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How To Get Involved

“HCTV always needs Volunteers”

Membership at Helena Civic Television opens a broad spectrum of volunteer opportunities. With a little training, you can be an on-camera interviewer or moderator, or run camera.

Our current Board Members are:

Chair: Barbara Martin, Vice Chair: Doreen Kutufam, Secretary: Alana Listoe, Treasurer: Mike Murray, Geoff Feiss, Jan Clinard, Marty Baumann, Claudette Morton, Susan Good-Geise, Peter Sullivan, and  Chuck Butler.

HCTV always needs Money, too!

Member organizations (non-profit and commercial) and individuals are encouraged to consider becoming a program sponsor or a series underwriter. Program sponsors and underwriters are routinely identified at the beginning and end of the program. HCTV will happily feature your company name, address, phone number, website, and logo, as well as a tag line that idenifies your product or service. (No overt solicitation of business is permitted.) We encourage small businesses and non-profits to partner with each other in sponsoring or underwriting programs.
Here are examples of our current basic production rates:

  • For any studio or field production of over 30 minutes but under 2 hours, the cost is approximately $100.

  • For a multi-camera field production of over 2 hours in length and taking up to half a day, the cost is $250 to $350.

  • A day-long (over 4 hours) multi-camera “shoot” in the field costs $600.

Please note that all of these scenarios normally entail a minimal amount of editing. Programs or a program series involving substantial editing–a very time consuming process–will require a budget to meet additional editing costs. HCTV production staff will discuss your project with you, outline the budget and consider such projects on a case-by-case basis. Members are strongly encouraged to acquire their own editing skills, or seek help from others, rather than relying on HCTV’s limited staff resources.

Remember, HCTV’s “air” time on cable channel 189 is free to members: Any program YOU make as a member may be telecast at no charge!

You can help HCTV raise funds

Members are alwasy welcome to participate in our fundraising efforts, helping with organizing, publicity, and all sorts of fun stuff. Just contact the staff or a Board member by calling 447-1608 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Donations and In-kind Contributions are welcome.

HCTV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and contributions to it are tax deductible.

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