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Help NCTV18 keeping our community connected through broadcasting programming.

We are fundraising to keep our community informed and connected.

Someday in the not so distant future, NCTV18 will build a new broadcast studio in the lower level of our building. NCTV will have full control of live broadcasts from the center of Nantucket, as well as broadcasting digitally to the world. We have conducted public surveys asking for feedback on wants and needs from our community. The News was #1, followed by #2 Original Programming.

We realized that when the pandemic was going to slam all of us, we quickly adjusted one of our original programs funded by the CHIP grant and transformed it to become a news resource on COVID-19. Furthermore, we felt the show needed balance. As the hard to hear news of how COVID-19 had and contiunes to impact on our community, we created the wellness portion series to keep our viewers connected to local health professionals teaching and showing our audience ways to take care of themselves and each other. After receiving much community feedback, we translated these series into Spanish and Portuguese.

The speed of changes in our local news happens daily, sometimes hourly. NCTV has done its utmost with a crew of six people to provide this in an accurate and professional way. We have had some technical mishaps and nerves are little fried, but we all love what we do and intend to keep the momentum going far past the pandemic. Keeping our community connected and building trust with them as a resource connecting the leaders to the public, entertaining our viewers, telling great stories about our history, our people, and how we overcame the challenges every generation faced, preserving these stories in digital form. We are the only resource on the island to provide live TV broadcast, we believe during this time of the pandemic we have helped our community stay informed and connected, as well as lead by example on how we all needed to adapt our communication methods through advanced technology and know-how.

Our video below was our 2019 reel to showcase some of the programming and projects we did last year. This years will look very different. We at NCTV18 are doing exactly what Nantucketers have aways done—upholding a strong tradition of independence, innovation, and conservation. You can be a part of this, help document these times for future generations.