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Citizens to Deliver the Constitution on TV

Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:51 -- Patrick

A small group of local residents are inviting fellow citizens into our studio to read the Constitution. This project will result in a compilation of readings- each person will read a section- which will then be televised and streamed online. Copies of the Constitution are available - thanks to Representative Peter Welch’s office- here at the station.

To arrange a time to record, please contact us here at the station by calling 228-8808 or emailing Patrick. People of all ages are encouraged to participate. The station is handicapped accessible.

We will will handle all of the technical aspects of the production, including cameras, sound light, graphics and a teleprompter, which will be set up for readers' convenience.

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In Memoriam...

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 08:38 -- Patrick

We have lost our trusted co-worker, friend, and longtime Programming Coordinator, Fred Marin, who passed away recently. Fred was a friend to many in the area and was involved with numerous organizations, volunteering his time to help others. He worked for the station for the past seven years, and prior to that, he was a member of our Board of Directors for five years. He are grateful for his years of service and privileged to have know him. He was a dedicated man of wisdom and honor. 

We're Hiring

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 13:55 -- Patrick


We are busy with all of the coverage of local programming, and need some additional help. For starters, we're looking to hire a part-time Field Producer, who would be responsible for covering local government meetings & community events. This would include shooting & editing. Access to reliable transportation, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Experience in TV / video production is desired. The hours fluctuate from week to week, but it is an average of approximately 15 hours per week, mostly nights & some weekends. There will soon be opportunities for additional work. We are looking to fill this as soon as possible. Please send any inquiries or requests for an application to Executive Director Patrick Cody via email.

Producer Awards

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 12:35 -- Patrick

Want to know where all of that local programming comes from? Nearly all of it is created, produced, and delivered by community members. Each year, we recognize our most prolific producers and best original programming with 4 awards, for: Producer of the Year, Best Youth Programming, Outstanding Achievement, and Community Service. Shown below, this year's awards go to (pictured below, in order from top to bottom):

Norm Merrill, Green Mountain Union HS- Producer of the Year, for coverage of GM basketball games
Kata Welch, Cavendish Fletcher Community Library- Youth Programming, for "Story Time" series (shown with our Production Coordinator Eric Chatterjee)
Ludlow Rotary Club- Community Service Award, for the "Guest Speaker" series (Rotarians Kevin Barnes & Kim Lampert receive award from OVTV's Patrick Cody)
Wendy Regier- Outstanding Achievement (for "The People Speak- A Community Read of the U.S. Constitution")


(Norm behind the camera at one of the many home games at GM this past season)

(our Production Coordinator, Eric Chatterjee, with Cavendish Librarian Kata Welch)

 


(Executive Director Patrick Cody, with Kevin Barnes & Kim Lampert from Ludlow Rotary)


(a still of Wendy's introduction from the opening of "The People Speak")

Official Ballot- Board of Directors Election

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 15:15 -- Patrick
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Annual Meeting, Awards, & Board Election

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 10:55 -- Patrick

Our Annual Meeting is Wednesday, June 23rd starting at 6pm. It will be held outside our building int he Ludlow Community Center Compelx, up on the adjacent soccer / baseball field. 

Community members are invited to attend - please RSVP by sending us an email or call the station at 228-8808 ahead of time. 

Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting will feature our community prroducer awards & the election for the Board of Directors. The agenda is available here.

To vote in the Board of Directors election:

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 As of last year, all ballots and the voting process is electronic & through an online platform. Paper ballots can be picked up at the station or mailed by request. If anyone wishes to have a paper ballot mailed, please make a request by calling the station or by sending us an email. Paper copies will also be made available at the Annual Meeting on the 23rd.

 

Now Streaming Community Channel 24/7

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 10:07 -- Patrick

We are known for our local cable TV channels, but for many years, we have have made local programming available for online viewing as well. Beginning in 2007, we've offered video-on-demand on this very website. And in recent years, we've developed more of an online presence by offering that same programming on our You Tube channel. During the last year, we have added live streaming to our You Tube channel for some programs.. And now, we have made another ibig leap - we have begun streaming the Community Channel 24/7.  (coming soon, we'll also be streaming the Education & Gov't channel as well)

What this means is that the entire channel - the same one that plays on Comcast channel 1076 & VTel channel 166 - is playing online.  

So, do you want to "tune in" but don't have cable TV? Now you can! And you can always get up-to-date schedule information on the channel here, to find out what's playing. 

   Let us know what you think!

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