Randy Thieben is well respected for his high-quality work, professionalism and integrity.

Numerous broadcasters such as ABC, ESPN, PBS, Turner, Fox Sports Net, Comcast Sports Net, as well as other mobile production truck companies and independent producers employ our crewing services. We are committed to providing our clients with the very best available technicians, and as a result we have developed a reputation as a cost-effective, organized crewing service that can successfully manage the manpower resources of any remote production. 

jessie and IHere’s what Randy’s recent clients have to say: 

“Thanks again for all your hard work on the show, it was really great working with you. I will definitely keep you in mind for future work and will be in touch soon, I’m sure.”


Thanks & best regards,


Pinnacle Communications 10-2014

“Randy, I really appreciate your professionalism on the test and show days, as well as your willingness to work with the hotel and other satellite truck to get everything lined up well ahead of the event for me. Your help was exactly what I needed out there so thank you!”

“I hope to have a chance to work with you again in the future and I will absolutely be recommending you to anyone who needs transmission services in the region.”

November 2008 – Dan Pearson, Vice President – Allied Production Services


“Randy is great! He is always so professional and CNN has been pleased with his work everytime we hire his satellite truck.”

April 16, 2008 – Shawanda Brooks, Senior Satellite Operations Manager. Turner Broadcast Network.



“We’ve used Randy many times to help us with live shots when our own satellite truck is not available. He knows his stuff, hustles to get us our shots and is a pleasure to work with.”
“Top qualities: Personable, On Time, High Integrity”

March 18, 2008 Peter Ornstein, senior producer. CNN San Francisco, Ca.


“Randy – A huge thanks from ME!!! You and your guys rocked. From tip to tail, the guys all worked hard and really made us look good. It will be a complete no-brainer to pick up the phone and call you again for any projects in the area.”

Brian Burkhart, Senior Producer, 7th Wave Communications.


“Thanks Randy, as always it was a pleasure working with you and Richard. I’ve heard nothing but good things about you from my reporters and photogs. I’m not sure when we might need your services again, but I won’t hesitate to call you when the need arises. Thanks again”

Tony (News Director KSBY-TV)


Randy, Thanks for a couple of great days at San Quentin with Court TV You did a terrific job and were totally focused on making everything work – in spite of the many and varied requests that kept popping up!

Peter Shaplen, Peter Shaplen Productions – Strategies for Successful Communications

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Hey Randy, Thanks for doing such a great job on the live shot – you really saved the day! – I look forward to working with you again and would be happy to recommend you to anyone.

Best, Amy Unell. Field Producer. The TODAY show on NBC


Randy, I really enjoyed working wiht you and I will DEFINITELY recommend that we work with you the next time we are up north… You were reliable, relaxed and most of all, fun.

Nora Zimmett. Senior Field Producer. Fox News Channel LA


Thank you Randall… It was great to have you as part of the team ANYTIME… Good job!

Michael Parker, Global Marketing Manager. Hewlett-Packard Media Solutions


Randy, the guys from Speed TV had only good comments about you and requested to work with you when they come to your area. So from now on whenever I get a Speed channel job in the Central Coast you are the first guy I will call. Good job!

Matthew Graffeo, Production Coordinator, Assignment Desk.com



I wanted you to know that my weekend shoot in Pebble Beach for the Concourso De Elegance with the crews from Central Coast Uplink went great. The guys were real pros, we got terrific footage, and my client and myself was very pleased.

Rich Yepsen, Senior Producer, Mills James Productions


“I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did during our coverage of the California fires this past week. Working long hours, with many different staffers from all of ABC News’ shows and moving from location to location – you demonstrated great people and technical skills – which put us on the air every time – with a minimum amount of stress. Thank you and I look forward to working with you in future.”

Ara Stirrat, ABC Satellite Operations Manager.


“I’m glad we were able to secure you for the So Cal fires. Everything must have gone extremely well as I only heard great things from our crews. We look forward to booking you in the future.”

Steven Washington / Manager, News Traffic Operations – ABC News


“Randy is one of the best people I have had the pleasure to work with. No matter what the job entails, Randy consistently delivers a high quality product with great results. Randy has a great attitude and I know when I place my trust in him, I have complete confidence that the job will get done.”

Rich Rosillio, Satellite Operations Manager CNBC


“Randy is a great resource to have at hand. He’ll make things happen for you without hassle and with a smile. I definitely recommend Randy for ANY live transmission. He’s great. Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, On Time everytime.”

Viviana Kohon Producer at Discovery Channel Canada



“I’ve known and worked with Randy Thieben for over 10 years and in that time, he’s always been completely dependable, results oriented and most importantly always eager to get the job done! When I started in news in 1997 he took the time to train me to shoot broadcast quality video making my transition into news as smooth as possible. Since then, I’ve worked with Randy on a number of projects for Central Coast Uplink and he’s always completely professional, catering to client needs and going above and beyond the call of duty. In short, no obstacle keeps Randy from getting a project done on time… not easily said in the fast-paced, deadline driven world of news and video production.”


 Sean Bolen, Reporter, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.


“Working with Randy has always been a rewarding experience. He is consistently prepared and organized for each project. He has an expert management style that allows for creativity while still maintaining focus on a project’s budget and time constraints. He’s a top notch operator.”

03/04, 2012 – Michael Chappell, Owner, RedCrowStudios


“I just wanted to thank you again for your help with the Allergan event yesterday and today. Everything went very well on both ends today and I attribute that to both sides working through the extended testing last night. My client is very happy with how this part of the show went and that makes me very happy – so thanks for taking care of us here. I know that these events will continue to happen and if we should come back to these areas again, I will definitely be calling you again.”


Dan Pearson Vice President – Production Services

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