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BCTV Cable Channel 2
Belfast -- Searsport

Belfast Community TV’s mission is to reflect and strengthen the unique spirit and character of Belfast, Maine in order to enrich the lives of residents and visitors in the Midcoast region by fostering communication, free speech, artistic expression as well as creating opportunities through television and other electronic media.

BCTV Program director’s Report
January 11, 2007

Equipment and Facilities: We are still troubleshooting some minor problems with our new server, but I am optimistic that we will be able to use it by the end of the month.
We were able to successfully do our first “Live” event coverage on New Years eve.
There were no real technical problems and the signal looked great.
We have had a problem with uneven audio levels creating distortion on the home TV’s.
To solve this problem I have agreed to purchase a used compressor limiter, from Brookside technologies in Prospect. A used compressor limiter is apt to last a long time and since we are buying from Brookside I am dealing with a local vendor that offers tech support.

Programming: As mentioned earlier, Our live 9 1/2 hours of New Years by the Bay coverage was a great success. The staff of NYBB was very helpful and the event was very successful this year. Mary Mortier, the executive director was very grateful for our efforts at encouraging home viewers to come to the event. We have not added any new programs to our lineup, however we continue to receive productions “from away” such as the Documentary America: freedom to Fascism. I recently recorded Karen Saum doing an introduction to her film produced during the early eightees about the working women of Waldo County. It is fascinating to see all the factory jobs from chickens to circuit boards that have all disappeared since the documentary was produced. Karen has offered to volunteer for the station and she has been a successful grant writer, so I believe she will be a great asset to the channel.

Respectfully submitted by Ned Lightner