August 26, 2014




Steve Says

The government shutdown delayed the decision of the FCC on the future of public access funding from cable companies, including Comcast. And when the decision is announced, there is a period for appeal, so we may not know where we stand until August.
So…we wait.


Are you looking to expand your productions to or from the web? If you would like to stream a TV show live on YouTube or Facebook, or would like to integrate Skype or FaceTime interviews into your studio productions, we’ve figured it all out for you!

Talk to Carl and find out how easy it is to do video LIVE on the web!



We are so very busy with new collaborations! They include The Edgartown School 5th and 6th grade classes with Mrs. Costello and the Life Science classes with Mrs. Vail. We are also very excited to welcome the Business Club from MVRHS among so many others.

Stay tuned!


February Class Schedule

Orientation – Tues Feb 5th –   2:30 to 3:30pm

Camera 1  –  Wed Feb 6th  – 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Camera 2  – Thurs Feb 7th  –   2:30 to 4:30pm

FCP1 – Tues Feb 12th  –  2:30 to 4:30pm

FCP2 – Wed Feb 13th  –   2:30 to 4:30pm

FCP3 – Thurs Feb 14th  –  2:30 to 4:30pm

 Call 508-696-9760 to sign up!



 At the February meeting, the board was pleased to review the busy production schedule at MVTV, with local sports, government meetings and new programming being produced from both long-standing and new members. Classes here are filling up, and Michelle is working with many students at Vineyard schools. Watch Channel 13 for new shows.

Kelly Knows…

Island Sports on Channel 14

  • MVRHS Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball

 New on Channel 13

· “Keep the Door Open”
· West Tisbury Library Classical Music
· Duncan Caldwell-Pt 1&2


The MVTV Art Show


  On View Monday thru Friday  from 9am to 5pm


Thursday February 7th – from 4 to 6pm
Meet the Artist  – – – –   Refreshments



 News – Sports – Events
airs on Channel 13 every Monday
at 6, 7 and 9 pm
See what’s going on right here at home!



On Channel 13 – Monday at 6:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm – plus Tuesday at 7:30am

Reprise Wednesday at 8pm

  • In English and Portuguese


Become a Member!

Here’s how it works:
the annual Membership fee of $25.00 entitles you to classes on media orientation and on handling video & audio equipment. You are then eligible for free camera and audio rental, and classes on editing. You don’t even have to own a computer…you can book time on one of our Macs or PCs, or take home a laptop.
We give you all you need to produce your own television show.
– You can do it! –


MVTV Board of Directors Meetings

Board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month, at MVTV, usually at 1:30 in the afternoon, and the public is always welcome. The exception is July when we hold our Annual Meeting. We welcome your observations and suggestions.

The time may vary from month to month – please call 508-696-9760 for the meeting time.


 Regular Program Time Slot:

Democracy Now  – Mon – Fri at 8am

This Week on M.V. – Mon at 6, 7 & 9pm

News and Weather with Bella – Mon 6:30, 7:30, 9:30 & Tues 7:30am

The Bodhi Path – Mon at 8pm

World Revival Church  – Mon at 10pm

Inside Education with Herb Foster – Tues at 6pm

The Vineyard View – Wed at 7pm

Banana Connection – Wed at 8pm

Keeping it Fresh with Chef Amy – Thurs at 7pm

Growing Church – Thurs & Sun 10pm

Chef Deon – Fridays at 6pm

Bella’s Musical Puppet Show – Saturday at 8am

First Baptist Church – Sunday Worship –  Sun 3pm

Kingdom of God – Sun. at 8pm

    – go to for daily schedule –



Executive Director –  Stephen Warriner

Director Of Operations –    Carl Holt 

Access Coordinator & Instructor –  Michelle Vivian

Programming & Facilities Coordinator  – Kelly Marolf


* Please send us notification of your organization’s events to post on the MVTV Bulletin Board.


* Lost your pet? Notify MVTV and send us a picture – we can air the information on all 3 stations day and night to aid your recovery and reunion.


Pick up a brochure copy of this Newsletter at the MVTV TV Station, located at 58 Edgartown/Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs.

MVTV Newsletter Edited by Ann Bassett – if you have any ideas or suggestions for the Newsletter, or would like to assist in production, call Colleen at 508-696-9760.