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.
The Board of Directors election will be held during the annual meeting. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to cast a ballot. Those who are unable to attend the meeting can still vote - the ballot (with instructions) is available for download here.
We had a great time working with the Mt. Holly After School program on the production of its own short film: "A Girl, 3 Pigs, 3 Bears, & a Wolf". We have been working regularly throughout the school year with the after school program for the past few years, each session taking up its own video project (see some past projects here). This session started back in January. The students conceptualized, scripted, directed, & starred an original "mash-up" of traditional fairytales. Our Production Coordinator Eric Chatterjee worked with them each week to help get their project onto the screen. Kudos to Mt. Holly School's Ms. Goraj for her dedication & support! This week they had their own premiere, complete with cookies...
The annual Board of Directors elections are coming up in June. Would you or someone you know be a good candidate to help local profit, independent, & local public media grow and thrive? If so, we want to hear from you! Any resident of Andover, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Reading, or Cavendish who is at least 18 years of age is eligible to serve on the Board. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate or nominating someone they know should contact Executive Director Patrick Cody, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 228-8808. Nominations must be received by Thursday, June 11th.
Interested candidates should send a short 1-2 paragaraph statement about their interest & background via email. This short statement will be added to the ballot.
Candidates are also encouraged to record a short video (up to 5 minutes), to provide more information about themselves, and which can shared prior to the election.
The election will be held during the Annual Meeting & Awards Night, on Thursday, June 25th at 6:30pm. The Annual Meeting & Awards Night is open to all community members. It will be to be held via teconference - email Patrick to RSVP. Voting will be available electronically for a period prior to the annual meeting. More information will be posted about that very soon. Due to the cirumstances surrounding the pandemic this year, electronic voting will only be available.
Last year, we teamed up with Weston Playhouse Theater Company to produce a short video tour of the brand new Walker Farm facility. The video featured an interview with Steve Stettler, the longtime Artistic Producing Director, who retired at the end of the Playhouse's last season. The video received recognition from the Northeastern region of the Alliance for Community Media, the trade association for community TV stations & media organizations, at its annual “Nor’easter Awards” in November. It earned 2nd place in the “PSA / Short Program” category. Shown here with the award are our Board President & Treasurer, Fra DeVine (who is also on the Board at Weston) and Susanna Gellert, the new Executive Artistic Director at Weston Playhouse Theater Company. Last week, we went back to Walker Farm to record a follow-up to that earlier video. Fra interviewed Susanna, covering a variety of topics: how the Walker Farm facility is being used, Susanna’s background and vision, and a preview of the plays she is bringing to the Playhouse during the upcoming season. The new video is also featured on our website here and will be running over the coming weeks on our community access channel. We are grateful for the community partnerships we have with organizations such as Weston Playhouse!
We have begun construction on Phase 3 renovations in our facility. While this is going on, we have limited operating hours. Starting March 25th, & until approximately April 22, our facility will not be open during our normal business hours (as posted here. Instead, we will be opening during the evenings & some Saturdays.
During this time, our studio will be inoperable. Instead of recording in the studio, our staff is available to help record programming on location, upon request. Please let us know if you have a production you would like to do, by calling the main office phone & leaving a message (228-8808), or send us an email.
Our new temporary hours, effective immediately, and running until further notice are: Mondays - Thursdays, from 4-9PM and Fridays 4-8PM
We will also be open from Saturday, March 30th & Saturday, April 6th from 10AM - 4PM.
If you have any questions or want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to resuming our normal operating hours later in April and showing off all of the new spaces & improvements in the facility. The new spaces will include a classroom / conference room, a studio control room, master control room, and equipment training room.
Thank you to the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce for naming us "Member of the Month"! Chamber Director Carol Lighthall stopped by our recent Board of Directors meeting to make the announcement.
Shown in the photo are (from Left): Production Coordinator Eric Chatterjee, Board President Fra DeVine (with Rosie), V.P. Lou Krefski, Chamber Director Carol Lighthall, John Cama (Okemo Valley TV Board member), and our Executive Director, Patrick Cody.