DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 12, 2013) – Continuing its long-held designation as Volusia County’s official public television station for emergency information, WDSC-TV 15 welcomed officials on July 10 for the annual check presentation of $10,000 to Daytona State College President Carol W. Eaton.  

Volusia County presents $10,000 check for WDSC-TV 15 emergency serviceThis year, Jason P. Davis, Volusia County Council chair, presented the check to Dr. Eaton, joined by James A. Judge II, Volusia County Emergency Management director.   Daytona State’s WDSC-TV has served the county in this capacity for more than 10 years. Each year the county presents the station with a check for this service, noting the importance of the station’s emergency broadcast delivery and community reach.  

A prime example of WDSC-TV’s community service takes the form of the annual Emergency Preparedness show with guest host WESH-TV reporter Claire Metz. This year’s show airs Wednesday, July 17, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., followed by Hurricane Survival Tips for the Homeowner. Daytona State journalism and broadcast students work in the studio and help produce this show, among many others shown on WDSC.

The 90-minute, live call-in show guides viewers on how to prepare for emergency situations such as severe weather, natural and other disasters, as well as developing a survival plan. Emergency preparedness experts will be in the studio to answer questions. Viewers are encouraged to call the hotline number: 1-800-901-9238.

Part of Daytona State College, WDSC-TV 15 is a non-commercial, educational television station that reaches 3 million viewers and 1.5 million households throughout Volusia, Flagler, Orange, Seminole, Lake, Marion, Brevard and Osceola counties. For more information about WDSC, call 1-800-638-9238 or 386-506-4415 or visit www.wdsctv.org. New members welcome.

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MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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