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Staff

  • Jason Beets
    Jason is the Office Manager and can be reached at jbeets@salinatv.org Jason has worked as a news reporter for the Junction City Daily Union, the Richmond News, and the Salina Journal. He looks forward to continuing to cover his hometown with SMC.
  • Erin Boyle
    Programming Assistant
  • Matthew Denholm
    Matt Denholm is a Digital Media student at Kansas State University Polytechnic. Matt has Photoshop, Illustrator, Designer, HTML5 and other software experiences. While at SMC, Matt provides network, IT, camera and editing support.
  • Juaacklyn Denny
    Production Assistant
  • Caroline Tipton
    Caroline is an editor and works on the website.

Hours of Operation

10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Monday and Tuesday

12 P.M. - 8 P.M. Wednesday and Thursday

12 P.M. - 6 P.M. Friday

To all of our wonderful volunteers, thank you!


ABOUT

Our Mission

Creating A Difference Through Media

Organization

Community Access Television of Salina, dba Salina Media Connection is a non-profit organization designed to manage local cable channels (Channel 20 and Channel 21) as Public, Education and Government access channels.  We operate through a franchise agreement between Cox Cable and the City of Salina.  We depend on franchise fees raised by Cox Cable and community sponsors to continue our mission.

Salina Media Connection is a membership based organization.  Members are granted access to all facility resources and production equipment.

Salina Media Connection staff and volunteers provide the training and equipment necessary to create programs that express your creativity, explain your ideas, share your culture and foster your right to freedom of speech.

Facilities

Access TV is located on the northwest corner of 9th and Ash in Salina, Kansas in Memorial Hall.  We have a 500 square foot studio complete with studio lighting, Chromakey screen, telepromptor, studio cameras and studio control room.

FAQS

What channels does SMC operate?

Access TV operates channel 20 (Government/Education Access), channel 21 (Public Access), and AT & T channel 99 in Salina, Kansas, on the Cox Cable system and AT & T.  Additionally, a majority of programming is available for viewing on-demand on this website.

Do I have to produce a program to be a volunteer at Access TV?

No!  If you only want to run a camera, do audio or just edit there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available.  Please contact us for more information on current volunteer opportunities.

Current Meeting Minutes are posted on the forum Here

Board of Directors

  • Collin Crowder
  • Bob German
    Robert G. German Attorney and Counselor at Law Graduated Salina High School receiving his diploma in 1970.
  • Jim Govreau
  • Nancy Hodges
    Nancy Hodges serves as SMC's board secretary. She is a long time community leader and volunteer. She currently is co-hosting KSAL's morning Friendly Fire on KSAL. Nancy is the SMC Board secretary.
  • Dr. Mark Jackson
    Dr. Mark Jackson serves as vice-chairperson on the Board of Directors at the Salina Media Connection. He is involved in various aspects of digital media, radio and broadcasting activities and is associate editor and editor-in-chief of numerous scientific journals focused on the application of scientific principles to solving engineering problems. His interests are associated with communicating complex subjects to a general audience and finding alternative ways to impact the community through civic discourse and advancing the principles of democracy.

Call or Come By

215 N. 9th
PO Box 645
Salina, Kansas 76401
785-823-2500

Interim Executive Director: Greg Stephens
greg67401@gmail.com
785-819-6887

Office Manager: Jason Beets
jbeets@salinatv.org

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