Happy New Year from the staff at RevereTV! Due to quite a few production cancellations over the past few weeks, this RTV Spotlight will highlight some of the studio’s media accomplishments and happy moments.
RevereTV never got to formally introduce the newest staff member, Alexandra Coppola. Allie is a major asset to the RTV team. She joined RTV last year and has given the RevereTV social media accounts a major upgrade. Follow @RevereTV on Instagram and you’ll see infographics about the latest city events, and useful facts about what is happening around Revere. This account can also be found on Twitter.
Allie helps with all aspects of studio production, including coordinating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) program with the City of Revere through a grant from the Commonwealth that is updated each week with something new worth knowing about. These PSAs, with help from the grant production team, are written and recorded in four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Allie posts them to RTV’s social media the day they are recorded, but they can also be watched in between programming on the RevereTV television channels.
“What’s Cooking, Revere?” is a program that took off last spring and was followed up with two spin-off shows. This show was created for more content geared toward Revere’s seniors, but it has become a show that is also enjoyed by many others. It has become an opportunity for community members to share family and cultural recipes they love with all who watch RTV. It all started with an RTV community member – Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe – who was featured on the first of many episodes.
Keefe now has his own program, “Cooking with the Keefes,” which he shares with his wife, Jennifer. You can catch either of them in the RTV Kitchen Studio whipping up some dinner or dessert. Another RTV community member – local chef Kelly Armetta – also created his own spin-off, “Cooking Made Simple.” Armetta typically leads you through cooking multicourse meals in the kitchen studio at least once per month. Tune in to the RevereTV Community Channel or YouTube page for all the latest cooking shows. You can follow along on TV, but if you want to prepare the recipes, they are listed in the description of the videos on YouTube.
Newly elected City Council and School Committee members were inaugurated at the Organizational Meeting that was held last week. RevereTV was in the City Council Chambers streaming the meetings on RTV Gov, Facebook and YouTube. As more government meetings get scheduled this month, you can always watch them live on RevereTV, or as replays throughout the week following the meeting. RevereTV was able to cover city government meetings during the past few years through coordinated efforts with the City of Revere to make meetings accessible by Zoom, then hybrid and now mostly in person. RevereTV is proud to be dedicated to covering city government meetings in any form. To view meetings live on TV, tune in to channel 9 on Comcast or 13 and 613 on RCN.