Would you or someone you know make a good candidate for our Board of Directors? Now is the time to let us know. We are soliciting candidates to be put on the ballot in preparation for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25.
We are looking for residents (18+) of Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Cavendish, or Plymouth who are interested in steering their community television station and media center into the future. Board members serve a 1, 2, or 3-year term.
We are accepting nominations through Friday, June 12th. Elections will be held at the LPCTV Annual Meeting. Voting is open to all residents (ages 18 + up) residing within our service area. We will have a ballot ready to distribute to community members by Monday, June 15th. Please be in touch if you feel you or someone you know would make a good candidate or for more informaton.
Longtime producer and Ludlow's one-man volunteer community outreach department, Ralph Pace, was honored on WCAX's most recent "Super Senior" segment. Ralph is known to many in the Ludlow area through his endless volunteer work with numerous organizations, including LPCTV. His show "That Was the Week That Was", which showcases personalities and newsmakers in & around Ludlow, is the longest running program featured on LPCTV. He produced the first episode in March 2007 and is closing in on the 250th episode. Congratulations, Ralph!
Ralph (left) on the set of a recent episode of That Was the Week That Was
Our Field Producer K.P. Whaley recently left us for an exciting new position at Wisconsin Public Radio. He is now producing the long-running, well-reveared live call-in "Kathleen Dunn Show". For more information on the show and to listen to recent episodes, visit the show's website.
Here's a photo from our recent send-off dinner with K.P. on the patio at Willie's Dunn's in Ludlow.
After 2 years of planning & building, we are now moved-in and oeprating in the new space in the Ludlow Community Center complex. We still have plenty of work cut out for us (completing the TV & peformance studio, plus Phase 2 + 3 construction), but we have come a long way!
If you are around Ludlow, stop by and take the tour. 37C Main St. (Ludlow Community Center), next to Black River Good Neighbors. We are open Mon - Thurs 10am - 6pm and Fridays 9 - 4. Or call ahead - 228-8808.
LPCTV is hiring. We are looking to hire a part-time Production Associate, to handle video production of government meetings, community events, and civic programming. The hours vary, but they are normally weeknights, with occasional weekend shifts, averaging 10 hours per week to start. Over time, as the budget allows, more hours will be added.
Deadline to apply is May 13th. Please send resumes and letters of interest to Patrick Cody via email or mail them to LPCTV, 37C Main St., Ludlow, VT 05149
We have been spending the last couple of weeks prepping the new space for our move. Thanks to hitting our fundraising goal of $15,000, we were able to complete the final tasks before occupying the new media facility. First, we hung the ductwork and cabling for the AV, phone, and ethernet drops. Then, our volunteer work crew cleaned and sealed the concrete floors.
Volunteer Floor Crew (from left): Board members TV Engineer Bill Marcinkowski installs ductwork.
Chris Saylor, Bruce Perry, Tesha Buss
We are pleased to report that we have reached our immediate fundraising goal of $15,000, thanks to a strong showing of support from the local community. The funds have enabled us to complete the Phase 1 build-out in the new facility. We are now in the final stages of that build-out, and will be moving in soon. This first phase is the largest , and by far the most costly, of the 3 construction phases. Thank you to all who have contributed.
This week the painting of the studio is being completed. Pictured above, the guys from Painting n' More put the final coat of black on the TV / preformance studio walls.
Thanks to an outpouring of community support in recent weeks, we are pleased to report that we have met the $7500 matching challenge. This means that we have met the immediate goal of $15,000, to complete the work on the studio and prepare the rest of the facility for moving in. We will be moving in and beginning operations in the news space in just a few short weeks.
Thank you all!
If you haven't heard, our video server was down for much of the last week. The culprit? This power supply, which nearly made it to 7 years of continuous operation (we installed our video server in January 2006, and this was the original power supply).
The video server is now back up & running and we have returned to our regular programming schedules. Much more programming to follow over the coming days both on our TV channels and here on the website, so check back often!