Election Watch Party
Area residents attended an election night watch party, Nov. 5, at SMC headquarters, 215 N. Ninth Street in Salina. Salina Media Connection provided live coverage of the results of the 2019 election on election night.
Diversity Through the Arts
Salina Media Connection live streamed videos of dancers who performed during the DiverCity celebration Nov. 1 at the Salina Fieldhouse.
The event, hosted by Sailna’s Community Relations Division, showcased and celebrated Salina’s diversity through the arts.
Culture Crawl and Trunk or Treat
The Cultural Crawl brought hundreds of kids to tour the SMC media center. Then we traveled to the Heartland Early Education "Trunk or Treat" event. Families lined up for a "tour" of our media Halloween truck. You can reserve our truck for your event. Call 823-2500.
Salina Approves SMC Contract
The Salina City Commission approved a contract with Salina Media Connection (SMC) Monday, Oct. 7. Under the contract, SMC will continue to play local government meetings, educational programs, and local content on its two cable channels. In exchange, the city agrees to help fund SMC’s operations.
The contract requires SMC to submit monthly reports and an annual strategic plan to the city.
Greg Stephens, Board Chair of Salina Media Connection, said SMC looks forward to meeting the challenges of a changing media landscape.
“We know the media world is changing, and digital media has challenges,” he said. “We also know there is less local news around. Those factors do really open the door for new opportunities and new ways to meet community needs.”
Joint City/County Expo Page meeting
September 16, 2019
Salina Media Connection to Air Candidate Interviews
Salina City Commission and USD 305 Board candidate interviews will be featured on Salina Media Connections Channel 21 on August 1 at three different scheduled times: 7:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. The interviews will be shown back-to-back.
The format for the candidate interviews is different this year. Rather than reading planned statements, each candidate sat down for an individual interview with Salina Media Connection volunteer moderators. Dr. Mark Jackson conducted City Commission interviews and Janet Hansen conducted USD 305 Board interviews. Greg Stephens conducted one interview. “I think the format lends the candidates a better opportunity to showcase their interests”, said Greg Stephens.
This will be the first opportunity for Salina residents to learn more about the candidates. Salina Media Connection will also post interviews to YouTube for On-Demand viewing.
The 2019 election will be held on November 5. Voter registration closes 21 days prior. There will be more opportunities in the coming weeks for candidate forum. For more information contact Salina Media Connection at 823-2500.
SMC Awarded $10,000 from The Earl Bane Foundation
The Earl Bane Foundation funded SMC's request to purchase three new computers, upgrade three older ones and purchase an external hard drive for program storage. The total amount awarded is $10,000. Thank you to the foundation and to Greg Stephens and Carol Miller Bell at SMC for your hard work in getting the grant.
"Salina Media Connection is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization and has been providing service to the Salina Community for 27 years. Our programs include recording all the regular and special city and county commission meetings, League of Women Voters' events, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forums, high school graduations, Christmas and fair parades, the River Festival, the Mid America Farm Show, YMCA, Artist Express, the Salina Public Library poetry series, Liberty Football including high school sports. This year we included the Sculpture Unwrap Tour and Discover Salina Naturally events"
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