Anna Felka liked what she saw so much while touring RogersTV that she signed up to volunteer before she left.
“It just seems fun and everyone around here is really positive,” the teenager said. “I thought I would just give it a whirl.”
The community television station opened its Harris Avenue doors on Saturday to encourage members of the public to come and see what goes on behind the cameras.
Hosts of the Brantford-produced shows, including Inside Brant’s Ted Lehman and Swap Shop’s Giovanni Petitti, were on hand for a meet-and-greet.
Petitti gave fans the chance to don one of his signature loud shirts and pose with him for photos in front of the cameras.
Community access producer Patti Berardi said it is important for RogersTV to engage with the public.
“For some people, (RogersTV) would be their only chance to be involved in television,” she said. “We offer an opportunity for volunteers, interns and co-op students to get experience in the industry before going to school. In fact, most schools require some experience like this to get in.”
Felka said the RogersTV experience works perfect for her future plans.
“I was born for the TV screen,” she joked.
Not only was RogersTV welcoming new volunteers, but new ideas for television shows as well.
“All you have to do is go to our website and click on show proposals,” Berardi said. “We are always looking for new ideas for show content and you don’t have to have any experience because we provide comprehensive training for both on-air and behind-the-scenes work.”
Visit www.RogersTV.com for more information.