At Naperville Community Television, we welcomed several hundred guests inside during our 25th anniversary open house. At the event, fans and supporters got the chance to tour the studio and meet the folks behind the TV magic.
“It’s a great opportunity to show people who we are. It’s a great opportunity to show people behind the scenes,” said board president Tom Carroll. “And it’s a great opportunity to show people how connected this station makes everybody in our community.”
We also turned the tables on viewers, letting them step into the spotlight and feel the pressure of reading a teleprompter in front of a camera. Visitors even got a sneak peak at an upcoming documentary about the history of Naperville Community Television set to debut later this year.
“I think you do a great job,” said one viewer and Naperville resident Phyllis Nash. “I enjoy watching the programs.”
Naperville notables, like the mayor, fire chief, and city councilmen made appearances.
“It focuses on local issues,” said Mayor Pradel. “And they’ve become very professional. Over the years we’ve seen a huge change in the quality of material that comes through the station.”
For many, the evening revealed the inner-workings behind the station’s news, documentary, and sports programs. But for NCTV staff, both past and present, the night proved to be a humbling experience.
“To see this many people show up for us is really an affirmation of what we’re doing in the community,” said Executive Director Liz Spencer. “We’re out there every day, really working hard to tell the stories of the people, places, and perspectives and so it’s really nice to see them come out and say thank you.”
All of us here at NCTV hope you stay tuned to us for the next 25 years.
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