A couple members of the Postcards production crew were in Granite Falls, Minnesota last week at the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum capturing a story for the upcoming season of Postcards.
Pioneer Public Television put up a Curious George themed tree earlier at the Appleton Civic Center. The tree will be on display through December. Don't forget to vote while your there!
Check out a couple photos from yesterday when the Postcards crew was in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to document a story on Matti's Milinery & Costumers. Watch for the segment to air in Season 5!
The Pioneer Public TV Board of Directors met today and posed for a picture after their meeting. Note the geographic diversity represented by the Board. We are honored to have these capable and committed volunteers guiding our station!
Pictured left to right first row:
Julie Bleyhl (2nd Vice Chair, Madison, MN) Pat Kubly (Board Chair, Granite Falls, MN) Craig Wilkening (1st Vice Chair, Appleton, MN) Linda Wing (Slayton)
Pictured left to right second row:
Les Heen (General Manager, Wang Township, Renville County) Jacqueline Johnson (Chancellor, UMM Morris, MN) Chuck Grussing (Alexandria, MN) Mark Olson (Willmar, MN), Liz Struve (Marshall, MN)
Roxanne Hayenga (Sibley, IA) and Julie Rath (Redwood Falls, MN)
Where are you from?
I grew up on a dairy farm near Sauk Centre, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in May 2013.
What got you interested in video production?
I've always loved movies and the way that visuals and sound work together to tell stories. It's a perfect combination of my interests in technology and the creative arts.
What are some of your favorite PBS Programs?
Bill Nye the Science Guy, NOVA, Sherlock, The Paradise. And of course, Postcards!
What are some of your hobbies?
Music, history, reading, video games, photography...to name a few.
Anything else you would like to add?
I hope people enjoy the new season of Postcards coming up less than a month away!
Thank you to all who gave a donation on Give to the Max Day! Between a combination of online giving and a few in person donations Pioneer has reached their goal! Remember it's never too late to become a member, visit www.pioneer.org/supportpioneer.
Thanks to everyone who attended the
Keys to the City event in Appleton last night!
Willmar War Memorial Auditorium - Willmar, Minnesota
The Postcards crew was in Willmar on Thursday, November 7th to learn about the history and preservation efforts of the special Willmar War Memorial Auditorium.
Bonnie's Hometown Grocery - Clinton, Minnesota
The Postcards crew was in Clinton on Friday, November 8th to capture a story on the small town grocery store, Bonnie's Hometown Grocery, a rarity in a town of less than 500 that the residents are rallying to keep open.
With more than 45,000 square miles in its viewing area, Pioneer Public TV (PPTV) has a lot of ground to cover. To serve this area, the local viewer-supported public television station is launching plans to construct a new trailer containing equipment capable of delivering professional, broadcast quality productions hundreds of miles from their home studios in Appleton, Minnesota.
On November 14, 2013, PPTV is asking for contributions to help finance the operation of the trailer, which will be completed in May of 2014. Thanks to a grant from the USDA’s Rural Utility Service, the funds to equip the custom built trailer have been secured. Fairmont RV is being contracted to build the trailer, which will feature a master control suite and a separate audio booth, plus all the computers, mixing and editing equipment necessary to capture a live concert, a sports event or a town hall meeting.
“For years we have had to shell out large sums of money to rent production trailers. Now we will have our own,” stated PPTV station manager Jon Panzer. “With the support of the viewing public, we’ll be able to take Pioneer Public TV on the road to more effectively serve the region,” Panzer added.
Pioneer still needs to raise funds to pay for digital fiber optic camera cables, video cards, gas and other operational expenses to get the trailer on the road. To date, it has been offered three $1,000 matching pledges totalling $3,000 from PPTV members to stimulate other viewers to give. The goal of Pioneer’s Give to the Max day on Nov. 14 is $6,000. This means that if $3,000 is raised online and the $3,000 matching pledge is met, the goal will be reached. For more information visit www.pioneer.org/givemn.
Pioneer Public TV is an award winning viewer supported television station serving the region with three towers broadcasting its programs to 45 rural counties that are home to 1 million people in western and southwestern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and the eastern Dakotas. In addition, more than 25,000 people around the world view Pioneer Public TV’s local programs online through the station’s web site. For more information, visit ww.pioneer.org or call 1-800-726-3178.
A few of the Pioneer production crew members took part in the 2013 Young Artist Conference in Marshall, Minnesota yesterday. Check out the photos from the event and watch for the videos to be posted in the coming weeks.