Hundreds of volunteers gather at the broadcast center in Durham while on-air personalities urge viewers to bid on thousands of items contributed by local and national businesses and friends of NHPTV.
Katie Wheeler, perhaps the premier NHPTV volunteer of all time, called and asked if this young Manchester lawyer would help organize donations in the Queen City.
NHPTV, formerly associated with UNH, now is a stand-alone not-for-profit and provides services through more than just the two channels most viewers see.
Also effective July 1, NHPTV
is no longer a wholly owned subsidiary of the University System of New Hampshire, but an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
At a time when there's a lack of distinction in what's available on TV, NHPTV offers the citizens of the Granite State a real advantage in three realms: our commercial-free, locally focused and PBS TV programs; our educational engagement resources (on-air, online and in the community); and a state-of-the art public safety communications infrastructure NHPTV is New Hampshire's only statewide, locally owned and operated TV network, and we reach 98 percent of the state We're available flee, over the air, for all, including those who lack access or cannot afford cable TV.
NHPTV is facing its future head on and redefining how to get things done in this era of fewer resources.
To cut funding off entirely and immediately by prohibiting the university system from funding NHPTV is a meat-ax approach.
NHPTV provides services to the state that are not obvious.
More importantly, the value of NHPTV as an institution in New Hampshire should be reaffirmed, saluted and continued.
NHPTV has been part of UNH since 1960, with its broadcasting license held by the USNH board, which will continue to hold the license.
This change is an opportunity for NHPTV to more nimbly adapt and respond to viewer needs and interests, and to provide targeted educational programs, partnerships and services to the greater New Hampshire community," said NHPTV General Manager Peter Frid.
Absolutely," said Trish Ballentyne, NHPTV