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



(Mangilao, Guam) Sunday, February 17, 2019


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.