HOMETOWNE TV LAUNCHES “CAT CAMPAIGN"

What better way is there to launch an awareness campaign for a local community access TV station (C.A.T.) than to use a cute kitten in its latest promotional piece?!! Beginning in May, HomeTowne Television® is mailing a postcard featuring the curious kitty to all 8,500 households in the City of Summit. This is an exciting step for this growing community access television station to further expand its viewership, increase its membership, and attract new volunteers.

With an all volunteer Board of Trustees, and dependent on only volunteers to run the station, HomeTowne Television® has grown exponentially in recent years. Under the direction of President and CEO Fred Honold, the station has attracted a unique group of talented, dedicated people from the surrounding towns to revitalize the station. Today, HTTV is recognized as a premier community access TV station serving more than 30 towns, and has won several prestigious awards, including Telly Awards, and the JAM Video Award for excellence in programming.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR STATION MANAGER

JESSE PATTERSON

b. July 21, 1982 - d. April 19, 2014

Jesse came to HomeTowne TV (formerly TV36) soon after graduating college with a degree in communications. With incredible energy, ambition, and youthful exuberance, he brought his talents to our station. Over the past decade, Jesse worked tirelessly filming, editing, and forging relationships with the community. His ability to run the HTTV studio 24/7 and maintain a sense of humor and commitment under fire speaks volumes of his character and dedication. Jesse was well loved in the community and won many awards for HomeTowne TV. His presence in our lives and in our studio will be greatly missed.

HomeTowne's Annual March Retreat at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

HomeTowne TV Interviews Senator Tom Kean

Frank Macioce, Executive Vice President of HomeTowne Television®, with Senator Tom Kean, Minority Leader in the New Jersey State Senate, and representing the 21st Legislative District, which covers parts of Union, Morris, Somerset, and Essex Counties. HomeTowne Television “Your Neighborhood Network,” continues to provide programming that includes interviews of elected representatives and proceedings at the State, County, and local level.

HomeTowne TV Showcases the Candidates

Fred Honold, President of HomeTowne Television®, with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, District 21, from "Conversation with the Candidates"


HomeTowne Television will host “The Summit Candidates Forum” in Summit’s City Hall Council Chambers at 512 Springfield Ave. starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.

HomeTowne Television “Your Neighborhood Network,” will feature shows now through Election Day that will inform its viewership.

Summit Republican candidates Gregory Drummond (At Large), Mike McTernan (Ward 1) and Sandra Lizza (Ward 2) will face off with Democratic candidates Michael Vernotico (Ward 2) and Danny Meyers (At Large). HomeTowne Television President Fred Honold will facilitate the question and answer period during the forum.

Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz, both incumbents, are running on the Republican ticket for Assembly, District 21; Democrat Jill La Zare is running on the Democrat ticket.


HomeTowne TV News Team Meets for Quarterly Meeting

Front row: HTTV members: Joyce Zemsky, Myung Bondy, Beth Brier, Fred Honold

Back row: Andy Barsh, CNBC senior producer/director

Photo courtesy of Paula Mooney



The HomeTowne Television® (HTTV) news team met for its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Andy Barsh, a CNBC senior director/producer, was the guest speaker at the event.

Mr. Barsh delighted the HTTV news team with anecdotal stories of his 25+ years at CNBC and shared thoughtful insights, tips and recommendations on how to deliver a top-notch broadcast, adding that teamwork and having fun are also vital components for a successful show. HTTV news team member Myung Bondy arranged for Mr. Barsh’s appearance.

HomeTowne TV’s weekly news broadcast features stories from The Independent Press, The Millburn Item and Summit Patch. ‘Your Community, Your News’ on Hometowne TV four times a day, every day at 7 and 11 both a.m. and p.m.

A nonprofit public access and award-winning station, HTTV broadcasts via Verizon channel 33 and Comcast channel 36 to Summit, Millburn/Short Hills, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Madison, Springfield, Mountainside, the Chathams, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hillside, Kenilworth, Westfield, Bernards Township, Long Hill Township, the Mendhams, Morristown, Warren, Livingston, Maplewood, Morris Plains, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, South Orange, West Orange and Union. HTTV has been the recipient of several Telly Awards and most recently a JAM Award.

HTTV HomeCasting® Video on Demand features special programs, shows of general interest, program listings, sports and municipal meetings. Founded more than 30 years ago, the station relies on membership contributions and grants for most of its funding.

As a community service multimedia production and distribution company, HTTV maintains a full-service studio in Summit, located at 70 Maple Street, where shows are produced to inform, inspire and educate the community. For more information about HomeTowne TV, make a donation, become a member or volunteer, visit www.hometownetv.org or call HTTV Station Manager Jesse Patterson at 908-277-6310.

HTTV on Stage

The HomeTowne TV Board of Trustees held its Annual Meeting at the Shakespeare Theater at Drew University in Madison on April 13, 2013. The Trustees were joined by volunteers. Rick Engler, the theater's Director of Public Relations, and Brian Crowe, its Director of Education, were also invited guests. The meeting included President Fred Honold's interview of Brian Crowe, who explained the creation of a Shakespeare production. The interview was recorded for broadcast. Board member Chase Newhart photographed the Trustees and guests on the stage of the Shakespeare Theater.

HTTV Trustees Gather to Explore Future Direction


The HomeTowne TV Board of Trustees held its annual retreat at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit on March 10th. The purpose of the retreat was to identify and assess possible new directions for HTTV to pursue. The Board was joined by several special guests as it considered new developments and opportunities in programming, partnering, communication channels, and community service. Board member Chase Newhart photographed the trustees and guests on the front lawn of the Arboretum.

HOMETOWNE TV HONORS AMATUCCI, ANDERSON, BRIER AND MacMAHON


HomeTowne Television bestowed its Fred Honold Annual Community Service Award on four outstanding volunteers at its annual Holiday Party on December 6th at the Beacon Hill Club in Summit. L to R: Paula Mooney, Executive Vice President of Marketing; Joe Amatucci, Director of Volunteers; Jack Anderson, Treasurer; Miles MacMahon, Parliamentarian; Beth Brier, Executive Editor of HTTV News; and Fred Honold, President of HomeTowne TV. (Photo by Chase Newhart)
Click here for more photos from the Holiday Party!

HOMETOWNE TV LAUNCHES ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN


The HomeTowne Television membership campaign for the coming year is described by Membership Co-Chair Roger Smith (left) and HomeTowne TV President Fred Honold. To become a member of HomeTowne TV, click here.

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