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Wed, 10/31/2018 - 18:18 -- Patrick

New Hours

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 18:50 -- Patrick

Due to a 10% budget cut this year, we have reduced our business hours by 7 hours per week. These new hours are effective September 16, 2019. 

Here are our new hours

Viewer Survey

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:22 -- Patrick

In an effort to continue to improve, we are collecting viewership input & feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey - it's just 10 questions. It should take no longer than a few minutes. All respondents will be entered into a raffle to win a personal photo & video shoot! Want to know more about that?  Ask us! 

All entries must be received by September 30th. 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY! 

Paleoindians at Jackson Gore

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:44 -- Patrick

The University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology program was hired by Okemo Mountain Resort in 2007 to excavate and study an area of Jackson Gore, which was being developed by the resort. Artifacts were discovered that dated back to the paleoinidian period, 12,000+ years ago. We went to UVM in 2018 to record a follow-up with the program director, John Crock, and State archaeologist, Jess Robinson.  Here is their update on the project, edited together with footage from the 2007 excavation:

State of the Station

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 17:34 -- Patrick

We just wrapped up our fiscal year on June 30th. As is the tradition, we have provided a summary of this past year's news & activities in our "State of the Station" report, which can be viewed here.  Highlights from the past year include:

  • our huge building improvements (Phase 3 building project), thanks to the funding support from the State of Vermont "Building Communities" grant, The Marro Trust, The Cricket Foundation, and several private local donations
  • more than 1,300 new local shows were produced using our services
  • new collaborative video projects with Ludlow Fire Department, UVM Consulting Archaeology Program, & Mount Holly School
  • hiring of a full-time production coordinator, Eric Chatterjee
  • our statewide membership & advocacy organization (Vermont Access Network, aka VAN) successfully convinced the legislature to form a "PEG Access Study Committee" (currently underway) to explore new funding sources for community access media / TV, in light of various funding threats 

2019 Producer Awards

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:58 -- Patrick

At our annual meeting on June 27th, we recognized volunteer community producers for their works over the past year, through our 4 annual awards: Producer of the Year , Youth Producer of the Year, Community Service Award, & the Outstanding Achievement Award. These folks don't just watch TV...they make it. Around these parts, they are...."the media".

Producer of the Year: Zachary McNaughton

Zachary is a Proctorsville resident and an instructor of Audio / Video Production at River Valley Technical Center (RVTC). This past year, he began production on his own new regular fishing series, "Master Anglers" (showing each & every week on our community access channel). In addition, he oversaw the production of an original weekly series created, prodcuced, & hosted by students in his RVTC class ("Trailer Trash Talk") throughout the past school year. It's been a prolific year for Mr. McNaughton, and we salute him.


Youth Producer of the Year: Natasha Fortin

Natasha has been the A#1 student volunteer this past year, covering over 50 games for Black River High School sports. This includes both boys & girls teams for soccer, basketball, baseball, & softball. She did a lot of the post-production work as well. Thanks for all of the sports programming, Natasha! 









Community Impact / Service Award: Kelly Stettner

Kelly foudned & runs the Black River Action Team (BRAT), an volunteer organization dedicated to river clean-up, education, & watershed quality stewardship. As part of this effort, in her very limited spare time, she produces a TV series, "Black River Connections", using Okemo Valley TV, which is well-produced and informative. We are prepared to support more episodes, so  keep up the great work, Kelly!   

 

Outstanding Achievement Award: Ludlow Fire Department

Volunteer firefighters Fran & Angela Kissell led a team effort to produce a great 10-minute promotional video for the Ludlow Fire Department...and they put in A LOT of work. The video has been well-circulated and is in regular rotation on our channels. There will be more to come through our collaborative work with the Fire Department. This first effort exceeded all expectations. Job well done! 

Board of Directors Election

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 17:07 -- Patrick

At last night's annual meeting (June 27th), the election was held for the Board of Directors for the coming fiscal year. Noah Schmidt was re-elected. Don Richardson & Wendy Regier were both elected. The new year starts on July 1.  The new Board will be meeting sometime in mid-July, at which time officers will be elected (the date of the 1st meeting is still to be determined, but an agenda will be posted here soon).

We would like to thank both Julie Bowyer and Lou Krefski, who terms ended,  for serving on the Board of Directors for the past three years!

Board of Directors Election

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:33 -- Patrick

Voting is now open for the Board of Directors election. The ballot, with instructions, is available for download here.  Anyone age 14 + up residing within our service area (Towns of Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Reading, Cavendish, & Andover) may vote. Instructions must be followed in order for a ballot to be counted. 

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