Feb 4, 2021
By Jim Lescault, Executive Director Reading the public notice of the recent death of Benny “Motown Man ” Johnson put me into adeep pause, reflecting on my many wonderful interactions with Benny here at the AmherstMedia studio. Most people came to know Benny from his delightful renditions of Motown hits on the streets ofAmherst and the surrounding towns. Some called him Benny the Bucket-man, due to himkeeping rhythm for himself with an empty joint compound bucket.
Jan 26, 2021
Tomorrow evening! Amherst Media invites you to the Massachusetts premiere showing of our video documentary, A House Built by Hope: A Story of Compassion, Resilience, and Religious Freedom. This 35 minute video will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include, Jim Wald, Hampshire College History Professor; Simon Leutz, Department Chair, Social Studies, Amherst Pelham Regional High School; and Dr. Elsie Fetterman, former Danielson resident and member of the Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society.
Jan 15, 2021
Unfortunately we can't all be together in person this year, so we're celebrating with a marathon of past community breakfasts! Tomorrow, Saturday January 16th, Tune in to channel 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on cable or via livestream at http://126.96.36.199/CablecastPublicSite/watch/2?channel=2 . Each rerun will be prefaced by an intro with Richmond Ampiah-Bonney and an interview with John Bracey! Tune in!
Oct 26, 2020
Amherst Media will present the Jean Haggerty Award for community service at their 45th Annual Meeting held remotely Wednesday, October 28th, at 7:00 pm to Dr. Elsie Fetterman. As a founding board member of Temple Beth Israel Preservation Society (TBIPS), of Danielson, CT, and a former employee of UMASS, Fetterman has worked tirelessly to uplift and educate others.
Oct 1, 2020
Join us Wednesday, October 28th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the 45th Amherst Media Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually and will bring you up to speed on all of the hard work done by our staff and producers over this past year. Connect with the Amherst Media Board of Directors, elect new members, and celebrate the Jean Haggerty Award winner for community engagement with us!
Aug 4, 2020
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—