BCTV Annual Members Meeting
When: Thursday, September 20, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Where: Room 306 of the Brattleboro Municipal Center (on third floor with accessible elevator).
Who: All BCTV members and nonprofit members; open to the public.
What: Light refreshments, State of the Station Report, Board Elections. Member comments and questions are welcome throughout the meeting. If you can't attend, you can submit comments and questions live via Facebook @brattleborotv.
Board elections: There are three open at-large seats, each for a three-year term. Read more about the board at http://www.brattleborotv.org/board
To vote: Individuals who were members as of August 21, 2018 may vote in in the board election. (Organizational Memberships are non-voting.) Even if you can't attend, members will be invited to vote by e-ballot prior to the meeting.
The Annual Members Meeting will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, where board officers will be elected.
BOARD CANDIDATE STATEMENTS ARE BELOW:
I am interested in serving on the board of Brattleboro Community Television. I very much enjoyed my previous service on the board and especially getting to know the staff and board members. I’ve had a 30-year career in public relations, publishing, marketing and television and continue this work to today. I also serve on the Inner Fire board, which is a proactive, healing community in Brookline, VT offering a choice for adults to recover from debilitating and traumatic life challenges without the use of mind altering, psychotropic medications. And I serve as citizen’s commissioner for tourism at Windham Regional Commission. Recently, I’ve begun to use video to help promote various projects and would love to learn more. I believe my background and experience, and history with BCTV, would make a valuable contribution to BCTV. I’m particularly interested in helping to explore new opportunities and community engagement for BCTV.
I am interested in joining the BCTV Board. To give you some background history: I was the General Manager at The Auto Mall in Brattleboro for over 7 years and previous to that I was in the car business in all capacities for approximately 20+ years. I not only have a strong background in business but also in computers and technology. I currently am the Station Manager/Station Engineer for WTSA Radio and have partnered with Kelli Corbeil in running the Four Seasons Media Company. I have a strong sense of community and feel that WTSA and BCTV are similar in our missions to serve our communities. Like BCTV we are always looking to do more programming that directly benefits the people in our area at WTSA. I look forward to learning more about BCTV and helping to service our area even better.
As a lifelong print and broadcast journalist who's made a home in Brattleboro, Vermont, I am delighted to be nominated for one of the open seats on the BCTV board. I know our community has a lot of talented people in it and I am honored to be among those asked to join the BCTV family. In recent years, I've been lucky enough to get to know and work with many of the current and former BCTV board members. I consider them colleagues, friends and wonderful neighbors. I look forward to learning, to sharing ideas and insights, and to undertaking initiatives that will allow BCTV to continue to broaden its impact and grow. Thanks so much for considering my candidacy.
Watch Brattleboro's home town July 4th Parade live, starting at 10 AM!
On Facebook (for the first time ever):
Channel 8 on Comcast and Southern VT Cable
Brattleboro Union High School 2018 Graduation
Friday, June 15
Leland and Gray Union High School 2018 Graduation
Saturday, June 16
The big news at the station is that Roland Boyden is moving away from the area after 12 1/2 years as our Production Manager. Yes folks, the day has come - everyone's favorite video guru and tech helper is moving to Philadelphia so that his partner can attend nursing school. We are happy for Roland and Paige to start this new and exciting chapter in their lives, but it's hard to imagine this place without Roland running around and making everything work here at BCTV since way back in 2006. Please join me in congratulating Roland for making this big decision and thanking him for all that he's done to make BCTV one of the most productive small community TV stations in the country. We have scheduled a farewell party on May 30th so that everyone can say goodbye and thanks in person.
Click here for the Job Posting - We are looking for the right person to succeed Roland as Production Manager, knowing that the job will be done differently by whoever occupies the position. The deadline to apply is April 13, and we hope to hire for a May 1 start date to have a month's overlap with Roland before he goes.
Watch your 2018 meeting (and previous meetings) at these handy links. Check the TV schedule for cable broadcast times here: https://www.brattleborotv.org/schedules
BCTV teamed up with The Commons to present a Selectboard candidates forum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the BCTV studios on the third floor of the Municipal Center, 230 Main St. in Room 303. The forum was live on cable channel 10 and streaming live on Facebook and on BCTV's HD channel stream.
Randolph T. Holhut, news editor of The Commons, moderated. Olga Peters, host of “Green Mountain Mornings” on WKVT Radio, asked questions, along with community activist Anne Braden.
Brandi Starr, the lone candidate for the three-year seat on the Selectboard, appeared live, along with two of the candidates for the two one-year seats, incumbent Tim Wessel and newcomer Shanta Lee Gander.
A third candidate for the one-year seat, William Forchion, was unable to appear, but offered a pre-recorded candidates statement, as well as answers to some of the questions from the panel.
Audience questions for the candidates were submitted in person during the forum at BCTV’s studio or as comments on Facebook Live, streamed on Brattleboro Community TV and The Commons Facebook page
BCTV was a part of USA Nordic's live production of this world-class ski jumping competition hosted in Brattleboro on President's Day Weekend.
Catch all of the action (including interviews with skiers and the crowd) at these links:
Watch BCTV's multi-camera coverage of this special fall event hosted by the Brattleboro Music Center in their new performance space.
Check out BCTV's 2018 outreach video - you may see yourself in one of the thousands of ways that people are "on" BCTV.
This Tuesday November November 7th voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Putney and Guilford will vote on whether or not to approve a merging of school board's in the WSESU to comply with Act 46. And with such a complicated issue there's lots of content on BCTV to watch to learn more.
Need the condensed version? Check out these FAQs from the committee by clicking here.
How about more debate? Click here to watch the latest Citzens' Breakfast all about Act 46.
And there's lots more. Act 46 videos are all tagged as such, so you can simply type 'Act 46' into the search bar and have at it!