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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

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