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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.

Somewhere in Waldo County debuts this week

A new program has begun airing this week on BCTV. "Somewhere in Waldo County" is produced by Insight Productions and as its name implies, focuses on places of interest in Waldo County. Although Belfast Community TV has a wide variety of interesting shows, there are still not very many programs that are created specifically for the local community. This new program uses a"point of view" production technique. This technique has the camera operator also serving as interviewer and viewers seem to be watching the program through the eyes of the interviewer. There is a sense of informality that this technique creates and hopefully viewers will find the approach engaging and enjoyable. The premiere program is about a small alternative high school that began operation this year. The river school has only 5 students this year, but has hopes to grow while offering an alternative approach to learning. The program tours the school and interviews teachers and students. There is also a visit to the Waldo county probate court where students are creating a mural as part of their art curriculum.
Producer/Host Ned Lightner hopes to create 2 programs a month. He also hopes to find a local underwriter to offset production expenses. Future that are being developed include a visit to Jody Johnstone's Swanville pottery, a program about the new Goodwill store opening in Belfast, and a visit to Northport Music Theater.