IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
BAY TV has been producing issue-oriented programming
for Placentia area communities since 1989. The community
channel is controlled by volunteers. Workers from the extension
service helped the group get going seven years ago.
In 1993 the Port au Port Community Education Initiative
sponsored a series of community television forums.
Co-ordinator Beverley Kirby introduces the news
readers from Lourdes.
In 1996 the Lourdes and area Communication for Survival committee
began regular programming on the local cable channel. Committee
member Valerie Young and George Billard, representing the Bay St. George
Chamber of Commerce hospital committee - and field worker
in Port au Choix during the 60s - discuss cutbacks.
Simone Kendall and Ann Marie Marsden read the news during a Communication for
Survival phone-in panel on Ramea Broadcasting, a community owned
and operated cable television system.
Youth discuss their issues with their peers during a community
television phone-in on the Burgeo Broadcasting System, another
community owned and operated cable television station.
When you broadcast a Communiquer Pour Survivre community
television phone-in forum from the high school cafeteria,
people can discuss issues with their elected representatives face to face.
Melinda Oliver presents her views on the water shortage in La Grand' Terre.