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Alumni Association

In January, 2010, the SD City College Radio-TV-Film Alumni Association held its first reunion gathering. Go to the Alumni Association page for pictures, stories and details on upcoming events and membership.


Nick Nordquist and Michael Johnson of Industrial Strength TV have donated generously to the Radio-TV department at City College. A recent documentary of theirs was edited in the RTV Final Cut Pro lab, and their appreciation for that access has resulted in financial support to the program. Industrial Strength TV is a well-respecting North County production company, specializing in documentaries, industrial video and independent films. They can be contacted through their website at

Thank You to Satellite Video Productions

The Radio-TV-Film Department at City College had a battery issue with two of its cameras. New batteries and a charger were required, but the cost was prohibitive. We reached out to the San Diego video/film production community, and Satellite Video Productions in Pacific Beach stepped up to help. Owner Tom Signaigo and General Manager Sandy Jack donated four batteries and a charger (valued at about $1500) to the department. Instead of losing the service of two of our cameras, students can now check out extra batteries and a charger. Producing professional corporate, commercial and broadcast programming since 1981, Satellite Video ( is a full-service production company with an extensive list of prestigious clients. RTVF department Chair Laura Castañeda and Chief Engineer Larry Quick want to express their profound thanks to Satellite for this generous donation.

Jazz Live

On select Tuesday nights at 8 pm, KSDS Jazz 88 and San Diego City College present Jazz Live at the Saville Theatre on the City College campus. Produced in conjunction with Radio-TV 132 and professor Dave Drexler, Jazz Live is free to Jazz 88 members, while non-members are charged a nominal fee. Student discounts are also available for these inspiring and entertaining shows hosted by Jazz 88 on-air personalities.

To view the upcoming schedule and read more about Jazz 88, click here.



The San Diego City College Film Society is hosting its inaugural student film festival April 26, 2012 in the Saville Theater. San Diego collegiate film programs are populated by topnotch film students from around the world. Its halls are an intersection of cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor and hands-on practicality. Founded in 2012 by students at San Diego City College, the San Diego Student Film Festival serves as an unparalleled forum for student filmmaking. The festival will transform City College into a celebration of film, while creating an invaluable opportunity for students to learn from each other and from well-established industry professionals. Funding for the festival is provided in part by the San Diego City College Foundation. Matching funds are required.

To donate to the 2012 Festival, visit the Kickstarter page here.


Each Spring, Media Arts Center San Diego hosts the Latino Film Festival, a 10-day showcase of artists from traditionally underrepresented communities. Media Arts Center San Diego endorses the inclusion of these communities in the media arts field and the portrayal of accurate images by mainstream media. Through numerous workshops, classes and other programs and services, Media Arts Center San Diego promotes and nurtures community access to media technology. 2013 will be the 20th annual Latino Film Festival. Film makers, celebrities and organizers join together for a week-and-a-half of networking and sharing in an effort to promote the use of film and video as tools for community self-expression and social change – all the while supporting the professional development of the media artists. San Diego City College students and faculty often collaborate to produce films for the festival.  Funding for the films can be provided in part by the San Diego City College Foundation, the Radio-TV-Film Department, and the World Cultures Program.

About San Diego City College

Founded in 1914, San Diego City College serves as the educational cornerstone of downtown San Diego. With more than 18,000 students, City College offers 240 Associate Degrees and Certificates and 1,500 day, evening and weekend classes, including programs in Radio and Television, Journalism and Communications. City College is part of the San Diego Community College District, comprised of City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and Continuing Education.