About Cambridge Community Television

What Does CCTV Do?

CCTV operates

  • Three local cable channels, 8, 9 & 96, featuring programming produced by Cambridge residents, arts and cultural organizations and City agencies
  • A dynamic, media-rich website, including the Cambridge Media Map and the Cambridge Calendar
  • Hands-on media production and technology workshops, providing access to emerging technologies and state-of-the-art media equipment
  • NeighborMedia, an innovative citizen journalism program offering coverage of local issues and events
  • computerCENTRAL, the Cambridge Savings Bank and Google public computer labs, hosting classes and public drop in hours for those without access to computers and the internet
  • Special outreach programs for seniors, immigrants low-income communities and non-profits
  • The Youth Media Program: a vibrant media arts and work experience program for underserved teens

Who does CCTV Serve?
CCTV's constituency covers the full diversity of this city including Cambridge residents of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, racial, religious and cultural communities, and physical abilities. CCTV creates programming by identifying under-served communities and soliciting input on community needs from community leaders, residents, and City and school representatives.

Who Runs CCTV?
The Board of Directors governs CCTV and oversees the work of the Executive Director who supervises CCTV staff and volunteers. The Board works to ensure that our programs are addressing the needs of the community.

What Makes CCTV Excellent?
CCTV has named number one in the country ten times by the national Alliance for Community Media. Members and staff have received local and national awards for programs they have produced at CCTV.

Our Mission

Cambridge Community Television is a nationally recognized community media center that is the voice and vision of all residents, businesses and organizations in the city. CCTV provides tools and training to foster free speech and creative expression, and involves people from across the city as producers and viewers of media that is informative, engaging, and as diverse as the Cambridge community.

Staff

Community Media Training Coordinator
Facilities Coordinator
Programming Coordinator
Associate Director of Programs and Development
Community Journalism and Membership Development Coordinator
Associate Director of Operations
Operations Assistant
Youth Media Coordinator
Training and Production Coordinator
Executive Director

Board

Executive Director
Retired
Writer / Poet / Teaching Artist / Photographer
Artistic Director Emeritus

Board

CCTV is governed by a 13-person Board of Directors. 6 Directors are appointed and 5 are elected by the membership to serve for a term of 2 years. Each year, two people are elected to serve as Member Representatives.

Board of Directors

  • Nina Berg, Clerk
  • Toni "Bee" Brooks, Vice President
  • Michael Kuhn
  • Will Luera
  • Laura Montgomery, Member Representative
  • Ceasar McDowell
  • Denise McWilliams, President
  • Beverly Mire, Member Representative
  • Stephen Sillari, Treasurer
  • Rika Welsh

Committees

Organizational Advancement Committee Mass Communications Technology Committee
Membership, Outreach & Advocacy Committee
Fundraising Committee
Finance Committee Committee
Programming & Policies Committee
Personnel Committee
Marketing and Communications
Board Development
Honorary Board