Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jim Bemis speaks at Telecom Board meeting on December 16, 2010



GOVERNMENT CHANNEL SCHEDULE published Friday, December 17, 2010, the day following Telecom Board meeting, does not include Telecom Board meeting video to be run during week of 12/17/2010 through 12/12/2010. Bemis' comments, therefore, will not be shown on Cox Cable or AT&T U-verse until long after the Fayetteville City Council meeting at which the CAT contract will be voted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cable-access channel program schedule for Sunday, December 5, 2010, through Saturday, December 11, 2010


Sunday, 12/5/2010

12:00 am  The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:32 am Message Board
6:30 am Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
8:16 am Message Board
8:30 am Norml 2010: Steve De Angelo
8:39 am Message Board
8:45 am Norml 2010: Dr. Sulak
8:48 am Message Board
8:50 am United Way NWA Campaign Video
8:55 am Message Board
9:00 am Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Not One of Them Perished
9:58 am Message Board
10:00 am Beyond Today: Gods Holy Day Plan, Blueprint for Salvation
10:28 am Message Board
10:30 am WTF?!? 11/4/10
11:00 am Krishnamurti: "Questions and Answers"
12:00 pm Child Poverty in Northwest Arkansas
12:58 pm Message Board
1:00 pm Omni Vision: Middle East Policy
2:00 pm Words of Peace: The Mango Tree
2:28 pm Message Board
2:30 pm Kids World
3:00 pm Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Man-Child & Woman
3:58 pm Message Board
4:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
4:30 pm Radical Russ Balville's Box Canyon
4:54 pm Message Board
5:00 pm  Valley Harvest Ministries: The Access Point
5:28 pm Message Board
5:30 pm Key to the Kingdom
5:58 pm Message Board
6:00 pm Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
6:41 pm Message Board
6:45 pm "Escape Artist"
6:47 pm Message Board
7:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Why Must Christ Come AGAIN?
7:28 pm Message Board
7:30 pm Night of the Living Dead-Arts Live
8:13 pm Message Board
8:30 pm Conversation with Josa Pope
9:15 pm Message Board
9:30 pm Hannah Free
11:15 pm Message Board



Monday, 12/6/2010

12:00 am Horror Hosts Presents: Scruffy McGhoul "Blood Waters of Dr. Z"
1:49 am Message Board
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Democracy Now!
8:00 am Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
8:41 am Message Board
9:00 am ACE Practice Meet
11:30 am Message Board
11:35 am "Escape Artist"
11:37 am Message Board
11:45 am Demolition Derby!
11:50 am Message Board
12:00 pm Radical Russ Balville's Box Canyon
12:24 pm Message Board
12:25 pm Norml 2010: Dr. Sulak
12:28 pm Message Board
12:30 pm Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
2:13 pm Message Board
2:15 pm Conversation with Josa Pope
3:00 pm Milk of Melchizedek #4
3:47 pm Message Board
4:00 pm Need to Know 1/9/10
4:55 pm Message Board
5:00 pm Short Takes Live!
6:00 pm Child Poverty in Northwest Arkansas
6:58 pm Message Board
7:00 pm On the Air: Worship Your Food
8:00 pm Norml 2010: Steve De Angelo
8:09 pm Message Board
8:30 pm Gospel Power Hour with the Sons of Thunder
9:30 pm One Whirled View
10:29 pm Message Board
10:30 pm Victory Church Service
11:00 pm Short Takes


Tuesday, 12/7/2010

12:00 am Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
1:43 am Message Board
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Democracy Now!
8:00 am Free Speech TV
9:00 am Horror-ible Morning: Scruffy McGhoul "Don't Look in the Basement"
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm On the Air: Worship Your Food
1:00 pm Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
1:41 pm Message Board
1:45 pm "Escape Artist"
1:56 pm Message Board
2:00 pm Need to Know 1/9/10
2:55 pm Message Board
3:00 pm One Whirled View
3:59 pm Message Board
4:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
4:30 pm Sports Shorts
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Omni Vision: Middle East Policy
7:00 pm  Valley Harvest Ministries: The Access Point
7:28 pm Message Board
7:30 pm Supreme Master TV: Plant Based Diet Pt.2
8:00 pm Krishnamurti: "Questions and Answers"
9:00 pm CAT Board Meeting: November 23rd 2010
10:34 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes



Wednesday, 12/8/2010

12:00 am  The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:32 am Message Board
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Democracy Now!
8:00 am Free Speech TV
9:00 am Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
10:43 am Message Board
10:45 am United Way NWA Campaign Video
10:50 am Message Board
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Why Must Christ Come AGAIN?
12:28 pm Message Board
12:30 pm Norml 2010: Steve De Angelo
12:39 pm Message Board
12:45 pm "Escape Artist"
12:47 pm Message Board
1:00 pm Supreme Master TV: Life Genetics & Quantum Mechanics
2:00 pm Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
2:41 pm Message Board
3:00 pm Child Poverty in Northwest Arkansas
3:58 pm Message Board
4:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
4:30 pm Radical Russ Balville's Box Canyon
4:54 pm Message Board
4:55 pm Norml 2010: Dr. Sulak
4:58 pm Message Board
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Conversation with Josa Pope
6:45 pm Message Board
7:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
7:30 pm Key to the Kingdom
7:58 pm Message Board
8:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
8:30 pm Words of Peace: The Mango Tree
8:58 pm Message Board
9:00 pm Gospel Power Hour with the Sons of Thunder
10:00 pm Night of the Living Dead-Arts Live
10:43 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes



Thursday, 12/9/2010

12:00 am Child Poverty in Northwest Arkansas
12:58 am Message Board
1:00 am Hannah Free
2:45 am Message Board
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Democracy Now!
8:00 am ACE Practice Meet
10:30 am Words of Peace: The Mango Tree
10:58 am Message Board
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
1:43 pm Message Board
1:45 pm United Way NWA Campaign Video
1:50 pm Message Board
2:00 pm WTF?!?
2:30 pm Demolition Derby!
2:35 pm Message Board
3:00 pm Unarius: In the Light of Uriel
3:58 pm Message Board
4:00 pm Night of the Living Dead-Arts Live
4:46 pm Message Board
5:00 pm Sports Shorts
5:30 pm Kids World
6:00 pm Message Board
6:30 pm Lion's Club Auction of the Air
10:30 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes


Friday, 12/10/2010

12:00 am  The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:32 am Message Board
12:35 am Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
1:16 am Message Board
2:30 am WTF?!? 11/4/10
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Democracy Now!
8:00 am Free Speech TV
9:00 am Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Not One of Them Perished
9:58 am Message Board
10:00 am One Whirled View
10:59 am Message Board
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
1:43 pm Message Board
1:45 pm Conversation with Josa Pope
2:30 pm Demolition Derby!
2:35 pm Message Board
3:00 pm Night of the Living Dead-Arts Live
3:43 pm Message Board
4:00 pm Unarius: In the Light of Uriel
4:58 pm Message Board
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Norml 2010: Steve De Angelo
6:09 pm Message Board
6:15 pm United Way NWA Campaign Video
6:20 pm Message Board
6:30 pm Lion's Club Auction of the Air
10:30 pm Radical Russ Balville's Box Canyon
10:54 pm Message Board
10:55 pm Norml 2010: Dr. Sulak
10:58 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes


Saturday, 12/11/2010

12:00 am ACE Practice Meet
2:30 am Message Board
3:00 am Free Speech TV
7:00 am Milk of Melchizedek #4
7:47 am Message Board
8:00 am Conversation with Josa Pope
8:45 am Message Board
9:00 am Beyond Today: Gods Holy Day Plan, Blueprint for Salvation
9:28 am Message Board
9:30 am Sports Shorts
10:00 am Horror-ible Morning: Scruffy McGhoul "Don't Look in the Basement"
12:00 pm Unarius: In the Light of Uriel
12:58 pm Message Board
1:00 pm Child Poverty in Northwest Arkansas
1:58 pm Message Board
2:00 pm Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Man-Child & Woman
2:58 pm Message Board
3:00 pm Norml 2010: Steve De Angelo
3:09 pm Message Board
3:15 pm Norml 2010: Dr. Sulak
3:18 pm Message Board
3:20 pm United Way NWA Campaign Video
3:25 pm Message Board
3:30 pm WTF?!? 11/4/10
4:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
4:30 pm Special CAT Board Meeting by Phone
5:11 pm Message Board
5:15 pm "Escape Artist"
5:17 pm Message Board
5:30 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
6:00 pm On the Air: Worship Your Food
7:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Why Must Christ Come AGAIN?
7:28 pm Message Board
7:30 pm Radical Russ Balville's Box Canyon
7:54 pm Message Board
8:00 pm Victory in Jesus #105
8:58 pm Message Board
9:00 pm Night of the Living Dead-Arts Live
9:43 pm Message Board
10:00 pm Horror Hosts Presents: Scruffy McGhoul "Blood Waters of Dr. Z"

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Larry Foley's news release could have been issued a couple of years ago but the date of this change was uncertain at that time


  • UATV‏

To Aubrey Shepherd
 Hi Aubrey:
UATV will  not be part of PEG in the future. The Fayetteville eduational channel will be 217, operated by Fay Schools.

UATV CELEBRATES 15 YEARS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW CHANNEL

Join us as we celebrate both of these monumental events for UATV
Cox Communications will move UATV to Channel 214 on Dec. 9! This new channel will be operated exclusively by U of A students 24-hours a day, year round. This is also UATV's 15th anniversary of it's first live program.
Open house 12-2 p.m. Light refreshments
RSVP: Robyn Ledbetter, rledbet@uark.edu





Larry Foley
Professor of Journalism
University of Arkansas
116 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, AR  72701
479-575-6307 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Accelerated producer-training classes planned for early December

Accelerated Producer Training
Sign Up: email JR Curtis at jr@catfayetteville.org

Length: 4 hrs (with 15 min break)

Equipment and Facilities Needed: Studio, 2 Cameras, edit bays 5 and 6.

Participant Limit: 4 Students

Dates of Class:

•Saturday, Dec 4th, 10am - 2pm
•Wednesday, Dec 8th, 5pm - 9pm
•Saturday, Dec 18th, 10am - 2pm

Description of Class:
The Accelerated Producer Training Class is designed for individuals or groups that have a strong interest learning multiple aspects of video production at the convenience of an accelerated rate.
This class incorporates the information and training that students receive in the Orientation, Field Production, and Basic Final Cut Pro editing classes.

During this class participants will:
• Learn about Community Access Television and the services it provides the community for the Fayetteville Public Access Television utilizing the City of Fayetteville Television
Center.
• Receive hands on training with field cameras and shot composition instruction.
• Receive hands on instruction on how to do basic editing using Final Cut Pro.
• Produce a short “public access producer’ promo for cablecast on Fayetteville Public Access Television.

Upon completion of the Accelerated Producer Training Class students will be equipped with the necessary training and certification to:
• Begin producing their own programs using City of Fayetteville equipment and facilities.
• Take advantage of ongoing technical support from Community Access Television staff.
• Take the “production refresher” courses that Community Access Television will provide monthly.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

CAT channel schedule November 21- 2010

Greetings Everyone!

Community Access Television will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be back open on Saturday, November 27th from our usual time of 10am-2pm.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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Sunday, 11/21/2010


12:00 am The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:32 am Message Board
1:00 am Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
2:51 am Message Board
5:00 am FOC in 1987
9:37 am Message Board
10:00 am Beyond Today: Will I Go To Hell?
10:30 am WTF?!? 10/21/10
11:00 am Krishnamurti: Crisis in Ourselves
12:00 pm Sons of Thunder
1:05 pm The Caine Interviews:Winrock International
1:24 pm Message Board
1:30 pm Turpentine Creek Podcasts Episode 1
1:51 pm Message Board
2:00 pm Words of Peace: The Angel is You
2:30 pm Kids World
3:00 pm Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Flee the Sin Cities? Pt. 2
4:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
4:30 pm Liz Garriss: You Give Me Fever
5:00 pm Valley Harvest Ministries: What Are You Looking At?
5:30 pm Key to the Kingdom
6:00 pm Chapter II Calculation Meeting
6:54 pm Message Board
7:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Seven Signs of the Antichrist
7:30 pm Elena Featherstone-Visionary Hellraiser
9:00 pm Islam & America: Conflict or Coexistence
10:24 pm Message Board
10:30 pm Audobon: Why Birds Matter
11:30 pm The Caine Interviews: Temple Shalom



Monday, 11/22/2010

12:00 am Horror Hosts Presents: Scruffy McGhoul "Blood Waters of Dr. Z"
1:49 am Message Board
2:00 am FOC in 1987
6:37 am Message Board
6:45 am Milk of Melchizedek #2
7:22 am Message Board
7:30 am Elena Featherstone-Visionary Hellraiser
9:00 am Kids World
9:30 am Sons of Thunder
10:35 am The Caine Interviews:Winrock International
10:54 am Message Board
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
1:51 pm Message Board
2:00 pm The Caine Interviews: Temple Shalom
2:30 pm The Road to Recovery-Embracing Diversity
3:30 pm Mark Warren: Glory Lane
4:00 pm Need to Know 1/9/10
5:00 pm Short Takes Live
6:00 pm Audobon: Why Birds Matter
7:00 pm On the Air: Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center
8:00 pm Turpentine Creek Podcasts Episode 1
8:21 pm Message Board
8:30 pm Gospel Power Hour with the Sons of Thunder
9:30 pm One Whirled View
10:29 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes



Tuesday, 11/23/2010

12:00 am Chapter II Calculation Meeting
12:54 am Message Board
6:00 am Milk of Melchizedek #2
6:37 am Message Board
7:00 am Turpentine Creek Podcasts Episode 1
7:21 am Message Board
7:30 am Audobon: Why Birds Matter
8:30 am Liz Garriss: You Give Me Fever
9:00 am Horror-ible Morning: Scruffy McGhoul "Don't Look in the Basement"
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm On the Air: Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center
1:00 pm The Road to Recovery-Embracing Diversity
2:00 pm Need to Know 1/9/10
3:00 pm One Whirled View
4:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
4:30 pm Sports Shorts
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Omni Vision: Ride 'Till the End
7:00 pm Valley Harvest Ministries: What Are You Looking At?
7:30 pm Supreme Master TV: Healthy Living-Rev. George Malkmus
8:00 pm Krishnamurti: Crisis in Ourselves
9:00 pm CAT Board Meeting: October 26th 2010
10:40 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes


Wednesday, 11/24/2010

12:00 am The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:35 am Sons of Thunder
1:38 am Message Board
4:30 am Islam & America: Conflict or Coexistence
5:54 am Message Board
6:00 am FOC in 1987
10:37 am Message Board
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Seven Signs of the Antichrist
12:30 pm The Caine Interviews: Temple Shalom
1:00 pm Supreme Master TV: Lazy Deli
2:00 pm Elena Featherstone-Visionary Hellraiser
3:30 pm The Caine Interviews:Winrock International
3:50 pm Demolition Derby!
4:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
4:30 pm Turpentine Creek Podcasts Episode 1
4:51 pm Message Board
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Beyond Today: Will I Go To Hell?
6:30 pm Northwoods Cooking Show: "Chocolate Chip Cookies/Peanut Brittle"
7:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
7:30 pm Key to the Kingdom
8:00 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
8:30 pm Words of Peace: The Angel is You
9:00 pm Gospel Power Hour with the Sons of Thunder
10:00 pm Chapter II Calculation Meeting
10:54 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes


Thursday, 11/25/2010

12:00 am FOC in 1987
4:37 am Message Board
5:00 am Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
6:51 am Message Board
7:00 am Islam & America: Conflict or Coexistence
8:24 am Message Board
8:30 am The Caine Interviews:Winrock International
8:49 am Message Board
9:00 am Elena Featherstone-Visionary Hellraiser
10:30 am Words of Peace: The Angel is You
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
1:51 pm Message Board
2:00 pm WTF?!? 10/21/10
2:30 pm Liz Garriss: You Give Me Fever
3:00 pm Unarius: Preparation for the Landing
4:00 pm Audobon: Why Birds Matter
5:00 pm Sports Shorts
5:30 pm Kids World
6:00 pm Victory Church Service
6:30 pm Mark Warren: Glory Lane
7:00 pm Valley Harvest Ministries: What Are You Looking At?
7:30 pm Supreme Master TV: Healthy Living-Rev. George Malkmus
8:00 pm Need to Know 1/9/10
9:00 pm Sons of Thunder
10:03 pm Message Board
10:30 pm Turpentine Creek Podcasts Episode 1
10:51 pm Message Board
11:00 pm Short Takes


Friday, 11/26/2010

12:00 am The Abbey of the Lemur: Uncle Meat's Melancholy Blues
12:35 am Northwoods Cooking Show: "Chocolate Chip Cookies/Peanut Brittle"
1:03 am Message Board
2:30 am WTF?!? 10/21/10
3:00 am FOC in 1987
7:37 am Message Board
7:45 am Audobon: Why Birds Matter
8:40 am Message Board
9:00 am Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Are the Odds Against You? Good! Pt.8
10:00 am One Whirled View
11:00 am Short Takes
12:00 pm Chapter II Calculation Meeting
12:54 pm Message Board
1:00 pm Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Flee the Sin Cities? Pt. 2
2:00 pm Islam & America: Conflict or Coexistence
3:24 pm Message Board
3:30 pm The Caine Interviews: Temple Shalom
4:00 pm Unarius: Preparation for the Landing
5:00 pm Short Takes
6:00 pm Mark Warren: Glory Lane
6:30 pm Demolition Derby!
6:35 pm Message Board
7:00 pm Key to the Kingdom
7:30 pm Sports Shorts
8:00 pm Elena Featherstone-Visionary Hellraiser
9:30 pm The Caine Interviews:Winrock International
9:50 pm Demolition Derby!
10:00 pm Gospel Power Hour with the Sons of Thunder
11:00 pm Short Takes


Saturday, 11/27/2010

12:00 am Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
1:51 am Message Board
7:00 am Stategic Planning-Last Meeting
8:51 am Message Board
9:00 am Beyond Today: Will I Go To Hell?
9:30 am Sports Shorts
10:00 am Horror-ible Morning: Scruffy McGhoul "Don't Look in the Basement"
12:00 pm Unarius: Preparation for the Landing
1:00 pm Northwoods Cooking Show: "Chocolate Chip Cookies/Peanut Brittle"
1:30 pm Victory Church Service
2:00 pm Unleavened Bread Bible Study: Flee the Sin Cities? Pt. 2
3:00 pm Liz Garriss: You Give Me Fever
3:30 pm WTF?!? 10/21/10
4:00 pm Explorations in Faiths
4:30 pm Message Board
5:30 pm All about Town with Chris and Angela
6:00 pm On the Air: Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center
7:00 pm Tomorrow's World: Seven Signs of the Antichrist
7:30 pm The Caine Interviews: Temple Shalom
8:00 pm Victory in Jesus #104
9:00 pm Chapter II Calculation Meeting
9:54 pm Message Board
10:00 pm Horror Hosts Presents: Scruffy McGhoul "Blood Waters of Dr. Z"

Cox Cable changes of interest to viewers of Fayetteville's public channels

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Request for proposals to manage Fayetteville public-access station for the coming 5 years issued for second time by Fayetteville city purchasing agent

Here is the new RFP with a deadline of 2 p.m. local time. The previous RFP brought in only one proposal and it was turned in one minute after the deadline. The purchasing office uses an "atomic-clock setting," which is about 7 minutes earlier than time one sees on CNN or Weather Channel or on your alarm clock or wrist watch. My computer provides "atomic-clock" time, which is supposedly more accurate for a given point on earth.
Ask Art Hobson to explain the process of determining atomic time. Only a physics professor is likely to explain it easily. And Art is a physicist who has been explaining his science to undergraduates for decades.




www.accessfayetteville.org/government/purchasing/documents/rfp/RFP_10-14%2C_Provider_for_Public_Access_Television_S.pdfwww.accessfayetteville.org/government/purchasing/documents/rfp/RFP_10-14%2C_Provider_for_Public_Access_Television_S.pdf

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CAT board's proposal for a 5-year renewal of its management of Fayetteville's cable-access television station rejected because it was turned in one minute late

Jim Bemis forwarded the following email:

The City has rejected the proposal turned in by Community Access Television due to the proposal being submitted after the deadline.  The City will issue a revised RFP for a provider for public access television services in the near future.  Hopefully we will be able to re-issue the RFP this week or next week.  I apologize for my delayed response.

Best,
Andrea

_____________
Andrea Foren, CPPB
City of Fayetteville, Purchasing Agent
113 W. Mountain
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-8220
TDD (Telecommunications
Device for the Deaf): (479) 521-1316
aforen@ci.fayetteville.ar.us
www.accessfayetteville.org

In a phone call Wednesday morning, Ms. Foren confirmed her email to Mr. Bemis. She said that her office clock is get on the atomic clock system.

Interestingly, my home computer seems to show "atomic clock time" while television broadcasts through Cox Cable appear to use a system about 6 to 9 minutes later.
Maybe the CAT representative who delivered the RFP to the city purchasing office was walking over on television time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

CAT Board meets at 6 p.m. today


The CAT Board will be having their monthly meeting tonight at 6pm in the 
Studio at Community Access Television on 101 W. Rock St. You can either 
watch it in person or live on the air. CAT can be viewed on Channel 18 for 
Cox Cable Subscribers in Fayetteville, Channel 99 on U-Verse and via our 
website on www.catfayetteville.org.

Message from city administrator to members of boards and commissions and committees and members of the public who speak at those meetings



TO:                 Members of City Boards, Commissions and Committees

FROM:           Don Marr, City of Fayetteville Chief of Staff

DATE:           June 8, 2010

SUBJECT:    Coverage of meetings by The Fayetteville Government Channel


            As a member of a City of Fayetteville Board, Commission or Committee, we appreciate tremendously the time, effort, and commitment you provide for the City of Fayetteville. It is citizens like you that help make our City as great as it is, and we thank you for your service. It is also service like yours that has helped make Fayetteville a state-recognized Volunteer Community of the Year.  Thank you!

            As you are probably aware, The City of Fayetteville operates The Fayetteville Government Channel, which provides television coverage of the meetings of City of Fayetteville Boards, Commissions and Committees for the citizens of Fayetteville.

            While not every meeting receives coverage, most likely there will be a time when you will be in a meeting that is being covered by The Fayetteville Government Channel. I wanted to provide you with a few pointers and some information that can make your participation in these filmed meetings better for both those attending the meetings in person and those viewing at home.  The ability for audiences in the meeting room, watching on TV, or viewing the meeting on the City’s website www.accessfayetteville.org to hear and see all that is taking place in the meeting is of prime importance to The City of Fayetteville and a major part of the initiatives of assuring open government and an informed citizenry.  Also, your ideas are important, and we want to do everything possible to assure that your ideas are effectively heard by the audiences.  Below are a few broad recommendations that will assist in these goals:

  1. Be aware of your audience. Remember there are people there in the room, and there are people watching on television. When you talk, speak loudly enough that the people in the room can hear you clearly.
     
  2. Some rooms have microphones on the tables. If there are microphones on the tables, please use one. If you do not see microphones on the tables, they are mounted somewhere else. Just speak in a way that everyone in the room can hear you clearly and the television audience can hear your comments as well.

  3. When using a microphone, place it about a foot away and pointed at you, and talk in a normal tone of voice. If it is too close to your mouth, your voice will sound overly loud and distorted. If it is too far away, your voice may not be heard at all.

  4. You may be on camera, whether you are speaking or not. It is not our intention to make you uncomfortable, but to make you aware. The audience in the room may be paying attention to the person speaking, but the camera may be on a wider shot and see you as well.

  5. If a meeting is not called to order by the Chair within 15 minutes of its scheduled start time, the Fayetteville Government Channel staff may leave and not provide coverage for the meeting.  This is to help minimize costs associated with having city staff waiting to film a meeting that will not take place for reasons such as lack of a quorum.

  6. The Fayetteville Government Channel may not cover meetings in which no business is conducted.

  1. The camera is in the meeting room in the role of an observer, so please avoid addressing the camera directly when speaking in a meeting.  You are encouraged to engage in your meeting in the same way you would if the camera was not present.  Fayetteville Government Channel coverage of meetings is direct, non-editorial programming regarding the operations and deliberations of the City government, not a mechanism for building support for a particular policy, program, or issue.  If you would like to present government-related information to the television audience directly, the Fayetteville Government Channel can assist you in producing an informational program that can be telecast on the Channel.

We appreciate your involvement in helping make our City great. If you have any questions about the television coverage The Fayetteville Government Channel provides for your meetings or ways you think that the Fayetteville Government Channel can improve the viewing experience of government meetings, please call Fritz Gisler, the Manager of the City of Fayetteville Television Center, at 479-444-3434.  

Again, thank you for your service!

Monday, June 28, 2010

December 2003 Telecom Board minutes include discussion of many of the same subjects discussed in recent Telecom meetings

Telecommunications Board Meeting Minutes
December 17, 2003
Room 219 City Administration Building




Call to Order and Roll Call. The meeting was called to order at approximately 5:35 p.m. Board members present were Susan Cromwell, Craig Brown, Steve Smith, John Lofton and Gary Cochran.  Cox Communications Director Of Public And Government Affairs James Anderson, City of Fayetteville Chief Administrative Officer Hugh Earnest, Cable Administrator Marvin Hilton and CAT Manager Sky Blaylock were also present.

Approval of the minutes from November 19, 2003.  Brown noted a word correction in the minutes and they were approved.

Adoption Of Agenda.  Approved as submitted.

Cox Update
Telephone Survey.
Anderson reported that criteria have not been determined for the questions on the Customer Satisfaction Telephone Survey but expected they would be during the first quarter in 2004.  He added that Cox is still looking at whether a survey is needed. 

Cromwell said it is.

Smith volunteered to work on TCB questions and asked Anderson for Cox’ questions to avoid  duplication.

Cochran asked the purpose of the survey and Cromwell said it is to determine if Cox is serving the community’s interest and if the City’s relationship with Cox is one we want to be ongoing.

Cochran asked if Cox has copies of past surveys and Anderson said he does not.

Rate Changes.
Anderson explained “MPR’” as “maximum permitted rate” and “OSR” as “operator selected rate” for Limited Basic Service.  He said the current MPR is $18.18 and OSR is $15.85.  In February  2004 the MPR will be $15.73 and the OSR will be $15.25 but ESPN 2 will be moved to Expanded Basic Service.  The reduced cost to Cox will be passed down to the customer.  When asked, Anderson said the cost of Expanded Basic will be released at a later date and customers will be notified by direct mail.

Cromwell then asked Anderson to explain the business issues and concerns of Cox.

Anderson spoke of Cox being like a local store that buys product at a wholesale rate and sells it at a retail rate, adding that they have limited shelf space and as wholesale prices increase the price of their product must also.

Smith asked if the upgrade is complete in Fayetteville to which Anderson said it was but now Cox is removing the old system.

When asked by Smith about complaints of poor reception, Anderson said Cox should be notified.

 Smith noted a weak signal for FGC and CAT to which Hilton said the line from City Hall to the PEG Center is still coaxial cable, not fiber and that may be permitting the interference.

 Anderson said coaxial cable is  broadband cable, is still used and if not a bad piece of cable can still perform.  He added that it was possibly the production equipment at the PEG Center and that Cox would look into the problem.

Smith then asked about a customer’s complaint of having to subscribe to all the audio channels in order to get a certain level of service and Anderson said he would find out.

Smith next asked Anderson if someone can subscribe to Cox internet service without subscribing to their cable service to which Anderson said it was a business decision that internet subscribers must also subscribe to at least limited basic cable service.

CAT Contract
Cromwell said Marvin Hilton, Sky Blaylock and George Weiss had cleaned up the existing contract.  Along with the fact that CAT has performed and delivered the reports they agreed to, she entertained a motion that the TCB recommend to the City Administration to renew the contract with CAT.

Brown made said motion and with a second by Lofton it passed.

Update On Cox Audit By City.

Hugh Earnest addressed the board apologizing for a miscommunication between Cox and the City Auditor which has now been resolved.  He added that the audit will be completed in January and submitted to the TCB for review and comment.

Cromwell asked the purpose of the audit given the confusion at November’s meeting and Earnest said it was to test the billing process to discover if the City is receiving the revenues it is due.

Smith said that with the increase in franchise fees to the City he thought the PEG channels should
receive more funds.

Earnest responded that a budget request to the City Council may be in order based on plans for a regional television system.

Cromwell mentioned that the TCB had “missed the boat” on the budgeting process this year and doesn’t want that to happen again.

Earnest suggested a workshop to explain the budgeting process.

Technology And Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force
Cromwell said Councilman Don Marr has agreed to sponsor a resolution at the January 20, 2004 City Council to charge the task force.

Smith asked how task force members will be selected.

Earnest said that had not yet been decided and asked for suggestions.

Subcommittee Reports. 
                Education Channel Contract.  Consisting of Cromwell and Young.  There was no report   as David Young was not present.

                Website Policy.  Consisting of Brown, Smith and Cromwell.
                Not yet ready for discussion.

                Government Channel Policy.  Consisting of Lofton working with Hilton.
                Lofton read the nine policy changes previously distributed to the TCB.
                “1. Add a reference to the enabling legislation.
                 2. Add to the mission statement.
                 3. Add appeal to TCB to remove a program or meeting from a standing agreement to have                         it televised on a regular basis.  This applies to meetings that were requested by an                                  authorized requester who has since left the position that gave the authority to                                           request.
                 4. Add any three citizens and committee chair to the categories of authorized requesters                                            for televising meetings.
                 5. Clarify the term ‘other government units.’
                 6. Add any five citizens to the categories of authorized requesters for issue forums.
                 7. Add note about how citizens can access videos at the PEG Center.
                 8. Add a note about web casting.
                 9. Add a note about performance reporting.”

Smith moved to adopt the new government channel policy and with a second from Brown it passed.

Citizen Jim Bemis phoned in at this point with concerns regarding two issues he said he would address in depth when he attends the next meeting. The issues were;
                A problem he sees with differing cable casting policies
                How the TCB deals with complaints brought to its attention

Report from the Cable Administrator, Marvin Hilton.
Hilton said the TCB Roundtable discussion, set for January 30 at noon, has room for one more participant as eight seats have been filled.  He added that NBC anchorman Don Elkins has agreed to be moderator.  He also asked that the TCB vote to have this roundtable as Jim Bemis pointed out that if the TCB does not request it then it is the Cable Administrator’s roundtable.

Smith so moved and the second was not identified.  It passed.

Hilton then inquired about the need for “a central point of reception” as he is not sure where all the documents regarding the TCB reside.

Cromwell said she thought they could all be found on the list-serve and Smith suggested they all be downloaded to a CD-ROM.

Lastly, Hilton reported problems cable casting live from the Fayetteville School Board and Washington County Courthouse.  He added that he’d talked with James Anderson and was told it would be looked into.

Additional Board Members Comments.  Smith announced that between now and the next budgeting process he plans to speak out for a dedicated percentage of the franchise fee for the access channels and that he is only speaking for himself and not the TCB.

The next meeting will be Thursday, January 8, 2004 in City Hall room 326 at 5:30 p.m. and will  focus on the Infrastructure Task Force.

Adjournment.  The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:05 p.m.
 Telecommunications Board Meeting Minutes
December 17, 2003
Room 219 City Administration Building




Call to Order and Roll Call. The meeting was called to order at approximately 5:35 p.m. Board members present were Susan Cromwell, Craig Brown, Steve Smith, John Lofton and Gary Cochran. Cox Communications Director Of Public And Government Affairs James Anderson, City of Fayetteville Chief Administrative Officer Hugh Earnest, Cable Administrator Marvin Hilton and CAT Manager Sky Blaylock were also present.

Approval of the minutes from November 19, 2003. Brown noted a word correction in the minutes and they were approved.

Adoption Of Agenda. Approved as submitted.

Cox Update
Telephone Survey.
Anderson reported that criteria have not been determined for the questions on the Customer Satisfaction Telephone Survey but expected they would be during the first quarter in 2004. He added that Cox is still looking at whether a survey is needed.

Cromwell said it is.

Smith volunteered to work on TCB questions and asked Anderson for Cox’ questions to avoid duplication.

Cochran asked the purpose of the survey and Cromwell said it is to determine if Cox is serving the community’s interest and if the City’s relationship with Cox is one we want to be ongoing.

Cochran asked if Cox has copies of past surveys and Anderson said he does not.

Rate Changes.
Anderson explained “MPR’” as “maximum permitted rate” and “OSR” as “operator selected rate” for Limited Basic Service. He said the current MPR is $18.18 and OSR is $15.85. In February 2004 the MPR will be $15.73 and the OSR will be $15.25 but ESPN 2 will be moved to Expanded Basic Service. The reduced cost to Cox will be passed down to the customer. When asked, Anderson said the cost of Expanded Basic will be released at a later date and customers will be notified by direct mail.

Cromwell then asked Anderson to explain the business issues and concerns of Cox.

Anderson spoke of Cox being like a local store that buys product at a wholesale rate and sells it at a retail rate, adding that they have limited shelf space and as wholesale prices increase the price of their product must also.

Smith asked if the upgrade is complete in Fayetteville to which Anderson said it was but now Cox is removing the old system.

When asked by Smith about complaints of poor reception, Anderson said Cox should be notified.

Smith noted a weak signal for FGC and CAT to which Hilton said the line from City Hall to the PEG Center is still coaxial cable, not fiber and that may be permitting the interference.

Anderson said coaxial cable is broadband cable, is still used and if not a bad piece of cable can still perform. He added that it was possibly the production equipment at the PEG Center and that Cox would look into the problem.

Smith then asked about a customer’s complaint of having to subscribe to all the audio channels in order to get a certain level of service and Anderson said he would find out.

Smith next asked Anderson if someone can subscribe to Cox internet service without subscribing to their cable service to which Anderson said it was a business decision that internet subscribers must also subscribe to at least limited basic cable service.

CAT Contract
Cromwell said Marvin Hilton, Sky Blaylock and George Weiss had cleaned up the existing contract. Along with the fact that CAT has performed and delivered the reports they agreed to, she entertained a motion that the TCB recommend to the City Administration to renew the contract with CAT.

Brown made said motion and with a second by Lofton it passed.

Update On Cox Audit By City.

Hugh Earnest addressed the board apologizing for a miscommunication between Cox and the City Auditor which has now been resolved. He added that the audit will be completed in January and submitted to the TCB for review and comment.

Cromwell asked the purpose of the audit given the confusion at November’s meeting and Earnest said it was to test the billing process to discover if the City is receiving the revenues it is due.

Smith said that with the increase in franchise fees to the City he thought the PEG channels should
receive more funds.

Earnest responded that a budget request to the City Council may be in order based on plans for a regional television system.

Cromwell mentioned that the TCB had “missed the boat” on the budgeting process this year and doesn’t want that to happen again.

Earnest suggested a workshop to explain the budgeting process.

Technology And Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force
Cromwell said Councilman Don Marr has agreed to sponsor a resolution at the January 20, 2004 City Council to charge the task force.

Smith asked how task force members will be selected.

Earnest said that had not yet been decided and asked for suggestions.

Subcommittee Reports.
Education Channel Contract. Consisting of Cromwell and Young. There was no report as David Young was not present.

Website Policy. Consisting of Brown, Smith and Cromwell.
Not yet ready for discussion.

Government Channel Policy. Consisting of Lofton working with Hilton.
Lofton read the nine policy changes previously distributed to the TCB.
“1. Add a reference to the enabling legislation.
2. Add to the mission statement.
3. Add appeal to TCB to remove a program or meeting from a standing agreement to have it televised on a regular basis. This applies to meetings that were requested by an authorized requester who has since left the position that gave the authority to request.
4. Add any three citizens and committee chair to the categories of authorized requesters for televising meetings.
5. Clarify the term ‘other government units.’
6. Add any five citizens to the categories of authorized requesters for issue forums.
7. Add note about how citizens can access videos at the PEG Center.
8. Add a note about web casting.
9. Add a note about performance reporting.”

Smith moved to adopt the new government channel policy and with a second from Brown it passed.

Citizen Jim Bemis phoned in at this point with concerns regarding two issues he said he would address in depth when he attends the next meeting. The issues were;
A problem he sees with differing cable casting policies
How the TCB deals with complaints brought to its attention

Report from the Cable Administrator, Marvin Hilton.
Hilton said the TCB Roundtable discussion, set for January 30 at noon, has room for one more participant as eight seats have been filled. He added that NBC anchorman Don Elkins has agreed to be moderator. He also asked that the TCB vote to have this roundtable as Jim Bemis pointed out that if the TCB does not request it then it is the Cable Administrator’s roundtable.

Smith so moved and the second was not identified. It passed.

Hilton then inquired about the need for “a central point of reception” as he is not sure where all the documents regarding the TCB reside.

Cromwell said she thought they could all be found on the list-serve and Smith suggested they all be downloaded to a CD-ROM.

Lastly, Hilton reported problems cable casting live from the Fayetteville School Board and Washington County Courthouse. He added that he’d talked with James Anderson and was told it would be looked into.

Additional Board Members Comments. Smith announced that between now and the next budgeting process he plans to speak out for a dedicated percentage of the franchise fee for the access channels and that he is only speaking for himself and not the TCB.

The next meeting will be Thursday, January 8, 2004 in City Hall room 326 at 5:30 p.m. and will focus on the Infrastructure Task Force.

Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:05 p.m.