Blog Post

The default category for blog posts.

ConcordTV Streams the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Talent Show

The Concord area is lucky to be home to many brilliant entertainers, and some of its best were on full display at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness Talent Show. The annual event, featuring singers, musicians and dancers (of both the human and canine variety, serves as a major fundraiser supporting the important work CCEH undertakes to assist one of our most vulnerable communities.

ConcordTV was proud to partner with CCEH this year to both stream and broadcast this years event, held on May 1. You can find a recording of the full event, including the pre-recorded red carpet, below. The live festivities get underway at about 36:20. To learn more about CCEH, and to support their efforts, please see their website: concordhomeless.org.

ConcordTV Live-Streams Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony

On Tuesday March 30th ConcordTV provided live-stream support for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year ceremony. It was a collaborative effort amongst ConcordTV, the Chamber, and Bank of NH Stage and went off flawlessly.

The event celebrated 2020 Citizen of the Year, Linda Lorden, gave a Special Community Service Citation to Deborah DePeyster of Woman’s Club of Concord, as well as recognizing Nicki Clarke of Capitol Center for the Arts for her outstanding leadership as our 2019-2020 Board Chair. Congratulations to Linda, Deborah, and Nicki- thank you for all you do for our community!

CoY behind the scenes

Watch the full ceremony here

We don’t often talk about the behind-the-scenes of how events like this come together. ConcordTV IT Director Michael O’Meara served as our project lead for this video, ensuring it would look and sound as professional as the community has come to expect from ConcordTV productions. We used three HD cameras, a video switcher, laptop, and thanks to Steve Martin at Bank NH Stage an incredible lighting and audio setup.

It was quite the tech setup don’t you think? As always ConcordTV is proud to support and celebrate all the great things happening in our city.

Concord Independent Producers Keep Producing – Schoolhouse Players

“Dance for my Mother” was recorded in January 2020 by volunteers using ConcordTV’s HD Television studio, with technical assistance and support from ConcordTV staff. The Paint Another Picture series is a great example of how community members can utilize ConcordTV’s resources. You can also look for this program to air soon on ConcordTV Channel 22.

 
 
 
 
 

“Dance For My Mother” is episode 4 in the Paint Another Picture series from Schoolhouse Players. After a foot injury a dancer moves through depression and find her way back to her mother.

 

 

“Dance For My Mother” shows the healing power of expressive arts for depression. Video includes the filmed play by Brenda Wilbert and an interview with expressive arts therapist, Dr. Steven Durost.

 
 
Independent Productions at ConcordTV
 
Want to create your own show? Would you like ConcordTV to broadcast your program? Whether you have something completed, or need help getting started creating a show from the ground up, we can help you out.
 
ConcordTV’s independent producers who have continued to provide content during the pandemic include:

  • Prison Chapel of the Air
  • Co-Op Community Connections
  • The Sky This Month
  • Senior Speak NH
  • Walker Lecture Series
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • St. Paul Church
  • Light of the World Church
  • Schoolhouse Players
  • The Bible Speaks
  • LRCC Cooks

Congratulations Josh Hardy!

The board and staff of ConcordTV salutes Josh Hardy, our executive director, honored by NH Sunday News “40 UNDER 40.”  Josh has been a presence at ConcordTV for nearly a decade, and we’re proud of all that he has accomplished for the Concord community in that time.

You can find Josh’s profile, as well as see 2021’s other recipients, on the Union Leader website.

 

ConcordTV Releases Annual Report

ConcordTV is proud to share its Annual Report for fiscal year 2019-2020. Entitled “Added Value to the Community,” the report highlights the many ways the organization has sought to be more than a three-channel TV station. We are an active community resource and local media outlet, providing not only programming from and for the city government and school district, but also a means for local citizens and nonprofits to tell their stories and reach the the greater Concord community at large.

Click here to find the report in full.

The 47th Annual Boys and Girls Clubs of Central NH Auction

It may be different this year, but ConcordTV is once again proud to bring you the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH Annual Auction.

Join us on Channels 6, 17, and 22, or online on YouTube and Facebook, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 12th as we present the virtual edition of this year’s event.

Remember all the bidding takes place online this year at bid4kids.org. You’ll be able to bid on the online auction from December 9th at noon until December 12th at 9:00PM, so be sure to bid early and bid often!

Please note, COVID-19 precautions were taken throughout the production of this video, with a limited off-camera crew wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing surfaces between recording sessions with on-camera talent.

Election 2020 Coverage

It’s that time for your voice to be heard as 2020’s General Election nears. ConcordTV is once again proud to provide you with the information you need to cast your vote in this very strange year.

Join us  November 3rd as we once again go live online and on Channel 22 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM with Concord’s General Election results.


We once again provided an opportunity for candidates on the Concord ballot to come into the studio and provide a message to local voters, and 24 candidates took us up on the offer. Please take the opportunity to learn a little bit more about those running for everything from US Senator to School Board in our 2020 Election Playlist:

On October 26th, we’ll be bringing you the Concord Monitor’s Candidate Forum live starting at 6:00 PM:

Change for Concord will be hosting a School Board Candidate forum on October 22nd. Register to participate by visiting https://www.afsc.org/event/change-concord-virtual-candidate-forum. If you miss watching it live, watch for replays on Channel 22. Click here b

Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire (DRC-NH) launched Disability Unscripted 2020: Samuel Habib Interviews NH General Election Candidates. In this series of videos, local college student, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist, and disability advocate Samuel Habib (age 20, of Concord, NH) interviews all major party candidates for New Hampshire Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Representative about issues relating to disability. You can watch these interviews on ConcordTV Public Access Channel 22 (schedule can be found here) or watch online at https://drcnh.org/disability-unscripted-2020-with-samuel-habib/

Disability Unscripted 2020- Airing on ConcordTV Public Access

We’re proud to introduce a new independent production that will be airing on ConcordTV Public Access Channel 22 leading up to November 3rd.

Earlier this month, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire (DRC-NH) launched Disability Unscripted 2020: Samuel Habib Interviews NH General Election Candidates. In this series of videos, local college student, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist, and disability advocate Samuel Habib (age 20, of Concord, NH) interviews all major party candidates for New Hampshire Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Representative about issues relating to disability.

DRCNH-logo-modified

You can watch these interviews on ConcordTV Public Access Channel 22 (schedule can be found here)

To watch these interviews online visit https://drcnh.org/disability-unscripted-2020-with-samuel-habib/

ConcordTV’s Public Access Channel airs a wide variety of programming, mostly created by independent producers, not ConcordTV staff. Programs like Disability Unscripted 2020 are not the property of ConcordTV and are aired with permission of all parties involved.

We also want to remind our audience that ConcordTV will have live election coverage November 3rd at 7pm for Concord ward results and analysis from our volunteer hosts. It’s a great program for those who want to get in-depth information specifically about Concord results.

Let’s Go! New Digital Series Highlights the Best of Concord

ConcordTV is proud to introduce our new digital series Let’s Go! that has been made possible through a Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund Grant. This program features healthy local activities that will get you out of the house and more engaged in your community!

 

Episodes

Sewalls Falls Recreation Area
Our crew stopped by Sewalls Falls Recreation Area to learn more about the history and enjoy some of the amazing views- take a look! sewalls falls group picture

Exploring Concord Parks
We visited White Park and Rollins Park during this beautiful fall season- take a look!

We have more episodes planned so keep an eye out on both our Facebook and Youtube pages for those. If you have any suggestions for somewhere in Concord we should highlight in this series please let us know! And another big thank you to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Momentum Fund Grant for making this program possible.

ConcordTV Video Collaboration with Walker Lecture Series

During the COVID-19 pandemic ConcordTV is partnering with the Walker Lecture Series to provide video production support for recording their events that normally would have been held in-person. These programs are being recorded by ConcordTV and rebroadcast on Public Access Channel 22 and most are also available to view anytime on our Youtube page.

Humorist Richard Lederer presents “President’s Tonight!”: watch here , Presidents Tonight

“Songs of Key West” music performance by the Scott Kirby Band: watch Scott Kirby Band’s performance here

“From the Mayflower to King Philip’s War” hosted by Michael Tougias watch Michael’s presentation here

Holiday Concert with Pianist Frederick Moyer Video no longer available

Jeff Warner: Banjos, Bones, and Ballads Watch

Mark Edward – Psychics, Mediums and Mind Readers: How Do They Do It? Watch

Walker Lecture Series – Jane Oneail: American Icons Watch

Walker Lecture Series – Tom Sterling Travelogue Double Feature Watch

Walker Lecture Series – George Morrison – Two NH Revolutionaries: John Stark and Henry Dearborn Watch

As we continue to navigate these challenging times ConcordTV strives to do our best to work with community partners, such as Walker Lecture Series, to provide as much local original video programming as possible. We’re grateful for these partnerships and for the community’s continued support of our organization and mission.

About Walker Lecture Series
The Walker Lecture Series grew from an 1892 bequest of $30,000 in the will of Abigail B. Walker, widow of Timothy Walker. The first programs were presented in 1896, and more than 1,500 performances and lectures have been given since then. In accordance with the terms of the trust, the series offers a “free course of lectures upon subjects of history, literature, art or science, and free dramatic, musical, literary, historical and other cultural events to be given in Concord, the native city of Timothy Walker and lifelong residence of Abigail B. Walker.”
https://www.walkerlecture.org/ for more information or visit their Facebook page.