Happy Anniversary, Decibel!
It’s our first anniversary and we almost forgot!
It’s amazing how a box brimming with warm, chocolate chip cookies jars your memory.
(Thanks to Sara Robertson, VP of Production and Technology, for the sweet reminder).
I know most people are celebrating #LoveYourPetDay (and we do love our pets), but our team is commemorating Decibel Day. On February 20, 2017, KLRU-TV launched Decibel, a News & Public Affairs initiative to amplify issues that matter to Central Texans. We spent much of our first year taking a deep dive on key community concerns: affordability, homelessness, immigration, food insecurity and CodeNEXT. We gave diverse voices and viewpoints a forum to find common ground during our ATX Together Town Hall Meetings. We’ve produced more than 100 videos and 6 half-hour broadcast specials. And...we’ve taken Facebook Live to new heights with technology and important topics. Did I mention there are only 4 of us on our team?
I am incredibly proud of what Joe Rocha, Blair Waltman-Alexin and Angela Maldonado have accomplished this year and the quality content we’ve produced. But we’ve also had loads of fun along the way.
I hope our top ten list of lessons learned during Decibel’s first year puts a smile on your face:
Thanks for your trust and support during our first year of covering real stories, real people and real community issues!