Chilliwack – chillTV made its first mark on YouTube last fall when the YouTube channel broadcast the Municipal Election debates, followed by the October election night coverage and the Rotary Christmas Parade.
chillTV fills the gap left behind when Shaw closed down with Channel 4 local cable outlet and moved their equipment to BC1 and their Burnaby studios. The few staffers were let go and local programming was cast aside.
On Thursday at 5PM, chillTV will debut a weekly news magazine that reflects Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison, Cultus Lake, Rosedale, Yarrow and Greendale. Something that has been lacking for a couple of years.
This is where you come in. If you are a young journalist, camera operator, writer, crew or you want to be an anchor, chillTV wants to hear from you. chillTV is compiling a talent pool. Send your demo to news@chillTV.ca
chillTV’s News Of The Week will start with local anchor and 40 year Broadcast Veteran Don Lehn of FVN Fraser Valley News. Lehn’s resume includes News1130 Jack FM, Z95 and CISL Vancouver, Voiceprint, Olympic coverage with 66CFR Calgary, Energy 1200 Ottawa and the one time Victoria CBC affiliate CJVI . Lehn has Valley radio experience including 89.5 The Drive/Hawk, Radio Max and Pulse FM.
chillTV’s News Of The Week debuts Thursday March 28, 5PM on the chillTV YouTube Channel.
Here’s a preview of what to expect: