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Contact: Michael J. Lampella

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Michael J. Lampella

General Manager & CEO

(530) 243-5493 x102

I was very excited as an intern from Chico State University in the late 1970’s to receive a full spring semester of broadcasting experience with KIXE-TV. I saw how a non-profit community television station could be used as a tool to help assist children as well as adults to become better educated and entertained in a non-commercial environment. When my son Anthony was growing up, he especially liked Reading Rainbow, Wishbone and Ghost Writer, in addition to the early childhood favorites of Barney the Dinosaur, Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers. Reading Rainbow opened up the wonderful world of books to him. Wishbone introduced classic literature like Moby Dick, Ivanhoe, Red Badge of Courage and Sherlock Holmes, inspiring him to read some of these on his own. Thirty six years later, I still smile in my heart to see the impact of kids programs like Sesame St and Curious George have in our region.


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I was very excited as an intern from Chico State University in the late 1970’s to receive a full spring semester of broadcasting experience with KIXE-TV. I saw how a non-profit community television station could be used as a tool to help assist children as well as adults to become better educated and entertained in a non-commercial environment. When my son Anthony was growing up, he especially liked Reading Rainbow, Wishbone and Ghost Writer, in addition to the early childhood favorites of Barney the Dinosaur, Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers. Reading Rainbow opened up the wonderful world of books to him. Wishbone introduced classic literature like Moby Dick, Ivanhoe, Red Badge of Courage and Sherlock Holmes, inspiring him to read some of these on his own. Thirty six years later, I still smile in my heart to see the impact of kids programs like Sesame St and Curious George have in our region.

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