Keeping citizens informed and in touch with the business of local governments is a primary function of a Community Television operation, with coverage reaching far and wide beyond the cable tv lines as our content streams live, replays frequently, and is available on demand on archive. Today is a great example of how valuable a media resource we have here at the Digital Media Center. Three live Government meetings and a live studio show will have RVTV pumping out upwards of 8 hours of live, uninterrupted, local information between noon and midnight on three cable TV and online streaming channels. The Medford Planning Commission leads off at 5:30pm from City Hall. At 7pm Medford Planning will give way to a much anticipated public hearing at the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium.
The Medford City Council will convene across the street at the Courthouse for a public hearing to receive input from the community on the impacts to the City as a result of the application by the Coquille Tribes that the Department of Interior take land into trust for casino purposes. The Coquille Tribe has purchased the former Kim’s Restaurant, Roxy Ann Lanes and Bear Creek Golf Course on highway 99 just south of the intersection with Garfield. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes, or 5 minutes if they represent a group. All three of these meetings will televise live and stream live on the RVTV website Ch. 14 stream. Programming note: If Medford Planning goes beyond 7pm the finish of that meeting will have to move to Channel 15, as the live line from the Courthouse takes over Channel 14 for the public hearing.
There is also a live studio show this evening on Channel 9, the Medford Forum, and the City of Grants Pass Budget Committee gets together for their second session this week, a 6pm start in the Council Chambers to continue the process that began Tuesday. One would be hard pressed to watch it all, which is why it will all be available on the City websites via their online video archives.
The Digital Media Center at SOU is the gathering place for so much important local information. Please let you City and County representatives know you appreciate the availability of this information through their partnerships with RVTV. What a day for this incredible information resource to shine!