Guidelines for Producers during COVID-19

Starting July 20, 2020, Amherst Media will be open for limited hours for editing and studio use by members.


Editing desks will be available to member producers from 1:00- 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


  • You must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance, no walk-ins.
  • Reservations should be made by email,
  • Only two editing desks will be available, and only one person may work at each desk


The studio and control room will be available Monday- Friday by reservations only.


  • You must schedule a week in advance
  • 24 hour is required for cancellation
  • No more than 2 people at a time in the control room.
  • Only one guest is allowed for each shoot
  • Host and guest must remain six feet apart during filming. They are not required to wear masks during filming, but they must wear them before and after
  • Small Studio is allowable for solo show
  • Back room is limited to host and one guest


Equipment pick-up and checkout will now be 1:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


  • Members must call ahead or email to reserve the equipment
  • Members must let staff know when they will be at the station for pick-up
  • Equipment will be waiting inside inner door, ring bell, once door is open member, must be wearing a mask, can pick-up and confirm all signed out equipment is present .  Sign-out form will be there for checking and signing.
  • Return time for equipment must be upheld by members


Field Production


  • Please call well in advance of your shoot to ensure that equipment will be available.
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Remain 6 feet from all participants
  • Wear gloves or bring hand sanitizer
  • Use camera mounted condenser, or handheld (producer). If a table top mic is necessary use the short boom.
  • Please get as much information regarding your shoot as possible so that staff can help you to be prepared.
  • If safety protocols are not being met then you should leave the production site.
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Amherst Media recently submitted a letter to the Amherst Town Council regarding a feasibility study around Municipal Broadband for the Town of Amherst. The letter follows—

Jul 16, 2020

Starting July 20, 2020, Amherst Media will be open for limited hours for editing and studio use by members.

May 19, 2020

The following is a press release republished by Amherst Media.

[Amherst, MA] The Downtown Amherst Foundation’s Grant Review Committee has selected the successful applicants from the first grant-giving cycle with businesses representative of several sectors including restaurants/cafés, bars and pubs, retail establishments and services. Close to $150,000 was awarded to businesses in amounts up to $10,000. 

Amherst Coffee, Bistro 63, Crazy Noodles, Cushman Market, El Comalito, Fresh Side, 

Apr 14, 2020

Original story here

By Ron Chimelis |
Posted Apr 09, 2020

Times of crisis produce true leaders from unexpected sources, and so it is with the University of Massachusetts Department of Theater’s Costume Shop.

Mar 27, 2020

Given the escalating series of closures and Governor Baker’s recent emergency order modifying the Open Meeting Law, Amherst Media is developing protocols to help meet the community’s needs in the coming months.