To provide residents, city government and educational and nonprofit organizations of Concord, New Hampshire and such surrounding towns that may elect to participate, with the opportunity, facilities and access to cable television for the purpose of producing and cablecasting public interest, cultural education and government programs over the local cable television channels.
Concord TV is a non profit organization, incorporated in 1998, to manage Concord New Hampshire’s community television center and its three channels:
Concord TV provides:
- On-air Community Bulletin Board for local groups and non-profit organizations to publicize meetings and events.
- Live coverage of Concord City Council, Planning Board and Zoning Board meetings.
- Coverage of Concord School Board meetings.
- Coverage of community events.
- Classes in Camera, Editing and Studio production.
- Free unlimited use of Equipment and facilities for certified producers.
- Channels 6, 17 and 22 to air television messages.
Democracy and the First Amendment:
All people in a democracy have the right and responsibility to take part in the decisions that affect them and their communities. Freedom of speech is vital to a healthy democracy and is guaranteed in the First Amendment. Concord TV provides the community with the opportunity for political, cultural, artistic, spiritual, and individual expression on television.
Freedom of expression alone is not enough to ensure a healthy democracy. Citizens must also enter into active discussion and debate in order to participate in solving problems for the common good. Concord TV promotes the use of non-commercial channel 22 and production facilities as an electronic forum for discussing issues and solving problems.
Access to Information:
A well informed, actively involved citizenry makes more responsible decisions. Concord TV televises local government meetings, activities of local schools and service-related information to stimulate an active dialogue among elected officials, schools and local citizens.
Diversity and Inclusiveness:
Democracy is most effective in a society in which all members can participate. Concord TV encourages understanding and collaboration across barriers of race, culture, language, class, gender and age.
Thank you for watching and supporting Your Community Channels.
Diane Vince Concord District Coordinator AARP Foundation TaxAide
Jacki Fogarty – PSA Workshop