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, http://pegstream.amherstnh.tv/.  The Town Deliberative Session will also be available as Video on Demand until March 11 at http://pegcentral.amherstnh.tv/ (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 amherstnh.pegcentral.com.

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 Graduations (2011 and 2012) now available on demand

Videos of the Souhegan HS Graduation ceremonies from June 2011 and June 2012 are available to view through our video on demand service, at amherstnh.pegcentral.com.  Content is shown in the order it is uploaded, so they will be pushed onto pages 2…3… etc as more Selectmen, Planning Board, and ZBA meetings are added.  Just use the search box on  the front page to look for “graduation”.

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.

Selectmen Candidates Night, Wednesday 2/29

There was a Candidates Forum for the contested Selectmen seats last night at Town Hall, which was broadcast live.  Replays of the forum will run until  Monday before  Election Day – Tuesday 3/13.  They are scheduled as shown below.  Odd start times are because they immediately follow some other program, and will change each week as the preceding program lengths change.

This is a tough time of year for the program schedule… we are squeezing in special programming (the Deliberative, the Forum), and they cause long cascades of odd start times that vary week to week as individual programs change their run lengths… most noticeable when there’s a board meeting replay that might be 45 minutes one week and  3 hours long the next.

Sunday (after Deliberative Replay) 4:14 AM
Sunday (immediately after Roads Update) 5:30 PM
Monday (immediately after Link Explore) 5:53 AM
Tuesday 8:00 AM
Wednesday (immediately after Selectmen replay) 10:31 AM
Thursday (immediately after Link Explore) 2:49 AM
Thursday (immediately after Roads Update) 4:50 PM
Thursday (immediately after Roads Update) 10:04 PM
Friday 9:00 AM
Friday (immediately after Roads Update) 2:55 PM