Author: Michael O'Meara

Election 2019 Coverage

We’ve got you covered for the 2019 Municipal Elections.

Watch our live election results coverage on November 5th from 7-9 PM:

Watch the Concord Monitor’s 2019 Candidate Forum, live on October 29th, 2019 at 6:30PM, and available on demand on YouTube after:

14 candidates for municipal office came in to share a message with voters during our Candidate Support Day. Check out the playlist here:


Robert Altman Joins ConcordTV Board of Directors

Robert Altman is currently Senior Vice President of Operations at TPx Communications in Manchester NH.  For nearly 20 years, Altman has utilized the key values of respect, teamwork and transparency to build successful technology and process-oriented teams.  He has held various positions providing strategic vision on many corporate initiatives and the tactical implementation to deliver results.
He and his wife, Amy, have been married for over 20 years and they love to visit the wonderful and ever-expanding craft breweries in NH and across New England.  Their kids, Alexander and Vivian, have participated in many of ConcordTV’s video camps in recent years.  The program has provided them with wonderful experiences in filming, writing, acting, editing, communication and collaboration.  Altman has a MBA from the University of New Hampshire and a BBA from Florida Atlantic University.

ConcordTV Video Camp Film Festival at Red River Theatres

ConcordTV will be rolling out the red carpet for creative videographers, age 9 to 14, their families, friends and the general pubic on Saturday morning, September 7th at 10 A.M. sharp at Red River Theatres in Concord! This is the fourth annual Youth Film Festival of ConcordTV Video Camp filmmakers and promises to be the biggest and most exciting one yet! Almost 60 campers have participated in the last year, writing, directing, acting and editing in over 25 short videos that will premiere on Red River’s big screen. The very special event includes red carpet interviews (for public access Channel 22), poster signing, welcoming remarks, the screening, fun auction of posters and movie props – plus awards in over 15 categories including “audience favorite” that attending audience members get to vote for!

ConcordTV staff, including instructors Josh and redcarpetMatt will be on hand to meet and greet and lead the cheering for these awesome creative kids who’ve assembled some amazing works for everyone to view on the big screen!

Tickets are going fast and seating is limited, so please go online now and get tickets for your family and friends for the big event. Admission is a $5 donation for Adults and younger folks Age 12 and Under are Free. (See Red River website above, for tickets and information.) The 2018 event sold out at showtime, so advance purchase is recommended. Parker Education is the exclusive business sponsor for ConcordTV Youth Video Camps.

youthvideokidsTickets: Adults $5 donation. Age 12 and under, free.

Website for Tickets and Information:

Clint Cogswell Joins ConcordTV Board of Directors

Concord Community TV (ConcordTV) is pleased to announce the addition of Clint Cogswell as Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning in Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

Cogswell earned his bachelors degree in history as well as teacher certification in elementary education from University of Colorado, and his masters degree in school administration from Northeastern University. He taught third grade in Massachusetts for five years before accepting a position as an elementary school principal in Concord. He retired from his principal position after twenty-six years and went on to serve on the Concord School Board for ten years, four of them as School Board president.

ConcordTV’s Board Chair David Murdo says, “We are extremely fortunate to have Clint join our board. He brings a wealth of leadership experience in education to our organization. And as a tireless child advocate, he will certainly offer a unique perspective to our valuable work in providing opportunities to the youth and educators of our community.”

Cogswell joins the following directors of ConcordTV: David Murdo, Chair; Allwynne Fine, Treasurer; and Charles Russell, Secretary. Also elected to a 2nd term as director is John “Cimo” Cimikoski, who joins the following board members: Kelly Cuomo Wing; Jack Dunn; Melissa Fisk; and Michelle Gilbert.

ConcordTV Announces New Executive Director

The Concord Community TV (ConcordTV) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Hardy as Executive Director effective immediately. Hardy replaces Doris Ballard who has worked at ConcordTV since 2001 and was hired as Director in 2009. Ballard will continue on as Executive Assistant until the end of the year to assist in the transition of the station’s leadership.

ConcordTV Board Chair Glenn Mathews says, “On behalf of the ConcordTV Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Josh as the new Executive Director of ConcordTV. He has been instrumental in helping us grow our programming, training, and technical capabilities. As a consummate professional, and one who is passionate about ConcordTV’s mission, Josh exemplifies the qualities necessary to be an effective leader in his new position. We are confident that he will continue to be a great asset to our organization and continue to build on the successes of the previous leadership of ConcordTV.”

Hardy began his affiliation with ConcordTV as a summer intern while enrolled at Colby Sawyer College where he graduated in 2013 with a BA in Media Studies. He was hired as Production/Training Coordinator upon his graduation and promoted to Station Manager in 2018. His many accomplishments include: the successful expansion of ConcordTV’s adult and youth training programs; building strong community relationships with the City of Concord and Concord School District; and helping to bring new programming to the community by working with producers and volunteers who use ConcordTV resources on a regular basis. Hardy now serves on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Coalition of Community Media (NHCCM), a role that will serve the organization well in keeping up with trends in the Public Access Television industry in the state and nationwide.

Hardy says of his appointment, “I’m thrilled to be transitioning into the role of Executive Director at ConcordTV. For 7 years I’ve worked tirelessly in various staff roles to ensure that the organization provides the best video production resources to the Concord community. We have a terrific staff and board as well as excellent community partners, so I have no doubt that we’ll continue to build and grow as an organization.”

Official Press Release can be downloaded by clicking here.

Boys and Girls Club Auction 2018

Watch the 2018 Boys and Girls Club Auction live here, Saturday, December 8th, 11AM – 9PM!

Bid early and bid often! Call 603-224-1588 to make your bids, Saturday, December 8th, 11AM – 9PM.

How does it work?

During the TV Auction, hundreds of items are auctioned live. The product is grouped by approximate value onto “boards” of nine items. The boards are sold in 2 to 4 minute intervals throughout the day.

As you watch the auction, if there is an item on a board that you want, you call in and place a bid on it during the 2 to 4 minute interval when it is being auctioned.

If you are the highest bidder in that time frame, you’ve won the item and your name will be announced on the air.

2018 Concord Election Coverage

It’s election season once again in Concord. As always, ConcordTV provides a number of ways for you to get information about the candidates running for a variety of state and local offices.

We will carry live election night coverage on Tuesday, November 6, from 7 to 9 PM, on Channels 6, 17, and 22, as well as right here via YouTube:

On Thursday, November 1st, we carried the Concord Monitor’s Candidate Forum live via YouTube. You can watch several candidates for School Board, Merrimack County Attorney, and State Senate and House discuss the issues in a recording of that event here:

We also recorded the AARP/Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Second Congressional District Candidate Forum. That video is available on YouTube here:

Finally, over 20 candidates on our local ballot came into the ConcordTV studio to record a short message for voters. Click here to find the playlist including all candidate videos.

We hope you find this information useful as you make your decisions in this year’s elections. For information on voter registration or where you should cast your ballot, check out the Concord City Clerk’s website. Make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th!

Concord Community TV Elects Melissa Fisk to Board of Directors

Concord, NH (September 5, 2018) Concord Community TV (ConcordTV) is pleased to announce the election of Melissa Fisk to its Board of Directors on August 28, 2018. Fisk, who is currently the Human Resources Manager of Concord Coach Lines, in Concord, NH, will serve a two-year term as an At-Large Director, and as Chair of the organization’s Personnel Committee.

Fisk became interested in the mission of ConcordTV when her son, Ryder, attended several of the station’s Youth Video Camps. She says, “I am so pleased to be a part of an organization that has had such a positive impact on my son and so many other young filmmakers.”

Fisk is a graduate of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, with a degree in Business Administration.  She is an active member of the Human Resources Association of Greater Concord, and has HR certifications from the Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

“We are fortunate to have Melissa on our Board of Directors,” says ConcordTV’s Executive Director Doris Ballard. “As a Human Resources professional, she brings many years of experience to the organization at a time when the station is experiencing increased demand of staff resources in training the public, and in creating content for the community.”

2018 Youth Video Camp Film Festival

On Saturday Morning, 10 AM, September 8th, ConcordTV will be hosting our 2018 Youth Video Camp Film Festival at Red River Theatres in Concord. Highlights of many of the videos made throughout the year will be shown on the big screen, featuring the creative work of our amazing video campers (age 8-14). We encourage video campers and their families to attend this celebration of future moviemakers – support the young video filmmakers, enjoy segments of their awesome movies…and see what other campers have been up to in the studio. This special event includes Live Interviews on the Red Carpet, Creative Achievement Awards in many categories including Best Picture – and you’ll get to vote for “Audience Choice!”

The on-screen program plus festivities will last about 90 minutes.

Admission is free for children 14 and under! $5 donation for adults. Tickets are available ahead of the event through the Red River Theatres website, with a small service charge for all tickets – CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS ONLINE.

Tickets are also available at Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street, Concord, any time the box office is open. There is no service charge for free or paid tickets at the box office. CLICK HERE FOR RED RIVER THEATRES INFORMATION AND HOURS.

Parker Education is our exclusive business sponsor for this event.

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We look forward to seeing you September 9th as we celebrate Concord’s next generation of filmmakers!