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Public Access Newsletter – July 30, 2013


TOMORROW NIGHT is the night! The Digital Media Center Open House on Wednesday, July 31 from 7-9 p.m. is your chance to connect with videographers, studio crewmembers, field producers, show hosts and other grassroots media makers from across Southern Oregon!

In addition to an orientation towards the end of the evening for those new to the facilities of Rogue Valley Community Television within the DMC, we have a special seminar at 7 p.m. planned, the intent of which is to empower local producers to promote their shows on-line, build audiences via social media and make use of our new Underwriting Policy. We wish to empower you with the tools to get the word out about your shows, build community engagement with your production and build the support you need to sustain your series.

Our Public Access Advisory Board will be on hand as well to speak about their work and to share with you some of the ‘dreams come true’ already taking place through RVTV. The future of this vital regional resource (including our services to local governments and educational institutions) depends more than ever on an active and thriving Public Access producer community.

If you would like to get involved to help the PAAB get the word out about this special event, or if you’d like to pitch in by bringing refreshments, or if you just have more questions, please let Charles ( or Brandon ( know. We’re counting on your support!


Simply put, be there on Wednesday night if you have specific questions about the new Underwriting Policy, the full text of which is at – this may be important to you as our new Fee Schedule at reflects some significant increases in user fees for Public Access producers. You have the tools to gain community support for your community television show; you might want to find out how to make use of them!


One of our favorite traditions here at RVTV is taking out the full compliment of field gear and filming the performances of Ashland City Band at Lithia Park as part of our partnership with the city where we live.

Our first three recordings of the summer are already up on the Public Access Archive for you to enjoy (at, & and these are also airing on our channels (including every Sunday at 10 a.m. on RVTV Community Access Channel 15).

This is a mostly volunteer effort with crewmembers drawn from the diverse ranks of our field producers. If you would like to get involved and enjoy a sunny summer evening with us at the bandshell, please write Charles at or call (541) 552-6898. We will be there every Thursday (crew call at 5:30 p.m.) through August 15.


The RVTV Public Access Advisory Board, which represents your interests in preserving and protecting public access media in the Rogue Valley, welcomes Ashland resident Charlie Delgado to its ranks.

Charlie works at another sort of community media, the Rogue Valley Community Press, a new independent newspaper that distributes 3,000 copies monthly. He visited us at th

Studio Certification student Charlie Delgado on the set of Life Passages with public access producer Nancy Bloom.

Studio Certification student Charlie Delgado on the set of Life Passages with public access producer Nancy Bloom.

e Digital Media Center initially during our Independent Media Week activities co-sponsored by RVTV, RVCP and many other local groups. He has since worked with RVCP editor Jason Houk in launching their new television program, On The Media (which you can view at, and and Charlie is also taking the Studio Production Certification Workshop series this quarter.

“I see RVTV expanding its public access program to have greater utilization by the general public in creating independent media, as well as by expanding public television and making more locally produced, quality TV shows,” Charlie told the board in his application.

After a brief summer recess, the PAAB met twice this month and discussed the outcome of a recent grant application to foster digital media education, along with updates on efforts to build connections with local schools and non-profits & advocacy with elected representatives to let them know of the importance of public access and government transparency.

YOUR input is needed if the important work of the Public Access Advisory Board is to succeed – we have a vacancy open to any resident of Southern Oregon who wishes to contribute their efforts. Contact Brandon ( or Charles ( for an application.


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        Denise Ross – Your Web Presence
Aug. 10     11am-2pm        Peggy Siders – Southern Oregon Music
2pm-5pm          Sheral Graham – Rogue Valley Musicians Spotlight

Fri.              5pm-8pm          Oscar Rodriguez – One Way
Aug. 16     LIVE at 6:30

Sat.            8am-11am        Therese Swenson – Tough Times
Aug. 17     11am-2pm        Britt Ivy – Passion
2pm-5pm          Bob Schropp – Staying Connected

Sat.            8am-11am        Biome – Constitutional Republic Now!
Aug. 24     11am-2pm        Kumud Gokani – Cooking With Kumud
2pm-5pm          Craig Comstock – Like, Wow!

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        Britt Ivy – Passion
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

LIVE: 6:30-7:30
On The MediaProducer: Jason Houk

Director: Dean Walker

Graphics Manager: Denise Ross

Audio Engineer: Don Wertheimer

Floor Manager: Bob Schropp

Camera Operator: Joseph Kauth
Camera Operator: David Wilson

Tough TimesProducer: Therese Swenson

Director: Michael Rhoades

Graphics Manager: Don Wertheimer

Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth

The Mickey Balloonman ShowProducer: Michael D. Fox

Director: Bob Schropp

Graphics Manager: Michael Rhoades

Audio Engineer: Peggy Siders

Floor Manager: Joseph Kauth

YogaProducer: Nica Vano

Director: Dean Walker
Graphics Manager: David Wilson

Floor Manager: Bob Schropp

Camera Operator: Charlie Delgado


Sneak peak of the following weekend:


Sat. 8/10/13:       8-11 am – Your Web Presence

Producer: Denise Ross

Director: Denise Ross

Graphics Manager: Don Wertheimer
Floor Manager: Wanda Borland


Sat. 8/10/13:       11 am-2 pm – Southern Oregon Music

Producer: Peggy Siders

Director: Michael Ball

Technical Director: Peggy Siders

Floor Manager: Wanda Borland


Sat. 8/10/13:       2-5 pm – Rogue Valley Musicians Spotlight

Producer: Sheral Graham

Director: Sheral Graham

Audio Engineer: Marty Gras

Floor Manager: David Wilson

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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