August 26, 2014




Steve Says

We have ordered 4 new cameras, the Panasonic AWHE130, with remote controls. One person can sit in the control room and manipulate the cameras, replacing 4 camera operators! The cameras will be here in time to go to the Fair, and after the Fair they will be the Kitchen Studio cameras.
Come to the MVTV Trailer at the Fair for a demonstration of this new technology!



MVTV has been welcomed back to the Ag Fair! Our staff will all be there, covering as many events as we can. The trailer will be command central, and we appeal to members to come by and help out. We will have extra cameras so you can film the animal barns, the Fiber Tent, musical performances, rides and games, do crowd shots, etc. We can then run your raw footage overnight on Channel 13, and/or you can edit your footage to run as soon as possible or whenever. You can also learn to run the remote cameras, and to switch.

So join in the fun at the Ag Fair August 16 -17-18 & 19.



Ann’s note: This is Michelle’s busiest time of the year.. The first week of August she has 15 kids at the Featherstone Video Camp, the second week she will be full time at the Ag Fair, and weeks three and four she will be teaching orientation, camera training and editing classes as usual.
Thank you Michelle!


August Class Schedule

Orientation:  Tues Aug 21st – 2:30 – 3:30                     

Camera 1 : Wed Aug 22nd – 2:30 – 4:30                       

Camera 2 : Thurs Aug 23rd – 2:30 – 4:30

 Editing FCP 1: Tues Aug 28th – 2:30 – 4:30

Editing FCP 2:  Wed Aug 29th – 2:30 – 4:30

Editing FCP 3: Thurs Aug 30th – 2:30 – 4:30    

    Call 508-696-9760 to sign up!



During the August meeting the current officers were all reelected, as were the members of all the standing committees. Plans for Fair coverage with the new cameras were discussed. The 70 kw generator has been ordered, which will power the entire station during a blackout. See you at the Fair!



New  Programs in Aug On Channel 13:

  • Cooking with Chef Amy – new shows every Thursday
  • MV Sports Report with Paul and James Robinson
    (Plays on 13 and 14)
  • Bergeron Briefs with Arthur Bergeron
  • The Powell Report with Jim Powell


The MVTV Art Show

Bill O’Callaghan



 On View Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm

          July and August

      (MVTV will be closed Aug 16 & 17)



 News – Sports – Events
This Week on Martha’s Vineyard
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

  • 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 

Programming & Facilities Coordinator  –

Access Coordinator & Instructor –  Michelle Vivian


* 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.