Empower Diverse Voices in Local Media

Provide community access to media production tools, resources, and knowledge

Your gift empowers and educates individuals to express diverse viewpoints and provides a home for information programming from local nonprofit organizations.

You empower community voices

You make it possible for almost 20 hours of new, locally produced programming to be premiered on TVSB weekly. You provide the access to media production resources for community producers to create and distribute these programs.

You empower nonprofit voices

You help more than 120 nonprofit organizations produce public service announcements, programs, and information segments.

You empower youth voices

You provide the opportunity for youth to develop their creative confidence to express their viewpoints using media. For as little as $5 per week, you can provide a scholarship for one youth to participate in our youth media programs.

You expand access to media

  • You provide additional after-school training programs to teach young people critical media skills
  • Help launch a program to use citizen reporters to generate community-based news stories
  • Expand training programs to increase digital literacy in Santa Barbara
  • Increase television coverage of community events.

Conversations in our communities are shaped by the media we see, hear, and read. Today 90% of these messages are controlled by six companies. TV Santa Barbara is the only independent nonprofit organization in Santa Barbara providing access to public media created by and for the community. Make a donation today because local media matters!

More about TV Santa Barbara

TVSB operates two community media channels on cable: TVSB Voice and TVSB Culture. Open access to say whatever you think, whenever you want on Voice. Experience the arts and education that matter to you on Culture.

TVSB offers creative media services for the community to produce media to meet your needs, help build communities and increase dialogue on a variety of community issues and topics.

TV Santa Barbara's Community Media Center provides local media makers access to a creative and collaborative production environment. The Media Access Center houses two media production studios, six non-linear media stations, field production gear, and more. The value of the production resources provided to the Santa Barbara Community exceeded $745,000 in 2014.

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