On Monday, March 3rd we covered 4 Annual Town Meetings: Ludlow Town Meeting, Cavendish Town Meeting & Annual School Meeting, Mount Holly Annual School & Town Meeting, and the Plymouth Annual School & Town Meeting. It has been incredibly busy; we had to rely on a combination of staff and volunteers, and we pretty much maxed out our equipment resources.
Out of the 4 Town meetings that were covered, we are airing 3 of them. Unfortunately, a technical problem related to 1 of our cameras caused the video to glitch at the Plymouth meeting; as such, we were unable to televise that meeting. The 3 others have televised and are repeating. The main challenge was audio. With the large turnouts that Town Meeting brings, it is important for all people who speak to be mic'd, including the audience. This did not always happen and the resut is, at times, poor sound when some of the audience speaks. At the Mount Holly Town Meeting, where I worked, school principal Craig Hutt Vater ran around from person to person with wireless mics, ensuring that each one was heard (both in the room and on TV). This was extremely helpful; and it looked as if Mr. Hutt Vater got quite the workout while doing it!
We have also posted the results from the 4 Towns (Ludlow, Plymouth, Cavendish, Mount Holly) here on the website (under Community Announcements) and on TV.
Thanks for tuning in..and Happy Town Meeting,
Attention local business owners:
Do you want a low cost alternative to advertising, while supporting your local community TV? If so, you should consider becoming an LPCTV underwriter.
Your tax deductible contribution will help us offset some of the costs of putting local community programming on the air (and this website). In return, you will receive video "thank yous" as well as your business logo and link to your website here on this site (see our 2013 underwriters in the box to the right). We are kicking off our 2014 underwriting campaign now and invite you to take advantage. To learn more, visit the Underwriting page, or give us a call.
Thanks to everybody who came out to the Holiday Open House this past Monday night. We had a lot of fun and made a series of holiday "video greeting cards", uisng the new green screen wall.
(Left) Bruce Farr & Sharon Combes Farr, recording a holiday video greeting card (which you can view here)
(right) LPCTV staff poses in the new studio.
We are currently holding our membership drive. Members are the driving force behind LPCTV; without them, we would not be ale to bring hundreds of hours of community programming to our local TV channels each year.
LPCTV remains deeply committed to serving the Black River Valley & Okemo region with the tools, training, and broadcast facilities for local television. Over the past year, while operating under unusual circumstances in a temporary office trailer, we continued to provide those hundreds of hours of local programming, including government meetings, school events, sporting events, and other notable local events. Now, in our new facility with its newly-completed TV & performance studio, we are already doing much more. And we need your help.
If you have not already done so, please consider becoming a member right now by visiting the membership page. We also invite you to come see our new facility, in the Ludlow Community Center complex (next door to Black River Good Neighbors), 37C Main St. in Ludlow.
New Open Hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays 10am - 6pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am - 5pm
Fridays 10am - 4pm
We have new business hours at LPCTV. Come by during the above listed hours or call us in advance to make an appointment (228-8808). You can also email to schedule a time.
So, come on by and check our our new facility during these times. You can take a tour, get training, use equipment, or just visit with us and learn about what we do. Our new facility is located in the Ludlow Community Center, next to Black River Good Neighbors. See the map below.