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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")

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!

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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Read more news here.

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.

 

In Memoriam...

Tue, 05/18/2021 - 23:37 -- Patrick

We lost a member of our Board of Directors last week. Don Richardson of Mount Holly, who served as Vice President, passed away. Not only was he involved with our organization but also with many others. He gave back through his volunteerism, and his passing leaves a void in the community. 

Prior to the pandemic, Don began to organize recordings of his square dancing group for TV, in collaboration with the Black River Academy Museum.  Unfortunately, as with nearly everything, that was put on hold over the last 15 months. Also, Don was profesionally involved with energy efficiency and weatherization, and as part of his role on our Board,  was serving as a liaison with Efficiency Vermont, so that we could get consultation as we prepare for the next phase of renovations in our facility. In Don's honor, we will see to it that both of these are brought to fruition -  square dancing on TV and maximizing our weatherization potential.

He will be missed.

Call Out for Nominations...

Tue, 05/18/2021 - 23:21 -- Patrick

Our horizons are bright, with a lot of changes coming. It's that time of year again - the call out for nominations to our Board of Directors. This year, we have 4 seats up for election, to be held during the Annual Meeting on June 23rd. 

The station's next chapter will be ripe with new & emerging technology. and strenghtening our regional partnerships to deliver much-needed media resources. Interested? Or do you know someone who might be? Check out this page for more information and get in touch by sending an email or calling Patrick at 228-8808. 

Nominations must be received by June 15th.

Springtime in the Valley...

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 19:26 -- Patrick

The fields are greening up, the buds are popping, & the chicks are growing. Yet we're still doing what we do.

...and just a couple of short weeks ago, we were looking more like this (thanks again to Nick Arduini for another photo of the week!):

Divided Sky Foundation

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:22 -- Patrick

On April 12th, the Ludlow Development Review Board held a hearing on the planned substance use disorder treatment center from Divided Sky Foundation. The Foundation, founded by Trey Anastasio, purchased the former Green Mountain at Fox Run property, which would house the center. This is the recording of that hearing, which was held remotely by video conference.

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