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Help NCTV18 keep our community connected.


Media programming for the community with the community

NCTV is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. We’ve made it our mission to produce public-service journalism that informs, engages, entertains, and connects our island community and beyond. This is essential work, further proven during the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it would not be possible without the support of viewers like you. As Peter A. Morrison, Co-President of the Nantucket Civic League has stated: “NCTV has now become an integral part of what we have on Nantucket that keeps this community going. It’s every bit as important as The Inquirer & Mirror.”

As the world continues to adapt to a new normal, NCTV evolves with it. From virtual events, fundraisers, ceremonies, live broadcasting, to Zoom webinars, training tutorials, and more; NCTV has kept, and continues to keep, the community of Nantucket engaged and connected.

We are excited to share a number of goals we have achieved this year, inclusive of growth that the community has asked for with original programming in shows like Nantucket Life, branching out with Nantucket High School Whalers sports coverage, and more.

NCTV recently executed and implemented a strategic plan for our future, clearly defining how we serve our community and setting further goals within and for the community of Nantucket. Below are some of the highlights:

New Original Programming

Continued Original Programming

  • Profiles (Talk Show)
  • NCTV Immediate Release (News Briefs)
  • Spotlight: Nantucket Q&A (Talk Show)

Members Programming

  • Frank and Mary on Nantucket (Talk Show)
  • Arthur Bergeron Lectures (Lecture Series)
  • Bobbin’ Around Town (Talk Show/Youth Member)
  • Nantucket Land Council’s Clean Water Topics on Tap (Educational Webinar)
  • Out to See (Children’s Show)


NCTV offers educational opportunities in media arts to all ages.
In 2021, youth education was further expanded to a three-phased criteria of media study for local students:

  • Whaler Media Tech 101
  • Journalism 101
  • Teen View


NCTV assists the Town of Nantucket with broadcasting and digital delivery of government meetings and events each year. Additionally, NCTV aids with virtual technology in order to enable viewers’ live remote public participation.

Nonprofit Assistance

NCTV continues to be the media partner for many of the island nonprofits, assisting with virtual events, fundraisers, video communication needs and more.


NCTV successfully brought LUNAFEST® back to Nantucket. This traveling film festival advocates for women's equality around the world, showcasing films by women for women, and will return to the island in 2022.

Studio Renovation

Studio A will allow NCTV to expand educational classes for youth and adults, while also providing further services within the community of Nantucket.

  • The new broadcast studio will be completed and ready for tours in the first quarter of 2022.
  • The expansion of our education center will be ready before the spring of 2022.

Details on all of these programs and achievements will follow soon.

NCTV is the only resource on the island to provide live TV broadcasts. Between Local Channel 18, YouTube NCTV18, and NCTV’s social media platforms, viewers are able to tune in, stay up to date, and remain connected.

NCTV continues to uphold a strong community tradition of independence, innovation, and collaboration. We invite you to be a part of this and thank you for your support!