Author: Michael O'Meara

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!

Gene Connolly Memorial Service

We will be carrying the Gene Connolly Memorial Service live on YouTube at 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 23, 2018. The live stream can be found below.

In the case of technical difficulties, we will provide a recording of the service on this page as soon as possible.

 

 

Concord On Air – Celebrating 20 Years!

Watch live here on Sunday, October 28th!

What is Concord On Air?

Concord Community TV (ConcordTV) is pleased to announce the 7th annual televised production of Concord On Air, an 8 hour “live” telecast celebrating the city of Concord, New Hampshire, its citizens, and creative culture.

celebrating20COAOn Sunday, October 28, 2017, from 12 Noon to 8 PM, people from the Concord region, State, (and around the world) will be able to tune in to see ConcordTV’s Live televised production of Concord On Air, where the City of Concord and its people are the stars.

Concord, NH cable subscribers will be able to watch this exciting telecast on ConcordTV’s local TV channels (Public Access Ch. 22, Government Ch. 17 and Education Ch. 6). And for those who are not in the Concord area, or cannot receive our channels, they will be able to watch a live stream of the telecast on yourconcordtv.org.

What will be featured during the Telecast? The Telecast will feature more than 70 video clips on the City’s government, schools, businesses, nonprofits, neighborhoods, and arts and culture, demonstrating to our viewers just how vibrant and active Concord, NH really is.

Viewers will also get to know our city’s 2018 Most Fascinating Individuals as well as an all-new lineup of Concord Originals; working artists in our region.

About this year’s theme: ConcordTV – Celebrating 20 Years! Focusing on 20 Reasons the community values ConcordTV as a resource, we will highlight ConcordTV’s commitment to civic communication, connecting active citizens with their city government; ConcordTV as an educational resource, making school district activities, meetings, sports and the arts available to all; and our mission to keep ConcordTV a media resource for public voices, original programming and community messaging through public access.

The schedule for the day, as of October 18th, is as follows:COA_rundownG

 

About Concord Community TV: ConcordTV is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1998. Its mission is to help Concord residents, and nonprofits that serve the Concord area, learn how to: create video content that helps them “tell their stories; ” and distribute their content locally on the station’s three community TV channels and on internet marketing platforms. ConcordTV provides: On-air Community Bulletin Board for local groups and nonprofits 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, studio production, marketing, and youth video and filmmaking camps.

Aliens Put Summer Video Camps in Jeopardy – The CTV Files

It’s that time of year… Summer Video Camps are about to kick off, making for tons of filmmaking fun for Concord-area youth! But when Station Manager Josh Hardy goes missing, it seems someone, or something, has different plans. Luckily, CTV Special Agents Sweatty and Scarelli are on the case. Will they solve the mystery of Josh’s disappearance, and get everybody’s favorite camp counselor back in time? Find out in “The Camp Is Out There – A ConcordTV Parody”

Special thanks to our friends at the New Hampshire Film Office, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and the Concord Parks and Recreation Department in helping us on this project! And we look forward to seeing all of our campers!

CHS Graduation 2018

Concord High School’s Class of 2018 received their well-earned diplomas on June 16, 2018. ConcordTV, which has its studio in the high school, and thus feels a strong connection with all of its students, was honored once again to have covered the graduation ceremony held at Memorial Field.

 

Graduation will also play on Channels 6 and 22 throughout the summer. Looking to grab your own keepsake copy of the ceremony? DVDs are available for $25.00. Give us a call at 603-226-8872 to order.