HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex Morse announced the renewal of the City of Holyoke’s ten year license with cable television provider Comcast Communications. The agreement includes several new provisions, including “two-tier” senior discounts, a substantial increase in percentage of Gross Annual Revenue received to fund the annual operations of public, educational and government (“PEG”) Access programming, a new community public access station, and an increase in the amount of funding allocated for PEG access purposes. Read full text
We seek to promote all voices in our community through media. We will share our governmental proceedings and all public school activities. In addition, the center will serve as a place for Civic Engagement. We are looking forward to the establishment of a downtown location which will engage our vibrant community. Opinions of all kinds are most welcome, we have no boundaries. The HOLYOKE MEDIA Board members are:Ali Pinschmidt, Carey Baker, Peter Albert Williams, Jennifer Myszkowski, Michael Hines, and Denis Luzuriaga.Holyoke Community Media, Inc. (DBA Holyoke Media) is a registered501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
GEORGE STONEY FATHER OF PUBLIC ACCESS
Public-access television is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming which is narrow-cast through cable TV specialty channels. Public-access television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under Chairman Dean Burch, based on pioneering work and advocacy of George Stoney, Red Burns (Alternate Media Center), and Sidney Dean (City Club of NY). Public-access television is often grouped with public, educational, and government access television channels, by the acronym PEG.