Q: What is the PAAC?
A: The Public Access Advisory Council!
Logo design pending review, designed by Christopher Wikel
What is the PAAC?
The Public Access Advisory Board (PAAC) is a group of community members who are interested in and committed to promoting the use of community public access television to educate citizens across the Rogue Valley. We encourage individuals to create programming that entertains, engages and educates the culturally diverse people in our valley. The PAAC also represents the producers and their interests to the Digital Media Center (DMC) staff and SOU, and advocates for the RVTV public access program to the local governments in Southern Oregon. We lobby for equipment upgrades and workshops that producers request.
Who is on the Board?
David Bruce (Chair), Regina Ayars (Secretary/Treasurer), Alex McGlasson (Vice Chair), Charlie Delgado, Christopher Wikel (Student Representative) and David Nienow. As of 2018, monthly meetings are held at the DMC on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
How can I become a member?
Join an PAAC meeting as a guest to better understand what the PAAC is and how you might be able to contribute to its representation of RVTV Public Access in the community. If you are interested, fill out an application and give it to Charles Douglas or Brandon Givens. The application will be reviewed and you will be notified. You do not have to be RVTV producer to be on the PAAC.
You can also join an active PAAC Committee (Events, Advocacy, Fundraising) without joining the full Council -- contact the Chair for details.
What events did PAAC sponsor in 2016
Producer Appreciation Night
All Rogue Valley Television (RVTV) producers were honored with a live program in 2016 that included interviews and clips from recent programs. Whether you produced one show or twenty during 2015, your efforts were acknowledged by your peers and DMC staff. This is an annual event and producers will again be honored in the summer of 2017 for their 2016 programming achievements.
September and December Producer Socials
To encourage producers to socialize together and get ideas from each other that could help them improve their shows. The casual environment enables producers to chat and exchange “dos and don'ts” that might not otherwise be discusses. These are also PAAC fundraisers for other sponsored events. The DMC provides the refreshments.
October SOU Volunteer Fair
Two members of the PAAC, Regina Ayars and David Bruce, hosted an information table at the annual SOU Volunteer Fair on October 19th from 11 am-2 pm in the Rogue River Room in the Stevenson Union on campus. They distributed information about RVTV public access and how to become a producer of your own TV show. Workshop schedules and videos of community produced programs were shown.
Events Sponsored in 2017
February 11, 2017 - Southern Oregon Television Awards (SOTA)
RVTV producers were honored at the first annual SOTA Event held at the DMC on Saturday, February 11. The event was broadcast LIVE and has been rebroadcast on RVTV. The event kicked off with a social hour before the live show that began at 7pm.
Lifetime Achievement Award Nancy Bloom
Producer of the Year Wanda Borland
Best On-Air Personality Alex McGlasson
Program of the Year John Letz
March, May, September, December 2017 Producer Socials
Prior to each Producers Meeting, the PAAC hosts a Social Hour from 6-7pm to encourage producers to exchange ideas about how to improve programming and just get to know each other better. Refreshments are served and sponsored by the DMC. These socials are also PAAC fundraisers for other sponsored events. The DMC provides the refreshments. It's fun so join us.
August 4, 2017 - Producers Appreciation Night
RVTV producers were honored for their dedication to providing public access community programing during 2016. The event was once again hosted at the DMC studio.
- Regina Ayars, Public Access Advisory Council
(updated by the editor)