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Batavia Access Television, Inc. (BATV) Receives $4.1K Grant From Community Foundation

Chicago Tribune – – Batavia

Headset Intercom System Purchased

Batavia – Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, BATV crew will be able to communicate through a wireless intercom system. The seven-user headset intercom system is used throughout the professional broadcast community to communicate between directors and camera operators. These headsets will assist with many multi-camera shoots throughout our community; we already used them for the LIVE Batavia High School Graduation Ceremony broadcast.

“With five camera operators, a director, a monitor, and an engineer spread throughout the high school gymnasium, it would have been impossible for us to pull off a professional video production without the headsets. In the past we sent texts to each other trying to coordinate shot angles and that was less than ideal. We are really looking forward to having them for the upcoming live football broadcasts from Bulldog Stadium,” Holly Deitchman, Station Manager, BATV.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to support BATV’s growth. We believe in the services that BATV offers the community and are happy to support their mission,” Sharon Stredde, President & CEO, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley.

About Batavia Access Television, Inc.

Batavia Access Television, Inc. (BATV) is a provider of public access television and government access television for the community of Batavia, Illinois through Comcast Channels 10 and 17, residents throughout Northern Illinois through AT&T U-verse Channel 99, and worldwide through a live stream at BATV provides Batavia area residents, organizations,agencies and institutions with free, noncommercial television production and related services on a first-come-first-served, nondiscriminatory basis. Before and after regularly scheduled programming on BATV, time is always made available to recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses for their support of programming on BATV. Holly Deitchman serves as the Station Manager, Jennifer Brens is the Programming Director and Jon Benditz is Technical Director. To contact BATV by phone call 630-937-5413 or email them at More information, including program schedules, is available at

About Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

The Community Foundation is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County, Illinois. Further information about the Community Foundation is available at

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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