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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.
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.
ConcordTV Executive Director
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!
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.
Are you a Concord-area nonprofit looking to expand your outreach? If so, you could be a perfect guest on our flagship interview program Community Conversations!
Community Conversations features the people and organizations of the greater Concord area and the many stories and activities that make the City a vibrant and progressive place to live, work, and visit. Those who tune in can expect to hear a diverse mix of information shared by the people who are involved in the community in the arts, education, local government, nonprofits, business, youth activities, etc.
ConcordTV will provide the studio space, host, and technical support so all you need to do is book a time and arrive. As of now we can record the program either in our TV studio or remotely via Zoom- completely up to you. Also worth noting that this is a pre-recorded program, not a live-stream.
You’ll be able to find and share Community Conversations episodes on the following platforms:
And the best part, this opportunity is available completely FREE to your organization! And by participating in Community Conversations you’re helping us put out new local video content, so it’s a win-win!
If you, or anyone you know, might like to be considered as a guest on a future episode, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To our valued supporters, producers, and community members,
I first want to just say thank you to everybody for your support of ConcordTV and understanding as we’ve had limited facility access throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to still accomplish a lot in 2020 and 2021 (stay tuned for our Annual Report later this year!) but my top concern was everybody’s health and safety. On a daily basis we had internal discussions and considerations for how to better protect ourselves and our families. It’s thanks to that organization-wide diligence that we were able to continue doing our jobs- and doing it safely!
Thanks to everyone doing their part in getting vaccinated, we are now returning to relatively “normal” operations at ConcordTV. Mask-wearing will be optional for anyone who has been fully vaccinated. But due to some in our organization who are immunocompromised we ask anyone entering ConcordTV who has not been fully vaccinated to please wear a mask for the sake of others’ health. We will treat this as an honor-system, with no screening at the door when you arrive.
Like other organizations, some pandemic policies end up working better than what existed before. In ConcordTV’s case we are going to remain as “by-appointment-only” for visitors. We do not have the staffing to properly host walk-in appointments, and walk-ins are tough to accommodate especially since we’re located at Concord High School. So for those staffing and security reasons please email or call us in advance to set up an appointment.
I also want our visitors to be aware of the fact that over the summer there’s extensive construction going on around Concord High School which will definitely impact visitor parking and visitor entryways. When you make an appointment with us please check in 24 hours in advance to confirm where you should park and what entrance you should go to. All exterior doors are kept locked for security reasons so ConcordTV staff will meet you there when you arrive. I also urge our guests to not wander around the CHS building and campus, again, for security reasons.
As for our Youth Video Camps over the summer, we have some precautions still in place for those specific programs, in alignment with Concord Parks and Recreation policies. If you have a child taking part in this year’s summer camp program I’ll reach out to you separately beforehand to review that with you.
If you have any questions, concerns, or considerations, please let me know. A lot of these ideas are thanks to collaborative discussions amongst our staff and board of directors. Thank you to our entire team for being adaptive throughout this entire process!
ConcordTV Executive Director
ConcordTV welcomes Daniel Rich as a new member of the ConcordTV Board of Directors.
Dan Rich is an experienced transactional attorney. He knows how daunting dealing with a lawyer can be and has invested his career in educating his clients on the legal significance of contracts and doing his best to shield them for liability. Dan was driven to pursue law from his passion for critical reading and desire to help others.
Dan started his legal career in Florida where he worked as a corporate and real estate attorney for two different private law firms located in Central (Lakeland) and Southeast (West Palm Beach) Florida; however, being a New England native, Dan jumped when the opportunity presented itself to move to New Hampshire to continue his legal career at Preti Flaherty, PLLP.
Dan received his bachelor’s in political science from Western New England University located in Springfield, MA and his juris doctorate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law located in Gainesville, FL. Dan loves to play video games, golf and board games and currently lives in Merrimack, New Hampshire with his long-term girlfriend, Molly, and their Siberian husky.
We’re thrilled to be welcoming Rose Marie Marinace to the ConcordTV team this summer as an Assistant Youth Coordinator.
Rose Marie has been an educator in NH for 27 years. She has filmed and edited live high school productions; music videos for the local band The Buskers; and skating performances for Magic Blades Figure Skating Club. Rose Marie has taught media production, evolving with technology, since 2002.
In her role at ConcordTV Rose Marie will be co-leading our Youth Video Summer Camps which are returning to in-person this summer! (There are still spots open for camps this year, visit www.concordparksandrec.com for more info)
ConcordTV is excited to bring you Concord High School’s 2021 Graduation. This year’s graduating seniors have had a high school experience like no other, and we are proud of their tenacity and grit, enduring ever-changing circumstances, to make it to this important day. We know that once again, some will be prevented from attending this celebration in person. We hope that this stream of the day’s events help all of us near and far to recognize and enjoy our graduates’ accomplishments.
Live streaming an event can be fraught with technical challenges. Please be assured that should a technical issue occur during the event, the graduation ceremony is being simultaneously recorded, and we will make the video available as soon as possible.
Thank you for supporting Your Community Media Center, ConcordTV!
ConcordTV trains community members on all aspects of video production,allowing them to create their own independent programs that air on Public Access Channel 22. ConcordTV provides local video coverage of City of Concord meetings, Concord School Board meetings, and community events. ConcordTV is proud to have participated in NH Center for Nonprofits’ special 2021 event NH Gives, and thanks all who donated.
“TOGETHER WE GIVE”
Did you know that ConcordTV is also a free resource for nonprofits? Your support enables us to offer free marketing opportunities to over 60 Concord-area nonprofits each year, such as:
• PSA Opportunities
• Free TV and Podcast Studio Rentals
• 24/7 Channel 22 Bulletin Board Announcements
• Guest Appearances on Studio Programs
• Recording/Live Streaming of Special Events
• Producer Training to Create Your Own Videos
ConcordTV truly gives back to the community, with all of our video resources dedicated to our City, School District and Nonprofit Partners. Thank you for your support, which continues to make ConcordTV‘s mission possible.
We’re doing this TOGETHER! If you missed donating to us during NH Gives, please consider donating to us on Square today.
ConcordTV is Your Community Media center! It serves the community with three TV channels (education, government and public access), offers classes and workshops, manages a facility where people create their own programs and podcasts – and offers youth video camps (and a film festival!) for young people.
Concord Community TV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
If you can’t give at this time, please consider sharing this in a post or email – Thank you!