PBS Guam scheduled to launch the 2nd Annual 671 Virtual Challenge

[Mangilao, Guam] The Guam Educational Telecommunication Corporation, also known as PBS Guam hosts the 2nd Annual PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge. In an effort to engage our island residents in better physical and mental health, PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12 will be hosting the 2nd Annual PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge throughout the month of December 2021. As Guam’s only non-profit, public television station, the goal of the challenge is to raise money to continue the mission and operation in providing quality educational and informative television programs for all ages.

The 2nd Annual PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge would allow for participants to accumulate either 10, 20, or 50 miles between December 1 and December 31, 2021. Miles can be recorded through the use of any mobile distance tracking application while running, walking, hiking, or wheeling. PBS Guam highly encourages participants to practice social distancing measures and to adhere to all current executive orders put in place by Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Registration will be available as early as November 15th at www.pbsguam.org.

“I’m pleased that Atkins Kroll has stepped up to be our first supporter of this event.” “It is through events like the 2nd Annual PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge, support from our viewers and most especially corporate partners that PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 can continue to provide quality and educational programming that aims to engage, inspire, and educate our island community.” said Ina Carillo, PBS Guam general manager.

“PBS Guam has been an incredible resource for our island,” said Trina Cruz AK marketing and communications director. “Their quality educational and cultural programming has kept us entertained and informed for many years and Atkins Kroll is humbled to select them as this month’s Community Matters partner.”

Community Matters is Atkins Kroll’s care for the community program. Its purpose is to contribute value and support where possible to non-profit organizations or endeavors in their charitable or community pursuit to help make Guam a better place to live, work, and play. The donated amount of $1,914 signifies the year 1914 that Atkins Kroll, Inc., one of Guam’s oldest and most prominent businesses, was founded. Atkins Kroll has made cash contributions of $1,914 to various charitable and non-profit organizations each month since the company celebrated its 100th anniversary in May 2014.

About Atkins Kroll, Inc.: Atkins Kroll, an Inchcape company, is the leading distributor of vehicles in Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Micronesia enabling it to provide a full range of products and services in the region. Atkins Kroll is Guam’s oldest corporation established in 1914 and represents Toyota, Lexus, BMW, Chevrolet, Toyota Rent A Car, ACE Rent a Car, and AC Delco brands.
For more information, please contact PBS Guam at 734-5483 or visit www.pbsguam.org. Find us on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam or visit our website at www.pbsguam.org.

PBS PRESS RELEASE VILLAGE TO VILLAGE, WE ARE SURVIVORS

[MANGILAO, GUAM] – PBS Guam, KGTF, Channel 12, and the Office of the Governor of Guam are proud to announce a 3-part series to commemorate Guam’s 77th Liberation. Part one of the lineup is PBS Guam’s Commemoration of the 77th Liberation, followed by a 90-minute Virtual Parade entitled “Village to Village, We are Survivors.” The event closes with a 30-minute televised musical legacy concert.

The Liberation tribute will feature a tour of the island’s 19 villages, their mayors, treasured residents, day-to-day heroes, and Liberation and COVID-19 survivors and front liners. The virtual village tour will also feature many of the island’s World War II memorial sites.

The special series, “77th Guam Liberation: Village to Village We Are Survivors,” will air at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021, on KGTF Channel 12, on PBS Guam’s YouTube channel and PBS Guam’s Facebook page. Following the two and half hour special series, PBS Guam will rebroadcast the 75th Liberation Day Parade. This year’s “77th Guam Liberation: Village to Village We Are Survivors” program will rebroadcast on Sunday, July 25th at 4:30 p.m and stream live on the PBS Video App, PBS Guam’s YouTube Channel, and PBS Guam’s Facebook page.
“While the festivities have changed, the spirit of our Liberation celebrations remains the same. First and foremost, we pay tribute to our Greatest Generation, our World War II survivors. Their will to live is why we are all here today,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we push forward with our mission to achieve Operation Liberate Guam, our local initiative to achieve herd immunity, we also give thanks to our front liners who have kept our people safe during these unprecedented times.”

“At the heart of all Liberation Day festivities is our manåmko’. Because of their vulnerability to the COVID-19 virus, last year’s festivities were canceled,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “This year, we resume celebrations and continue to pay homage to our Greatest Generation virtually, capturing their stories and retelling them for years to come.”
“I’d like to pay respect to our elders who made the sacrifices for us to be who we are today by providing an opportunity to experience the lifestyles and subcultures of the new generation. Like the passing along of traditions from old to young, the traditions may not look the same, but at the center of it all, we’re still very much the children of our elders,” said Don Muna, PBS Guam Executive Producer.

“We at PBS Guam are honored to bring this special Liberation series, including our virtual parade, to the people of Guam and around the world. Governor Leon Guerrero, Lt. Governor Tenorio, and I would like to ensure residents that the choice to host a virtual parade was made in the best interest of the people of Guam,” said Ina V. Carillo, General Manager, PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12. “The great thing about broadcasting and streaming this year’s Village to Village parade is that our fellow Guam residents throughout the CNMI and across the world will be able to watch live.”
Throughout the month of July, PBS Guam will also broadcast programming on the Japanese Occupation, the Liberation of Guam, and highlight memorable past parades.

ABOUT PBS GUAM, KGTF, CHANNEL 12: For over 50 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.

PBS Guam announces its first ever-live interactive show and festival!

PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12, the University of Guam Triton Athletics and Calvo Field House present the PBS Kids Festival featuring 3 shows daily on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m!

PBS Guam announces its first ever-live interactive show and festival featuring the stars of the PBS Network Kids daytime lineup.  The festival will feature (4) of our PBS Kids Characters, Clifford the Big Red Dog and friends Super Why, Princess Presto, & Alpha Pig for our live shows and festival that we hope families island wide will enjoy.

Doors open one hour prior to each show.  After the live show, families can enjoy the festival with 20 food, games and activity vendors!   Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for VIP seating.  PBS Kids Club members automatically get a VIP upgrade at the door with any general admission ticket.  Purchase tickets at Twinkles, SkyZone or online at www.pbsguam.ticketleap.com.   Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

Ina Carillo, General Manager states, “I’m pleased to present our inaugural live interactive show.  It is through events like the PBS Kids Festival, support from our viewers and most especially corporate partners that PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 can continue to provide quality and educational programming that aims to engage, inspire, and educate our island community.”

The PBS Kids Festival is brought to you by Twinkles, SkyZone, Pieology, Guam Waterworks Authority, Pacfic Daily, Bank Pacific & W5 Productions, Staywell Insurance, Docomo Pacific, Megamix, Kstereo, Kish, Hit Radio 100 & Cool FM, East West Rental, 3D Jumpers & Hale’ta Productions.

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

Equipment Upgrades on the way for PBS Guam

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May 2, 2019

[Mangilao, Guam] —Equipment Upgrades on the way for PBS Guam.

The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation, also known as PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 is pleased to announce that together with the Leon Guerrero Tenorio Administration, PBS Guam’s Acting-Chairman of the Board Donovan Brooks and Station Manager Ina V. Carillo that PBS Guam will be the recipient of $500,000 from The Department of Interior Technical Assistance Program grant.

TAP provides grant funding for short-term projects intended to meet immediate needs that can foster development in: accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, health initiatives, and invasive species management.

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“This is terrific news. Ina Carillo chased down this grant opportunity within weeks of being appointed in January to manage KGTF,” said acting board chairman Donovan Brooks.  “This will help us replace and upgrade studio production gear and make improvements to the studio. It will be a great morale-boost for the station. I would like to thank Gov. Leon Guerrero for sending Ms. Carillo to KGTF.” States Acting Chairman of the Board, Donovan Brooks.

“It’s an exciting time to be at PBS with a new Executive Producer and technical equipment upgrades soon to come, development of new educational local programming is on the way! States Carillo “I thank the grant clearing house and leadership of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov Joshua Tenorio for their commitment to educating our children and assisting us in achieving this milestone.”

“The upgraded equipment would allow PBS Guam to be able to expand its programming to include regular series which focus on the rich culture of the people of Guam, educational and live sports programming and even partner with international and regional visitors who come to Guam to produce content.” States Carillo

This is the first time PBS Guam has applied for the TAP grant.

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

PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12 pledge drive exceeds fundraising goal with tremendous support from the community

(Mangilao) The people of Guam certainly “Fell in Love” with PBS Guam last night as it held its annual pledge drive. A total of 15 groups of performers donated their time and talent to provide entertainment for the successful event.

The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation better known as PBS Guam is happy to announce that with overwhelming support from the community, the unprecedented number of members of the 35th legislature, cabinet and mayors who came out to support the pledge drive, helped PBS Guam to exceed its fundraising goal of $10,000.

“This event is the first step in a journey to rebuild and rebrand PBS Guam as a first-rate educational destination for the people of Guam and it’s children.” Stated Acting General Manager Ina Carillo. “We are overwhelmed with outpouring of support from the community, and would like to thank all the volunteers, performers and donors. With your continued support, we will achieve our goal of becoming the best Public Broadcasting System in the country.”

As a non-profit, public corporation, the station’s existence relies upon support from community businesses and individuals.  While PBS Guam receives government funding, most of the funds that help run the public television station come from fundraising efforts like this as well as contributions from viewers and corporate support.

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

PBS BRINGS ON AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER DON MUNA

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(Mangilao, Guam) Sunday, February 17, 2019

PBS BRINGS ON AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER DON MUNA

The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation better known as PBS Guam welcomes Don Muna as its producer.  Don Muna, an award-winning producer, writer and director who produced and directed such work as Shiro’s Head (2008), Talent Town (2014) and Banner Bandits (2017).  Don is a ground-breaking pioneer of independent film in the Western Pacific and of the independent cinema movement on Guam. In 2011, together with his brother Kelly Muna, founded the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) which fosters the art of cultural understanding through the art of filmmaking.  He is also the co-founder of the University of Guam Film Festival.

“I hope to change the face of PBS Guam by bringing excellence to everything this station does.  Don is an excellent producer and I am honored to have him at the station.  I have full faith that together we will bring broadcasting on Guam to a whole new level.” States Ina Carillo, Acting General Manager.

Don Muna states, “For over a decade, I’ve dedicated my life’s work to utilizing media for public service and community outreach. This is because I believe that public media is one of Guam’s most valuable assets; it’s the key to unlocking the minds of our youth. Now that I’ve been given this opportunity to be a part of PBS Guam, I’m eager to propel our success by producing culturally focused, educational content that aims to make a positive impact on our island’s diverse communities.”

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

Children’s TV star surprises patients at GMH

Children at Guam Memorial Hospital were treated to a surprise Valentine’s Day visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, PBS Guam announced Thursday. Each child received a special Valentine card  and gift from their famous new friend.

“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 release stated.

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

“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,” said General Manager Ina Carillo.

“It was heartwarming to see smiles from patients, parents and their nurses,” she said. “Sometimes, simple gestures can go a long way to lift your spirit and spark recovery.”

Mascot visits like these bring joy to the kids, said Ruth Sabangan, head nurse at Guam Memorial Hospital. “When our community makes donations like your books and toys, GMH can really focus  on patients’ needs.”

Paying it forward
GMH guest relations coordinator Maria Perez said, “Not only do we  appreciate, but our patients appreciate even the smallest of gestures from our community. We have ‘pay-it-forward’ cases  where groups donate toys and clothes, and the receiver is so touched, they are inspired to pay it forward themselves.”

For more information, call PBS Guam at 671/734-5483. Find them on Facebook or Instagram @pbsguam, or visit their website at www.PBSGuam.org.