Deb Antoine and Ernie Slottag have informed me that they each have websites up now. The City Access site is at http://www.access4springfield.org and deals with the scheduling of your shows and has PDF documents for new producers and various other related information on the *broadcast end.*
Deb Antoine has put up a Ning Network to facilitate the production schedule and to allow producers to upload their own content here http://accessspringfield.ning.com
The Municipal Delegation is meeting with Ernie next Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. and will report the results to the Steering Committee at their meeting later at the Public Library, Carnegie Room South at 6:00 P.M.
This message is from Ernie Slottag from Janurary 5th:
Just to give you an update on where Access 4 stands. We have moved the first portion of equipment and are testing it to be sure everything is working properly. We hope to have calendar of events information up in the next day or two. We are targeting sometime next week to have programming up and running.
Again, we are targeting running the same program schedule as before. We have no reason to change it.
We will soon have a webpage up and running. Within it will be some forms. The one I would like to have producers fill out is an information form, which will give us updated contact information about each producer, and a short description of the program. This will help us identify which programs are which and get them on the air properly.The update will also allow me to make an email list so that we can contact each other, and set up a method for producers to tell me which programs should run when. That way we get the proper episode on during the proper week.
Thank you for your assistance in helping us make this transition a smooth one. We still have a short learning curve to go through, but hopefully things will get sorted out soon.
Also, for your information, we are getting hooked up with AT&T later this month so that Access 4 will be on their U-Verse system. They put all the PEG channels within the channel 99 menu.
- Ernie Slottag