Community News & Information

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:59 -- Patrick
Tune into our community calendar / bulletin board for important information. This runs on our TV channels in between programming and can always also be found on the Calendar page here on the website. Due to rapidly-changing news & information related to COVID-19, including various closures, cancelations, etc., we are displaying it here on the homepage for the time being.

Do you have news or info. you would like to share? You can send it to us on the Calendar page ! We will get it up promptly.

COVID-19 Response

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 18:33 -- Patrick
Click here for a List of Resources
(from Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce)


Update: March 25, 2020
Following the Governor's "Stay Home" executive order on March 24th, our facility will remain closed for the time being. We are getting creative about how we can continue to provide valuable media resources and information to the local community. We are doing this by using teleconferencing to record video and share information, as well as through our community calendar / TV bulletin board . We invite anyone with information to share or requests to submit it to us by email or by calling Patrick at (802) 356-6027. As an update to the information we shared on March 13th (below), we will not be using the studio to record or hosting gathering of any kind inside our facility for the time being, effective immediately.We will continue to post updates here related to our operation during these unprecedented times.

Date: March 13, 2020

In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we are taking several precautions, which means temporarily modifying our operations. The goal is to protect the health of our staff, volunteers, and the community members around us,  while also providing any services that we are still able to provide, in order to serve the community as a valuable media resource. 

Concerning Facility & Equipment Use

  • Our facility in the Ludlow Community Center is currently closed to the public-at-large, but our equipment & services are available by appointment
  • We will continue to loan our equipment to members of the public, with discretion on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be made by calling the station at 228-8808 or by emailing Patrick .
  • Non-essential business meetings or other appointments are discouraged for the time being.
  • We are taking all precautionary measures. All equipment is being be wiped down with disinfectant wipes before being put away. This goes for staff use as well as any public use and includes cameras, microphones, headphones, tripods, stands, cables, & all other gear. 

Programming, Production, & Other Services:

  • We will continue to program and operate our 2 channels 24/7. We have plenty of local, regional, and statewide programs. Our weekly grids and daily schedules, as always, are available on the website, okemovalley.tv/schedules.
  • New local programs will be posted to this website as well as our You Tube channel
  • We will continue to record local government meetings, as they occur and will remain in contact with local municipal officials about any changes in schedules, cancelations, etc.
  • We will use discretion when considering other field production assignments for staff
  • We have begun to publish videos and other information related to COVID-19, from the CDC, State of Vermont, and other sources, and will continue to do so.
  • We encourage the local municipalities and organizations in our service area to send us information that they would like to share with the community. We will create bulletins for our community calendar / TV bulletin board and can share on social media. As always, we encourage anyone to send us information to do so through the website,  okemovalley.tv/calendar.  News & information may also be emailed to manager@okemovalley.tv
  • Here is a PSA from Black River Good Neighbor Services, recorded March 16th:
  • We will continue to monitor the phones, emails, and social media platforms. We will also be keeping up with all administrative tasks and functions.

Want to get in touch? Send Patrick an email.

Again, we will be televising & posting  videos related to COVID-19 as we receive them. Check "New Videos" on the left sidebar of this website, and the "Videos" page;

Volunteer Support!

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 18:56 -- Patrick

Thank you to our most prolific community producer, John Specker, for taking a break from fiddle playing, to volunteer to do some cleaning. He did a great job and we appreciate it - he does strong work with both the mop and the vaccuum! 

 A renowned musician, John has recorded many, many music songs in our studio over the years. We like having him around. 

 

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