Host Your Own Live Show
Host Your Own Live Show
Learn How to Become a Live Producer at CCTV
About 60 live programs are broadcast each week from our studio at 438 Mass Ave. on a diverse mixture of topics, issues, personalities, and content. Shows may involve discussion, music, videos, pictures, and/or anything else you, as producer, dream up!
If you are interested in starting a show, sign up for a free live studio orientation. The next one is coming up THIS Sunday Jan. 22, 3-4pm. More info here.
CCTV's Live shows take place Sundays 4:30pm - 9pm, Mondays through Thursdays 1pm - 9pm; and Fridays 1pm - 6pm. Shows that take place before 4pm are in a 57-minute daytime format; shows that take place after 4pm are in a 27-minute prime-time format. All shows are broadcast on Comcast Channel 9 in Cambridge and also stream live on our website, here.
Callaloo Express Relationship Show with Lynette Laveau-Saxe, Wednesdays at 2pm.
How to Sign Up
In order to produce a regular Live program at CCTV you must be a Cambridge resident with an active Access Membership. Access Members may sign up for a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly slot. Live time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Any Cambridge resident may host one 27-minute Live show each year without signing up for a membership. You may call, email, or visit the station to sign up for a time. A training session on the equipment will be provided.
Click here to view a current list of all regular live shows and producers.
If you would like to sign up to do your own Live program on CCTV's Channel 9 and web stream, contact us.
Perpectives with Christina Alexis, Thursdays at 530pm.
Getting Started With Your Show
Live Studio FAQ
Click here for a guide to using all of the equipment you will find in the CCTV Live studio.
Live Programming Absence Policies
These policies are to ensure a high-quality program for you as producers, as well as for viewers at home:
• If you aren't able to come in for your show, you must notify the Programming Coordinator by phone, by email, or in person at least 24 hours in advance. In such a case, you may arrange for a pre-recorded show to be played in place of your live segment. Pre-recorded shows must be submitted at least 48 hours before your show time.
• If a producer misses 3 shows in a row, the show will be cancelled.
• If a producer misses more than 15% of scheduled LIVE Programs in a 12-month period, the show will be cancelled. Producers of weekly shows are allowed 8 absences, bi-weekly producers are allowed 4, and monthly producers are allowed 2
• If extenuating circumstances mean you need to miss your show for a longer period of time, you must get special permission from the Programming Coordinator. If you are unable to meet the requirements for new programs, you may arrange with the Programming Coordinator to reduce your schedule to fewer times per month at any time.