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Neighbors of Kane County

BATV News: July & August

BATV is your community access television station! We provide award-winning government access and local community programming to all residents, both through cable television providers (Comcast channels 17 and 10, plus AT&T U-Verse channel 99) and online as well (at or Our mission is to educate, entertain, engage and inspire residents through programming that enhances the quality of life for us all. Visit our website or call 630-937-5413 to learn more!


Batavia City Council Understand the direction of the city council, listen to feedback from the community, and find ways to get involved. If you are an informed citizen of our community, then you should attend City Council meetings or watch them on BATV!

Batavia Park District Follow the decisions that impact our local parks and recreational facilities, as well as the many local programs and events that are sponsored by the Park District. Find out how this organization works to preserve and enhance our community.

Batavia Public Library Discover more about learning resources, seminars and events that are available through the local library, and how library programming is designed for your entertainment, education and enlightenment! There is something for every age.

Batavia Public Schools Learn more about your local school board and what decisions are being made to help students learn and grow in all aspects of development.

Community events Watch high school sports on BATV—plus the many government programming options outlined on this page. Tune in to find out about individual businesses that are shaping the community, learn about news and current events pertaining to Batavia, and listen to in-depth panel discussions about important topics. It’s all right here on your community access television station!

• News from Neighbors Magazines Wherever you see the BATV logo on the pages of Neighbors of Batavia, it means you can see the story broadcast on BATV! Feature stories and event info from the magazine will be broadcast on “It’s News to Me” and other feature productions. Look for the “See it on BATV” icon—and stay tuned!

Ways to watch

Comcast channel 10

Comcast channel 17

AT&T U-Verse channel 99 (streaming and on-demand) (streaming, on-demand and podcasts)

iTunes podcast (BATV1017)

Coming up on BATV:

River Rhapsody Concert Series at Batavia’s Peg Bond Pavilion (airs every weekend through Aug. 10)

BATV original series

It’s News to Me! is Batavia’s news show. The show is hosted by Batavia High School sophomore Sophie Chahmirzadi, and features news and events about the schools and community. The program has segments dedicated to the city’s park district, school district and public library. Our newest segment partners with Batavia Main Street to bring you information about commerce in the city. Also this year, we are excited to bring back the Municipal Minute seg­ment from the city. Watch episodes of It’s News to Me! at

Batavia Spotlight is another BATV original series. This show is hosted by Batavia resident and business consultant, Ellen Huxtable. Ellen sits down with local nonprofits and local businesses to chat about their services. Check out Batavia Spotlight at, and find previous episodes highlighting interesting organiza­tions in your community.

Do you want to learn TV production?

BATV invites members of the community to come to our facilities, year-round, to learn broadcast television production. If you are a Batavia resident interested in learning the various skills required to produce video programs for broadcast “on air,” then we want to meet you! Just give us a call to sched­ule your first visit. At BATV you can be the camera person, the producer, the editor or maybe even the on-air talent! We will teach you about these roles and guide you in creating your programs or segments. Contact us today to learn more about becoming a broadcaster!

BATV Fun Fact: Did you know that BATV has a fully functioning television studio and production facility, including a complete A/V editing suite, green-screen capabilities, and live and remote-broadcast capacity?