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Local football coaches and officials gathered for the NFF kick-off breakfast. The room at the Dante Club was packed, welcoming more than 35 different programs and league officials representing high school football programs throughout the region. Will James, Jim Dimino and Ron Cooper joined the group representing the Access Sacramento’s “Game-of-the-Week production team.
Cooper spoke to the group. “Since 1996, we have been proud to be associated with high school football and girls and boys basketball.” he stated proudly. “So many young people today lack strong leadership examples in their lives. Each of your programs demonstrates the value of passion, teamwork, and effective leadership. Access Sacramento sports programming demonstrates the rewards of fair play and team accomplishments”.
The GOTW crew records each Friday night’s premiere match-up for playback the following week. The weekly playback schedule is: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, and Saturdays at Noon on Channel 17 and streamed at these same days and times on the web site AccessSacramento.org for the region and college coaches around the country to view. Additionally, all games are posted regionally to Comcast “On-Demand” for at least 3 months, each game receiving from 800-3,000 view “orders”. Web site SacBee.com also shows highlights of the games each week within 24 hours of each game.
The season begins this week with the replay of Franklin vs. Sheldon tomorrow (Tuesday 7 PM) and next week with the long awaited (and sold-out) re-match of visiting Long Beach Poly at Grant High. Games continue for 15 weeks throughout the season and regional playoffs. Cooper concluded, “Watching the extensive GOTW replays with commentary and analysis by Will and Jim is a master class in high school football techniques and strategies for players, coaches and game officials. We look forward to another great season.”
Guests from the Documentary Foundation will be on the show to talk about Doc school and showcase a couple of their students. The Doc school is local 501(c) Non-profit organization that teaches youth how to create documentaries. Their film “Age of Champions” about athletic seniors and senior olympics premiered at The 2011 Silverdocs Film Festival in Washington, D.C. this past July.
two of their students will be on the show to share pre-views of their films. So tune in to LiveWire to find out more!
For details about the Doc School and The Documentary Film Foundation log on to http://DocumentaryFilmFoundation.org
Tune to LiveWire on Wednesday, August 31st at 5pm on Access Sacramento Channel 17 or join in online at the same time at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’. The show’s encore presentation airs the following Thursday at 7:30pm.
The Chalk it Up! website states “Free fun for everyone!” and they mean it! Board members from the event will be on LiveWire to talk about this years event. The “free fun” includes art, live music, Youth projects, and more! Kepie Ghoulie, artist and musician will also join us on the show along with teen band ‘Dog Party’. Kepie, most well known for his band The Groovie Ghoulies, is the artist for this year’s poster and will also be performing at the event. Dog Party is a young up and coming band featuring 2 young ladies that are going to rock Fremont Park.
The event happens labor day weekend in Fremont Park in the Midtown area of Sacramento.
For information about Chalk It Up! log on to www.ChalkitUp.org
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, August 24th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 on Comcast, Surewest cable, or watch the simulcast online at www.AccessSacramento.org
Turn Up The Radio: Fostering Community Media Collaboration With Low Power FM Radio – Davis’ KDRT Radio Leads the Way
Edited from an article by Colin Rhinesmith: http://mediapolicy.newamerica.net/blogposts/2011/turn_up_the_radio_fostering_community_media_collaboration-55931
The importance of community engagement was also a major theme for others at the workshop, which was presented at last week’s Alliance for Community Media Conferencein Tucson, Ariz. Titled “Turn Up the Radio: Exploring Collaborative Opportunities for PEG and LPFM,” it featured a variety of lessons for how LPFM advocates and Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) Access TV providers could benefit from working together more closely.
The Fight for More LPFM
With a new public licensing period opening as early as June 2012, a small window exists for the FCC to make more than 1,300 channels available to the public. Prometheus and other LPFM advocates, however, are concerned that commercial broadcasters will snatch up the LPFM frequencies and use them for translators–which simply repeat the radio signal from distant channels rather than providing locally-produced content.
The FCC decision will have profound implications for channel allotment for LPFM in urban areas, which host many PEG access TV stations. A low-power radio station that broadcasts even three miles into a city could potentially reach hundreds of thousands of people.
Why Did Davis Community TV Apply for an LPFM License?
As part of its efforts to serve Davis, Calif., the local community media center incorporated Davis Community TV in 1988 and added educational access television a decade later. But the center also launched KDRT, a community radio station, in 2004, when the FCC had its first licensing window. KDRT thus represents one of the first LPFM stations to originate from a public access TV station.
One reason the center pushed for a community radio station was because it fit with its mission to build infrastructure independent of the cable systems and corporate gatekeepers, in order to free communities from media systems that are solely dependent on profit-making, said Shaw, who works with KDRT and other Davis community media efforts.
How LPFM Benefits the PEG Access Community
Upon launching KDRT, overall participation at Davis Media Access doubled, Shaw said. There was a lot more energy at the center, and board and committee participation went up, as did training programs and mediamaking for the center’s cable channels. Networking and affiliations increased, including with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, which became a strong ally in the community media movement.
In addition, county officials used the radio station and engaged more with station staff and managers. Davis Media Access was able to apply for grants they previously had been out of reach, an increased audience helped boost its donor base, and the initial radio launch party grew into an annual fundraiser.
PEG access stations interested in finding out more about their local community radio landscape can visit the Community Media Database, a pilot project led by Rob McCausland being completed in partnership the New America Foundation’s Media Policy Initiative and Prometheus with funding from the Benton Foundation.
Senior Magazine is New Media Partner With Access Sacramento — Senior Mag Live Devotes September Issue Telling Community Media Story
Publisher Daphne Lang and writer/reporter Nan Mahon had prepared their questions well. They wanted to “tell the Access Sacramento” story in pictures and words. Two hours later, the two journalists completed a thorough interview with Executive Director, Ron Cooper. The “tell all” article is to be published as the main story in the September issue of newly re-named “Senior Mag Live”.
“Your are a hidden gem and I want our readers to know all about the organization and how to get involved at Access Sacramento”, Lang stated with enthusiasm.
The questions were exact and follow-up discussions far-ranging. Cooper looks forward to reading the September issue and seeing the on-line videos and still images taken as part of the story.
“Senior Mag Live came well prepared”, he stated. “Two photographers, our good friend and columnist Bob Crimmins, Bill Krawczyk – Creative Director plus Daphne and Nan were very thorough. I can’t recall a local media organization taking as much interest in our activities. We thank them and look forward to welcoming many Senior readers to Access Sacramento once the issue is published.”
Questions covered many topics. Tell us about this wonderful older building and what it was and is now? Are you (Cooper) a native or when did you arrive in Sacramento and how did you end up with this job? How did it start and what attracted you to it? How did you end up involved in so much electronic gadgetry and where did it come from? Tell us what you do on a day to day basis? What is the purpose of Access Sacramento? Are you looking for volunteers and what type are you looking for? How do you see this organization in the future? Yes, a thorough job of reporting. Watch for the September issue both free at area news stands and on line at: www.SeniorMagLive.com
Our next scheduled booth appearance will be at Fairytale Town on September 24th and 25th for The Storytelling event. We’ll be there there getting the word out about our workshops and The Neighborhood News Bureau.
Let us know if you’re interested in assisting us at theses great events. You don’t need to be camera certified, you only need to be an active member and let us know you will be there to support us and to get our message out.
These are exciting times here at Access Sacramento and so many wonderful things are happening that you can be a part of. We plan on showing up at many community events and look forward to you being there, too.
If you have a community event you’d like to see us at please let us know. We’d love to be there!
If you would like to volunteer you can call us in the office at (916) 456-8600 x 0 by August 31st to sign up for the Chalk It Up event.
I’ll be there doing some fun Chalk Art and volunteering at the next event. I’ll see you at Chalk It Up!
*images are of Access Sacramento staff member Michelle Barbaria at the 2010 Chalk It Up! and Michelle at The Crest Theatre at The Jammies.