Saturday May 2nd. It is Green Up Day and Kentucky Derby Day. After pitching in and doing your part for the former, come celebrate the latter and support LPCTV at Willie Dunn's Grille at the Okemo Valley Golf Club. We are holding a race night charity event, featuring the live showing of the Derby, as well as syndicated races, on which party goers may place bets and name their ownb horses.
From 5 - 8:30, the 4th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Gala, a benefit for LPCTV, will take place at Willie Dunn's. For the first 3 years, this event was hosted by our friends Rich and Barb at The Pot Belly Pub & Restaurant. Here is a photo from last year's party at The Pot Belly, with the crowd gathering around the big screen.
Here is the site of this year's event. With all of the snow still on ground it's hard to believe that Kentucky Derby Day (and Green Up Day) will be here soon.
So for now, save the date - Saturday May 2nd - and get ready to have some fun and welcome Spring at Willie Dunn's. Order your tickets to the event now by calling 228-8808 or emailing us. It's $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
The new energy efficient studio lighting system has been installed. Shown in the photo above is the first show being recorded under the new lights. The system was made possible through grant funds provided by the Vermont Arts Council and Okemo Community Challenge. Next, we will be installing flooring and acoustical treatments, with the remaining grant funds. We are continually making improvements as we move towards finishing off the space we have inhabited (in the former Ludlow Armory "tank barn") since April 2013. We are ready for "prime time"!
We begin work on the studio acoustic & lighting improvement project today. It starts with re-insulating the walls this week (work being completed by Advanced Maintenance and Finishing of Ludlow). The new lighting will be installed next week. And then, finally, the flooring. These improvements are being made thanks to grant funding from The Vermont Arts Council & Okemo Community Challenge.
At its meeting on January 14, the LPCTV Board of Directors paid their dues....membership dues. And by doing so, they encouraged community members and organizations to do the same by signing up to become a member or renbewing their membership. Through membership. you support our efforts of bringing local programming to the Ludlow / Okemo area.
It's time for the membership drive. Consider supporting local community TV by becoming a member of LPCTV (or renewing your membership from last year).
We rely on the support of our members. By being a member of LPCTV, you are helping our efforts in televising thousands of hours of local programming each year.
Please consider signing up (or renewing) now by going to our membership page.
Luke Chrisinger has joined LPCTV's staff as the new part-time Field Producer & Production Associate. This position is responsible for shooting, editing, and producing a wide range of video, including community events, government meetings, and short-form programming, promotional, and underwriting content. Luke comes to LPCTV after working for our colleagues at CATV in White River Junction for the last 10 years. With more than a decade of video and TV production experience, Luke carries with him a strong set of skills, from which we are happy to benefit
Fred Marin, who has been a long-serving LPCTV Board member, has stepped down from the Board to accept a new position at the station. We have hired Fred as our new Programming Coordinator. Fred will be in charge of the daily programming of our TV channels, as well as coordinating programming tracffic and master control activities. If you're in the area, stop by and say "hi" to Fred.
LPCTV was recently awarded a 2015 Cultural Facilities grant from the Vermont Arts Council. The 2015 grant, totaling $13,750, was the second in recent years awarded to LPCTV through the Cultural Facilities program. LPCTV was awarded $20,000 in 2011 through a Cultural Facilities grant for the initial construction of the TV & performance studio in the new facility in the Ludlow Community Center complex. The new grant is for lighting and acoustic improvements in that new studio, and helps provide the needed match for another grant - from Okemo Community Challenge - that was received last year. The improvements, which include upgrade studio lighting, as well as flooring and wall "coves" for the studio, will be made in the near future. The new and improved studio will significantly increase the quality of both lighting and sound for live and recorded telecasts taking place in the studio. LPCTV is grateful to the VT Arts Council and the State legislators who make this funding possible through allocating those funds in the annual State budget.
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 2014 underwriters in the box to the right). Our 2014 underwriting campaign is now underway, and we invite your business to take advantage. To learn more, visit the Underwriting page, or give us a call.