"My love of sports comes from my family, my dad in particular encouraged me to be involved with sports. I have always felt that sports are really important in terms of families and teaching values. The exciting thing about bringing television coverage into high school events is that it adds to the players sense of being part of something big," states Young. Ryan remembers the added thrill of seeing the MTN cameras as he entered the court as a South High basketball player.
In 1994 Ryan began doing promotional work with Club Fed, a youth centered program in North Minneapolis. He also started Wellington Productions and made it his mission to promote family and community entertainment.
Ryan is currently working with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni, Minnesota chapter, to administer and direct summer baseball camps in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The program entitled Sand Lot baseball, is the brain child of former Minnesota Twin Frank Quilici. Ryan is also working on a nonprofit television production venture collaborating with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni.
Ryan's reasons for applying to the MTN board are numerous, "When I heard that a position on the board was opening up, I started to look at the situation and thought that it seemed like a natural progression, given that I knew the organization and was connected to city leaders. I thought it was a golden opportunity to get an understanding of a television network and how it is run, financially, equipment wise and how the producers fit in. I thought I could benefit every one involved".
"Keep the dream alive. Cable access has been the most important factor in making me able to grow, expand my mind and learn about my community," states Ryan. He offers the following advice to new producers, "Realize that there is as much behind the scenes as in front of the camera. Cable access can catapult you to another level if that is what you want but you have to enjoy it and care about what you aredoing".
The MTN staff and board look forward to working with Ryan in this new
capacity and believe that he will continue to be a valuable asset, by
representing all community producers at the Board level.
Many of our producers submit tapes with multiple programs on them. To ensure that the proper program is played, or for identification, tapes must be marked correctly. Although we use a numbering system, tapes still need to be labeled properly.
All tapes must have the following:
Bars, Tone & Countdown
Producer ID. Slate including