Next CTAM Meeting

The Community Television Association of Maine

Cordially Invites You to our WINTER 2016 MEETING IN GREENE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017  - 5:30-8:30 PM

Location: WGLT 7, 220 Main St., Greene, ME

Tuesday, January 24 - 5:30-8:30 PM

5:30 to 6:30 - Light refreshments & re-connect with fellow Access Managers, Producers and Friends

Membership not required to attend. (But always appreciated!)

PLEASE RSVP TO: Sally Hebert for food headcount

PH: 207-946-5146

EM: sahebert@fairpoint.net

DIRECTIONS: The Greene Town Office is located at 220 Main Street in Greene, located just off Route 202.  Heading North, you'll see a blinking light (the only one in town) there's a store on the left called Landry's Quick Stop. Take a right at the light on Allen Pond Extension. At the stop sign take a left. They are after the highway garage on the left.

 

Board Members:
President: Sally Hebert

Secretary & Legislative Policy: Brian Knoblock

Treasurer: JP Fortier
Meetings and Conferences: Open Seat
Membership & Outreach: Henry Guiod


Webmaster:

Webmaster: Bill Severence


 

~ Meeting Agenda ~


5:30 PM: Dinner

 

6:30 PM: MEETING

 

 

Proposed By-Laws Changes – Discussion & Vote

Following the discussion at the Summer and Fall 2016 meetings we are proposing changes in the CTAM meeting schedule. The proposal is that we would reduce the number of Board/Membership meetings to two from the current four. The Annual Meeting would be moved from June to April and the second meeting would be in October.

 

We are also proposing that the Board of Directors be permitted to participate in any meeting by electronic means.

 

Contact Brian Knoblock - bknoblock@maine.rr.com - for a full set of the proposed changes

 

Election of Officer

NOMINATIONS & ELECTION for open Board Seat

 

Membership and Outreach Initiatives: Henry Guiod

 

CTAM Web Site Report: Bill Severance

 

Treasurer’s Report: JP Fortier

 

Upcoming Guest Speakers/Presentations: 

 

Old Business: As Brought Forward

New Business: As Brought Forward 

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates & Locations: 

April 25 Annual Meeting – Belfast

October 32 - TBA

 

Adjourn

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Maine Community TV Station Websites

Here are links to websites maintained by Maine access centers. Not all access centers have their own websites. Note to access center managers: Please update your own center's information as needed or let our webmaster know if any changes or additions of new access centers are necessary!
 
Augusta, CTV 7
BaCAT - Baileyville Community Access Television
Bangor, City Of
Bath, City Of - (BCTV-7)
Belfast Community TV - Channel 7
Berwick Community TV
Bethel - WHAT Western Hills Access Television
Biddeford Public Access
Bonny Eagle Television Ch 9
Boothbay Region Community TV
Bridgton - Lake Region Television (LRTV)
Brunswick TV 3
Buckfield Town Hall
Calais Bulletin Board - Channel 3
Camden, Town of
Cape Elizabeth TV (CETV)
Carrabassett Valley - WSKI Channel 17
Castine Bulletin Board - Channel 8
Central Maine CATV
Conway - Valley Vision Community Television
Cumberland, Town of
Durham, Town of
Ellsworth Community Television
Falmouth Community Television Channel 2
Fort Kent TV
Freeport Community TV (FCTV-7)
Gardner High School
Gorham - GGETV Channel 3
Gorham - GOCAT Channel 2
Gray Public Access
Great Falls TV
Greene, WGLT-TV7
Harpswell HTV
Houlton Community Television
Kennebunk Government Television
Kittery Channel 22
Lincoln County TV (LCTV)
Madawaska High School - Channel 16
Madison - CATV-11
Mars Hill Access Channel
Massabesic Middle School - Channel 16
Men on Fire
Mt. Blue Community Access TV
New Gloucester Community Access TV
Newport - Nokomis Warrier Broadcasting - RSU 19
Norway Paris Community TV (NPC-TV)
Ogunquit Channel 3 (WOGT)
Old Orchard Beach Community Television
Orono, Town of
Phippsburg Community Television
Portland - Public Access and CTN-5
Portland Schools - TV3
Rangeley, Town of
Raymond, Town of
Rockport - Maine Coast Community Television 7
Saco River Community Television
Saco, City Of
Sacopee Valley High School - TV2
Scarborough Community Television Channels 2 & 3
Searsport Community TV (SCTV-7)
Skowhegan - Bee Line TV
South Portland - S.P.E.A.C. Channel 3
South Portland Community Television
Washington County TV - WCTV-2
Wells Community Television
Westbrook Community TV (WCTV 2/3)
Windham Cable Community Group (WCCG TV)
Woolwich - Channel 3
Yarmouth Municipal Television (YMTV)
York, Town of

Join CTAM

Please have your access center consider joining CTAM as a voting member ($50 per year) or you may join as an individual non-voting member ($37.50). Audio or video equipment vendors or service providers may also join as non-voting members ($50.00).

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

FCC Guidelines for PEG Channels

The FCC provides a concise definition and summary of rules relating to the provision of Public-Educational-Governmental (PEG) access which may be helpful to the public and governmental officials:

https://www.fcc.gov/guides/public-educational-and-governmental-access-channels-peg-channels

Core Values of PEG Access

The Community Television Association of Maine is committed to furthering the following Core Values as set forth by the Alliance for Community Media. They were created by Sue Buske for the ACM West Conference:

Localism: Supports local viewpoints, local perspectives, and the interests of local communities. Most mainstream media programming is intended for national audiences and does not reflect the rich diversity of American community life.

Diversity of Viewpoints-Participatory: Local communities must be able to make and air media that reflects local experiences. Our society is founded on a belief in freedom of expression and free speech.

Promote Dialogue and Discussion: Democracy works best when a wide array of voices and opinions can be seen and heard. The airing of opinions creates an opportunity for dialogue around issues and concerns that people and the community must address.

Media Literacy: A basic tenant of civil society is that the lives of all members of the community are important, and all members of society should be able to represent themselves in the media. In order to represent themselves they need access to the electronic media tools to create content, the training to use the tools, and the mechanism(s) to distribute community content.

Non-commercial: PEG access is an essential component in our public media ‘greenspace’ where, like a public park, we can reflect on who we are without the interference of commercial values.

Civic Engagement:  Many of the decisions that most affect our lives are made at the local level by city councils, school boards, mayors, and so on. PEG access keeps the public informed about local government elections, about health services, about public housing, and about other important local political and economic development activities.

Education: Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access plays an important role in our educational system. It provides a distribution medium for use by schools, libraries and colleges; and it is especially important for education in low income and rural communities.

Public Safety: In many areas PEG access channels provide for emergency information and community alerts.

Electronic Greenspace: All communication service providers using the public right-of-way or public airwaves should provide bandwidth and funding for PEG access.

You may download these Core Values of PEG Access as a pdf document from our Resources page.

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