Saturday, March 7, 2020

CHANNEL 192 COULD BE SO MUCH MORE

#FridayFeeling is #WeCanDoBetter. We LOVE that the Lindenwold School District owns a television broadcast license to broadcast on local channel 192. The current programming consists of The Lindenwold Community Billboard: an informational mix of helpful Borough details. If you haven't seen it, it's worth watching the 7-minute loop.



We feel though, that while this content is a good start, overall Channel 192 is a severely under-utilized Community Asset. Yes it needs more frequent updates (the October 2019 event is long past; and Police Chief is now McCarthy), but beyond that, our schools, students, staff and community deserve better.
Where are the schools on their own channel? Where is the student-created content? How about information on District Community Events: Broadway Nights, African American Heritage Nights, the Spring musical, "Legally Blonde"? What about the baseball sign-ups that have been going on for a month at our Public Library? The first-ever Community-wide Yard Sale to be held April 25th? The upcoming Census 2020? And the importance of getting an accurate count? Bi-lingual content to better serve and engage more of our community? A date for Lindenwold Day 2020 so local/regional businesses and organizations can mark their calendars? These are just a few of the changes and additions that would make Channel 192 much more useful.
Borough Council President and School District liaison, Cheryle Randolph-Sharpe, announced at two different council meetings last year (about 6 months apart) that exciting changes and updates were coming to Channel 192. We've been patiently waiting for more than 2 years when discussions first began. Hopefully updates come soon.
According to our research, the Cherry Hill School District owns a very similar broadcast license as Lindenwold's. Their mission statement begins, "Our primary goal is to produce and air programming that showcases the activities, initiatives, students, and staff of the Cherry Hill Public Schools, while being creative, informative and instructional."
We look forward to the opportunities that lay before Lindenwold and its community by more fully utilizing this valuable Community Communication tool. #CommunityAsset #CommunityCommunication #PublicEngagement #Census2020 #AmorLindenwold #LoveLindenwold

NJ AMERICAN WATER TO INVEST $380K IN LINDENWOLD

New Jersey American Water will begin replacing 2000 feet of water mains and a few hydrants in Lindenwold on March 10th as part of a $380K infrastructure improvement plan. Here's a link to more info.