Friday, April 1, 2011

April at CTN

Hello, and welcome to CTN’s a2ikog podcast,
Keeping Ann Arbor in the Know on the Go,
Thank you so much for joining us!
I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes.
Spring has officially sprung Ann Arbor! Got the spring jackets out and the egg coloring kits ready? Well, CTN’s got a few fresh and fun ways to connect with our blossoming city this spring—let’s take a look:
Want to stay on top of what’s happening at City Council but you’re not in front of your TV?  Well starting in April GovTV will be going to 24/7 Live Streaming so you won’t have to miss a minute, even if you’re away from home!
Now if you can’t attend a meeting in person, your options include: watching it “live” on GovTV CTN Channel 16; watching it “live” on the web via video streaming; or watching it at your convenience on CTN Video on Demand. Visit the CTN website for details.
CTN welcomes the Ann Arbor public to its studios for a Town Hall meeting!
The Ann Arbor public is invited to attend a community Town Hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Community Television Network building located at 2805 S. Industrial, Suite 200.
After the fiscal years 2012 and 2013 budget presentations, city staff and elected officials will be available to answer your questions. 
The meeting will be recorded and will premiere on CTN’s Channel 16 at 1:00pm on Thursday, April 14, and should be available online within 24 hours of the meeting at Visit CTN’s website for additional channel 16 replay dates when available.

Be sure to catch all your high school sports action this month on Sunday Game of the Week at 12 noon on CitiTV, Channel 19.  This month’s match ups include:

Pioneer @ Skyline, Boys Lacrosse
Huron @ Skyline, Girls Water Polo,
Pioneer @ Huron, Girls Lacrosse,
And Skyline @ Pioneer, Girls Softball.
Check the CTN website for additional replays.

Be sure to check out Conversations, also on CitiTV 19, on Wednesday, April 13th @ 6:30 pm to hear from Roger Fraser, City Administrator.
Don’t just Watch, call in or email your questions to Ward Talk on Wednesday, April 20 @ 7 pm on CitiTV 19. It’s your chance to chat with 5th Ward Councilmember Mike Anglin.

Have you been thinking about exploring CTN’s free community media resources?  
Perhaps you’ve been wondering how you could make your own show for telecast at CTN.  
Well, we’re waiting for you!  
Ann Arbor residents and representatives of non-profit organizations based within the City of Ann Arbor are invited to attend our next Preview Session on Tuesday, April 5 at 6 PM.  
This one-hour introduction to CTN is a great way to see what goes on behind the scenes at a television studio—and to check out how your friends and neighbors are already utilizing our community media resources to put their ideas on the air!  We’ll give you a tour of our studios and share the vibrant history of CTN throughout our 38 years serving the Ann Arbor community.  
We’ll show you how you can get involved and become show-producing pro by taking our free television production classes.  
It’s a great experience offered by the City of Ann Arbor to give our citizens the tools they need to speak out, create, and communicate!  
Sign-up for the April 5th Preview by calling 734.794.6150, ext. 0, or emailing

Looking for a cool, fun, hands-on, educational experience for your daycare, class, scout troop or neighborhood group? CTN offers a one-hour guided tour of the CTN studios and an opportunity for children to learn to produce their very own show that may be telecast on CTN!
Tours have a limit of 5-20 participants and are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM, and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM.  Organizations may request a tour once every three months by submitting the following information in writing to the Assistant Manager for Public & Educational Access:
·       The official name and address of the organization.
·       Three (3) possible dates and times for the tour.
·       The number and age of the participants.
·       A contact name, phone number, and address.
Email your info with the subject line “tour request” to Lucy Ann Visovatti at
For more info, call 734.794.6150, ext. 41504.

Kids aren’t the only ones who get a chance to try their hand at television. How would you like to host your very own talk show on cable television? Access Ann Arbor, provides citizens and non-profit organizations of Ann Arbor an opportunity to voice an opinion, provide information, or promote an event. 
This 30 minute program is videotaped at the CTN studio on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month with tapings at 7:00 PM & 8:00 PM.  Call 734.794.6150, ext. 41504 or email for more information and to schedule an appearance on Access Ann Arbor!
Access Ann Arbor can be seen on CTN 17 Public Access  at the following times: Sunday at 9:30 PM     Tuesday at 10:00 PM, Wednesday at 10:00 AM, Thursday at 8:00PM, and Saturday at 3:00 PM.    
Take note, CTN will close on April 22nd at 5 PM for the Good Friday holiday.
Well, that about does it for this month at CTN!
Don’t be an April fool! Be sure and allow yourself a few mini spring breaks, get out there and enjoy this city’s gorgeous signature parks as they awake from their long winter naps! And, on behalf of everyone at CTN, have a happy Easter!
Once again, thank you so much for visiting our blog and listening to CTN’s a2ikog podcast!
I’m your host, Rebecca Rhodes,
Keeping Ann Arbor In the Know, On the Go.

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