Seattle Community Media News

A roundup of our latest news and emails that have gone to producers.

posted
Oct 12
Due to lack of sign-ups

Today's Studio Class is cancelled due to lack of sign-ups.  

posted
Sep 28
No conspiracies here! Just great looking video!

Viewers and Producers

We hope you'll be as excited as we are that the new, updated live simulcast of Seattle Community Media's broadcast signal is back and better than ever. 

While programs produced in HD will look...

posted
Sep 19
Please Note: SCM will open at 2:30pm on this day.

Due to an event being held at North Seattle College on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Seattle Community Media will delay opening from the usual 1pm.  The opening time instead will be 2:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. ...

posted
Aug 7
No staff support August 19 through September 5th.

End of Summer Closure 

Seattle Community Media will be closed for our annual end of Summer closure, beginning Saturday, August 19 through Tuesday, September 5th.  The actual closure days on which we would normally offer service during...

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Jun 21
Closed July 3 and August 19 - Sept 5; Program Submission Deadlines

Fourth of July Closure

Seattle Community Media will be closed Monday, July 3rd, in honor of Independence Day.

Producers - For any old or new programming you want to schedule for...

posted
Jun 7
Next Camera Class will be scheduled for July.

Tonight's camera class has been canceled due to a lack of people signing up for it. 

 

posted
May 24
Producers - Please read

Producers, Most of you have used FileZilla to move your videos from your home, work, or another offsite computer to our servers.  We use an FTP server to facilitate this process.  We have upgraded to a new FTP server that is more secure, an...

posted
May 11
No attendees have signed up to attend

We have canceled the Camera Class scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2017.  No-one has signed up to take it as of Noon, May 17. 

posted
Mar 30
Closing at 6:30pm.

Due to illness, we are closing the Community Room early tonight, at 6:30pm.

posted
Mar 20
.... unless you bring your VHS camera for tape capture.

Member/Producers,

We have had to dismantle the equipment used previously to capture VHS to digital video files.  

You can still transfer VHS to digital file if you bring in the camera your video was shot with. 

We...

posted
Feb 24
Resolved

We apologize for issues we are experiencing with our satellite receiver.  Until they are resolved, we will not be able to bring in Free Speech TV programming.  To view Free Speech TV programs like Thom Hartmann and Democracy Now!, visit...

posted
Feb 23
Scheduling Options Tab will no longer work to schedule programs.

Producers, 

The Scheduling Options tab that appears after you have submitted a new Episode hasn't worked reliably for some time. Rather than continue trying to work around it, we are no longer going to use it.  ...

posted
Feb 14
You can now make payments on this website

The shopping cart on this website is now functioning and can take membership and class payments.  If you experience any issues in making payments, please let us know. 

posted
Feb 14
Next Week: Producers will select repeats

Producers... Be sure to send us your Guaranteed Time Slot choice.  Your other time slots, considered repeats, will be returned into the mix.  Then, beginning 9am, Monday, February 20, we will take requests for the vacant time slots to be new...

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Feb 13
Studio B closed for No Help Monday and no phone support

Due to the Presidents' Day holiday, Seattle Community Media will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017.  There will be no No Help Monday studio time in Studio B and there will be no phone support.

posted
Feb 9
New "Season" Starts Monday, March 6, 2017

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media has begun.  You will not be able to schedule into March time slots until this process is completed. 

This only applies to producers who already have a...

posted
Feb 6
No phone support or No Help Monday studio time

Due to heavy snow, SCM offices and studios will be closed Monday, February 6, 2017.

posted
Jan 23
You can now make payments on this website

The shopping cart on this website is now functioning and can take membership and class payments.  If you experience any issues in making payments, please let us know.   

posted
Jan 20
Any activity taking place during update window will be interrupted

Producers, 

We will be applying updates to the Seattle Community Media website server this Saturday evening, January 21, 2017, from 9:00pm to 11:00pm.  Any activity taking place when this window of time begins will be stopped.  ...

posted
Dec 8
SCM facilities will close if North Seattle College's campus closes!

Seattle Community Media's Studio B and Community Room are located on the campus of North Seattle College.  If the North Seattle College campus is closed due to weather related issues, SCM's facilities will also close.  

If...

posted
Dec 5
SCM facilities will close if North Seattle College's campus closes!

Seattle Community Media's Studio B and Community Room are located on the campus of North Seattle College.  If the North Seattle College campus is closed due to weather related issues, SCM's facilities will also close.  

If...

posted
Oct 26
Closed the final two weeks of the year, beginning Monday, December 19.

Seattle Community Media will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday, November 23 and Thursday, November 24.  Happy Thanksgiving!

For those planning ahead, SCM will be closed the final two weeks of the year.  ...

posted
Oct 10
Resolved

We have been experiencing issues with the server that streams our live broadcast to our website.  We have fixed them, but please let us know if you are having any problems viewing the live simulcast.  

 

posted
Sep 15
We will not schedule programs if you do not do one of these!

All Producers, 

After scheduling your programs, please be sure to either fill out the Scheduling Form (preferred) or email us what you've scheduled. 

If you do not do either of these, we will not schedule your new programs...

posted
Aug 22
Repeating Programming from Week of August 14 through August August 20

SCM is now closed through Labor Day.  

As mentioned previously, the programming from the week of Sunday, August 14th will repeat this week and next week.  The reason for this repeat is to allow us to finish the installation of the new...

posted
Jul 20
Closed from Mon, Aug 22, 2016 through Mon, Sept 5, 2016

Seattle Community Media will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday, August 22, 2016.  The facilities will be closed through Labor Day, Monday, Sept 5.  The Community Room and Studio B will return to the regular schedule on Wednesday,...

posted
Jul 6
For Use Until Further Notice

Producers 

As you know, we've been efforting an upgrade to the current website.  A couple things have not gone so smoothly, one of them being the scheduling function.  We are still waiting for the scheduling...

posted
Jun 30
Closed from Mon, Aug 22, 2016 through Mon, Sept 5, 2016

Seattle Community Media will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday, August 22, 2016.  The facilities will be closed through Labor Day, Monday, Sept 5.  The Community Room and Studio B will return to the regular schedule on Wednesday,...

posted
Jun 28
No "No Help" Monday Studio Time, Camera Return and Phone Assistance

Seattle Community Media will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016, in honor of the 4th of July holiday.  Happy Independence Day! There will be no "No Help" Monday studio time, camera return and phone assistance.   

posted
Jun 23
No sign-ups as of 9am this morning.

We are cancelling tonight's Studio Class.  We had no sign-ups as of 9am (or 1pm even).  If you are interested in taking the Studio Class, another will be offered in July. 

 

posted
Jun 9
Plan to have all process complete before outage begins

The Seattle Colleges are planning a complete outage of all internet connectivity between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (PST).  The Colleges are doing some system upgrades.  If all goes well, the system, and the SCM website could...

posted
May 25
No "No Help" Monday Studio Time, Camera Return and Phone Assistance

Seattle Community Media will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.  There will be no "No Help" Monday studio time, camera return or phone support Monday, May 30th as a result. 

posted
May 19
No one signed up

The studio class for May 19 has been canceled.  As of 9am no one has signed up for the class.  We are allowing a producer to use the studio during what would have been class time. 

 

 

posted
Mar 30
Replacing old gear with new

The live stream of Seattle Community Media's on-air content is temporarily down as we replace the servers that provide this ability.  If all goes according to plan, we should have the live stream available again mid-day Thursday, March 31,...

posted
Mar 18
Closed While Installing New Broadcast Server

We’re going to be installing our new HD broadcast servers.  As for programming, we are repeating this week that we are just completing both next week and the following week so we can do this server switch. 

 

We...

posted
Mar 9
Closed While Installing New Broadcast Server

Seattle Community Media's Studio and Community Room will be closed Wed, March 23, Thurs, March 24, Wed, March 30 and Wed, March 31 while we install the new broadcast server.  The studio will also be closed for No Help Mondays, phone...

posted
Mar 3
Still schedule as normal AND fill out Scheduling Form

Producers, 

The scheduling function of the website is still broken.  We still want you to schedule like normal (for when it gets fixed) AND ALSO fill out the new Scheduling Form.  

Until the website is fixed, what you'...

posted
Mar 3
Installing new HD broadcast server

Producers, 

This is a reminder that we will be installing a new HD broadcast server during the weeks of March 20 and March 27.  As a result, we will be repeating the entire week of programming that happens between March 13 and March...

posted
Feb 22
Producers, please read regarding impacts to you and your scheduling of programs!!!

Producers, 

The City of Seattle provided Seattle Community Media with $51,000 toward new production gear purchases.  We thank the City for their generosity.  And as a result, there are some great new upgrades happening to the...

posted
Feb 16
February is when many memberships are due for renewal

We launched this website four years ago this month.  As a result, many people became members in February and their memberships come due in February.  

While you receive an email, sent to the email you have listed in your account...

posted
Feb 16
Sorry for delay in posting

We apologize for having not yet posted the document displaying the open time slots.  Thank you to the producers who emailed their requests anyway.  

The document is now posted.  To access this document you must sign in and click...

posted
Feb 11
Still turn in your requests for repeats though

Seattle Community Media will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in honor of Presidents' Day.  For producers who are participating in the Time Slot Renewal process, still send in your emails with request for repeat time slots.  

...
posted
Feb 8
For Use Until Further Notice

Producers 

As you know, we've been efforting an upgrade to the current website.  A couple things have not gone so smoothly, one of them being the scheduling function.  We are still waiting for the scheduling...

posted
Feb 8
Repeat Time Slot Requests Begin MONDAY, FEB 15!

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media begins today, the day of this posting, Monday, February 8, 2016.  

Once you have reported back to us which of your time slots will be your Guaranteed Time Slot, you...

posted
Feb 3
No scheduling into March dates until this process is complete

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media will begin Monday, February 8, 2016.  You will not be able to schedule into March time slots until this process is completed.  This is the process that usually happens...

posted
Jan 14
No "No Help Monday" Studio Time, Phone Support or Camera Return

Seattle Community Media will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This means no "No Help Monday" studio time, phone support or camera return.

posted
Dec 14
Website Available for Uploading and Scheduling During Closure

Producers,

Please keep in mind that Seattle Community Media will be closed from Monday, December 21, 2015 through January 4, 2016.  During this time the studios and Community Room will be closed and we will not work to correct scheduling...

posted
Nov 23
Just a reminder

Happy Thanksgiving!  The SCM facilities will be closed the week of Thanksgiving.  You can still upload and schedule your programs.  Be sure to send you program schedule to Dean and Tom as well, as a precaution.  

...

posted
Nov 10
Thanks for visiting the SCM website

The Seattle Community Media website hit the one million mark this morning (thanks Don!).  To everyone checking the website, thanks for tuning in. 

To all the independent member-producers of Seattle Community Media, thanks for creating...

posted
Nov 4
Thom Hartmann and Democracy Now! at their normal times resumes

Our satellite reception equipment suffered a weather related set back.  The result was interrupted satellite feeds.

This problem has been resolved.  

Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

posted
Oct 16
End of November and December

Seattle Community Media will be closed in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday the week of November 23rd (affected dates Nov 23, 25, 26).  

SCM will also be closed the last two weeks of December (December 21 through December 31).  We ask...

posted
Oct 7
Due to broadcast server issues

Producers!

We've always had a 96-hour rule in place.  We haven't been good about enforcing it and have helped producers who waited until the last minute to schedule their programs.  

Because of the...

posted
Oct 7
Please be sure to schedule your programs, but also email Dean and Tom

Producers,

Our recently upgraded broadcast server is having more issues.  As a result, we are back to using our back-up server.  This means you will not be able to see the program schedule until the issue is resolved.  

We...

posted
Sep 30
Due to lack of interest

Today's camera class is canceled due to lack of interest.

posted
Sep 17
We will adjust accounts over next two weeks

Producers - 

You may be receiving the notice telling you that you are almost out of time slots as you schedule your programs.  That is because we had rescheduled the time slot renewal process for September and October due to the...

posted
Aug 24
Doors open again Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Seattle Community Media has begun its annual End of Summer Closure from Monday, August 24 through Monday, September 7, 2015. The Community Room and Studios will reopen on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  

During the closure Member-Producers...

posted
Aug 10
Let us know and we'll schedule these shows

Producers

Occasionally you will receive word that your program is ready for scheduling and notice that it returned with a duration of "0".   Unfortunately, during the website upgrade process, a lot of programs came back with...

posted
Aug 10
Be sure to follow naming convention when titling programs

Producers

We are making emergency upgrades to our broadcast server and are temporarily on a back-up server.  This has some impacts on you, the producers. 

You will not have access to the program schedule. 

We are...

posted
Aug 9
No 5AM or 9PM Broadcast This Week

We are working on a broadcast server update.  Until this update is complete, SCM will not broadcast the 5am and 9pm viewings of Democracy Now!  You can watch Democracy Now! at 9am and Thom Hartmann at Noon each weekday.  

posted
Aug 6
Fixes in place

Producers, 

If you've experienced FTP slowness issues, you weren't alone.  We experienced these issues too.  We rebooted and reset our FTP server and believe this has improved connectivity.  

If you had...

posted
Aug 6
Closed August 24 through September 7, Reopening September 9

Seattle Community Media will have its annual End of Summer Closure from Monday, August 24 through Monday, September 7, 2015. The Community Room and Studios will reopen on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  

During the closure Member-Producers...

posted
Aug 3
Let us know of any issues!

We are cautiously optimistic that the submissions and scheduling functions of the upgraded website are working, so please feel free to resume those activities. 

Please let us know if you notice any issues in the process.   

...
posted
Jul 31
Sorry for the Inconvenience

As work continues on the website upgrade, there may be times when you are unable to submit new programs.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  We believe the website will be so much better once the work is completed that hopefully it will make up...

posted
Jul 27
We are working to resolve the issues

Producers...  As you have noticed, our roll-back to the old website hasn't gone as smoothly as we had hoped.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Our plan now is to roll forward, move the new website back in place and get...

posted
Jul 22
Producers and Viewers: Thanks for your patience!

Producers may resume submitting and scheduling programs.  The site has actually be rolled back to it's original server and will remain on the original server while experts continue their work on what will ultimately be a permanent roll over...

posted
Jul 21
Email us with scheduling requests.

If you read the previous news item you know that we stopped submissions to the website in order to move the website to a new server on Monday, July 20th.  The move itself went well but, a you may have noticed, there are still some bugs to work...

posted
Jul 16
You will be able to submit and schedule again late Monday.

This is just a reminder that you won't be able to submit programs or schedule them beginning 5pm Thursday.  We are allowing all programming submitted prior to this time to finish processing and return to SCM in order to have a completed...

posted
Jul 9
Important Information for Producers - Please Read!

Seattle Community Media will be taking an important step toward improving this website.  Unfortunately, we need to cease the submission of any new programs and disable your ability to schedule programs to make it all happen.  Fortunately,...

posted
Jun 30
Process will take place in October

Producers,

Seattle Community Media has made the decision to delay the Guaranteed Time Slot Renewal Process until October.  This affects you if you are a member producer with a guaranteed time slot.

Why the delay?  We are...

posted
Jun 1
There will be an audio outage 9am Tuesday, June 2nd lasting about 5-minutes.

Comcast has been working to shift Seattle Community Media and SCCtv off of old hardware to improve broadcast performance.  The shift has gone relatively smoothly.  Late last week SCM's audio suffered the consequences of this shift though...

posted
May 29
We believe issue has been resolved

We apologize for the systems issues we've had at SCM on Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday.  We believe we have resolved them.  We lost a network switch Thursday morning which affected everything.  During the restoration of that...

posted
May 27
Problem resolved

We apologize for the interruption to the Real Gardener program on Wednesday evening.  Due to technical issues we had to reboot our broadcast server during the program.  The broadcast server was restored and program resumed at 8:00pm....

posted
May 26
Call in window opens at Noon, Tuesday, May 26.

If you are interested in participating in the Seattle Community Media LIVE! program, the window to reserve June 8th's 6pm to 7pm live slot opens at noon today.  The phone number to call is 206-934-5607.  Call and leave a brief...

posted
May 18
Open House and Producer Meeting on Monday, May 18, 6pm regarding Seattle Community Media LIVE

Seattle Community Media will be offering limited live hour -long programming on Monday's at 6pm, beginning June 8th.  This is made possible through a pilot program with the City of Seattle.

Seattle Community Media will hold an Open...

posted
May 15
One Less Camera Available

Producers planning to check out an HD camera, please know that one of the JVC cameras was recently returned severely damaged and is no longer available for check-out.  If you were planning on checking out a camera, plan ahead.  

Also...

posted
May 7
Open House and Producer Meeting on Monday, May 18, 6pm regarding Seattle Community Media LIVE

Seattle Community Media will be offering limited live hour -long programming on Monday's at 6pm, beginning June 8th.  This is made possible through a pilot program with the City of Seattle. 

Seattle Community Media will hold an...

posted
May 7
No participants signed up for class

The Studio Class scheduled for today, Thursday, May 7, is being canceled due to lack of interest. 

 

 

posted
Apr 30
The Auto - Scheduler will move closer to 96 hours out

Producers - As you likely know, we've always had a 96 - Hour Rule, which states we can help you if there are problems with your program as long as you turn your program in 96 hours (4 days) ahead of broadcast time.  Most of...

posted
Apr 23
Affecting Democracy Now! and Thom Hartmann

If you watched Thom Hartmann or Democracy Now! today you would have noticed that while the audio was fine, the picture alternately disappeared or rolled during the broadcast.  We receive this programming via satellite feed.  The program...

posted
Apr 14
Let us know if things aren't coming back, but resubmitting rarely helps

Many producers are resubmitting their shows if they don't see it returning right away.  This rarely helps.  In fact, is further hinders the system, causing even greater delays.  As we have seen, this system has it's issues....

posted
Mar 20
City of Seattle Project Will Replace Fiber Cable

City of Seattle will be replacing the fiber connection between SCM/SCCtv and UWVideo on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The work will begin around 7:00am on Saturday, March 21. 

...

posted
Mar 19
Signal will be down at 2pm today and most of the day Saturday

Comcast has resolved the issue that took SCM and SCCtv off the air earlier today (Thursday 3/19).  Comcast put in a temporary fix and will be make a permanent fix in the near future. 

Separate from that issue, the City of Seattle...

posted
Mar 19
Comcast working to resolve

While the stream of Seattle Community Media is working just fine on this website, our broadcast signal, Comcast Channel 77 and Wave Broadband Channel 23, is not currently on the air.  Comcast is working to resolve this issue.  

posted
Mar 13
This Prevents the Station from Going to a Black Screen

Unlike many public access stations, on Seattle Community Media a producer is allowed to submit programs that are not a full 28-minutes (to fill a half hour time slot) or 58-minutes (to fill an hour time slot).  

At SCM we appreciate some...

posted
Feb 18
Resume Uploading

Member Producers, as you likely noticed, beginning last Monday we started having issues keeping our server online.  By Wednesday things were fairly dicey and by the weekend you will pretty much unable to upload programs.  While the website...

posted
Feb 11
Intermittent problem

There is a little piece of Microsoft gear that gets the media storage server to talk with other pieces of gear.  A recent upgrade from the our friends at Microsoft has caused problems.  We are working to solve the problem.  There will...

posted
Feb 9
Closed Monday, February16, 2015

Seattle Community Media will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of Presidents Day.  Member-producers, the website will remain accessible for program upload and scheduling. 

posted
Jan 22
Comcast is doing work

The cable broadcast of Seattle Community Media, Comcast Channel 77, and the broadcast signals of several other Seattle area PEG channels, is being interrupted periodically today due to work Comcast is doing.  We do not have an ETA for the...

posted
Jan 5
Okay to Submit Episodes

Happy New Year!  

Seattle Community Media is back to regular hours.  

Producers, you can submit programming again.  Please adhere to our request that you submit no more than ONE program per hour.  

posted
Dec 22
SCM Reopens Jan 5, 2015

Seattle Community Media is closed until January 5, 2015. 

Producers:

Please DO NOT submit new programs during the closure.  We are trying to fix an issue (see prior posts about closure) by keeping the entire...

posted
Dec 19
No Submissions for Two Weeks - Begins Monday, Dec 22

Producers please remember Seattle Community Media will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, opening again on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

You will not be able to upload new episodes during this time.

...

posted
Dec 15
No Submissions for Two Weeks - Begins Monday, Dec 22

December Closure

Seattle Community Media will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, opening again on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

No Submitting New Programs Starting Monday, Dec...

posted
Dec 1
No Video Submissions During Closure (Dec 22 - Jan 5)

December Closure

Seattle Community Media will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, opening again on Monday, January 5th, 2015. 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the...

posted
Nov 6
Thanksgiving and End of the Year

November Closure

Seattle Community Media will be closed Wednesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 27, 2014 for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  This is a closure of both the...

posted
Oct 29
One Program At A Time, Please!!!!!!

When this system was created, the idea was that each producer would produce a show a week, upload it and schedule it.  The system can handle that.  

What is happening in reality is many producers upload multiple shows at one sitting...

posted
Sep 30
Let us know if you see it happen again!

Seattle Community Media producers and viewers of SCM's broadcast channel (not stream), you have likely noticed an infrequent (but frequent enough to be annoying) stutter occurring as programs broadcast.  This only affected the broadcast...

posted
Sep 24
Cancelled due to lack of interest

Studio class for tonight, September 24, 2014, has been canceled due to lack of interest. 

Anyone wishing to attend a class must register prior to 9am the day of the class.  Nobody registered or notified us of interest in this class....

posted
Sep 18
Due to lack of registered attendees

Studio class for tonight, September 18, 2014, has been canceled due to lack of interest.  

Anyone wishing to attend a class must register prior to 9am the day of the class.  Nobody registered or notified us of interest in this class....

posted
Sep 16
You must contact us about your planned attendence if you are making-up for an earlier class.

SCM has a Studio Class taking place this Thursday.  

Remember... you must sign up prior to 9am the day of the class.  Walk-ins are not allowed.  If you are taking the class as a make up, you must notify us prior to 9am  the...

posted
Sep 12
Scheudling ability returns to producers

Producers... Last week we had an issue resulting in all submitted videos failing to return from Archive.org to SCCtv.  This seems to be resolved now.  We apologize for this issue.   Please let us know if you are still experiencing...

posted
Aug 21
SCM Re-opens Wednesday, September 3rd

Seattle Community Media has reopened following our End of Summer Closure.  We are still in summer hours.  

 

posted
Aug 1
Survey for Producer/Members

The City of Seattle is looking for input from Public Access producers/members.  Please read the following from the City of Seattle and take the survey.  While viewers will have access to this survey, we ask that only producer/members submit...

posted
Jul 29
Closed August 20, 21, 27 and 28

Seattle Community Media will be closed for four days at the end of August.  SCM will be closed August 20, 21, 27, and 28.  

During these last two weeks of August staff will respond to urgent system-wide issues only.  Producers...

posted
Jul 28
Process ends WEDNESDAY, July 30 at 5pm.

We are in the final week of the time slot renewal.  If you have failed to participate but qualify for a time slot, be sure to look at the current schedule, then choose available times and fill out a guaranteed time slot form and your repeat time...

posted
Jul 11
The week of July 14 - Seattle Producers can change their guaranteed time slot.

Time Slot Renewal Process for July 2014

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media is underway.  

Remember that you MUST fill out one of these forms to get your...

posted
Jul 9
The meeting takes place Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:30pm, Seattle City Hall

Comcast’s current City of Seattle franchise expires January 2016. As a Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) programming provider, your ability to reach Seattle television viewers depends upon the terms of Comcast’s franchise.

posted
Jul 7
This week is for Seattle producers.

A coding error lead to some producers not being able to access the Guaranteed Time Slot form this morning.  It has been fixed.  We apologize for the incovenience.  

Remember, this week is for Seattle-based producers only.  ...

posted
Jun 25
Click for details

Here is some other news regarding Seattle Community Media:

5:30PM CLOSING ON THURSDAY, JULY 3

SCM will be closing both Studio B and the Community Room at 5:30pm in honor of the Fourth of July holiday.  This means...

posted
Jun 25
Process begins Monday, July 7, 2014

Time Slot Renewal Process for July 2014

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media will begin Monday, July 7, 2014.  The process this year will be similar to last year’s process....

posted
Jun 24
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6:30pm, Seattle City Hall

Comcast’s current City of Seattle franchise expires January 2016. As a Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) programming provider, your ability to reach Seattle television viewers depends upon the terms of Comcast’s franchise.

posted
Jun 18
Thom Hartmann will be seen at 9AM, the 9AM Democracy Now! showing moves to Noon!

Free Speech TV has just announced a schedule change that affects our 9:00 AM and Noon time slots.  For years you've been able to watch Democracy Now! at 9:00 AM and Thom Hartmann at Noon.  

With the new schedule, the 9:00 AM...

posted
Jun 17
Community Room will be open Wed and Thurs ONLY

Seattle Community Media will begin Summer hours the week of June 23rd, 2014.  What does this mean?

Community Room -

The Community Room will be open for use by members on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1pm to 7:30pm...

posted
Jun 3
New Feed Source In Place!

We have replaced our feed source of Free Speech TV.  You will now be able to enjoy Democracy Now!, Thom Hartmann and the other Free Speech TV programming you've come to expect on Seattle Community Media.

 

Issue...

posted
May 14
Both Community Room and Studio will be closed

Seattle Community Media will be closed on Monday, May 26, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.  

Both the Community Room and the Studio will be closed during this time.  

Production equipment due for return on Monday, June...

posted
Apr 30
Archive.org Changed Their Website

We have just learned that Archive.org has made significant changes to their webpage.  Unfortunately, it has resulted in a loss of some of our connection to them.  Most attempts to schedule shows appear to be failing.  We are reaching...

posted
Apr 4
Requests for old studio times will be canclled!

Please be sure to read the information listed on the studio reservations page before making your studio reservation.  If you do not request the new studio times and request the old studio times, your reservation will be CANCELLED.

...

posted
Apr 1
You WILL have issues with your files if you don't READ

If you ARE having issues with stuck files, please read and follow these directions...

While we've published news items about this, many producers are not following the instructions.  If nothing else, remember, you can only have one of...

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Mar 7
Facilities Reopen Monday, April 7

SCM will be closed from Monday, March 31 through Thursday, April 3rd for some equipment updates and other assorted spring cleaning. 

Both the Community Room and the Studio will be closed. 

The website will continue to operate...

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Mar 6
Very Important Information

When this system was developed, it was done with the thought that each producer would work through the various steps one program at at a time.  

There are a handful of producers who have multiple series.  We are fairly certain that...

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Feb 26
The Call for Entries is Now Open!

The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) is issuing its call for entries for the Hometown Media Awards. Previously named the Hometown Video Awards, the name change to Hometown Media Awards reflects the wider array of media being used by...

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Feb 26
Processing video files currently taking about 3 days

Producers, please be aware the video files sent off to Archive.org are taking about 3-days to return back to Seattle Community Media.  Be sure to plan your workflow accordingly.  

Patience will be important.  In light of this, if...

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Feb 18
Most Renewals Occur in February

For many producers, your memberships will need to be renewed in February, as this marks two years from when we launched this website.  

First, you will get an email letting you know your membership will expire two weeks prior to your...

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Feb 14
Closed on Monday, February 17, 2014

Seattle Community Media is closed in observance of Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17, 2014.

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Feb 6
Please wait the 12 hours

NEW TEXT IN MESSAGE

Producers may notice some new text in the email you receive when your episode is ready for scheduling.  This new text states:

"Your show, "Series_title name_YY/MM/DD...

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Jan 22
We will NOT troubleshoot last minute!

As you may or may not know, we have always asked that producers have their programs scheduled 96 hours in advance so we can troubleshoot any problems with the broadcast schedule.  

Most producers seem to have no issues -...

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Jan 3
Formal Policy Change Coming Soon

When we opened the themed time slots to producers who have a guaranteed time slot, we requested that they only schedule into these slots one-off programs that don't fit into their regular series.   These themed time slots are the only time...

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Dec 19
Facilities re-open January 6, 2014

SCM will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Thursday, January 2nd in honor of various holidays and the New Year holiday. 

Both the Community Room and the Studio will be closed. 

The website will continue to operate and...

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Dec 10
Making later changes may cause problems for your show!

Producers!  

When you create your Episode Page, you fill out the form with information about your program, attach the video file and submit. 

We've allowed producers to change the text on an Episode Page after it has...

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Dec 9
SCM facilities will be closed if North Seattle Comm College closes!

Seattle Community Media facilities are located on the campus of North Seattle Community College.  If the college campus is closed due to adverse weather, Seattle Community Media facilities will also be closed.

Please check North Seattle...

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Dec 2
Please plan ahead!

We received some emails regarding show files that didn't process correctly and shows that didn't make it into their slots over the weekend.  Not many.  But some.

Remember that we are closed normally Friday, Saturday and Sunday...

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Nov 11
Continue to Submit Video Files as Usual

You may have noticed that there are some unusual things going on with the video file processing lately. 

We believe we've solved the issue. 

Archive.org changed a significant protocol that prevented the episodes sent from...

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Oct 28
Web always available!

Seattle Community Media will be closed on a couple occasions during the upcoming holidays.  

SCM will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.  

SCM will also be closed...

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Oct 28
Request for Ten Producers to Participate

Unfortunately the following meeting has been canceled.  Look for the meeting to be rescheduled for early 2014.

The City of Seattle's DoIT group will be meeting with Seattle Community Media operators on Thursday,...

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Sep 27
Servers Back On Sunday Night

Storms moving through the Seattle knocked out power to a large portion of North Seattle.  Seattle Community Media was affected by this outage which began around 8pm Saturday night.  Power was not restored to the building where Seattle...

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Sep 24
Regarding Marijuana and Alcohol Use

The Seattle Community Colleges District is required to comply with the federal Drug Free School Act.  The College has an obligation to keep its campus free of alcohol intoxication and marijuana usage.  Seattle Community Media policies...

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Sep 13
No Ads or Political Endorsements

Seattle Community Media is public access television and public access television is supposed to be commercial free, which includes no political endorsements.   Please be sure your programs are free of what equate to commercials or support of...

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Sep 5
Deadline to do so is October 31, 2013

VERY IMPORTANT REGARDING RESIDENCY

All producers must bring in documentation proving they live within Seattle or King County.  We just finished creating the new time slot schedule, a process where we required producers requesting time...

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Aug 19
Tips that might help!

We are closing our offices to work on upgrades to the studio and other troubleshooting and repairs.  During this time we will be monitoring programming but we will not be responding to phone messages and we will not be responding to emails....

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Jul 26
Please Read and check the current schedule

As you likely know, we started the time slot process at the beginning of the month of July.  The final week of this official process ended at 5pm Thursday, July 25, 2013. 

We have added all requests to the time slot calendar. ...

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Jul 19
Be Sure to Keep Your Show on the Air!

Please view the Time Slot Calendar at this point in time.

Beginning July 22nd, producers sponsoring programs get to pick their Primary time slots and all producers qualified for time slots get to request two repeats for their...

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Jul 15
3:30pm Return Time for All Gear

We've had a couple close calls recently, gear coming back late with a producer waiting for its return.

To solve this issue, we are changing the Seattle Community Media production gear return policy to better facilitate the check-out and...

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Jul 12
Please Read

We are still working to resolve video file return issues (thanks Erin!).  While many files are returning now, you still may not have had your video files return and received the email notifying you that you can schedule your show.    ...

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Jul 11
Closed August 19 through Agust 29

Seattle Community Media will be closed for two weeks in August, from Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 29, 2013.  Both the Community Room and Studio B will be closed during the two weeks.

The closure is taking place to facilitate...

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Jun 25
Answers to some questions!

Here are the answers to some of the questions we've received so far regarding the Time Slot Renewal process.

Q: When should I bring in my ID and bill?  Should I wait until the window opens for my time slot renewal?...

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Jun 19
Important! Please Read!

IMPORTANT

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media will begin in July.  It is open to all producers, new and existing, who are qualified for time slots.  The new time slots will become...

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Jun 19
Have a happy and safe Fourth!

Seattle Community Media will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.  Thursday Studio time canceled as a result of this closure will NOT be rescheduled to another day during the week.   

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Mar 4
New Information!

We've had several producers recently contact us because they are unable to upload their programs into their personal folder (user/ingest).  The problem is that they've filled their folder to its 50GB limit.

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Feb 21
Please Read - Lots of Important Information

Seattle Community Media Producer Newsletter / Feb 2013

Every member of SCM is a producer, so this is for you.  We hope everyone is off to a great start for 2013.  Here are a couple items of information we wanted to...

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Jan 7
Alliance for Community Media Hometown Media Awards

...
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Nov 19
New comments feature enabled on site

A lot of producers have asked if we are getting feedback on their shows.  We get an occasional email, but we also thought that comments on individual episode pages might be nice.  We have turned on a commenting feature on the episode pages....

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Oct 29
Holidays, Scheduling, Marking Mature Content and More

Mark Your Mature Audience Programs "Mature" When Uploading Them

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Aug 17
No more email news!

We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer. 

Watch for News on the Website

Over the past year producers have received emails with updates and news regarding Seattle Community Media.  Moving forward...

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Aug 16
Streamlining user experience on website

 

This change will affect all users, please read.

There have been a lot of changes and requests of producers lately, but we are finally getting to a point where we can...

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Jul 23
Timeslots are getting filled in!

While we are moving to the new timeslots, you may see that your repeats don't show at all until the first available after August 1.  We don't have a way to let you see them ahead of time without letting you also schedule them ahead of...

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Jun 15
Community Board and Scheduling

New Community Board

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Jun 1
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

Schedule Season Changes – PLEASE READ

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May 24
Studio Requests can be made two weeks out

We have increased the number of available dates for studio requests to two weeks.

We will still confirm reservations for the next week on Fridays.  You will get a re-confirmation for the next week's schedule and if you have a request...

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May 22
We will be closed for Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, Seattle Community Colleges are closed, and so is Seattle Community Media.  We will not have any community room hours or checkouts this day.

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May 18
"Thank you" to those who were there!

We will be posting information discussed at Tuesday, June 15th's Producer meeting soon. 

Thank you to those who could make and those who let us know they weren't able to make it. 

SCM Staff

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May 11
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6PM - 7:30pm

Producer/Prospective Producer Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 6PM to 7:30PM

This is just a reminder that we are holding a producer meeting.  We will be discussing outreach, updates to the SCM Platform and checking...

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May 8
SCM Now Has Two PC Edit Stations

PC Based Edit Stations at Seattle Community Media

Seattle Community Media's video edit platform of choice is Final Cut Pro.  But for those of you who have an interest in editing on a PC, Seattle Community Media now has...

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Apr 20
Over 1000 Visits to SCM on Thursday

In case you were wondering, yes, people are watching.

And yesterday was a particularly big day for the website. 

Brenda Asterino's SHE Episode page for  "Millions vs Monsanto and Watching the...

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Apr 13
30-minute repeats to Broadcast on SCM April 16 to May 6

Democracy Now broadcasts live at 5am on Seattle Community Media and repeats several times during the day. 

Beginning Monday, April 16th, Free Speech TV begins a three week fundraising drive that ends on May 6th....

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Apr 12
Information on upcoming membership meeting and more

Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 15th, 6pm

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Mar 23
Some helpful suggestions

You can name your Episodes anything you'd like. 

BUT - you should consider using titles that will help you find them quickly.  If you name all shows with the same title, good luck when you go to schedule repeats. 

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Mar 9
Broadcasts Noon to 1pm beginning Monday, March 12

Beginning Monday, March 12, 2012, the Thom Hartmann Program will broadcast from Noon to 1:00pm on Seattle Community Media, Comcast Ch 77/Broadstripe Ch 23 and simulcast live on this website.  

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Mar 7
Monday, March 12 6pm-7pm

Monday, March 12, 2012 in the Communtiy Room at SCM, 6pm to 7pm.

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Feb 28
An email will prompt you!

Lots of producers are now using the website and uploading shows.  Please remember to schedule your show once you receive the email that it is ready, having been derived.  If you uploaded the show just to have it available on your website,...

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Feb 24
Legacy Members - Keep Your Programs On the Air By Becoming a Member!

Beginning March 1, 2012, Seattle Community Media will stop broadcasting all programming by legacy producers who have NOT become members of Seattle Community Media.    

Seattle Community Media has been...

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Feb 23
Site, stream and FTP will be down Friday, Feb 24 from 5pm - 7pm

The SCM website and stream of the Seattle Community Media broadcast signal will not be available this Friday, February 24, 2012, from 5pm to 7pm due to scheduled maintenance. 

This maintenance will also prevent the use of the FTP. ...

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Feb 9
Monday, February 20, 2012

Seattle Community Media will be closed Monday, February 20, 2012 in honor of Presidents' Day.

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Feb 9
An SCM Overview

Our hope it that you’ll find all the information you need in order to become a Seattle Community Media producer on our website. 

This Orientation will give you an in-person overview of how Seattle Community Media operates and give...

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Feb 1
Become a Producer for Seattle Community Media

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Jan 31
Deadline for Entries is Friday, February 24, 2012

The Alliance for Community Media Northwest Region is now accepting entries for the Best of the Northwest Video Awards 2012.  The NW Region website has all kinds of information for you. ...

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Jan 27
Monday, 1/30 6pm; Tues, 1/31 1pm

Seattle Community Media will hold website workshops on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6pm and on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1pm. 

The workshops are free and will be held in the Community Room at Seattle Community Media. 

We...

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Jan 27
Monday, February 13 at 6:30pm

Seattle Community Media will hold an Orientation "class" on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:30pm.  The class will be held in the Community Room at our studios at the North Seattle Community College campus. 

The purpose of the...

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Jan 3
Holiday Closures

Please Note:  Monday, December 26 and Tuesday December 27, 2011 Seattle Community Media offices and Community Room will be closed.

Scheduling

As a policy, we will have two, 6-month seasons each year.  The first...

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Jan 3
SCM policies have been posted. SCM website to launch soon.

Seattle Community Media’s Operation Policies have been posted.  We have been operating under the former operator’s policies.  Please take a look.

And just to repeat information from a previous email, we will be launching...

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Jan 3
Answers to some questions we are getting lately.

We’ve received some feedback from some producers and wanted to address some of the issues via email to answer these questions that you, too, may have.  These questions can also be found in our FAQ.

...
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Jan 3
Extended Checkout, Classes, Cameras

Extended Camera Checkout

Beginning next week, we will be extending the camera check out period, from the current 24 hours, to 48 hours.  Those of you who have checked a camera out already for next week can keep the camera...

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Jan 3
Thanksgiving closure and request for shows 96 hours prior to air

Thanksgiving

We will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24.  We are moving that day’s studio time to Tuesday, November 22nd.  We hope that works for everyone.

96-Hour Request...

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Jan 3
School is in session, discussion of Open Media platform, schedule changes

School Is In Session – The Fall quarter has begun at North Seattle Community College.  Please give yourself a little extra time to find parking when visiting the SCM facilities.  Also, remember there is no free parking...

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Jan 3
Friday, September 9, 2011

Here are a couple important bits of information we’d like to pass along to you…

Cablecasting in Stereo!

Seattle Community Media is now cablecasting in stereo.  Seattle’s public access viewers have been receiving...

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Jan 3
Friday, August 26, 2011

Many, many thanks to all of you for taking the time to learn the new systems we have in place.  Everyone seems to be working hard to understand the “systems” and, from our end of things, most everyone seems to be getting it.  We...

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Jan 3
Saturday, August 20, 2011

Studio

Studio B saw its first productions this week.  All told, everything went well.  It was great working with the producers and their crew members.  Since everything is “new” there is some re-learning taking place...

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Jan 3
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We look forward to seeing everyone this Thursday.

This Thursday Evening’s

Meeting

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Jan 3
Friday, July 22, 2011

As we stated in our prior communications, we will be ready around the beginning of August, give or take a couple weeks.  There hasn't been a hard date as to when everything will be ready.  We have been hard at work getting everything in...

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Jan 3
Friday, July 15, 2011

Progress continues.  The small studio, which we will be calling "Studio B" is nearing completion.  The edit suites are up and running.  We will be working on getting the ingest stations in place next week, along with many,...

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Jan 3
Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just wanted to let you know that we are now broadcasting as Seattle Community Media.  The switch went smoothly.

You may discover one of your shows broadcasting at a time it normally doesn’t air.  Please don’t be alarmed....

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Jan 3
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

During the transition, we will be airing the programs created by public access' producers in the past.  We would like to formalize the permission we have to air the programs.  Click this to open a printable PDF of the Seattle Community...

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Jan 3
Friday, June 17, 2011

First of all, thank you, again, for your patience as we move through this period of transition.

We have a temporary website up for Seattle Community Media.  It is www.seattlecommunitymedia.org...

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Jan 3
Friday, June 10, 2011 News Item

To Producers:

Thank you for your patience.

We will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm, here at SCCtv.  At this meeting we will discuss the details of the transition.  We will also discuss the Open Media setup and our...

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Oct 26

Seattle Community Media is ready to launch almost any day now.  Just a few more tweaks.