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Digital First Media Selling Reformer

The Reformer reports that it is being sold:

"Digital First Media will complete the sale of New England Newspapers Inc., which includes the Brattleboro Reformer, to Birdland Acquisition LLC on May 2. Included in the deal are the Bennington Banner, Manchester Journal and The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass.

The principals in the new company include three Stockbridge, Mass., residents: John C. "Hans" Morris, former president of Visa Inc.; Fredric D. Rutberg, former Pittsfield (Mass.) District Court judge; and Robert G. Wilmers, chairman and CEO of M&T Bank. The fourth principal is Stanford Lipsey, publisher emeritus of The Buffalo News and former owner, publisher and Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sun Newspaper Group in Nebraska."


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 4/18/2016

BCTV channel 8 for the week of 4/18/16  

Monday, April 18, 2016

12:00 am At Landmark: The Yes Men, 'Making Meaningful Mischief' 3/28/16

1:30 am Co-op: Food Justice Forum 3/20/16

3:30 am Spotlight on Vermont Issues: Human Trafficking

5:30 am Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 4/11/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 4/11/16

Monday, April 11, 2016

12:35 am BTT: 2016 Spring Forward Extravaganza

3:00 am Chasing the Dragon

3:55 am Engineering on the Inside: Innovations in Implants

5:00 am Spotlight on Vermont Issues: Human Trafficking

7:00 am Open Studio: Can Cops Cook?


WVEW-lp Biannual Meeting April 13th

VT Earth Works, Inc, the 501(c)(3) non-profit which manages WVEW-lp, Brattleboro's Community Radio Station, invites all levels of its membership, as well as interested members of the public, to WVEW's Bi-annual Meeting (and Potluck!), to be held on Wednesday April 13th, 2016, starting at 6pm.

There will be a vote to confirm an appointment to the Board, and a vote for new Board Members. Please be aware that in order to vote you must be a currently paid-up Full Member (now $75.00/year). The meeting will include a discussion of the station's no-tolerance policy on profanity, and whether or not to allow adult language in adult hours as permitted by the FCC's 'safe harbor' regulations. (That policy allows profanity - but not obscenity - between the hours of 10pm and 6am.)


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 4/4/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 4/4/16

Monday, April 4, 2016

12:00 am Wind vs Water in the Grafton Woodlands

1:35 am Movement to Save Our Democracy 3/16/16

2:00 am SEON: Regional Roundtable - Zero Energy Now Program 2/23/16

3:05 am Quiet Rebel - The Lynn Martin Story

4:30 am The Cuban Bridge: Ep 52 - Rowan


Vermont Makes the News

At long last.

Zippy Link


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/28/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/28/16

Monday, March 28, 2016

12:05 am Common Good VT: What's Going On with Non-Profit Workplaces

12:30 am Regional Heroin Crisis Forum 3/8/16

2:00 am Medical Marijuana in VT - Dr. Nitya Jessica Eisenheim 2/29/16

3:15 am Senior Moments: Montpelier Senior Center Band

4:00 am A Way with Words: Conversations on the Art of Writing


Chemtrails Photo Contest - $500 First Place Prize

The Reluctant Activist is pleased to announce the only photo contest of its kind in America.

Beginning May 1 thru June 30th, 2016, The Reluctant Activist will be accepting (JPEG/JPG only) untouched amateur Chemtrail photos.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/21/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/21/16

Monday, March 21, 2016

12:00 am 1st Wednesdays: The Pulitzer Gold

1:30 am Hunger Mtn Coop Workshop Series - Creative Ideas

3:30 am From VT to VZ: Building a Global Movement for Social and Environmental Justice

5:00 am Northern Roots 2016

7:00 am Open Studio: Louis Josephson - CEO, Brattleboro Retreat


Watch Town Meeting Live on BCTV's Youtube Channel

Join members of Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting body for a day of deliberations over passage of the Town and School District budgets.

The meeting starts at 8:30 AM but we'll have the stream up at 8:00 AM so you can check it out ahead of time. At any point if your stream gets behind (this can happen if you pause the feed, or if it needs to buffer) just click the 'Live' button in the bottom left and it will skip you ahead.

Click here to find out more at the Town Rep page at brattleboroTV.org.


5:45 Live: 3/18/16

Get all the details on Brattleboro's twice-recounted Selectboard Race, decision to move the Police Station to Black Mtn Rd, structural problems at the Parking Garage, construction on the Green St Ext, water poisoning in Bennington, the Retreat's new CEO, and more!


Second Recount Gives DeGray One Vote Win! 5:45 Live Special: 3/17/16

Get the story front to back in this two minute special that covers election night through the second recount, in the epic case of the one vote select board race that initially gave Avery Schwenk a one vote win over DeGray only to finally give DeGray the final victory, again by only a one vote margin.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/14/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/14/16

Monday, March 14, 2016

12:00 am DCC: Bob Engel- Biological Communities #2- 2/29/16

1:45 am Vets: Introduction to Veterans' Benefits 2/18/16

2:30 am The Opiate Effect - Film and Discussion

4:30 am From VT to VZ: Building a Global Movement for Social and Environmental Justice


Watch Today's Brattleboro Special Town Mtg Live Online

Watch the debate over whether or not to relocate Brattleboro's Police Dept to Black Mtg Rd with this live feed from today's Special Rep Town Mtg. Plus you can click here to find all the info on rebroadcast times and streaming on demand info for this meeting at brattleborotv.org.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 3/7/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/7/16

Monday, March 7, 2016

12:00 am WWAC: Paul Morgan - Paris Climate Agreement 2/19/16

1:30 am Hunger Mtn Coop Workshop Series - Creative Ideas

3:10 am TED Talks: Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes to Everything

3:30 am 13th Annual A Cappella Concert 2/6/16

5:45 am The Opiate Effect - Film and Discussion


5:45 Live: 3/4/16

Check out lots of footage of the Newfane Creamery fire, the latest details in Brattleboro's one-vote select board race, info on next week's big Police-Fire Special Rep Meeting in Brattleboro, and all the 2016 Town Meeting Day happenings from across the region as 5:45 Live sums up more than 30 hours of Town Meeting coverage with their annual one minute special.


5:45 Live Election Results: 3/1/16

Preliminary results in Brattleboro show Avery Schwenk winning the second available one-year selectboard seat over Dick DeGray by just one vote. One vote! Check out all the results from Annette Cappy with 5:45 Live's special, including presidential primary results and more. Click here for more on BCTV's website brattleborotv.org

Bernie wins big, Trump wins by 23 votes, and Avery Schwenk tops Dick DeGray by one vote. Just one Vote! Catch all the preliminary results from Brattleboro Town Clerk Annette Cappy as the tally the votes from a record turnout year, with nearly 45% of Brattleboro residents voting. But with just a single vote determining the second one year selectboard seat.


WVEW-lp Status


WVEW-lp has not been broadcasting over the air today (Tuesday March 1st). The windstorm last night knocked down trees near our transmitter location, taking out the electrical circut which services our transmitter. We'd hoped that service would have been restored much earlier today, but as of this writing, it is still out. As there weren't live wires sparking all about, work at our site was moved down the list. With any luck power to the transmitter will be restored soon. Until then, our webstream is up and running, and may be accessed at wvew.org. While at our webiste, please consider making a donation to help us continue to provide Brattleboro with local access Community radio. Thank You.


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/29/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/29/16 

Monday, February 29, 2016

12:00 am Green Mtn Vets for Peace: Refugees and Team Vermont

1:00 am VT Humanities Counsel Pres: The Hollywood Blacklist

2:35 am Spotlight on VT issues: Ethics Committee

3:00 am Vermont Legal Assistance Project 12/10/15


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 2/22/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/22/16 

Monday, February 22, 2016

12:00 am Kicked Out: Forum on Unfair & Unequal Discipline in VT Public Schools

1:30 am WWAC: Thomas White - Encountering Auschwitz 1/22/16

3:30 am WSESU Leaders: Aug 2015, Pt 2

5:30 am SCORE Roundtable: I need Money for My Business

6:45 am 2016 Lunar New Year in Brattleboro


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