PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam and GBHWC hold the Media Maker Bootcamp for Summer Youth

Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 15, 2022 [MANGILAO, GUAM] – PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12, the Office of the Governor of Guam, Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC), and Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) conducted a Media Maker Boot camp – an evidence-based media literacy and substance abuse prevention program.

This 3-week summer program was held from June 06 through June 24 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Guam Community College (GCC) multi-purpose room (BLD #400) and will be conducted by certified media literacy staff from PBS Guam, GBHWC and GIFF. In this media-maker boot camp, students learned the fundamentals of all media communications, from copywriting to video production and walk away with hands-on training by the best media organizations in Guam and the Marianas.

The program was 4 hours in length every Monday through Friday beginning June 6, 2022, and ending Friday, June 24, 2022. The first 7 days of the program began with media literacy instruction and group activities focused on providing the student participants with the perspective of how to recognize and understand all aspects of media messaging and how media messaging influences their everyday decision-making. The remaining 8 days of the program focused on the application of media messaging as the student participants created their own media messages with the technical assistance of partner organizations, PBS Guam and GIFF.

Throughout the entire media literacy program, the PBS Guam production crew documented the students’ works in progress and highlight the program partners with the intent to promote the importance of media literacy within our community. Find the 30-minute television special on KGTF Channel 12, PBS Guam YouTube channel or by using this link.

Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam stated “Our work at PBS doesn’t stop at TV programming. We have been working within the community to enhance and enrich our island’s people through not only TV and other multi-media platforms, but through entertainment and education as well.” “We at PBS Guam are honored are excited to produce this boot camp and documentary. As we consume more and more media, we felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility to educate our youth on media literacy; specifically, on understanding how media influences our decision making and lives overall.” said General Manager of PBS Guam, Ina V. Carillo.

Director of Guam Behavioral Health, Theresa Arriola states, “Media Literacy is a key skill for our island youth, especially with the amount of media messages that they are bombarded with in their day-to-day, throughout their environment, on social media or even during conversations with their peers.” “It is our privilege at GBHWC to be a major contributor for the Media Maker Boot Camp this past summer. We are proud of the youth who completed it! They now have heightened awareness of the different influences around them, and they feel more confident in choosing appropriate responses. I am sure that they will continue on to be leaders of their generation with their new-found skills in media making and passion for living positive healthy lifestyles.” said Director of Guam Behavioral Health, Theresa Arriola

Kel Muna, Guam International Film Festival Program Director stated, “The success of the Media Makers Boot camp is a testament to the power of media literacy and how those of all ages can use it to help themselves and their communities. Media literacy is like nutrition facts on a food label; if you know what to look for, you can make a more informed decision.”

“It’s always satisfying to witness the transformation of a youth’s perspective once they realize there is a formula to creating effective media messages. And it’s the understanding of why media messages are a certain way that compliments the youth’s already developed skillset of how to create media content. With the two combined, allows for healthier decision making when exposed to negatively persuasive media, which is the sole purpose of the media maker partnership with GBHWC, GCC and GIFF.” Don Muna, Executive Producer of PBS Guam.

This program is partially funded by the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), award #s: 1B08T1083443-01, 6B08T1083443-01M002 and M003.

ABOUT PBS GUAM, KGTF, CHANNEL 12: For over 52 years, PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 has been serving the island community of Guam by providing quality and meaningful programming that aims to educate, inform and inspire viewers of all walks of life. ###

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University of Guam Triton Athletics • Tritons Men’s Basketball League Live Broadcast

The University of Guam Tritons Men’s Basketball League will be airing live on all PBS Guam platforms. Catch all the action as each team battles it out to claim this year’s title.

UOG Tritons vs. Team OG Tuesday, October 11 @ 8:15pm

MVP Stars vs. KFC Bombers Tuesday, October 25 @ 8:15pm

UOG Tritons vs. Four Stars Saturday, November 12 @ 3:15pm

Semi-Finals #1 vs. #4 Monday, December 05 @ 8:15pm

Championship Game Wednesday, December 07 @ 8:15pm

University of Guam Triton Athletics • Lady Tritons Super League Live Broadcast

The University of Guam Lady Triton Super League will be airing live on all PBS Guam platforms. Catch all the action as each team battles it out to claim this year’s title.

Lady Tritons vs. MIB Monday, September 12 @ 8:15pm

BallHers vs. Lady Tritons Monday, September 26 @ 8:15pm

Lady Tritons vs. Fuetsa Monday, October 10 @ 8:15pm

Semi-Finals #1 vs. #4 Wednesday, October 19 @ 8:15pm

Championship Game Monday, October 24 @ 8:15pm


Broadchurch – Season 3 Episode 1
Episode Description:
The initial forensics report confirms Hardy and Ellie’s suspicions that this was not an opportunistic attack, it was planned. Hardy concludes that they have a serious sexual predator at large in the town, someone who may strike again.

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 9pm


Broadchurch – Season 3 Episode 2
Episode Description:
Shockwaves reverberate through Broadchurch as news of the attack spreads. The scale of the investigation dawns on Ellie and Hardy.

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 9pm


Broadchurch – Season 3 Episode 3
Episode Description:
Trish receives a shocking message and for Ellie and Hardy, suspects start to come into view. Meanwhile, Mark has some unwelcome news for Beth.

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 9pm


Broadchurch – Season 3 Episode 4
Episode Description:
Cath wants to do something to bring people together, and a shocking revelation turns the case on its head.

Friday, October 28, 2022 at 9pm

PBS University and PBS University Higher Learning

PBS University
Episode Description:
PBS University is a program by PBS Guam and the Guam Department of Education in conjunction with public school teachers. These lessons are created to provide both parents and students with a unique educational experience while helping students to continue learning at home.

The educational series features curriculum and instruction with prioritized standards, skills, and topics in lessons from nearly thirty GDOE public school teachers. From Pre-K through 8th grade, the series has been enhanced with CHamoru language segments.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 1pm – 3pm.


PBS University Higher Learning
Episode Description:
PBS University Higher Learning is a spinoff series aimed towards secondary education students. Based on topical discussion, the series is formatted to provide critical thinking and analytical insight on various subjects.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 3pm – 5:30pm.


This program has been made possible by the Government of Guam Education Stabilization Fund.


La Otra Mirada

La Otra Mirada “Tobacco, Pants and Jazz”
Episode Description:
After the mysterious murder of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon, Teresa follows a lead to a young girls’ academy in Seville. Teresa decides to pose as a teacher and applies for a place at the academy.

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 10pm


La Otra Mirada “A Vote of Confidence”
Episode Description:
Rumors about Teresa are beginning to spread as she resembles the suspect in the murder of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon. Meanwhile, the academy is involved in a crisis forcing Manuela and Luisa to compete for the principal position.

Friday, September 23, 2022 at 10pm


La Otra Mirada “Portraits in Pastel Tones”
Episode Description:
Ángela goes with her family to take a portrait and meets Paula, an artist who awakens unknown feelings in her. Teresa meets an old acquaintance from Lisbon. Though her punishment is lifted, Roberta does not want to attend the Autumn Ball.

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10am

Rivers of Life

Rivers of Life “Zambezi”
Episode Description:
From surfers riding mysterious waves in deep gorges, to elephants battling rapids above Victoria falls, explore the largest curtain of water on earth in this story on the wildlife and people of the Zambezi, Africa’s extraordinary shape -shifting river.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 8pm
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 4pm


Rivers of Life “Danube”
Episode Description:
Europe’s mighty and majestic Danube, full of glorious riches and magical surprises, is the world’s most international river. See how its epic journey is like no other – featuring stunning secret tributaries, baby turtles, and a waterfall-riding kayaker.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8pm
Monday, October 10, 2022 at 1:30pm


Rivers of Life “Yukon”
Episode Description:
Remote and wild, the Yukon is a river of extremes. In summer, a restless giant and in winter, it becomes a river of ice. Home to bears, moose and salmon, the Yukon’s riches have sustained North American people for centuries.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 8pm
Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:30pm

PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam to Launch Community News Programming May 4, 2022

Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671)734-KGTF (5483) * Fax: (671)734-3476 * P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921
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PBS Guam to Launch Community News Programming

[Mangilao, Guam] – In line with the national PBS affiliate counterparts, PBS Guam is excited to announce the launch of a local morning news program starting Monday, May 9, 2022, at 7 a.m. BUENAS will feature interviews with policymakers, public servants, leaders in the private sector, and other representatives from the community, as well as provide information on upcoming community programs and events.
“This new program fulfills a commitment to the national Public Broadcasting Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide more local programming and, specifically, a local news program which will enrich and inform our community,” said PBS Guam General Manager Ina Marie V. Carillo. “For more than 45 years, millions of people in the US have turned to PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television and online. We hope that with the launch of our new program BUENAS, we will continue to build on the reputation of PBS as a trusted news source and begin an exciting new chapter in local news programming in Guam.”

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Donovan Brooks said, “I am extremely happy to see PBS Guam join the ranks of Guam’s news and information media. I believe the station has much to offer and is poised to make a solid contribution to our community.”

“My experience in media has allowed me to listen to and provide a platform for community members and public stakeholders alike to voice their concerns and solutions for Guam,” said BUENAS Host Pauly Suba. “It’s exciting to be part of the PBS family. It’s even more exciting to start each day covering the morning’s headlines and addressing the issues with deeper conversations that concern the PBS Audience.”
In addition to broadcasting live on PBS Guam, KGTF Channel 12, the program will livestream on the PBS YouTube Channel,, as well as on the PBS Guam Facebook page. PBS Guam will maintain its existing commitment to feature children’s programming daily, in addition to other educational shows.

For more information, contact Pauly Suba at (671) 734-5483 or visit To send a news tip, email You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram at @pbsguam.


Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671)734-KGTF (5483) * Fax: (671)734-3476 * P.O. Box 21449 GMF, Guam 96921
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Pauly Suba has spent the last seven years in local media broadcasting at Sorensen Media Group. He had his hand in everything from marketing to radio and TV broadcasting, and he recently served as news director/news anchor and talk show host. Pauly offers a fresh, thoughtful perspective and looks forward to continuing to report fair and informative news that concerns the people of Guam and the region. Pauly has been married to his best friend, Tash, for almost 20 years, and they have three children, Alex, Ava, and Aaron, and their dogs, Rocket, and Drax.



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PBS Guam Received $500,000 of state of the art production equipment for its Mangilao studio April 11, 2022


Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation

Phone: (671) 734-KGTF (5483)

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April 11, 2022

PBS Guam Received $500,000 Of State Of The Art Production Equipment For Its Mangilao Studio [Mangilao, Guam] A presentation was made Friday, April 8th to The Guam Educational  Telecommunication Corporation, aka PBS Guam by Lt Governor Joshua Tenorio on behalf of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration. PBS Guam was awarded over $500,000 worth of state of the art production equipment intended to upgrade the studio and meet FCC guidelines.

The equipment was procured using a Department of Interior Technical Assistant grant awarded to PBS with the assistance of the Guam State Clearinghouse under the direction of the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration.

“Under the leadership of an excellent board and engaged General Manager, PBS has been able to make its case, “you can see the prioritization and the modernization, and it’s really  eartwarming.” Stated Lt. Governor Tenorio

“PBS has been broadcasting for generations, not only high-quality educational content, but using its platform to keep our community connected, and now with your hard work, you’ve weathered the storm, and continue to be a PBS station our island can be proud of.” Stated Vice Speaker Muña Barnes, the oversight chair for KGTF 12 PBS Guam

“A sea change is defined as profound and notable transformation, and that’s what occurred under the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration and General Manager Ina Carillo.” Stated Donovan Brooks, board chairman of the KGTF 12 Board of Directors.

“The unwavering support of The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration and the talented and committed staff of PBS has brought a new anticipatory energy to our station with employees wondering what can we accomplish next, and that is truly exciting.” stated Carillo, General Manager PBS Guam.

Together the administration and PBS Guam are working towards more exciting expansions to come to include a full station renovation of the Mangilao office and the addition of over 2000 square feet of office and create space.

The full presentation can be found on the GovGuam Live YouTube Channel or by following this link:

For more information, please contact PBS Guam at
734-5483 or visit

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GDOE to Launch PBS University in Collaboration With PBS Guam

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), in collaboration with the ​Public Broadcast System Guam​ (PBS Guam), is excited to announce the launch of a televised at-home learning resource known as PBS University for students this month. This new resource will complement weekly online lesson plans that are available at the GDOE Home Learning Resources website, and the “Grab and Learn” packet distributions at schools which began earlier this month.

PBS University will provide students with televised instruction in subject areas such as literacy, mathematics, and character development. The program was made possible through a partnership between PBS Guam and the GDOE Division of Curriculum and Instruction. GDOE and PBS Guam collaborated with public school teachers to create lessons that students will be able to easily follow, with the aim of helping students to continue their learning at home. Parents and students are encouraged to tune into the PBS University programming which will launch on ​Monday, April 20, 2020 on KGTF channel 12​.
“We would like to thank PBS for reaching out to us with this opportunity to reach and impact our students during these uncertain times,” said GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez. “We want to use this unique platform to promote student learning with instruction that is presented in a fun and exciting way with familiar faces.”

“The lessons are compact but informative,” GDOE Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Joe Sanchez said. “They are intended to provide both parents and students with a unique educational experience that they would not usually be able to experience together. It is a family effort and we encourage all to take advantage of these episodes to continue the learning process at home.”

“PBS Guam recognizes the importance of having as many educational tools in the home while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, PBS Guam has worked hard to gather its resources and present them to our community,” PBS Guam General Manager Ina Carillo said. “With the launch of our second channel PBS Kids 24/7 and PBS LearningMedia in the past few weeks, this partnership to produce PBS University with Superintendent Fernandez and GDOE, is the perfect fit.”

The PBS University broadcasts will mirror weekly lessons found on the GDOE Home Learning Resources website. The broadcasts will continue throughout the duration of the school year and into summer. Episodes for content will air on Mondays and Tuesdays with repeats throughout the week. The tentative schedule is as follows, beginning on Monday, April 20, 2020:

Students and families may access the GDOE Home Learning Resource website by visiting​ or through the GDOE main page at The website will also include links to the episodes that have been aired. All videos will be available to view on the GDOE and the PBS Guam YouTube channels in the future. For more information regarding the PBS University, please contact Ernest Ochoco at​ or Frank Candaso at ​​.