Local TV Inc

aka LTV   |   Wainscott, NY   |  www.ltveh.org

Mission

LTV provides a free-speech television and media platform to share all manner of public discourse, education, and creative expression within our community and the world at large.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Michael D. Clark

Main address

PO Box 799 75 Industrial Road

Wainscott, NY 11975 USA

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EIN

11-2669935

NTEE code info

Television (A32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our Mission Statement: LTV provides a free-speech television and media platform to share all manner of public discourse, education, and creative expression within our community and the world at large. Especially during this time of Global Pandemic, LTV has been an integral part of critical information distribution in the Town of East Hampton, including issuing alerts and acting as an essential town resource. During the 2020 Election season, LTV provided necessary updates to early voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LTV has also provided a safe, socially-distant creative outlet for community members.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education and Government

LTV's channel 22 provides access to all Town and Village Board Meetings, and East Hampton and Springs School board meetings, as well as museum-grade education programs, and literary programs for adults and children. We include a variety of programs featuring an array of ethnic and socio-economic groups.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Activists
Academics

LTV's channel 20 provides production and broadcasting access where anyone can express themselves to the fullest extent of our First Amendment rights. Locally produced programming includes political, educational, artistic, food and meal prep, and local events and interests.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Farmers
Veterans
Activists
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LTV is the Town of East Hampton's video record since 1984. Our archive has more than 25,000 videos and 15,000 digital files of local events from as far back as 1915. Our own TV show archive covers roughly 35 - 40 years. We have an extensive record of Town and Village Board, and School Board meetings that are available to anyone who requests them.

LTV continues to connect the Town's citizens with its Supervisors and Boards through our Education and Government channel, which is live-streamed to our website, and oftentimes available on YouTube. During the pandemic, we were instrumental in keeping local government available to citizens safely, via Zoom and V-Mix recordings that were live-streamed and provided call-in for public comment.

LTV uses all of the resources at its disposal - 2 channels (20 + 22 on Cablevision/Altice) operating 24/7, 365 days per year, a website (ltveh.org) with the ability to live-stream both channels, studio space for television show producers, virtual producing through Zoom and Zoom-like platforms, an archive we are working to make live to the public, and emergency capabilities through its crawl on both channels - to provide vital information, entertainment, and creative space to the residents of the Town of East Hampton and elsewhere.

LTV requires great people to make the technology work. LTV provides employment for a dwindling population in East Hampton (25 - 50 year olds) whose expertise lies in production and technology.

LTV's technology is ever-evolving, but firmly footed in its No. 1 priority being access to the average citizen, whether they are watching the channel, or want to produce content for broadcast. LTV has a robust website, 2 channels on Cablevision/Altice, and more broadcasting opportunities coming with Smart TV technology.

LTV is always looking to grow and change with the minute-by-minute technological advances in today's world. We think we have done that - and continue to do that. We are looking to keep up with changes in our world due to the global pandemic, which most likely changed the way we all work, and work through technology.

LTV's archive is un-matched by any other public access station in the United States, with more than 25,000 videos and DVDs, including a digital archive. We are planning to add the public's ability to research online with a database of our archive.

LTV is also exploring other means of broadcasting, including apps and platforms like AppleTV, as we all navigate this ever-changing medium

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 11/28/2020
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Board chair

Ms. Diana Weir

Don Cirillo

Jon Olken

Lynn Scanlon

Margaret Turner

Kathy Giamo

Lew Sherwood

Joseph Allerhand

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data