Arts, Culture, and Humanities
To connect residents by celebrating and capturing the spirit, character and experience of our community through engaging video storytelling.
Ms. Elizabeth Spencer
127 Ambassador Dr Ste 103
Naperville, IL 60540 USA
Television Station, Video Production, Naperville
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In these times of 24 hour news cycle and the inability to discern credible news sources, NCTV17 aims to keep people in the know and put a local perspective on national and city issues. We look in-depth at the people and neighborhoods of our community, and keep residents informed on everything from news to sports.
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Naperville Sports Weekly
Weekly sports program focused on both the boys' and girls' varsity sports from all six Naperville area high schools. From the opening kick-off in football to the finish line in track this fast-paced half-hour show brings fans the highlights, scores and in-depth stories not seen anywhere else.
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Naperville News 17
Naperville News 17 is the Naperville area’s only weekly television news program. From the local perspective on national news, to city news that matters to you, to an in-depth look at the people and places of our neighborhoods, Naperville News 17 is committed to building and celebrating community.
Spotlight is a half hour talk show featuring three local not-for-profit organizations each episode. Spotlight provides Naperville’s not-for-profits an opportunity to present their mission to the community, discuss the programs and services they deliver, and announce new events – all within a lively interview format.
Keep a pulse on today's business scene by watching Business Connection, Naperville's only television business talk show! This 30-minute show features all types of businesses, from small pet grooming stores to major hospitals. In a free-flowing conversational interview, The host sits down in-studio with local business leaders and entrepreneurs who share their unique story - everything from what makes their business successful, to their involvement in the community.
When authors come to Naperville, Anderson’s Bookshop is a must stop. Owner Becky Anderson sits down with the authors to talk about their newest books. From Fantasy to History, from Romance to Children’s books, Anderson talks with authors from all reading genres on NCTV17's Authors Revealed.
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
This half hour show helps viewers get to know some of Naperville’s most notable residents in a cozy one-on-one conversation.
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As the fourth largest city in Illinois with over 145,000 residents, Naperville has grown very quickly over the time NCTV17 has been in existence. The station has continued to evolve in order to meet the needs of our ever-growing, and increasingly diverse community. However, our primary organizational mission is to help residents stay connected to their community through shared stories.
As the only TV station completely focused on Naperville, the station is committed to providing residents with current information about what is happening in all sectors of their city. Each year NCTV17 strategically assesses the programming we plan to produce and air on the channel to ensure it delivers on the station's mission for our viewers. Every week, the station produces a wide variety of regularly scheduled programming including news, high school and college sports, business talk shows, interviews with Naperville "notables", profiles of not-for-profit organizations, conversations with well known authors, as well as community event coverage. More than 35 individual videos stories are produced on a weekly basis that showcase the many aspects of the Naperville community.
By staying true to our guiding principles NCTV17 will meet its goals. * We tell local stories of significance that both inform and engage the community while simultaneously preserving Naperville's history for generations to come. * We distribute stories in the format and on the platforms that meet the needs of the community. * We provide educational opportunities for residents to fulfill intended purpose of PEG (internships, crew, scout tours, classes) * We engage the community in their local public-access channel.
NCTV17 will know if we are making progress by tracking the number of views for our newscast and individual stories both on the NCTV17 website and YouTube channel. We also track the amount of social media engagement, and increased word-of-mouth about the stories "Naperville News 17" covers. Each week there is an evaluation of each newscast for thoroughness and accuracy in reporting as well as camera and technical quality by the Executive Producer.
NCTV17 has been broadcasting in Naperville for 30 years and has grown into a premier source of information, education and entertainment for this community. Focused on local people, organizations, and events, NCTV17 represents the faces and places of our neighborhoods. The line-up of TV programming is strategically designed to represent all facets of the community and all seven geographical sectors. From news to high school sports to business talk shows to documentaries, NCTV17 provides broad coverage and spotlights what makes Naperville a one-of-a-kind community. Over the past ten years, NCTV17 has evolved from its public access roots to become a true community television station, where a team of professional staff work with community members and student interns to create and broadcast programming that is beneficial to the entire community.
NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
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as of 11/7/2018
Mr. Patrick Branham
Term: 2013 - 2019
Friendship Senior Options
Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC
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