note: KCRT is not accepting volunteers at this time.
offers volunteer positions to residents of the East Bay.
Many of the individuals have used their experiences at KCRT for jobs in
the television business. Volunteers are the backbone to our
Here is the list of the former KCRT volunteers and summer youth employees:
A KCRT volunteer who joined in January 2007.
Douglas came to the station through his work on
The Green Screen, a new entry on KCRT. The
talented 20-year old's future goal is film editing.
BEN E. GILL
Benny joined KCRT in March 2004. He has worked
Richmond City Council Meetings, the
Richmond Planning Commission Meetings, The
2004 Election Night Results, and the
various Standing Committee Meetings. Benny
was also one of the play-by-play voice of the
Comcast Game of the Week regional coverage.
Outside of KCRT, he is a Youth Development
Coordinator for Richmond PAL, as well as freelance
in the TV industry since the ' 70s, David has been
volunteering his time to assist in the productions
of KCRT. He has worked on numerous station
programs, including Live Talk, Cinco de
Mayo Festival, Sidewalks Entertainment,
and all the meetings, where he has been the principal
audio operator. David has been a strong and
dedicated member of the KCRT family since 1995.
Here is the list of the some previous
Harry is a software developer with an interest in
studio and live audio recordings. He came to
KCRT in March of 2001 to learn about video
technology, contemplating a possible career change
to television or motion picture production.
Should he decide to pursue a career in movies or
television, the top spot on Harry’s wish list is
to work for Paramount Pictures, either on
post-production audio for dramatic television
series, or as an engineer in their Sound Studio M.
is a long-time member of the KCRT family, who helps
on various projects, including the Music On The
Main coverage and the
various City of Richmond Meetings.
Additionally, Justin works with the KCRT crew on
High School Sports programming.
A Bay Area native living in Richmond, James joined
KCRT’s volunteer program in July of 2003. With a
background in Applications Engineering, James came
to KCRT hoping to put his computer skills to work in
the television production industry. He has
previously interned at KMVT, a public television
station in Mountain View, CA where he gained
valuable experience as a camera operator and studio
technician. James is also very active in the local
music scene. He’s part of the
Pacific Wave Jazz Orchestra, a Bay Area jazz
ensemble where he plays alto and soprano saxophones.
At KCRT, James has worked on The Richmond City
Council Meetings, Update, and National
Night Out. Additionally, he has been shooting
and editing some segments of Sidewalks
Volunteered on the
Richmond City Council Meetings.
A production volunteer who started during the fall of
2004. Kwanza has worked on The Richmond City
Council Meeting and KCRT's co-production of
High School Sports.
Joined in 2004, a San Francisco State University
student who is studying journalism and broadcasting.
She was working on The Richmond City Council
Meetings and other KCRT productions. Michelle,
who wants to be a celebrity interviewer in the
future, heard about KCRT via watching Sidewalks
Entertainment, where she was getting the
opportunity to appear in front of the camera as an
Joined KCRT in June 2005 as a
summer youth participant, eighteen year-old Halema
is working with the station's office assistant
performing data entry. She's going to college this
fall. Her favorite TV show is Disney Channel's
That's So Raven. Halema's future career goal is to be a
Joined KCRT in June 2005 as an Americorp Volunteer, Larry wants
to learn all aspects of TV production. His
first taste of production came during a Richmond Finance Standing Committee
enjoys art and energy music.
Began as a summer
youth employee in June 2005, Kiev wants to learn non-linear
editing. Future goals include opening two
businesses: a dance studio and a recording studio.
Summer Youth volunteer joined the station in August
2002 and again in June 2005. At KCRT, he's learning how to operate the
video equipment. His hobbies include listening to
music and boxing.
San Francisco State University alum was a valued
contributor to the KCRT staff in 2003 and 2004.
Working as crew member on The Richmond City
Council Meetings and Sidewalks Entertainment,
she reported, operated production equipment, and
edited peices for both shows. In addition,
Shereelynn produced her own news segments of
Update, where she reported on exciting Richmond
city events; which included interviews with special
city visitors such as Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice
President Dick Cheney. Today, Shereelynn is a
Public Relations Specialist for a major weight-loss
company, but still keeps KCRT near and dear to her
who joined KCRT's volunteer program in June, graduated with a B.A. in Radio and Television in
Dec. 2002 from San Francisco State University.
Besides working with the Richmond City Council
production crew, Monica was getting on-air
experience with Sidewalks Entertainment. Monica’s career goal is to be a television host
on an entertainment or children’s show. Her
hobbies are dancing, writing poetry, and watching
worked on various KCRT projects, including the
Richmond City Council Meetings. Eboni appeared
on KCRT's Update series. She became one
of the co-hosts on Sidewalks Entertainment.
in Japan, Hisae Kanno is a 2001 summer volunteer at KCRT. She's a
computer engineer, who used to develop application
software. Hisae is interested in a web site
development. "I didn’t have any chance
to learn it [website] there," says Hisae.
"I’d like to change my career. And so I
came America to learn how to develop web site and
to improve my English this January." At KCRT,
she is working with KCRT's webmaster and
experiencing some television production.
Francisco State's Lisa Cruz was a 2002 intern at KCRT. She was trained on the production equipment and working on various KCRT
series, including Sidewalks Entertainment. Her career emphasis is video production.
wants to work in media. The
Summer Youth volunteer, who's planning to attend Clark
Atlanta University, was learning how to edit segments
and work with the video equipment. Her hobbies
are: talking on the phone, going to the mall and
was a 2002 volunteer at KCRT. Her career goal is to be a news
anchor/reporter for news. She was trained on the
station's production equipment, where she
produced, written and edited an Update
story on a new DNA Lab in Richmond.
Musa came to KCRT
as a summer youth volunteer in June of 1998. After volunterring, the former
High School student decided to stay at KCRT and continue his training.
At the station, he has worked on the Richmond City Council Meetings, The
1998 Multicultural Festival, and Sidewalks Entertainment.
Musa was attending San Francisco State
University with a major in film. His future goal is to be a film
student Bianca Montgomery came to KCRT-TV in
February of 2001 to get broadcasting experience.
She is beginning her
training on the production of the Richmond City
Council Meetings and is learning non-linear
editing. Bianca's future goal is to be a
news anchor or the host of her own television
First joined KCRT
as a summer youth volunteer, Porscha has been with the station since 1996.
She came to KCRT to learn video production for the experience. The El Cerrito
High School student has worked on the Richmond City Council Meeting,
Outlook, Live Talk, and other productions. Porscha's goal
is to be in criminal law as a justice lawyer.