Did you know Pleasantville Community Television broadcasts to 55,000 Westchester TV’s? Pretty cool if you watch it. But if you don’t, you may ask yourself “Why would I care about local public access media?”
What’s up Pleasantville? My name is Joanna VanTrees and I am the new PCTV board president, and I can tell you why I care about public access media.
Our community is extraordinary and unique. PCTV has the ability to widely share just how magical the Village of Pleasantville is. PCTV is YOUR voice, and the role of public access media is to help you freely express it, without constraints like censorship or advertising algorithms.
A new PCTV is launching in 2023. In addition to all of the important, archived programming we have done in the past, and programming we will still continue to do, PCTV is turning its focus toward the digital future and media education. We are updating our website, increasing our internet presence, and making it a community media hub. PCTV will soon be offering workshops in topics like production, editing, broadcasting, and on-camera work. The goal is to have classes available to all ages from little ones to senior citizens.
To grow this valuable village resource, we need community participation. We need you. Your kids, parents, pets, ideas, time and… of course your financial support.
Web building is pricy, and so is equipment like editing computers. Of course we’d also like to pay our instructors, editors and camera crews! We also want to continue to have a strong presence at all community events like village hall meetings, the parades, the music festival, the holiday tree lighting and so many more.
Please join me and the other volunteers at PCTV. Let’s make PCTV an information highway for ALL things Pleasantville.
See you at the studio!
Pleasantville Resident, Board President PCTVcommunity@gmail.com