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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.


Read more news here.

Welcome New Board Members

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 18:06 -- Patrick

Thank you to all who voted in the Board of Directors Election.

We welcome Sammy Blanchette & Stefan Beaumont to the Board. They join Newt Rose, who was re-elected to another term, along with the four other current members. 

We also would like to thank outgoing Board members Zachary McNaughton, Noah Schmidt, & George Thomson for their service.

More to come as we look ahead to another fiscal year. Good things are hon the horizon!

Longtime Board Members Recognized

Sat, 06/29/2024 - 10:36 -- Patrick

During the Annual Meeting on Thursday June 27th, outgoing Board members George Thomson & Noah Schmidt were recognized for their longtime service. George was presented with a Community Impact Award by Board member Lisa Hamm-Greenwalt, for his 19 years of Board service and continued contributions throughout the community. Our outgoing Board President, Noah Schmidt, was presented with a plaque by his longtime friend & fellow Board member Newt Rose, in appreciation of his 8 years of Board service, including 4 in the leadership role as President.

Voting Now Open for Board Election

Fri, 06/21/2024 - 11:56 -- Patrick
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Community Radio "Listening Session" Set for May 8th

Fri, 05/03/2024 - 16:42 -- Patrick

As we noted here recently, we have received a permit from the Federal communications Commission (FCC) for a Low Power FM (LPFM) community radio station. We applied for this very rare opportunity after receiving a positive response to a survey that we put out back in the Fall. Now that we have the permit, we have the "green light" to start getting organized. We invite all community members who have an interest in community radio to get involved.
As a first step, we are holding a "listening session" on Wednesday May 8th from 6 - 7:30. It will be held in the studio here at Okemo Valley TV, with a remote option via Zoom.

This is an oppiortunity for our Board of Directors to hear from those interested about what they would like to get out of having a community radio station and what they might be willing to do to help make it all happen. The future station will very much be a community & volunteer supported endeavor. We'll have some refreshments on hand to aid in the discussion.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend in person by sending us an email or calling the station at 228-8808. And for those wishing to join remotely via Zoom, please register here:

You can find more information related to the radio license & permitting on our News page.

Call for Nominations to Our Board of Directors

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 13:49 -- Patrick


Are you interested in community media? Would you like to be involved in the next chapter of growth of Okemo Valley TV?

Consider running for our Board of Directors. Or you can nominate someone who you feel would be a good fit.  Check out the Board page for more info. and background about the Board of Directors. Let us know by (subject: Board%20Nomination) (sending an email )or calling the station at 222-8808.

The deadline for nominations is Thursday June 20th. The election will be held during the Annual Meeting which will be on Thursday June 27th - there will be an open house starting at 6pm with the meeting to follow at 6:30. Voting will be by electronic ballot (or paper ballot by request),  which will be available starting June 21st.

Call for Nominations...

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 12:44 -- Patrick

We are calling out for nominations to our Board of Directors. This year, we have 2 seats up for election, to be held during the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. This year, there are 2 seats to be elected to the 9-member Board.

Do you have an interest in helping grow public and community-based media? And do you live in one of the Towns in our designated service area (Andover, Cavendish, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, or Reading)? If you answer "yes" to both of these, might you be interested in serving on our Board? Or do you know someone else who be a good fit? We want to hear from you. Check out this page for more information and get in touch by (subject: Board%20Nomination) (sending an email) or calling Patrick at 228-8808. 

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, June 13th.

Community Radio Permit Granted!

Mon, 03/18/2024 - 12:26 -- Patrick

We recently received notice from the Federal Communications Commission that our application to build a Low Power FM community radio station was granted! This will take some time to put together and get off of the ground. For starters, we are putting together a group of interested community members who want to help bring community radio to our area.

Thanks to all of the respondents to the survey we put out back in the Fall, we have a growing list of people. How about you? If you would like to be added to the list, let us know by sending us an email ! The more, the merrier.

This is one of many new & exciting things happening at Okemo Valley TV. Our Board of Directors is currently engaged in a strategic planning process to map out the next 5 years, with all of this in mind. Be on the lookout this Spring for a notification about a community radio "listening session", which will be an opportunity for our Board to collect input & hear from those who want community radio.

For those interested in viewing the approved application, that is publicly available on the FCC's website here .

Town Meeting Coverage

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 23:43 -- Patrick

It’s Town Meeting time! The annual Town Meeting Day happening Statewide on Tuesday, March 5th. Each Town in our coverage area is holding an informational meeting ahead of the Town Meeting Day vote. We will have boots on the ground to provide coverage. If you can’t make it to your town meeting in person and want to tune in before going to vote on Tuesday, we have you covered! Want to know when your meeting is playing?

Check out the playback guide here to find out which meetings will be playing when and where!

All of the Town & School Board Info Meetings will be posted here on the website as well, for viewing on demand.


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