July 22, 2012
An operator at JCTV runs the board during production at the facility on the campus of Lincoln University. (News Tribune file photo)
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The Jefferson City Council soon will consider a new contract for JCTV, after months of the station operating without one in place.
Jefferson City staff will begin working with JCTV to come up with a list of metrics to help measure the success of the station. Metrics have been added to the city’s contract with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
JCTV’s contract may be undergoing some changes as members of the Jefferson City Council look to add in metrics to measure the station’s success.
The Jefferson City Council will take action Monday on a resolution authorizing the termination of the city’s agreement with Lincoln University to run JCTV.
After hearing from six Jefferson City residents who urged them to continue funding for JCTV, the local access channel, Jefferson City Council members voted 7-3 Tuesday to keep “up to $165,000” in the city budget for the service.
As Jefferson City’s Council this week begins considering the next business year’s budget plan, funding for the public access cable channel is one of the items proposed for the proverbial “chopping block.”
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