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Archived News Release from 2004

For Immediate Release

Announcing RCTV – Redwood City Community Television

Redwood City, CA -  August 16, 2004 - Redwood City is now broadcasting on its own cable television channel, entitled RCTV, providing the residents of Redwood City with interesting and useful local municipal programming. Residences with cable provided by RCN can view RCTV on channel 26. Those residences which have Comcast as their cable provider will find RCTV on channel 27.

RCTV is broadcasting as a service to the community of Redwood City. The current programming consists of videos and ‘PowerPoint’ presentations covering a variety of subjects, including:

• Tips for safe disposal of household hazardous waste
• An overview of the Redwood City Parks Department
• A bulletin board with community and event information
• A video overview of the City’s code enforcement program
• A feature on the Redwood City Library foundation
• Information on the City’s automatic payment system for utility bills
• Video features on protecting our watershed, and on less-toxic pest control at home
• An overview of the retail-cinema project
• …And more.

The program guide is available at www.redwoodcity.org/rctv. Approximately two hours and twenty minutes of material is currently being repeated around the clock. The regular programming is preempted by City Council meetings on most Monday nights at 7:00 pm, or at other times for system maintenance.

At this time the City does not have any production capability or studio facilities. RCTV emanates from City Hall via a dedicated computer which is set up to broadcast through the cable system within Redwood City only. We continue to work on ensuring an uninterrupted broadcast, however there may be times when the broadcast is interrupted due to technical problems – we apologize in advance for any such issues.

Programming suggestions and submissions are welcome – inquire by calling 780-7305 or emailing mail@redwoodcity.org.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305

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