NewsLongBeach To Launch September 26

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Andrea Sulsona

VoiceWaves, Palacio de Long Beach Magazine and the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) are proud to announce the production of “Re-Imagining Diversity in Long Beach”, a one-hour special edition of NewsLongBeach set to air on the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET). The program will explore the diversity of Long Beach and it’s impact on the future of city. Palacio Magazine Publisher and Editor Andrea Sulsona will host the special.

NewsLongBeach is a newstalk TV magazine produced by VoiceWaves in partnership with the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET). A weekly 30-minute edition of the program is scheduled to begin airing in late October.

Ethnic minorities account for more than 50 percent of the city’s population with Latinos alone comprising 41 percent. “This program is a great opportunity to examine the diverse communities in Long Beach,” says Sulsona, “and the challenges and opportunities for them and the city.”

The hour-long special will feature interviews with community leaders on topics ranging from the economic and political impacts of these demographic changes to exploring the largest ethnic group, Latinos. A panel of youth leaders will also peer into Long Beach’s future and discuss what they think it holds for them.

padnet_logoThe “Re-Imagining Diversity in Long Beach” special will premiere on PADNET on Thursday, September 26th from 7 to 8 pm on Charter Cable Channel 32 and Verizon Channel 41.

VoiceWaves Project Content Manager Michelle Zenarosa and Community Engagement Coordinator Antonio Ruiz are producing the special. “This marks an important phase for both VoiceWaves and PADNET,” Ruiz said. “Long Beach needs more TV news options and we plan to work with multiple partners to make that goal a reality.”

VoiceWaves is a project of New America Media in San Francisco that trains youth ages 16-24 in Journalism and Multimedia skills. Many of the youth reporters have assumed major roles in the production.

“The show is presenting a unique opportunity for local young people to get real-world experience and hands-on training in television studio production,” Zenarosa said. “The skills they gain in the field will prepare them for a successful career in media.”

The Long Beach Public Access Digital Network’s mission is to empower Long Beach residents with quality resources to create and share locally produced news, information and entertainment that foster community pride and civic engagement. PADNET will be providing the technical crew for the show.


Palacio de Long Beach is a free Latino Long Beach Magazine focused on Real Estate, Family, Education and buildingCommunity. Available all over the Greater Long Beach Area, it seeks to serve all the people of Long Beach, including business owners, leaders, artists, educators, public servants, students, children, from all backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The program will air on Charter Cable Channel 32, Verizon Channel 41 and online at and beginning Thursday, September 26, 2013.

You can also find VoiceWaves on Facebook and on Twitter @lbvoicewaves.

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