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Public Access Newsletter – August 15th, 2013


We have three studio production timeslots that have opened up due to producer cancellations:

Saturday, August 17th – 11am to 2 pm.

Saturday, August 24th – 8 am to 11 am.

Saturday, September 14th – 8 am to 11 am.

If you are a studio-certified producer who wants to get some production time in the studio, please let Charles know as soon as possible via e-mail at or on the phone at (541) 552-6898.


Yes, you read that correctly; or rather, 10,789 to be exact.

That’s the number of views/downloads of local programs we’ve had in the first seven months of the RVTV Public Access Archive at and the trend is accelerating!

While RVTV staff can take credit for setting it up, all the views are of the work of local grassroots producers here in the Rogue Valley. 4,704 of these views are of shows produced right here in the RVTV studio at the Digital Media Center by community members like you.

For our next step in the development of this on-demand resource, we’d like to encourage you to actively participate in the rating and comment system built-in to the Internet Archive system.

All of these videos have ‘Be the first to write a review’ links on the bottom right-hand corner of each of their viewing/download pages. RVTV wants community producers and the viewing public to provide direct feedback on what shows they most want to see and what improvements they’d like made. So long as libel is avoided, we encourage you to share criticisms as well as compliments.

An active back-and-forth commentary and the building of a culture of shared enthusiasm and encouragement will go a long way towards getting the Public Access Archive, and the shows you put on it, more viewers across the State of Jefferson and beyond.


All studio-certified producers are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 p.m. in the classroom of the Digital Media Center for our Quarterly Producers Meeting.

Once again, it’s time for our producer community to come together and map out our production schedule for the forthcoming three months. The Fall Quarter covers October, November and December – and with the wildly successful system of offering three production timeslots every Saturday, along with the first and third Friday live times, that’s 39 timeslots in all up for grabs! (Please note that we will be closed on the Saturdays following Thanksgiving and Christmas, those being Nov. 30 and Dec. 28).

Only producers who are studio-certified may bid for these timeslots, and we will continue our new lottery system first implemented almost a year ago and refined in each successive meeting. Thanks to the careful tracking of volunteer hours, staff shall grant further pre-lottery timeslots to those RVTV Public Access Producers who are the leading volunteers on other public access programs in the three months leading up to this meeting. Producers Helping Producers – this is the motto by which our Public Access program at RVTV will continue to survive and grow.

The same rules apply in terms of attendance at this meeting – Producers must be physically present to bid for timeslots, and each producer gets one pick at a time, not one pick per show they produce. After the up-front bonus picks, each producer will have the opportunity to bid for a production timeslot in every round before going through the draft pick lottery order once more.

For those of you reading this newsletter who aren’t certified, you might consider partnering with someone who is if you’d like to try a studio show concept out in the next three months. Please keep in mind that these are three-hour production timeslots, which means TWO half-hour or ONE hour-long program MINIMUM must be submitted to air on Channel 15 as a result of each production timeslot. Any special projects deviating from this formula require prior approval.


As was established in our Series Status Policy ( issued a few months ago, the concept of ‘Programming Blocs’ holds out the hope of making the Channel 15 schedule more viewer-friendly and coherent (not to mention entertaining). RVTV Staff is looking for producer & community input on what the categories should be and where viewing times would make the most sense. Please give your feedback to Brandon ( or Charles (, or let the Public Access Advisory Board know of your thoughts on the matter.


Our normal weekly equipment checkout time is on Wednesday between 3-6 p.m. Producers are highly encouraged to reserve the equipment they need IN ADVANCE. To do so, please e-mail Charles Douglas at or call (541) 552-6898.

Sat.            8am-11am        OPEN – CONTACT RVTV IF INTERESTED
Aug. 24     11am-2pm        Kumud Gokani – Cooking With Kumud
2pm-5pm          Biome – Constitutional Republic Now!

Sat.                                       STUDIO CLOSED – NO PRODUCTIONS
Aug. 31                                (Labor Day Weekend)

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Jason Houk – On The Media
Sep. 6        LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Therese Swenson – Tough Times
Sep. 7        11am-2pm        Michael D. Fox – The Mickey Balloonman Show
2pm-5pm          Kumud Gokani – Meditation, The Art Of Loving

Sat.            8am-11am        OPEN – CONTACT RVTV IF INTERESTED
Sep. 14      11am-2pm        Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
2pm-5pm          Dean Walker – Presence

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Gokul Gokani – Art & Awareness Of Happy Health
Sep. 20      LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
Sep. 21      11am-2pm        Angie Christianson – Talking Points
2pm-5pm          Dean Walker – Presence

Sat.            8am-11am        Nica Vano – (show title TBA)
Sep. 28      11am-2pm        Nancy Bloom – Life Passages
2pm-5pm          Craig Comstock – Like, Wow!

News & schedules for studio production



One WayProducer: Oscar Rodriguez

Director: Dean Walker

Graphics Manager: Biome
Audio Engineer: Bob Schropp

Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: John Letz

Tough TimesProducer: Therese Swenson

Director: Bob Schropp

Graphics Manager: Michael Rhoades
Audio Engineer: Wanda Borland
Floor Manager: Amaleah Black-Smiley

Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: Biome

TBAProducer: TBA (could be you!)

Director: Michael Rhoades

Graphics Manager: Bob Schropp

Audio Engineer: Biome

Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth


The Art & Awareness Of Happy HealthProducer: Gokul Gokani

Director: Dean Walker

Graphics Manager: Michael D. Fox

Audio Engineer: Wanda Borland

Floor Manager: Peggy Siders

Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: John Letz


As you may have noticed, we are expanding our advance listing of crewmembers to make sure producers have lined up sufficient support from our RVTV Public Access crew pool; if you are having trouble finding volunteers, that probably means you need to be volunteering more yourself on other people’s shows!

If you would like to be contacted to Direct or crew for any programs, please contact Charles ( so that we can put Producers in contact with you. We always need capable Directors and crewmembers wanting to hone their skills!

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