There is no fee to submit programming to Ch.97 and the process is opened to everyone.
To submit non-profit public service announcements, info, or events:
This community service does not apply to for-profit events or organizations.
1. Submit a powerpoint or Apple keynote slide for your announcement.
Slide must have a 10% boundary around the sides. Text outside that border may be cut off by the television.
Any photos or logos in the PowerPoint slide must be less that 500k in size. See very important below.
2. Submit a short blurb of text about an event and a logo and we will design a simple slide to show on Channel 97.
Either option is fine. Option 1. just saves us more time. Please spell check.
Email the announcements to the program director. Be sure to let us know when the relevant times begin and end for your announcement. Your non-profit may have announcements on indefinitely.
Important: You cannot mention ticket prices, only how or where to buy them. Please do not send a full page of text or a long press release. Your submission must be very short and the type has to be big enough to be seen on TV. Text on the TV will look grainier than it did on your computer. It should be at least a 22 point font. If it is not big enough, people may think your organization is filled with uptight people who write small all the time. Send approx. 3-5 sentences in three short paragraphs: What, Who, When, Where. Think billboard, not manifesto. Be as brief as you can, with big letters. Use a clear font that isn't fancy. If it is too small or unreadable we won't run the announcement.
Click here to see a sample slide
To submit artwork, poetry and prose:
For photos of art, make sure the photos are between 200k and 500k in size. Jpeg format is preferable, others are fine. Include the same info you might include if your art was showing at a gallery, except price. Make sure everything is spelled exactly as you want it. Remember the little Stonehenge from the movie Spinal Tap?
We will just copy and paste what you send.
For submitting poetry or prose, think in terms of TV. You have one screen to work with. Think short attention span. If your text is too long, the font size will be too small for anyone to see. Watch channel 97 for examples of how much you can fit per screen. Make sure everything is spelled exactly how you want it to look on tv.
Include your name, title, etc. We will try to reproduce any formatting of your text, but can't give a guarantee. Email submissions to the Program Director.