Lincoln County Television and Media Center (LCTV) is a PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) TV station established in 1991. LCTV’s media center, located in Newcastle, Maine, broadcasts 24/7 and reaches approximately 17,000 households in the Midcoast Maine region via Spectrum/Tidewater channel 7 and everywhere by live steam and On Demand viewing.
Community members benefit from the diverse coverage created by the LCTV team, donated by local producers, or requested by community members. Programming includes government meetings; original weekly shows; lectures on history, health, and social issues; musical entertainment and theater productions; studio interviews; documentaries; school sports; and alternative media.
Our original programming includes:
- Chamber Chat – conversations with local business owners (weekly)
- Wuzzup News Show – headlines from this week’s Lincoln County News (weekly)
- Community Conversations – Host Marva Nesbit talks with local business and community leaders. (weekly)
- Midcoast Matters – Our co-produced show with Midcoast Conservancy about protected lands and public preserves in our community (monthly)
- Talkin’ Town Talk – Host Larry Sidelinger brings us what’s new in the community (monthly)
- What’s Happening at the CLC YMCA – A monthly show with new programming, activities and opportunities at our local YMCA (monthly)
- High School Sports – including 90 live streamed basketball games from Dec 2021-Feb 2022 and cheerleading competitions
- Covid-19 Updates – In partnership with LincolnHealth – Miles campus, the station has delivered over 50 Covid-19 updates to our community via broadcast, On Demand, and Facebook (Mar 2020-present)
- Special Events – community events like Pumpkinfest, Schoonerfest, & Trolls at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
In 2021, LCTV broadcast and archived over 100 municipal meetings for the public and made them available for On Demand viewing for the citizens of Alna, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, and Nobleboro, with an open invitation to other municipalities in Lincoln County.
As well, the LCTV Bulletin Board is available at no charge to non-profit, community, and governmental organizations located in our viewing area.
LCTV receives zero tax dollars. We are partially funded by the franchise fees that our towns collect from the for-profit cable companies, for the right to use the public right of way. The towns then pass on a portion of these franchise fees to LCTV.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we are also grateful for business sponsors and individual donors who play a significant role in helping LCTV continue its legacy of service to the community. 100% of your gift is fully tax deductible.
Please consider supporting LCTV with your one-time or monthly gift: Support LCTV.
LCTV has a lot to offer to those who participate in it and those who support it. To remain a vibrant community service, LCTV is dependent on community participation and financial support.