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 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  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

Math Night with Professor Mahesh Sharma from November 15, 2011

A video of Prof. Sharma has been running for about a month.  With the Deliberative Session replays taking a big bite out of the schedule between now and Election Day (3/13),  Math Night replays are limited. The scheduled start times are now dictated by the length of School Board meeting replays that precede the Math Night replay, so they will change again when the next Souhegan school board meeting is recorded and replayed after March 8.  Check the on-screen schedule on Channel 21 for exact start times.. it always shows the next 10 scheduled programs between programs.

Sunday 9:30 AM
Monday 9:21 AM
Tuesday 9:55 AM
Tuesday 7:54 PM
Wednesday 5:09 AM
Wednesday 11:54 AM
Thursday 11:54 AM
Friday 2:54 PM
Friday 8:21 PM
Saturday 9:55 AM

Amherst School District Deliberative Replays on Channel 21

The Deliberative Session from 2/7/2012 will replay on Channel 21 at the following times.  The Session is 0:53 long.

Sunday 1:21 AM
Sunday 5:00 PM
Monday 11:01 AM
Tuesday 12:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Thursday 12:00 AM
Thursday 11:00 AM
Friday 3:00 AM
Friday 2:00 PM
Friday 10:02 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM
Saturday 5:00 PM

Souhegan School District Deliberative Replays on Channel 21

The Deliberative Session from 2/6/2012 will replay on Channel 21 at the following times.  The Session is 1:44 long.

Sunday 11:30 AM
Monday 3:00 AM
Monday 5:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 AM
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM
Thursday 5:00 PM
Friday 12:00 AM
Friday 11:30 AM
Friday 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM

Streaming (Vimeo) replays experiencing technical difficulties

For the last several months, we’ve had a series of technical problems with the getting Selectmen and Planning meetings uploaded to Vimeo.  We are looking at alternative solutions, as well as trying to identify the source of the problem.  We intend to resume streaming replays of these public meetings as soon as we can.