This is a message from Senior Producer Sheyla Navarro to the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Community:
Dear LMCTV Friends,
It is a pleasure to serve the Mamaroneck and Larchmont community by creating and producing weekly The Local Live, your community news show. This video shows what we are, what we do and how we do it. We have come so far that I don’t want this to be over. It is hard to think that we produce this show only with budget for my own salary.
I am a part time employee and I invested more hours than what I have to in order to built the roots of a strong local news show. My work and the work of our volunteers have recently being recognized by the Alliance of Community Media. We got great reviews of our work. News directors and producers from other public access stations were amazed on how much work we produced with no money.
The Local Live has now become part of my personal journey. LMCTV has allowed me the opportunity to touch people’s lives not only volunteers but also members of our community. Today, at our coverage of Small Business Saturday in Larchmont I saw Kayak, one of my students at Chattsworth LMCTV After School Video club, who is probably 10 years old by now. He was selling bracelets to help the victims of the Paris attacks. Right away, I knew what I had to do. So I gave Kayak the microphone and we started recording. Watching him reporting and being so comfortable in front of the camera made my day.
That’s just one of the many stories I have. That’s the gift LMCTV has provided me. As I said at the AMC conference, when I came to this country all what I dream of was working at CNN and I did it. But those LMCTV stories I keep with me, the many fun anecdotes with my crew, the success stories of my volunteers now working on a TV network. That’s what makes working on a public access station everything. If you reach reading till here, I want to thank you for all your support and I encourage you to get involved. Help me keep teaching volunteers to make TV. Go to lmctv.org and contribute. Your donation is vital for the continuity of your community news show, The Local Live.