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“What’s Up Concord?” Debuts on ConcordTV

ConcordTV’s new show, What’s Up Concord? debuted in late December on ConcordTV’s Youtube page and Channel 22.

What’s Up Concord? is hosted by Bethany Garboski, who has been involved in
such recognizable television as NBCUniversal’s Last Call with
Carson Daly and KCRW FM’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. She spent over a decade in Los
Angeles where she cultivated a unique background in media and public relations and acquired
degrees in Media Broadcasting & Mass Communications. She currently works full time in
Special Education at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy while side-gigging as an Event Specialist
throughout the state, representing numerous local brands, artists, and entrepreneurs.

What’s Up Concord? will feature various guests who are influencing the music and entertainment
scene of Concord, New Hampshire. Tiffany Eddy, former WMUR news anchor and now founder
of the women’s movement, Smart Strong Sassy, appears as the show’s first guest. Eddy’s
appearance is then followed by a chat with the CEO of ShuttaVac Promotion’s, Beth McGurr,
whose company is hosting Concord’s highly anticipated New Year’s Eve “Interactive Nightlife”
event at The Bank of NH Stage on Main Street!

You can watch the first episode here

For more information, booking, or guest inquiry:
bethanyinfo@aol.com

Charter Commission Meetings on ConcordTV

Where to find Charter Commission meeting recordings

ConcordTV Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLunRBRz0-n8-S7txdGODpldZ2RV25wT8c

ConcordTV On-Demand: http://www.yourconcordtv.org/on-demand-player/ Scroll for “Concord School District Charter Commission” playlist.

Comcast Education Channel 6: The most recent Charter Commission meeting will air daily on Education Channel 6, at rotating times that are listed on our website as well.

About the Charter Commission

Pursuant to Paragraph 25 of the Concord School District Charter, a Charter Commission has been established whose members were elected at the regular School District election on November 2, 2021, for the purpose of reviewing the District Charter, revising the District Charter, or establishing a new District Charter.

The Charter Commission will submit its recommendation(s) to School District voters for a vote at the November 2022 regular election.

The Commission shall determine its own rules, shall hold public hearings, and shall issue a preliminary report within 170 days and a final report within 231 days.

Commission members are registered voters of Concord School District and serve without compensation.

Nine members of the Concord School District Charter Commission were elected on November 2, 2021: three members at large; two representing Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4; two representing Wards 5, 6, and 7; and two representing Wards 8, 9, and 10.

Send your comments, questions, or suggestions to the Charter Commission at this email address: chartercommissioninfo@sau8.org

The 48th Annual Boys and Girls Clubs of Central NH Auction

ConcordTV is once again proud to be partnering with our friends at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central NH to bring you their 48th Annual Auction. Just like last year, bidding is online at www.bid4kids.org, making it easier than ever to find and bid for that perfect gift or “treat yourself” item. But we are also back broadcasting live from the club, and have a great lineup of returning hosts and new entertainment acts. Tune in live at 4:00 PM on Saturday December 11th, either online or on Concord Comcast channels 6, 17, or 22.

Be sure to catch the Auction Pre-Show starting at 11:00 AM.

Bid early and bid often!

ConcordTV Videos Recognized in Regional Festival

We are proud to announce that ConcordTV had two 1st place and one 2nd place finishes in this year’s Alliance for Community Media Northeast video awards. Congratulations to our staff and community partners who worked hard on these projects that provide information and entertainment to Concord.

1st place in Municipal/Government Programming – “Because Your Life Depends On It”.
Join the Concord Fire Department as they perform a water rescue training exercise on the Merrimack River while learning more about how you can stay safe while enjoying New Hampshire’s many natural water bodies. Created in collaboration between ConcordTV and Battalion Chief Kelleher
Watch Here!

1st place in News/Magazine Programming “Let’s Go: Exploring Kimball Jenkins Estate”
Join us on a guided tour of the Kimball Jenkins Estate and School of Art in this first part of Concord’s historical district tour. Created in collaboration between ConcordTV, Kimball Jenkins, and a grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund Grant.
Watch Here!

2nd place in Historical Documentary Programming- “A tour of Old North Cemetery”
Cemetery Administrator Jill McDaniel-Huckins takes us on a historic tour of Old North Cemetery to learn more about the people buried there. Created in collaboration between ConcordTV and the City of Concord
Watch Here!

Learn more about the Alliance For Community Media Northeast on their website.

FREE Holiday Video Greeting Card for Nonprofits

When your nonprofit organization is planning end-of-year marketing, don’t forget that ConcordTV can help you create a Free “Video Greeting Card” to spread Holiday cheer and remind your supporters about your organization’s mission.

Your Video Greeting will be shown on ConcordTV Channel 22 and you’re free to post it on your organization website, Facebook, YouTube channel, and enewsletter.

We’ll be making the studio available on Tuesday, November 9th from 11 AM to 7 PM at ConcordTV Studio, located at Concord High School, 170 Warren St. in Concord.

Want examples for inspiration? Watch these Holiday Greeting videos from 2018

Reservations for recording time blocks are required.

• Studio time blocks are 15 minutes each.

• Masks are required when you enter/exit the facility but can be removed while you record.

• Recommended Video Length – 30 seconds.

• We can put your script on the TelePrompter for you (email it to us at least 48 hours before)

• Sample script provided on request

• You may include no more than 3 people total

• 2 lines of on-screen text provided (such as organization name and website)

• Choice of background: Christmas Trees or “green screen” winter scene (don’t wear color green!)

Please email josh@yourconcordtv.org or call us at (603) 226-8872 to reserve your time block. Email your Teleprompter script to josh@yourconcordtv.org.

Election 2021 Coverage

It’s Municipal Election Season, and ConcordTV is proud to be a source of information for Concord residents as they make their decisions in the races for local office.

Watch our live coverage of the 2021 Municipal Election results on Tuesday November 2nd starting at 7:00 PM, on channels 17 and 22 for Comcast cable subscribers, or online on our YouTube channel:

 

 

We covered the Concord Monitor’s Candidate Forum live from the Concord High School Auditorium on Thursday, October 28th.

 
 

 

In collaboration with Concord Patch and WKXL, we will be presenting a series of candidate debates through Election Day.

Mayoral Debate:

 

 

Ward 1 City Council Candidate Debate:

 

 

Ward 5 City Council Candidate Debate:

 

 

Concord School District Charter Commission At Large Debate:

 

 

Concord School District Charter Commission District A Debate:

 

 

16 candidates visited the ConcordTV studio to share their message with voters. Check out the YouTube playlist below, which also features important Election Day information.

 

ConcordTV Annual Appreciation Awards

ConcordTV PRESS RELEASE

October 4, 2021
Contact: Josh Hardy (603) 226-8872

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONCORD TV Announces 2020-2021 Appreciation Award Recipients

ConcordTV, home of Concord Area channels 6 (education), 17 (government) and 22 (public access), announces the recipients of their 2020-2021 Appreciation Awards. The Awards recognize volunteers, local producers, government and community partners who contribute to quality programming and provide service to this nonprofit organization.

Kent Hemingway Education Award – Kaileen Chilauskas (Concord High School, CHS Live)

Eugene Rudolph Technical Award – Tom Hardy

Community Partnership Award – Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

Community Partnership Award – Walker Lecture Series

Government Partner Award – Beth Fenstermacher (City of Concord)

Rose Marie Lanier Producer Support Award – Ted White (Prison Chapel of the Air)

David Murdo Programming Excellence Award – St. Paul’s Church

Charles Russell Volunteer of the Year Award – Peter Burgess

Outstanding Service Award – Kelly Cuomo Wing

Outstanding Service Award – Charles Russell

Tyson Award – Allwynne Fine

The station’s highest honor, the Tyson Award, is presented for dedicated service to the organization. Outstanding Service Awards are presented to past board members for their service.

VIEW THE BROADCAST

A video program featuring the recipients will be broadcast on Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 pm, and can be viewed on YouTube (ConcordNHTV), Facebook, and on Channel 22.

ConcordTV Update: August 27, 2021

To our valued producers, volunteers, and community members,

As you all know, we reopened our facility in April of this year, with varying degrees of rules and precautions throughout these past few months. Thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation. I want to be very clear with all of you about the latest round of changes that will go into effect at ConcordTV effective Monday, August 30th 2021 for when you visit ConcordTV:

1) Masks will be mandatory at ConcordTV regardless of vaccination status. The only exception will be for on-camera talent during a studio program, so long as they’re 6 feet away from anyone else.

2) ConcordTV will be open by appointment only, made at least 24 hours in advance. We may not be able to accommodate drop-in appointments. Our hours will remain Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.

3) We will be allowing a maximum of 2 visitors within ConcordTV at a time. For studio producers, this would mean you’re allowed 1 host (yourself) and 1 visitor per visit.

There are several reasons that have primarily lead to this policy adjustment:

a) We are seeing a statewide rise in COVID cases, particularly with the Delta variant and my staff have expressed concerns about their health and well-being.

b) ConcordTV is a tenant in a Concord School District building and they are returning to a mandatory mask policy. Our adherence to their policies is critical.

Anyone unwilling to adhere to these policies won’t be permitted on ConcordTV property. Please reach out to me directly with concerns or questions about these changes. As has been the case all year, these policies are subject to change month-to-month so I will keep you updated via e-newsletter and our website. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Josh Hardy
ConcordTV Executive Director

Market Days Video Coverage

Market Days blog photo

ConcordTV captured music and summertime merriment at Intown Concord’s three-day MARKET DAYS FESTIVAL, back on Main Street, August 19, 20 & 21. Individuals and families of all ages enjoyed this free annual downtown event and these extraordinary artists performing right in the heart of Concord. We hope you’ll enjoy looking back at these videos to enjoy local musicians, artists, and more!

Market Days 2021 video playlist

Learn more about Intown Concord

ConcordTV Updates Video Equipment at City Council Chambers

We’re proud to announce that ConcordTV recently purchased new video equipment at the Concord City Council Chambers to replace outdated analog technology.

As a result, Concord residents will notice vastly improved video quality, enhanced in-room audio, and the ability to watch live meetings on Youtube. In the attached images you’ll get an idea of what the new equipment looks like, as well as the vastly improved picture quality.

These latest technology upgrades are a great example of the valuable communications service ConcordTV provides, and a testament to the work that goes into implementing these changes. Thank you to the City of Concord for their support, as well as installer AccessAV for their efforts in making this possible.

As a reminder, Concord City Council, Zoning Board, and Planning Board meetings air live on Comcast Channel 17, the City of Concord Youtube Page, and www.yourconcordtv.org channel 17 live stream. If you can’t tune in live they’re available for rebroadcast and viewing On-Demand anytime.