Public Affairs Programs
KTSF Channel 26 regularly provides public service airtime in the form of half-hour interview programs which address issues of concern facing local Asian communities. The Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean and Filipino Journals are either in language or bilingual (native language and English). KTSF provides more locally-produced public service time than any other Asian language broadcast station in Northern California. Our public affairs programs are as follows:
The Chinese Journal: Weekly program (Sundays at 9:30pm) that alternates between Cantonese and Mandarin.The Asian Journal: Weekly program (Saturdays at 5:30 am) rotates between Vietnamese, Japanese (temporarily discontinued), Korean, and Filipino communities.
The Cantonese Journal
The Mandarin Journal
Mina Li is the Associate Director of Public Affairs, and Host of Mandarin Journal and Great Family at KTSF 26. She works directly with non-profit organizations in producing and screening Public Service Announcements, representing KTSF at events, and coordinating telethons. Mina was the President of Northern California Chinese Media Association from 2011 to 2012, and serves on the Gum Moon Women’s Residence as a Board Secretary, and the Chinese Community Health Resource Center as a board member. She has also emceed community and fundraising events for Miss Chinatown USA, Miss Teen Charity Gala presented by San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club, China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe “My Dream” Charity Performance, American Red Cross, APA Family Support Services, etc. Mina hosted and produced various TV programs at KPST 66, KCNS 38, CCTV and Beijing TV in the past. She earned her BA degree in Radio & Television from San Francisco State University.
The Vietnamese Journal
Tony Nguyen was born in Saigon, Vietnam and fled by boat with most of his family in 1979. While in an Indonesian refugee camp for 18 months, Mr. Nguyen began community service by providing daily public address information for the refugee community. He immigrated to the United States in 1980 and worked as an announcer for a number of Vietnamese radio stations since 1988.
Since 1981, Tony Nguyen has been involved in social service outreach to the Bay Area Vietnamese community through organizations such as, The Center for Southeast Asian Refugee Resettlement (CSEARR), Asian American Community Against AIDS (AACAA), Baker Place (substance abuse services ), and the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Currently, he is business analyst for the Southeast Asian Community Center helping small Vietnamese businesses succeed. Since 1977, Tony Nguyen has produced and hosted the Vietnamese Journal for Channel 26, KTSF.
The Korean Journal
Ms. Kim-Lee has been a public affairs specialist in the San Francisco Regional Public Affairs Office in Richmond, California since March 2007. She began her Social Security career in 2003 as a claims authorizer in the Western Program Service Center. While there, she joined and assisted the Pacific Asian Advisory Council, serving as different committee chairs.
Prior to joining Social Security, Sarah served as Outreach and Enrollment Manager at On Lok Senior Services in San Francisco. On Lok Senior Health is a non-profit agency that provides a federally funded all-inclusive care program for the elderly. She also operated an immigration clinic for the Korean elderly at the Westlake Christian Terrace senior housing complex and served as commissioner of the Alameda County Advisory Commission on Aging.
Sarah produces and hosts the Korean Journal, a monthly Korean language public service television program. She is well known in the Bay Area Korean community as an advocate for immigrants¡¦ rights and has extensive knowledge of the Korean immigrant community of Northern California.
The Filipino-American Journal
Joy Rivera-Dodds began her broadcasting career in the Philippines 10 years ago where her work included being the co-anchor of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation’s IBC News in 1994. Moving to the Bay Area in 1995, she worked as a segment producer and host for the Pinoy Pa Rin program which showcased Filipino events, issues and personalities in the Bay Area.
Joy Rivera-Dodds has produced and anchored KTSF’s Filipino News Report since February of 1997. Her work in news included going to Manila to cover the Centennial of Philippine Independence celebrations, as well as the Presidential Inauguration in 1998. Ms. Rivera-Dodds graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
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