Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Promotional Promotion

Certain changes happening at the local radio station have provided the opportunity for me to step into a newly created role of Executive Producer for WBCB TV. This basically means my freelance work for this AM station is becoming valuable to their operations, and with a change of Program Manager, the incoming PM does not have the technology background or television experience. So with that I become his assistant, working the technology to promote the current streaming events and continuing to advance the capabilities at WBCB1490.com and WBCBSports.com in the coming years.

What this means for KW3HD Productions is the opportunity to grow a current service, but also allows us to take our services to the next level. As a small, veteran-owned business, we can provide the streaming or recording services your organization needs, whether as a one-time event or over the course of a season or year. From a simple talk-show format, to live entertainment or sporting event, let us help coordinate your video coverage.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Pennsbury Students Participate in the National School Walkout

Students at Pennsbury High School participate in walk-out.

credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions

A somber mood set the scene as students from the twin campuses of Pennsbury High School met in the middle to honor the fallen.

Today marks four weeks since the shooting in Parkland, Florida and students across the nation are participating in walk-out protests. Senior Reed Markowitz organized the protest with help from the administration, and led the moment of silence by reading off the names of those who were killed last month.

These are kids our age. No student or teacher should have to go to school in fear of being shot.
Reed Markowitz calls the names of the fallen.
credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions
Before stepping down from the stairs of the aquatic center, Markowitz expressed the concerns of everyone’s mind:

This is time to say “enough.” We need to push legislation to stop this from happening.

School officials estimate half of the student population participated in the morning's event. Principal Reginald Meadows was pleased by the calm and cooperative manner the students came together for the protest.

While no other protests have been discussed with school administration at this time, the National School Walkout is slated to happen on April 20th – the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. For more information go to the National School Walkout website. 

Falls Township Police were on hand to ensure the safety of the students. 
credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions

Students file outside from Pennsbury's East building, heading for the meeting point at the flagpole near the stadium.
credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions

Students walking up the path from the West side, joining others assembled outside the aquatic center.
credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions

Principal Meadows and District Communications Coordinator Ann Langtry discuss the success of the student-led event.
credit: Hugh Fegely/KW3HD Productions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Students to Walk Out in Protest

students protest in Minnesota following the Feb 14th shooting in Florida
Credit: Fibonacci Blue/Wikimedia Commons

Tomorrow marks four weeks since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida – and students across the nation will march in solidarity, remembering the 17 victims.

While most districts in the region might not have detailed plans in place, they are lending support to those who wish to step out at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14th. The students are walking out to protest the lack of change by the government. Stronger gun laws and safety measures are being demanded in the wake of this latest tragedy.

In association with The National School Walkout scheduled for April 20th – the 18th anniversary of the Columbine shooting – the protest hopes to draw more attention from local, state, and national officials in order to enact the changes needed in firearms related laws and other safety measures. Parkland marks the latest school massacre, but Columbine is one of the first to garner national attention when two students killed 13 classmates and wounded over 20 others.

To honor the latest victims, 17 minutes of silence are planned to start the protest, with many locations then offering an open mic for impact statements by the students and other participants. In Pennsbury, there is expected to be a walkout on the grounds of the high school, with voluntary participation by the student body. While this is not organized by the district, an open letter from the superintendent, Dr. William Gretula, expresses the administration’s support of the protest, as well as commenting on other efforts being made to ensure student safety in wake of the Parkland incident. 

Bristol Township School District is offering a similar support system according to their own community letter sent by Superintendent Dr. Melanie Gehrens. Council Rock’s two high schools are reported to be allowing a “walk-in” where students may leave classrooms for designated areas within the school, but not go outside the building for safety concerns.

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