Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating your own television show? If so, there’s an upcoming opportunity to learn how from a member-based organization with ties to the City of Charlottesville.
“The Charlottesville Community Media Center will hold an open house on Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. inside York Place on the Downtown Mall,” said City Councilor Michael Payne at the beginning of the September 5, 2023 City Council meeting.
Payne is one of the CCMC’s hosts with a show called Community Matters that featured an interview with City Manager Sam Sanders in Episode 7.
Other shows include:
- Breaking the Chain with June Bates and Rev. Dr., Lehman D. Bates, II
- The Blue Ridge Barn Dance with Brandon Wayne and his Lonesome Drifters
- Let’s Talk! with Nicole Dickerson, June Bates and Sherika Turner
- Save the Nation with former City Council candidate John Edward Hall
- Rivanna Review with Robert Boucheron
“The Charlottesville Community Media Center, or CCMC, serves as the center for public access television and the mission is to encourage and inspire community expression by offering resources to create and distribute media that celebrates, arts, education, cultural exchange, achievement, and social awareness,” Payne said.
The open house will be a live two-hour broadcast on public access television that will be hosted by Andrea Copeland, a long-time CCMC host.
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