---- — DERRY — Derry Community Television officials want the public to see all they do behind the scenes in the studio.
The local cable studio will host an open house Wednesday, April 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the studio, located in the lower level of the town’s municipal center at 14 Manning St.
Visitors will be able to tour the studio. They also can learn how to create a TV program and how to become a part of the local cable team.
“We would like to inform the public about what we do and let the community know we are here to serve their needs,” assistant cable coordinator Debbie Roy said.
The open house is also a chance for residents, business members and nonprofit organizations to learn what the town’s Public, Education and Government cable access channels are and how they can be used by different groups in the community.
Roy said all are welcome.
“We have equipment and a studio that many Derry residents don’t know they can use for free,” Roy said. “We offer free training on all video equipment.”
Once the training is complete, Roy said, residents can then sign out the equipment to produce a show or cover a local event.
Cable system coordinator Chris Martin said the spring open house is a great way to highlight the value of the town’s cable department and show people the opportunities available.
“We’re getting into the spring season and there will be a multitude of opportunities for volunteers,” Martin said.
The cable department will offer free classes on using equipment, editing program and camera work. People will be able to sign up at the open house.
Derry Community Television’s Channels 17 and 23 are paid for by the town’s Comcast franchise fees from cable customers. Channel 17 focuses on government topics and programming and Channel 23 is a public access station.
Call Roy at 845-5514 for information about the cable event.