Student Union, CSUSB.

KVCR Radio at the University of Redlands   David Fleming of KVCR Radio visited the University of Redlands to facilitate a discussion for Literary Criticism & Theory. The special guest speaker was Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, an independent scholar based in Washington, DC.  A historian, journalist, writer, and activist, widely regarded as one of the most respected authorities on the life and legacy of the civil rights-era black leader Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El Shabazz), Mr. Muhammed will be the guest on an upcoming segment of KVC-Arts.

KVCR digital launches Community Calendar. 

This community benefit allows kvcrnews.org, fnx.org or kvcr.org website visitors to search and learn more information about a wide range of local and regional events. KVCR digital is increasing its website engagement, traffic and provides the station passive revenue streams for underwriting with the addition of this new feature.

FNX partners with Hoopa Tribe, Ethnic Media Services, and the California Department of Aging.

 Premiering February 25, A Shadow Pandemic of Loneliness. This 30-minute documentary, which was shot on location at the Hoopa Reservation in Northern California, is both a radio program to the KIDE Tribal Station, as well as a TV Program on FNX. The program features conversations with the Hoopa Tribal Community about the effects that loneliness has had on elders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soar with KVCR Palm Springs Air Museum Members joined KVCR’s Rick Dulock and Lillian Vasquez at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Monday morning January 24 for a tour and lunch. This special event was conceived to broaden KVCRs’ outreach, raise donations and build awareness for both organizations. Learn more.

FNX Mentors Students of NAJF (Native American Journalism Fellowship) Through its partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA).), students are trained in the areas of TV production, story production, shooting, editing, and delivery. Watch the first film of the series here. 

11/11 In Honor of Veterans Day KVCR airs the Palm Springs Air Museum’s 25th Silver Anniversary Special: A one-hour look back at 25 amazing years of one of the valley’s top attractions. The special highlighted past veterans, current military personnel and introduce us to aviation legends. Hosted by actor, producer, director Joe Mantegna with a very special all-star celebrity tribute. The live broadcast aired on November 11th. Watch the Special OnDemand 

10/25 KVCR COVID AWARENESS:  A program is a show, special, news segment, or public service announcement. The same program can run more the once. Monthly figures based on the number of program airings divided by eighteen months.KVCR TV: Has had 3,258 airings of programming with a monthly average of 181 airings.  FNX: Has had 587 airings of programming with a monthly average of 27 airings. KVCR RADIO: Has aired over 400 COVID-related local stories between Midday News Report, Local Reporting, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and our Local Radio Programs Inland Edition and Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez.  A COMPLETE REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE.

09/13 SBCUSD WORC Program in KVCR: The Working On Real Careers ("WORC") students of the San Bernardino County Unified School District have worked with KVCR for ten years. The purpose of the WORC Program is to help students with moderate to severe disabilities develop valuable work and community skills that will aid in their adult independence once they leave school district services. Observing and working alongside the KVCR staff has shown our students the importance of professionalism, organization, and teamwork.

09/10 San Bernardino County Schools: Virtual Environment 360 Degree photographing of KVCR facilities for showcasing online to future High School & Middle School students of potential career pathways. 

09/02 Local News for IE: Midday News Report, releases Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on KVCR 91.9 FM in existence since 07/2019 is now a Podcast on Apple / Spotify.

08/26 KVCR 91.9 FM was out in the community Broadcasting live for Public Radio Day, at the San Bernardino County Museum. 

Around SBCCD

07/01/2022

KVCR hosts national and state leaders in the station, including Congressman Pete Aquilar on May 27th,  California Attorney General Rob Bonta on May 31st, and  Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis.on June 17th

KVCR Internships for Fall 2022 have begun. 

The job has been posted on the SBVC Institute of Media Arts resume portal, Jobspeaker, and announced in Film Television & Media classes. Students are encouraged to apply also by sending their resumes directly to KVCR staff. Other sources of student workers will come from the Federal Work Study program and volunteers.

06/01/2022

KVCR to support Crafton Hills College commencement with production services and distribution of livestream 

The KVCR production services team will be on site May 25th with four cameras to broadcast to the big screens, as well as distribute the signal to the Crafton Hills College website. Assisting in this production will be the KVCR interns from

San Bernardino Valley College.

KVCR TV airs student created content for Cinco de Mayo 

Rotating on KVCR TV in the month of May is a segment about the history of Cinco de Mayo made by area high school students under FTVM / IMA instructor Donna Trewella’s supervision.

05/01/2022

KVCR Studio and the SBVC Foundation
The SBVC Foundation Board held its annual scholarship ceremony virtually on May 4th. Foundation President Dr. Dennis Byas, SBVC President Dr. Scott Thayer, and  SBVC Executive Director, Development and Community Relations Mike Layne visited KVCR studios and prerecorded videos for the virtual scholarship ceremony.

KVCR supports SBCCD with public service announcements for Measure CC on TV, Radio and Social Media. 

As a public service, SBCCD wants you to know that local, minority, women and veteran owned businesses are encouraged to participate in the contractor bidding process for repairs, upgrades and new facilities under Measure CC. This includes San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College. Learn more every Wednesday in the month of May. 

04/01/2022

SBCCD & KVCR TV sign a multi-year production agreement with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools for Learn with Me.  

A bilingual half-hour children's educational program, Learn with Me, is geared towards Pre-K to 3rd graders. Audiences follow along as “Impact Eddie” introduces us to a group of dynamic teachers in exciting environments, sharing impactful educational content on various topics, including science, literacy, and computers, to name a few. This educational program will be a multi-year production consisting of 36 half-hour episodes.

03/01/2022 Student videos air between regular PBS primetime programming on KVCR-TV

Students from the Valley College FTVM 131 Cinematography class produced and submitted two videos under three minutes for broadcast. One of the videos was an instructional video for kids on how to make paper snowflakes which aired over the holidays.  The other is a humorous short film based on the film industry which will air the remainder of the academic year.

01/15/2022 KVCR promotes construction training for students on behalf of EDCT As a public service, KVCR is currently developing and supporting the marketing efforts of the third cohort of the SB-1 Pre-Apprenticeship program. This eight-week, the part-time virtual training program includes basic math for construction, blueprint reading, CPR, and more. Open to women, minorities, youth, and the formerly incarcerated, this NO FEE construction career training program runs from February 2 through March 25, 2022. Learn more about this career opportunity. 

Student Internship Opportunities with KVCR Production Partner Uncovered in the Archives

Multiple internship opportunities are available for students; on the IMA Career Board, to participate in the filming of Season Two of the award-winning historically-driven television series.  Host Brad Pomerance travels throughout the Greater Inland Empire to unravel some of the region’s most extraordinary historical events – known and unknown, remembered and forgotten – all told through the hidden treasures that we Uncovered in the Archives.

KVCR Internship start date for Spring 2022 will be after February 25, in alignment with current remote learning procedures in place for SBCCD.   KVCR will have four paid and two for-credit/non-paid interns from Valley College.  Interns for the Fall semester will be recruited beginning in March of 2022. 

KVCR TV Fundraising between November 24 and January 2 raised total donations eclipsing the team’s goal of $110,000. The next television pledge drive will be in March 2022. 

KVCR FM Pledge Between (September 27th –and October 20th, 2021) KVCR FM received over 650 pledges from the radio community. Total donations eclipsed the team’s goal of one hundred thousand dollars $100,000. The next pledge drive will be Spring 2022.  

2021 Crafton Hills College Virtual Respiratory Graduation Production  

KVCR classified staff worked with the leadership of the Respiratory Care Program at Crafton Hills College on the production and final video delivery of their graduation ceremonies held on December 16th.

San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College on camera in the KVCR Studio: Interim President Dr. Scott W. Thayer of SBVC records holiday messages to share with students and staff. Crafton Hills College Respiratory Care Program records graduation speeches.  KVCR will edit each project and create graphics to support their messages.  

FTVM / Institute of Media Arts Advisory Board Meeting: KVCR management and classified staff participated in the Bi-Annual Advisory meeting moderated by faculty Co-Chair Lucas Cluny. Topics discussed were new courses coming Fall 2022, large-scale productions, and creating a bridge with our university / high school partners.  Also, the Internship Program at Valley with the IMA and KVCR. Participants from the Inland Empire Film Permit Office, University of Riverside, San Bernardino Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified, California Baptist, California State University San Bernardino, Fontana Unified School District, and the University of La Verne. 

11/16   Student and District activities showcased in KVCR social media:  Some of the Initiatives supported with social postings were Books+, Crafton Hills College English as a Second Language Non-Credit Program, Hispanic Heritage Month,  Native American Month, and Newly-appointed Trustee announcements.

11/4 Back on Broadway SBVC Theatre Students perform for KVCR Members: Theatre students will perform a song from their upcoming show of Willy Wonka during KVCR Presents a night of old Broadway music on Thursday, November 4, in the auditorium on the campus of San Bernardino Valley College. KVCR radio will interview SBVC professor Melinda Fogle to promote the student’s Willy Wonka performances in conjunction with this event. 

10/26 College Professor to Shine a Light on Student Loans. Anthony Castro, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Business & Computer Technology at San Bernardino Valley College, will give a zoom talk designed to help students understand the mathematics of student loans so they might avoid putting themselves in a devastating position. KVCR Radio highlighted this upcoming talk on-air and on KVCRnews.org.  The complete article can be found here: 

10/15 KVCR promotes Books+ Under the guidance of the Office of the Chancellor, KVCR created scripts and voice-over messaging to develop and air local public service announcements on both Radio and Television to begin in the month of October running through the end of the year. KVCR local reporter Megan Jamerson published a news story highlighting this student-based incentive. All information was posted to KVCR's social media platforms. The complete article can be foundhere: 

KVCR Supporting BOOKS+ on Social Platforms

09/14 Students involved with KVCR Radio in the production of Musically Speaking: Hosted by faculty member Margaret Worsley, this new one-hour radio program was created in cooperation with the SBVC Institute of Media Arts (IMA). Students from FTVM 213 | Audio Studio Production worked with KVCR Radio Program Manager Rick Dulock on production and recorded interviews. The first show aired on September 25th. Future shows of Musically Speaking are set to air every fourth Saturday of the month from 7-8 p.m., and re-air every fourth Monday from 3-4 p.m. in the radio programming block called Education Insight. 

Students of (Class 213) shadowing Rick Dulock in Radio Studios. 

09/02 KVCR-TV will air student-produced videos promoting the SBVC Poetry Workshop and Poetry Reading Project. The IMA students produced three videos about recovery and encouraged the public to attend the September 30th event. On September 2nd KVCR-Radio interviewed Donald Harris with the San Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health involved with the project. Donald provided information about the upcoming Healing, Prevention, and Poetry project throughout September, National Recovery Month. This collaboration with SBVC aims to bring awareness about issues surrounding drugs and alcohol in the community. The interview and promotion aired on the radio program Lifestyles on September 9th at 2 pm and 6:30 pm, repeat airing on September 11th at 4 pm. 

KVCR & IMA Monthly Meeting: KVCR Management & Leadership establish a monthly standing meeting with SBVC - Institute of Media Arts (IMA) Faculty Chair and Arts and Humanities Dean to collaborate on the needs and objectives of both organizations. In Progress: establishing Internship pipeline by establishing Job descriptions for departments in KVCR and allowing students to apply, interview and train. Launch date January 2022.

Fall 2021 Students: in the KVCR TV studio twice a week (Wed & Thurs). Radio operations once week (Thurs) Classes in KVCR: FTVM 130 (Survey of Studio and Film Production), 131 (Cinematography), 110 (Audio Performance), 122 (Acting and Directing), 213 (Audio Studio Production), and 233 (TV Studio Production). Roughly, 50-75 students a week rotating through Station. Working on: Multi-Camera Studio Hour Drama, Music Video, Radio Show, and Various Class exercises where the teachers and students utilize the technology and space.

08/11 KVCR on Valley Campus:  San Bernardino Valley College hosted New Student Welcome Day on campus. KVCR staff was there to meet students in person and share how they could get involved with the station.  Check out the promo video https://f.io/PFnbbH0A

Summer 2021 Students - KVCR records four performances at the Redlands Bowl with the help of SBVC students on Camera & Production Crew. (07/13, 07/23, 07/27 & 08/13).

07/01 SBVC Summer Classes begin using the KVCR Studio to record videos for New Student Welcome Day to be shown in August.

Key Insights

KVCR Coverage Map

KVCR can be watched or listened to in the following ways: KVCR - 24.1 Over the Air Cable: Frontier FiOS, Spectrum, AT&T U-verse, Satellite: DirectTV and Dish TV, Live Streaming: kvcr.org, PBS App and mobile

FNX - 24.2 Over the Air, Cable: Frontier FiOS, Spectrum, and AT&T U-verse, Live Streaming Localbtv     NATIONALLY: FNX is Carried by 22 affiliates broadcasting in 25 states from Alaska to NY. How to Watch | Coverage Map

DESERT CITIES - 24.3, Over the Air Cable: Frontier FiOS|CREATE - 24.4, Over the Air.

RADIO 91.9FM, kvcrnews.org, and the KVCR mobile app,  NPR One Mobile App, and on "Alexa" smart speaker.

Latest Announcements

07/01/2022

KVCR is awarded $400,102 dollars from the FCC Reimbursement Fund. 

 For stations building a new broadcast television tower as part of the FCC Reverse Incentive Auction, the FCC proposed to reimburse tower construction expenses related to FM stations displaced during the construction process. Starting in late 2019, the KVCR Director, along with SBCCD Facilities and Fiscal Services team members, worked to file forms certifying that KVCR met the requisite eligibility criteria and provided documentation and other evidence to support the certification process. 

06/01/2022

San Bernardino Community College District and KVCR welcome Pete Aguilar, Representative of the 31st Congressional District of California

On Friday May 27th Representative Aguilar, SBCCD Trustees, the Chancellor, KVCR staff, and interns were on site to participate in a check presentation and discuss how the region will benefit from Representative Aguilar’s leadership in securing $1 million in federal funds for KVCR. During the Congressman’s visit, KVCR conducted a radio interview for Inland Edition as well as a short segment for television to be aired in June

05/01/2022

In April, KVCR celebrates National Autism Awareness Month with Your Station, Your Story project with Stories of Autism in Our Lives. 

We know individuals with autism have great skills but face many challenges. These are stories of triumph, overcoming the odds, and family.  KVCR asked viewers and listeners to share. 

04/01/2022

KVCR celebrates National Women’s History Month   Kicking it off with Salute to Women,  the Your Station, Your Story project highlights the incredible accomplishments of women throughout the years. KVCR asked viewers and listeners to share stories about a woman who has made an impact, whether she be a family member, a teacher, a mentor, a neighbor, or any woman they feel deserves to be honored. For more information, click here

03/01/2022

KVCR-TV signs agreement with DIRECTV Stream  

A dedicated live channel for KVCR-DT is available to all local DIRECTV Stream customers. The new agreement continues KVCR digital expansion by offering viewers an additional way to stream our content. DIRECTV Stream is the first Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD), or streaming TV service, for KVCR.  Currently, you can stream KVCR-TV on kvcr.org, mobile devices through the KVCR App and on the PBS App.

KVCR welcomes six Interns from Valley College 

Starting with the March return to campus, interns will assist in production, post production and digital content creation.

01/15/2022 Twenty-five-thousand-dollar grant awarded to KVCR for Improving COVID-19 Responses Through Journalism from The California Endowment. Funding will support a locally-led radio and journalism program to increase awareness of health and racial disparities in communities coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Inland Empire. 

KVCR Interim Director of Broadcast Media Systems Anthony A. Papa graduates from the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative, a program of the Riley Institute at Furman University.  Over the course of four months, participants took part in a highly interactive curriculum comprising scenario analyses and other experiential learning tools that support public media leaders in their efforts to apply diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to behaviors, systems, and cultures within their organizations.  For more information on Public Media Diversity Fellows go to a Full Press Release Here.

KVCR Internships available to SBVC Students:  Six Internship Opportunities are posted on the Institute of Media Arts Website: Interviews are being scheduled from October through November.

KVCR-TV supports Hispanic Heritage Month: Go to the link below in the month of October for 20 program info and times. 

09/07 - 91.9 KVCR:  is collaborating with Growing Inland Achievement for a monthly, one-hour monthly radio program focused on innovation in education. Education Insight airs on the first Saturday evening of each month at 7:00 pm and repeats the following Monday afternoon at 3:00 pm. Crafton Hills College student retention efforts were noted in the premiere of the show on May 1st. On August 7th, in episode four of the series, incoming SBCCD Chancellor Diana Rodriguez was a featured guest. KVCR's Rick Dulock worked with GIA's Jacob Poore and program host/producer, Lacey Kendall to organize the creation of the new local program.  

09/07- Programming FNX: New Content for September - HOOPA VALLEY: ONE TRIBE'S BATTLE AGAINST COVID19: Hoopa Valley tribal community members, including a First Responder, a Doctor, and Radio Personalities, discuss the tribe’s battle against the Covid19 Pandemic. Premieres on September 27th.  The program was produced by FNX in partnership with Ethnic Media Service with the help of Sierra Health Foundation, the California Department of Aging, and the Blue Shield of California Foundation.