Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. How can I get my message on the Bulletin board?
- Q. How do I get a video I or my organization owns, or has access to, broadcast on LCTV?
- Q. Can I use your studio to make a show?
- Q. Will LCTV produce a show for us?
- Q. Can people or companies sponsor my show?
- Q. Can I get a DVD copy of a show?
- Q. How can I get involved with LCTV?
- Q. How is LCTV funded?
Q. How can I get my message on the Bulletin board?
Email us a graphic image – .jpeg or .png, dpi 72, minimal 800×600 pixels (4:3 ratio) – or the exact text you want on the slide. Please let us know the beginning and ending dates for the posting. Please be aware that events are posted no earlier than 30 days from the beginning day of the event. You may also send text requests to us by mail or drop it off at the station. If we aren’t open when you come by, use the drop box next to the front door.
For more information, see Bulletin Board Policies and Procedures.
Q. How do I get a video I or my organization owns, or has access to, broadcast on LCTV?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the station at 207/563-6338 to make your request. Please be advised that it can take as long as two weeks to schedule a new show.
Q. Can I use your studio to make a show?
Absolutely – that’s what it’s there for! Please reach out to us by email or phone (207/563-6338) to make sure you or your organization meet the eligibility requirements and whether or not you are subject to fees. You must take classes in order to become proficient in the use of the studio equipment, but once you become a producer, the LCTV facility and equipment is yours to use.
Q. Will LCTV produce a show for us?
One of the missions of public access is to teach people “media literacy”, so we encourage people to take classes from us to learn how to use camcorders and mics, editing software, and studio production equipment. Once you are qualified, we provide continued use of the equipment and facilities to produce television.
If you can’t find anyone in your organization that is interested in learning the craft of television production, LCTV will inform other producers of what you would like produced. If they are interested in the project, they will contact you to work out the details.
If that fails, LCTV does have staff to help you make video, but there are fees for production services. Contact us for more information.
Q. Can people or companies sponsor my show?
Yes. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we are grateful for business sponsors and individual donors who play a significant role in helping LCTV continue its legacy of service to the community.
Q. Can I get a DVD copy of a show?
Yes! Just call the station at 207/563-6338 or email us at email@example.com with your request. Requested donation is $20 per DVD. Special pricing for multiple copies.
Q. How can I get involved with LCTV?
LCTV is always looking for volunteers to help with studio operations and to assist individuals and organizations in producing shows or videos of specific events. You must take classes from us if you wish to borrow equipment, use the editing suites or produce shows in the studio. LCTV also needs volunteers to help maintain the building and the grounds, provide community outreach, write press releases, grants and update content for the website. LCTV encourages residents within the LCTV viewing community to consider becoming a member of the board of LCTV. Please contact us to see if a board position is vacant. Board members provide a vital role by directing policy, concentrating on making sure LCTV is properly funded and ensuring that LCTV is fulfilling and will continue to fulfill its mission.
Q. How is LCTV funded?
Help us keep your public airwaves available to share essential government, education and public programming
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.