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In 1990, two students at Cal State Fullerton dreamt of creating the first ever Portuguese language television program in Southern California. These two men, José Sive and David Martins, along with help from other members of the local Portuguese community, made that dream a reality on October 19, 1990 when they broadcast the first Portuguese language program in Southern California on KSCI, Channel 18 in Los Angeles.

After approximately 3 months of broadcasting on KSCI, the program transferred to Artesia's public access station where the program grew and eventually became known as RTA, Radio Television Artesia.

RTA soon became a California non-profit corporation and a Board of Directors formed to administer and support the numerous volunteers who operated RTA on a daily basis. The first group of men and women who helped as Directors, Station Managers, On Air Personalities, Programmers, Set Designers, etc. would form the nucleus of the organization well into the 21st century.

In late 2002, RTA adopted an official set of by-laws that, among other things, initiated a process for succession on the Board of Directors. The current Board consists of nine members who each serve three year terms. Each year, three members enter while three others leave. The daily operations are administered by a host of volunteers who develop and execute daily programming by providing their on air, camera, technical and editing skills.

RTA is funded mainly by private donations within the community and specific fundraising events including an annual dinner and some special events such as a recent concert that included the talents of Jose Malhoa, Dinis Paiva, Alcides Machado, Carlos Galvão and Emily. The annual dinners have grown in scope from low cost eats to a full scale event that includes dinner and great entertainment including San Jose's Duo Ilha in 2005 and 7 Colinas, Aurelio Oliveira and Liliana this year. The goal is to shift some of the funding burden off of the residents of Artesia by creating events that people want to attend, but still generate funds for RTA.

RTA continues to provide daily TV shows and a radio program two days each week in the city of Artesia. They work closely and exchange content with other media outlets in the United States. Among these are KIGS Radio, SPTv of Newark New Jersey and KNXT channel 49 in Fresno. RTA is working toward increasing its scope in cities outside of Artesia while continuing to improve the quality of its content within the city of Artesia.

Manuel Aguiar Bem-Vindos à Radio Televisão Artesia

A Nossa Historia

Foi com orgulho e satisfacao que milhares de portugueses, brasileiros, mocambicanos, angolanos, cabo-verdianos, guinenses, sao-tomenses, macaenses, timorenses e goenses virao pela primeira vez um programa de televisao em lingua portuguesa no sul da California. Este acontecimento historico teve lugar no dia 19 de Outubro de 1990 no canal 18 de Los Angeles.

O projecto nasceu da ideia de dois estudantes da universidade de Cal State Fullerton, David Martins e Jose Sive que nao se deixaram intimidar pelos enormes obstaculos que infrentavam. Conseguiram logo a entusiastica colaboracao do conhecido correspondente do entao Jornal Portugues, Fernando Dutra. Foi assim que no historico dia 19 de Outubro de 1990, David Martins, Jose Sive e Fernando Dutra apresentaram o primeiro programa televisivo em lingua portuguesa no sul da California.

Apos tres meses de transmissao no canal 18, o programa foi transferido para o canal 3 da tv cabo de artesia. Com o apoio da grande parte dos portugueses em Artesia, o programa cresceu e tornou-se na RTA, Radio Televisao Artesia.

Created on 03/16/2006 04:52 PM by admin
Updated on 09/26/2010 04:00 PM by admin
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