BATV looking for new station manager

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – The board of Batavia Access Television hopes to name a new station manager within the next couple of months.

Former BATV station manager Holly Deitchman recently started as the new executive director of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce after the resignation of Roger Breisch, who led the chamber for almost 10 years.

The board is in the process of finalizing the job description for the position, said Alan Wolff, BATV board president. The board hopes to fill the position in the next month or so, he said.

“We want the right manager and not make a knee-jerk reaction,” Wolff said.

Deitchman had been BATV station manager since July 2008. She started her duties with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce this month.

Under Deitchman’s leadership, BATV has increased its programming. “Out on the Town,” a monthly show spotlighting recreation and entertainment, premiered last year.

The monthly show “Viewpoint,” which features a roundtable discussion based on a hot community topic, premiered in July. “Viewpoint” is moderated by Kathy Gresey, editor of the Kane County Chronicle.

Wolff said he would like BATV to grow even more, especially when it comes to community involvement.

“It is a community-access station, and we need to get more involvement from the community,” he said.

Information about BATV can be found at its website,

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