This blog will feature highlights of programming by Falls Cable Access, a not-for-profit organization located in Menomonee Falls High School.
The 2009 School Board Race and the Village Board Presidents Results will be broadcast on Channel 14 again this Tuesday, April 7th. In the race for two spots on the school board, Kathy Shurilla, David Noshay and Anthony Poth are on the ballot. Randy Newman and Jefferson Davis are running for the spot on the Village Board currently held by Rick Rechlicz. The 2009 Voters Forum can be found 2 ways this year. It can be found running on Channel 14 by going to http://www.fallscableaccess.com/weekly_schedule.html for times and dates. If that doesn't fit into your schedule you can watch the forum on-demand by viewing the streaming video at our Peg-Central link http://fallscable-wi.pegcentral.com/. The Forum is listed in the Village Government folder. Remember to VOTE on Tuesday and if you can't Vote on Tuesday be sure to stop at Village Hall on Monday where you can VOTE early.
Much happening at the studio lately. The 2009 Voters Forum was hosted by John Mercure of WTMJ-TV and was shown "LIVE" on Channel 14. Technically running a show live on public access is fairly simple as far as routing the signal. Hitting the scheduled time running and keeping it moving are another thing completely. The show went off with only 2 minor glitches and they were only obvious to crew. It helps having a professional like John in the drivers seat and our now seasoned camera people, Alyssa Demge and Gorrdon Kirchoff, were able to handle all the challenges of a live audience and unrehearsed format. We expect to run other live programming in the future when it calls for it. The National Association of Broadcaster Conference as proved to be a valuable source of information for FCAC and this year we will be doing further investigation on Digital trans coding and Micro-wave technology. With the cost of microwave coming down, the technology improvements and the our remote trailer in full operation we are close to providing "LIVE" remotes of the parades, concerts and sporting events.
Also at the High School we will be hosting tours for the 2009 WAPC Spring Conference. The Conference starts on Friday May 1st and The West Allis Community Access Center and Falls Cable Access have been chosen to give tours of their facilities to all the Conference attendees from around the state. Both West Allis and Menomonee Falls boast two of the better Access Channels in the state and Midwest. Friday evening, at the WAPC Video Festival, Falls Cable Access will be receiving 8 awards for programs produced in 2008. A special mention to first time Award Winner Kathy Reed as her "Fall in Lime Kiln Park" program won the Award of Excellence. Kathy came through our training classes, but came in with plenty of experience editing videos for Menomonee Falls Videos,com. Also being recognized that evening is the Menomonee Falls Scholarship Foundation. They will be receiving the "Significant Community Programming" Award for there fund raising program "Will They Remember You?" Further Congratulations go out to Gordon Kirchoff, Karen Nelson, Beth Harwood, Jim Jeskewitz and the Channel 14 staff for their awards.
Presently we are looking for a producer for a magazine type show for senior interests. Topics on health care, crafts and hobbies, Social Security and other timely issues are planned for the show. A name for the show is in the works, but rest assured "Menomonee Falls and I Can't Get Up" has been turned down. Contact Harry at 262-251-2866 for more information.
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 14
FOCUS on Our Children.... 3 shows make it into the schedule this week, Dr. Keith Marty discusses the facilities options, John Woger from the music department updates us on the Band Bunch, and the State Runner-Up Academic Decathlon teams share the secrets to success at this years competition.
Village Voices... Retiring Village Board President Rick Rechlicz shares his thoughts on the progress during his tenure and his reflects on his experience. Also The Mainstreet Song and Dance visit the studio for the first time.
REEL MOVIE TALK...Matt and new co-host Dean Stathus review 8 new films and then offer a battle of wits in a very animated forum.
The Show...Gordon Kirchoff sends us show #5 this week and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us.
AS ALWAYS...STAY TUNED!