• Staff and Info

    About LDTV
    Lenape District Television is the educational access channel of the Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD). LDTV is located in Lenape High School in Medford, NJ and first went on the air in February 1992.  It is a complete broadcast level studio, where high school students learn television production techniques and assist in the production of district programs.

    The Lenape District's educational access channel services the four Lenape District high schools (Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca & Shawnee), the Burlington County Institute of Technology and 32 elementary schools in Evesham, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland. LDTV broadcasts 24 hours a day and has potential viewership in communities across Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey.
     
    LDTV can be found locally on Comcast Cable channel 19 and Verizon FiOS channel 21.  LDTV also has a Youtube channel where many of our programs can be viewed by anyone outside the traditional broadcast area.

    Programming
    The station aims to produce and air programming that is creative, informative and instructional. LDTV produces several original series that provide the community with information and insight regarding academic, athletic and co-curricular activities within the LRHSD.

    A digital bulletin board supplements programming with information regarding the region's elementary, middle and high school academic, athletic and social functions.  The digital bulletin board also provides emergency information regarding school closings and late openings.

    Each of the district's high schools operate satellite studios with facilities for production, editing and sending broadcast-ready videos to LDTV.  BCIT and each of the district’s sending elementary schools can also send video to LDTV, where it can be edited and scheduled for broadcast.

    LDTV Production Truck
    LDTV also offers LRHSD students the opportunity to broadcast sports, awards ceremonies, graduations and other events with the use of a mobile production truck.  The Lenape Regional Education Foundation, a non-profit organization, donated the production truck to the Lenape District in 2010.  The production truck is a fully functional professional-level production studio that has covered various events around the district and the state.

    LDTV Sports
    Since 2006, LDTV Sports has been bringing viewers the very best in high school sports action.  With over 40 games each school year, viewers can watch their favorite teams from Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca and Shawnee high schools compete in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and more.

    LDTV Sports events are completely student produced.  Events are shot “live-to-tape” and broadcasted on LDTV the same evening following the event.  Students can serve as camera, replay or graphics operators, technical director and director at each event.  Select students also provide play-by-play commentary and sideline reports on camera. 

    LDTV Option Two
    Option Two programs allow students to obtain credit for learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom environment. Through LDTV Option Two, third and fourth year communications technology students can earn credits toward graduation by working with LDTV.  Option Two students are assigned various editing and videotaping projects on a weekly basis and also assist in the setup and production of LDTV Sports events.

    LDTV Awards
    Since 1996, LDTV has been honoring the best in student productions with its annual LDTV Awards.  District students, their families and guests are treated to an Academy Awards style show featuring the most outstanding work done by communications technology students during the school year.  Students receive awards in categories such as News Package, On-Air Talent, News Show, Documentary, Technical Achievement and more.


    LDTV Staff

    John Donaldson
    jdonaldson@lrhsd.org
    Director of Media & Communications

    DJ Deeney
    ddeeney@lrhsd.org
    District Broadcast Technician

    Rebecca Potter
    rpotter@lrhsd.org
    District Broadcast Technician

    Marc Sonsini
    msonsini@lrhsd.org
    District Broadcast Technician

    Dana Spera
    danaspera@lrhsd.org
    District Broadcast Technician