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Shutting down

Due to lack of interest and traffic from our intended audience (viewers of Comcast Channel 20 in Amherst, NH), this blog will no longer be updated, and will be deleted on July 15, 2019.

New Schedule for Channel 20

The schedule for our combined Government/Public channel has only changed slightly from season to season for many years.  We use content from a variety of sources to keep the channel active and interesting, while regularly repeating various public meetings that our staff record.  Recently the Board of Selectmen asked us to attend and record more meetings, so the very-local-and-timely content of the channel has expanded dramatically.  To make space for this new group of meeting replays, the schedule has been dramatically revamped.  The new meetings (Historic District Commission, Conservation Commission, and Heritage Commission) will be replayed twice a week, joining the Zoning Board of Adjustment (now up to also twice a week), Planning Board (three times per week), and Board of Selectmen (four times per week, down from the prior seven).

To make room for these meetings, we will be showing less outside content, and generally fewer repeats of the programs that will continue (or their replacements).

The Friday (Dungeon of Doctor Dreck) and Saturday (Saturday Night Fright) night campy horror films will continue, as will the weekly news, science, and arts programs from Deutsche Welle (but with fewer repeats).    Our weekday morning Jazzercise/Body Sculpting will also continue, but slightly later at 7:30AM.


Town Deliberative Replay Schedule 2016

The Town Deliberative Session held on Wednesday 2/3/16 will be replayed on ACTV20 until Election Day, March 9th.   The replay times are (times marked with * will vary from week to week depending on the run time of the program on before it):

Sunday 1:32 PM *
Sunday 4:46 PM *
Sunday 9:00PM
Monday 1:18 AM *
Monday 8:00 AM
Monday 1:31 PM *
Monday 7:01 PM *
Tuesday 10:30 AM
Tuesday 3:20 PM *
Tuesday 8:01 PM *
Wednesday 4:00 AM
Wednesday 9:01 AM
Thursday 3:59 AM *
Thursday 1:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM
Friday 1:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM
Saturday 2:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM
Saturday 2:30 PM

Kinder-Morgan Pipeline Public Meeting, held 3/23/15

The public meeting (the recessed Board of Selectmen meeting reconvened in the Souhegan HS auditorium) was broadcast live on Channel 21, and recorded.

It will replay on Channel 20 for the week of 3/29/15 as follows:

Sunday (3/29): 4PM and 7:30PM
Monday: 4PM
Tuesday: 6PM
Wednesday: Noon
Thursday: 8:30AM
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 7:30PM

It is also available on video-on-demand, at, and this link will open a new browser window to view the recording.

The recording is 2:18:11 long.  There was a some difficulty with the audio at the beginning, so the quality isn’t very good, but it is understandable.  We managed to fix the problems within the first half hour, and the quality is much better after that.  Except when speakers did not pay attention to the microphones, which is a problem at most live meetings.

AAUW Candidate’s Night 2014 Replay Schedule

AAUW sponsored its 2nd Annual Candidate’s night at Town Hall on Wednesday night, 2/13/14.  The session ran live on Channel 20, and was recorded and is being replayed on Channel 20 until Election Day, March 11 2014.  The replay times will vary each week as the Selectmen and various other programs come in and are inserted with different lengths.  In addition to Channel 20, all replays can be seen on the live stream,  Candidate’s Night will also be available as Video on Demand until March 11 at

Sunday: 4:03AM, 6:19PM

Monday: 12:56AM, 1:54PM

Tuesday: 1:59PM

Wednesday: 2:00PM

Thursday: 4:47AM, 8:57PM

Friday: 12:33AM, 8:30AM, 12:57PM, 8:55PM

Saturday: 1:28AM, 1:21PM, 6:33PM

Town Deliberative Session, 2014 – Replay Schedule

As always, it’s difficult to slot in replays of the Town Deliberative Session – it runs a little over 3:30, and we don’t have many gaps in the schedule that big.  So it goes into schedule holes that are big , and then everything after it gets pushed out.  The schedule is also dependent on the Selectmen’s meetings, which happen every week or two depending on circumstances, and vary widely in length… when a new meeting is recorded, it then changes the start times of everything after it on the schedule. so almost all the times posted here will change after the next BoS meeting.

Here are the scheduled replay times on Channel 20 as of Sunday 2/17/14.  All replays will end on election day, Tuesday March 11, 2014.  All replays can be seen on the live stream,  The Town Deliberative Session will also be available as Video on Demand until March 11 at (as well as Candidate’s Night and the Amherst School District Deliberative and the Souhegan Cooperative School District Deliberative).

Sunday: 12:40AM, 5:54AM, 1:57PM, 8:30PM

Monday: 7:29AM, 7:24PM

Tuesday: 3:30AM, 8:24AM, 7:00PM

Wednesday: 3:30AM, 9:27AM, 7:00PM

Thursday: 12:16AM, 5:30PM

Friday: 3:30AM, 4:00PM

Saturday: 3:45AM, 8:30AM

March Election Programming

On March 12th, voters in Amherst will be voting on town and school officers, as well as budgets and other warrant articles.  In preparation for these elections, there have been many public meetings and official election meetings, all of which were televised and recorded for later replay.

The Town Deliberative Session, held February 7th, is replaying multiple times per day on Channel 20.

The Amherst School District and Souhegan Cooperstive School District Deliberative Sessions, held February 2nd, are replaying on Channel 21.

A Candidates Night, sponsored by the AAUW, was held on February 21, with candidates for all Town and School opening invited.  It is also replaying frequently on Channel 21.

All three Deliberative Sessions, plus the Candidates Night, are available on demand at

Playing times for the Deliberatives and Candidates Night will vary, because they are so long and they are squeezed in among regularly scheduled programs.  In some cases, the start times will vary week-to-week as the programs before them change and are longer are shorter.  For example, the current schedule for the Candidates Night is:

  • Sunday: 3:30AM, 4:45PM
  • Monday: 6:00AM, 8:50AM, 4:50PM
  • Tuesday: 9:35AM, 2:32PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00AM, 5:25PM
  • Thursday: 9:26AM
  • Friday: 1:31AM, 4:00PM
  • Saturday: 6:00PM

Some of these times are sure to change as soon as the next Selectmen’s meeting happens, which will change the replay length for that, and then ripple out everything that is scheduled after each replay.

The online schedule will not be updated to show the times, as the changes are too complex to keep up with.   The only true and accurate schedule is the Program Schedule that runs between and after each program on the channel (usually for 30 seconds), which shows the correct start times for the next 10 scheduled programs.

Souhegan HS Graduation now running on Channel 21

The Graduation ceremony for the Souhegan Class of 2012, held outdoors on June 15, 2012, is now running on Channel 21.  Times should not change until mid-August when the next round of School Board meetings go up.

The Schedule is:

Sunday 9:20 AM
Sunday 4:30 PM
Monday 10:10 AM
Monday 4:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:27 PM
Wednesday 1:24 AM
Wednesday 11:30 AM
Thursday 3:00 AM
Thursday 11:00 AM
Friday 3:00 AM
Friday 7:05 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM

Deutsche Welle is taking the summer off

Starting Wednesday, 6/20, our three Deutsche Welle shows (European Journal, Arts.21, and Global 3000) are taking the summer off.  Rather than run re-runs, we’ll just leave the timeslots blank, and pick them up again when new shows are available in the fall.  New episodes are expected to be available on Thursday 9/6 for European Journal, and Wednesday 9/12 for Arts.21 and Global 3000.

Upgrading Equipment on Saturday 3/31

The heart of our broadcast system on Channel 20 is a Leightronix NEXUS.  It had started to show signs of failure (which require a trip to Town Hall at odd hours to reboot it).  We will be replacing it with an UltraNEXUS on Saturday 3/31.  While it’s powered off to be swapped out, Channel 20 will go dark, starting at approximately 11AM.

The UltraNEXUS will allow us to do on-demand streaming video straight from our archives, replacing the Vimeo streaming solution that has given us problems over the last 6 months or so.