.As soon as the pandemic started shutting things down, Our Ventura TV countered the challenge by going online and opening up more opportunities for local voices to be heard. A record number of talk-show guests have joined the program via video conferencing from their own home or office in support of the show’s theme, “People doing good things in Ventura County” and the surrounding area.
Our Ventura TV is an award-winning weekly talk-show television series broadcast on Ventura cable channel 6 TV and also published on OurVentura.com as well as on social media networks. The programs are primarily about nonprofits, community advocates, leaders, artists and organizations who contribute to the Ventura County community. Business representatives also educate viewers with noncommercial messages.
One of the program’s hosts, MB Hanrahan stated, “The Zoom platform makes it easier than ever to access the voices and causes of citizens and organizations who are making a difference in our lives. We encourage everyone who feels they have a story to tell, or a cause to be revealed, to contact us. Not only are we continuing to do the work we always have, we are, with our guests, creating an internet and televised historical witness to how the current events are impacting our local community.”
The series began in 2008 and Our Ventura TV shows are broadcast on Ventura cable channel 6 on Sundays at 2:00 pm, Tuesdays at 9:00 pm and Saturdays at noon, as well as additional floating times. And, of course, they are available at any time on social media networks and OurVentura.com
Staff member, Mary Christine Ballestero noted, “We are more connected than we think. We had work and outside activities, now using the internet we are bringing the outside into our own little bubbles.”
The mission of the program is “to connect messages of human good with the good of humanity.” The Our Ventura TV crew also produce TV commercials, documentaries and other videos for business and nonprofits.
Our Ventura TV Producer and host, George Alger said, “It’s easier than ever to become a guest. Just click ‘Contact’ on OurVentura.com to get scheduled.” Guests are sent an online link to join the show for a recorded interview via video conferencing.