Jan 29, 2017
On January 23, 2017, Amherst Media Executive Direct Jim Lescault spoke during the Select Board's public comment period regarding the lack of a contract or contract negotations with the Town. Full text and video are available in the full article.
Jan 26, 2017
On January 15, 2017, the Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article penned by staff writer Scott Merzbach regarding Amherst Media current status of providing services to the town of Amherst without a contract. AMHERST — Raising concerns that an adjustment to how Amherst Media gets its funding could diminish public access to the community, officials with the nonprofit are pressing for a new contract immediately.
Jan 26, 2017
On December 26, 2016, the Daily Hampshire Gazette published an article penned by staff writer Scott Merzbach regarding Amherst Media current status of providing services to the town of Amherst without a contract. AMHERST — For 40 years, Amherst Media has provided community access services to the community, including its continuing contribution of broadcasting numerous public meetings.
Jan 18, 2017
Democracy Now! will provide special live coverage of the Inauguration on Friday, January 20 from 8am-3pm and the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21 from 10am-3pm. Amherst Media will air the programming in full on Channel 12.
Jan 17, 2017
Elizabeth Pols, a local Pioneer Valley artist, speaks to Amherst Media on the inspirations behind the many paintings and sculptures in her show At the Gates of Memory, hosted at the Smith The Alumnae House Gallery. Click through to watch the video.
Difficult Dialogues: Interviews with Professor Charles W. Mills on Race and Oppositional Political Theory
Dec 6, 2016
In a two-part series of Difficult Dialogues, host Amilcar Shabazz interviews Professor Charles W. Mills, a philosopher from Jamaica currently at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Mills is one of the world’s foremost scholars in the philosophy of race and political philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory.
Nov 23, 2016
Native Peoples: Not Past TenseMagdalena Gómez Standing Rock Sioux Reservation situated along the border between North Dakota and South Dakota along the Missouri River, is the site of the on-going protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Nov 18, 2016
The Rotary Club of Amherst has dedicated the funds from its 9th annual auction to support Amherst Media's campaign to build a new facility as it is forced out of its current Eversource-owned space which the community access center has occupied since 1991, as reported by Scott Merzbach in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Nov 11, 2016
Live bidding for the annual Rotary Auction begins on Veteran's Day, Friday, Nov. 11th, at 6 PM and runs through Saturday evening. This year's auction benefits none other than Amherst Media and in our video below AM Director Jim Lescault looks at the vital role the Amherst public access center plays in the life of our community. Visit the auction site at http://amherstrotaryauction.org/home/
Oct 21, 2016
Many cable subscribers have reported over the last two weeks that they are unable to access our channels any longer. This has been frustrating for them as they cannot watch programming that is important to them and frustrating for us as we cannot directly resolve the issue.