|Recently I had the great fortune to attend the Durango Film Festival in Durango, Colorado. While in Durango, I spent some time at Durango Community Access Television (DCAT). Located in two small rooms above the arts center in downtown Durango, DCAT reaches some six thousand homes. By comparison MTN reaches nearly 80,000 homes.
Regardless of the size difference, DCAT has many things in common with MTN. The staff told me about their committed group of volunteer producers and the programming on the DCAT channel. I met a producer editing a program about healthy cooking on a low-income budget.
The town is in an isolated rural area and DCAT is a great source for local information. Leaving Durango, I was impressed with the "community" of public access across the country. Those of us at different access centers often face the same challenges and rewards. Once again it was great to see community television surviving and thriving in the middle of a secluded mountain community.
We will be featuring DCAT in the next segment of "MTN Update.” “MTN Update” is an inside look at issues at MTN, and can be seen in a variety of time slots.