PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam to Celebrate Successful 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon with Awards Ceremony


PBS Guam to Celebrate Successful 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon with Awards Ceremony

Mangilao, Guam, March 18, 2024 – PBS Guam is thrilled to announce another successful Guam Read-A-Thon with its long-anticipated Awards Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Micronesia Mall Center Court. This event marks a celebration of literacy, dedication, and achievement among elementary and middle school students across Guam.

The Guam Read-A-Thon, an initiative by PBS Guam, aimed to foster a love for reading among students while promoting literacy and comprehension skills. Daycare, preschool, headstart, elementary, and middle school students from participating schools island-wide dedicated their time to reading and engaging with books, showcasing their commitment to education and learning.

The awards ceremony will honor the hard work and dedication of students from various schools across Guam. Since all the small prizes were already delivered island-wide, the Awards Ceremony will include the presentation of large prizes, including the prestigious grand prize: a round trip to Disneyland in Tokyo, with airfare, and hotel accommodations for two (student and one parent or guardian) for the island-wide winner. This grand prize serves as a testament to the remarkable efforts of the students and their dedication to the PBS Guam Read-A-Thon.

“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all participating schools for their outstanding commitment to reading and literacy,” said Ina Carillo, General Manager, of PBS Guam. “Their dedication and enthusiasm have made this year’s Read-A-Thon a tremendous success, and we are so excited and proud to present all the hard-earned prizes to the students this year at our PBS Guam Read-A-Thon Awards Ceremony.”

The event was a testament to the collaborative efforts of educators, students, and the community at large in promoting literacy and fostering a culture of reading on the island. Through initiatives like the Guam Read-A-Thon, PBS Guam continues to play a vital role in shaping the educational landscape and empowering the youth of Guam.

PBS Guam extends its gratitude to all sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and participants for their invaluable contributions to the success of the 2024 Guam Read-A-Thon Awards Ceremony.

For more information about PBS Guam and its initiatives, please visit

Christine Flores-Dela Cruz

Development Associate

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The ACADEMIC CHALLENGE BOWL (ACB) is an interscholastic competition that tests middle and high school students’ knowledge in Math, Social Studies, Science, Current Events, Music, Art, English Literature, and History. It is an excellent way to nurture, recognize, and celebrate students’ academic strengths. ACB provides a competitive structure for those students who are academically talented. There are toss-up questions and bonus questions on a wide variety of subject areas. Matches are pre-recorded and take place after school at the PBS Guam studio in Mangilao.

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PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam Annual Pledge Night 2023

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PBS Guam Announces Pledge Night 2023: An Evening of Entertainment and Giving


[Mangilao, Guam] – PBS Guam is proud to announce its upcoming pledge night event, taking place on May 12, 2023, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm live from the Central Community Arts Hall in Sinajana. This special event will be a night to remember, featuring a lineup of high-quality programming and a chance for viewers to support PBS Guam & its mission of providing commercial-free content to the community.

In addition to broadcasting live on PBS Guam, KGTF TV Channel 12, the program will live stream on the PBS YouTube Channel,, as well as on the PBS Video App (on any Apple or Android mobile device). PBS Guam will maintain its existing commitment to feature children’s programming daily, in addition to other educational shows.

“We’re thrilled to bring our viewers a night of television that truly makes a difference,” said Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam. “Not only will our programming inspire, inform, and entertain, but our viewers will also have the opportunity to support the station and help us continue to bring quality programming to our island.” The evening’s lineup will feature a variety of PBS Guam’s programming, locally produced programs and special performances. Viewers will have the opportunity to call in LIVE and pledge their support throughout the broadcast, with all proceeds going directly to PBS Guam to support their mission.
“We’re excited to be broadcasting live from the Central Community Arts Hall in Sinajana, and we can’t wait to share this special night with our viewers,” said Don Muna, Production Manager at PBS Guam. “We encourage everyone to tune in, enjoy the programming, and consider making a donation to help support the station.”
The PBS Guam pledge night is a unique opportunity for viewers to make a difference in their community while enjoying quality programming. Don’t miss this chance to show your support for PBS Guam and the valuable work they do.
For more information, visit or call (671) 734-5483. Contact: Annie San Nicolas, [email protected]
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PRESS RELEASE PBS Guam and GBHWC hold the Media Maker Bootcamp for Summer Youth

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

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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 [email protected]. You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram at @pbsguam.


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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


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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:

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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 [email protected]​ or Frank Candaso at ​[email protected]​.


Children at the Guam Memorial Hospital were treated to a surprise visit on Valentines from Clifford The Big Red Dog Friday, February 14th. Each child received a special Valentine gift from the friend Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Clifford, the star of his own PBS show is an advocate for educational television and wants to let everyone know that PBS Guam is a viable option for their children’s entertainment.

The visit was made possible by the staff and management of The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation better known as PBS Guam.

Ina Carillo, General Manager of PBS Guam stated, “Not only does PBS Guam broadcast the best quality and most educational programs on television for kids; we also move beyond the family living room or tablet to engage and inspire children to be ready and eager to learn.” Carillo also mentioned.

 Michelle Ambunan, Registered Head Nurse of the Guam Memorial Hospital stated, “Clifford visiting and spreading love to our Pediatric patients is refreshing to the unit.  The joy Clifford the Big Red Dog and PBS Guam brings is much appreciated.”

For more information, contact PBS Guam at 671/734-5483. Find us on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website at

PBS Guam Launches Free Educational Programming for Smart Phones and Smart Television with Their Second Channel PBS Kids 24/7

(Mangilao) The COVID19 stay home mandate certainly points out the lack of quality educational television for our children. Children have Youtube and the internet where they watch other kids and gamers play video games, watch music videos, and cartoons. Because PBS Guam understands that kids consume media with many different platforms to keep themselves entertained, we believe high-quality education programming that you are sure to approve is made readily available to the residents of Guam.

As such, PBS Guam is proud to announce the launch of our second channel- Guam’s only truly free TV channel dedicated to educating our kids for 18 full hours a day. All you need to do to access this exciting new channel is to use your smart TV to tune in to PBS Kids 24/7 on digital channel 12.1.    While the channel is named Guam PBS Kids 24/7, the channel will broadcast locally for FREE at 6:00 a.m. and sign off at midnight daily effective April 8, 2020.   

This is channel is as much about the parents, caregivers and educators as it is about the kids.   Ina Carillo, PBS Guam General Manager states, “During times like this with the current COVID 19 pandemic, we hope that GUAM PBS KIDS 24/7 will fill an important need by reaching in the home every day and provide our viewers some alternative educational resources.”  The most exciting thing about this is that all kids, especially those that need it the most, will have equal and unrestricted access to PBS Kids programming.   

We hope you enjoy the new service which will differ from PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 or 12.2 on a smart tv for free during daytime, and present popular PBS KIDS programs such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, Molly of Denali, and many others, throughout the evening.  We felt it was important to bring this service to the kids of Guam as soon as possible and look to add PBS Kids 24/7 to our partnering cable providers very soon.   

 For more information, contact Ina Carillo, General Manager PBS Guam at 671/727-5123. Find us on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website at