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CHANNEL 28, COMCAST STUDIO ALAMEDA, CA 94501
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“The Islanders” is a half-hour community access program, made its debut in Alameda, California in October 1987 with volunteer crew who had undergone training at (then United Cable television, TCI, then became AT&T) and recently Comcast. It was one of several programs on the cable channel, Channel 3 then which boasted diversity in programming, including all Filipino American community audience. Itis geared to but not limited to Filipino -American viewers in the Bay Area and beyond.
Charito Benipay, a civic leader, a long time resident of Alameda, a formidable writer, journalist, poet, and retired educator took charge of the programming since it’s been moved to Alameda studio,” I couldn’t see the program like Islanders TV (formerly Tiempo) with its built-in audience to die without a proper funeral , if indeed that would be the case. I told Ruby Munoz that now had the chance to do her stuff and show those who couldn’t wait to let The Islanders out of the way that she had absolute support everywhere else. The Islanders, I told her was already part of the Filipino-American community and in the last few decade, managed to mainstream itself to other communities. I am proud to take “Tiempo”, now Islanders TV to Alameda and every place else,” Benipayo, a formidable ally in the East Bay, was Munoz’ mentor when the latter first arrived in the Bay Area. Benipayo serves on the many boards and commissions throughout Northern Calfornia and has contributed in many landmarked issues throughout the Film and mainstream communities.
Benipayo steps in the role of Executive Producer as Ruby stesp aside to be its Associate Producer. Newest addition is Teimpo’s very own editor, Deborah Cheung, who will serve to book special talents. Added too, Patricia Tong( a recent associate of “ Entertainment Tonight,”and a Mass Communication grad, Tong will also format script and is responsible for graphics as well as remote camera. Joe Costales comes on board as cameraperson, along with Juanita Garcia, Nikki and Sarah Isla.
For a starter, we were welcomed by then Mayor Ralph Apezzato, Alameda Mayor, who spoke so brilliantly about the City’s growth , its diversity and the status of the base. Benipayo declares enthusiastically,” It was a great interview and worthy of Tiempo’s Premier broadcast in Alameda.
“Tiempo”, now the Islanders TV , for sure , Patricia Tong is our secret weapon, “
“Don’t forget our Director, Debbie Cheung, our director,” adds Benipayo,” Debbie had never directed before as we had another volunteer, Larry King--- but Debbie went in with her eyes wide eyes open and decided whe was going to swim instead of drown! We love Debbie and her superlative attitude in keeping us check!”T
The Islanders TV future obviously is in sync for a newly sewn ensemble ... and it gets brighter by the minute.
The Islanders is shown every Monday, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Ch. 28, Chabot College Television, Hayward, California. For further information, contact/email,[email protected], call 510-301-4693 or log on to its web:http://islanders-tv-webs.com