BCTV Started This Petition Today To Save The Nation’s Public Access Television Stations

Brattleboro, VT—Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV) started this petition (below) today (Feb 22, 2019) via Change.org to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Across the county, public access television stations – one of the last forms of free, local and accessible media available to Americans – face the threat of being defunded by the end of this year, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission quickly moves to adopt a rule change that would permanently strip them of funding under pressure from big cable corporations.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 2/18/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/18/19

Monday, February 18, 2019

5:00 am Windham World Affairs Council – WWAC: An Interfaith Dialogue on Resistance
6:45 am Daryl McElveen Presents – Daryl and Navad at The Root Social Justice Center
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am The World Fusion Show – Ep 42 – Moonlight and Morningstar
9:30 am Putney Mountain Association presents – Annual Mtg and Talking to the Mountain 1/13/19


BCTV Schedules – Week of 2/11/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/11/19

Monday, February 11, 2019

5:30 am Southern Vermont Live Music – The Gaslight Tinkers 2018-08-10 @ The Stone Church
6:05 am Gematria Today – Episode 1
6:30 am Keep Talking with the Brattleboro Retreat – Stepfamilies: Meeting the Challenges
7:00 am Magic with Jonas Cain – The Hero’s Journey to Happiness 12/7/18
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


BCTV Schedules – Week of 2/4/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/4/19

Monday, February 4, 2019

5:00 am Townshend Stone Arch Bridges – Townshend Stone Arch Bridges
6:40 am Landmark Broadcasters – “Finn”tastic News – Ep 3 (J-Term 2019)
6:55 am Snowboarding in Southern VT – Brian Knight
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Poets Speak – Conversations with VT Poet Laureate Chard deNiord – Partridge Boswell


BCTV Schedules Week of 1/28/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/28/19

Monday, January 28, 2019

5:00 am The World Fusion Show – Ep 40 – Shingetsu Billy White
5:30 am Voices Live! – The Future of Community Media 1/3/18
6:46 am Southern Vermont Live Music – Rock Voices – 01/04/2019- Let’s Hear it for the Boy
6:52 am The Rhema Word – Cure for Disease
7:40 am Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition presents – Clean the Air Pt. 2


BCTV Schedules – Week of 1/14/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/14/19

Monday, January 14, 2019

5:00 am All Things LGBTQ – Dana Dwinell-Yardley and Aaron Marcus
6:00 am Brooks Memorial Library Events – Valerie Abrahamsen 12/4/18
7:25 am Okemo Valley TV Documentary – SK8 VT
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Brattleboro Rallies – Indigenous Peoples Rally


BCTV Schedules – Week of 1/7/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/7/19

Monday, January 7, 2019

5:00 am Southern Vermont Dance Festival – Mid Summer Promenade – Retreat Farm
5:50 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – Exploring London’s History
6:57 am Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition presents – Clean the Air Pt. 4
7:00 am Vermonters for Justice in Palestine – Salaam / Shalom – December 28, 2018
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/31/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/31/18

Monday, December 31, 2018

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show 12/21/18
5:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 1 – Beginning Your WRAP
6:05 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 2 – Triggers and Early Warning Signs
6:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 3 – When Things are Breaking Down
6:55 am PSA – 16th Annual Tibet Festival


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/17/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/17/18

Monday, December 17, 2018

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show 12/14/18
5:30 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 1 – Beginning Your WRAP
6:05 am WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP Ep 2 – Triggers and Early Warning Signs


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/10/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/10/18

Monday, December 10, 2018

12:01 am Yankee Bookshop – Archer Mayor – Bury the Lead
1:00 am Vote for Vermont – Audubon Vermont
2:00 am Vermont Alliance for Retired Americans – “Where Do We Go From Here?”
3:48 am River Garden Brown Bag Lunch Series – Resist with Love – Speak Truth to Power


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/3/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/3/18

Monday, December 3, 2018

1:33 amWoodstock History Center – Bicycling in Vermont 1880-1920
2:52 amOkemo Valley Shorts – Coolidge Solar Project Update
2:58 amWilliam Eddy Lecture Series – Abdi Nor Iftin
4:30 amHigher Education Matters – Colonel Gregory Knight


FCC Threatens BCTV’s Survival

BRATTLEBORO, VT—November 30, 2018—BCTV today announced that its future and that of similar organizations around Vermont and the country is in serious jeopardy. On September 25, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued proposed rulemaking (Docket 05-311) which, if successful, could allow cable operators to reclassify certain services and charge those against the cable subscriber fees that are collected to fund public access stations in Vermont and across the country.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 11/26/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/26/18

Monday, November 26, 2018

1:40 am Landmark College Presents – James Sturm, Cartooning – Past, Present, Potential
2:30 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Lake Champlain’s Rum Runners and Boat Patrol
3:50 am Okemo Valley Shorts – Coolidge Solar Project Update
3:55 am Osher Lecture Series – Kate Reed
4:58 am BCTV Highlights – Community Media Day 2018


BCTV Schedules – Week of 11/19/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/19/18

Monday, November 19, 2018

12:30 am Talking Nerdy – Ep. 6 – Crafting A Community
2:24 am The News Project – Veterans Day – November 11
2:30 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Lake Champlain’s Rum Runners and Boat Patrol
3:50 am Okemo Valley Shorts – Coolidge Solar Project Update
3:55 am Osher Lecture Series – Kate Reed


BCTV Schedules – Week of 11/12/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/12/18

Monday, November 12, 2018

12:10 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – Andrew Buchanan – World War II
1:25 am Ezlerh’s Random Videos – Homelessness in Brattleboro
1:30 am Humanities Lecture Series – The Perfect Weapon
3:00 am Talking Nerdy – Ep. 5 – A History Lesson with Senpai


BCTV Schedules – Week of 11/5/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/5/18

Monday, November 5, 2018

12:30 am Connecticut River Conservancy – Source to Sea Clean Up 2018 – West River Trail
1:44 am Bookstock – Yvonne Daley – “Going Up the Country”
2:27 am Promos – Petey Trailer 2
2:30 am Female Founders Series – StartHere Challenge
4:24 am Caterwaul Productions – She-Cat


BCTV Schedules – Week of 10/29/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/29/18

Monday, October 29, 2018

12:00 am Vermont Youth Orchestra – 2018 Fall Concert at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts
1:00 am Humanities Lecture Series – Factory Girls
2:00 am Hildene Presents – Is Our Democracy In Danger?
3:17 am Woodstock Shorts – Woodstock Art Festival
3:30 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Restoring American Elm Tree Gus Goodwin
4:30 am House at Pooh Corner – Emily Peyton


BCTV Schedules – Week of 10/22/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/22/18

Monday, October 22, 2018

1:58 am Promo – Television of the People
2:00 am OSHER Lecture Series – Leonard Bernstein – Part 2
3:35 am Archaeological History of Vermont – Jess Robinson, Ph.D.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 10/15/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/15/18

Monday, October 15, 2018

12:28 am OSHER Lecture Series – Leonard Bernstein – Part 2
2:05 am Yoga for You – “Calm Your Mind”
2:30 am UVM Community Medical School – How Cannabis Affects the Body & the Brain
4:03 am Yestermorrow Speaker Series – Landscapes for Change


BCTV Schedules Week of 10/8/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/8/18

Monday, October 8, 2018

12:00 am Bread and Puppet Theater Presents – Late Summer 2018 performances
2:23 am Puppets in the Green Mountains – Promo September 2018
2:30 am Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis – Episode 3
3:32 am Tiny House Fest Vermont – Itinerant Housing – from Refugee Camp to Tiny Houses
4:00 am Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis – Episode 4