April 2013 Issue No. 29
Keylight Updates 

Dear Central States Alliance for Community Media Members,    


It's a very exciting time to be working and volunteering in Public, Education and Government Access. We have seen studio transformed into HD streamlined workspaces and video on demand become just as popular as television. 


This newsletter is meant to keep you informed with PEG Policies around our region and nationally, along with highlights from past events and important information for up and coming activates. Enjoy! 

2013 Hometown Winners!


Congratulations to all the 2013 Hometown Media Award Winners, and especially the winners within our region!



Big hooray to OMNI Centre for Public Media in Carmel, IN, Louisville Metro TV in Louisville, KY, Livonia Television with the City of Livonia, MI, Orion Neighborhood Television in Lake Orion, MI & CitiCable of Cincinnati, OH. 

Ohio Chapter Meeting 


When: Friday, May 10, 2013 around 12 PM

Where: Brunswick Area Television

4274 Manhattan Avenue

Brunswick, OH  44212

What: Agenda includes eating lunch and ending the day with some type of dinner sponsored by the OK Chapter ACM.

Some people might spend the night. 

Nothing is set in stone so make suggestions.

Contact: 330-220-1726


Please RSVP by May 1st to Steve Sobel at 513.352.5308 or email okacm@mail.waycross.org.  


Bring co- workers and invite Other PEG centers. You don't have to be a member to attend.

Indiana HB1432 | Dead



It's true, for now! House Bill 1432 regarding video service franchise fee in Indiana is currently dead in house. But we believe it will reappear in January. We'll keep up posted. 

Click here to read HB 1432.

Keep Us Connected


Keep Us Connected (KUC) protects the public's interest in Illinois state video franchise law and is a group of Illinois nonprofit organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, and PEG access stations committed to protecting public channels and public interest in Illinois telecommunications legislation. Even Kentucky is going head-to-head against AT&T and winning, for now.


2012 Highlights 



The Spring 2012 Central States Conference was a resounding success! We owe a huge thank you to the crew at CTN Ann Arbor


During the conference the social media team set up a Central States blog where members posted content for 

for achieving and later viewing. 


Daniell Krawczyk with LiveU provided live video streaming of the Keynote Luncheon and our Saturday morning session. Hip hip hooray for Otto Andrew who captured all the videos during the conference. View them here


We also had the honor of having Sylvia Strobel, Executive Director of the National ACM, speak during a public policy session and the keynote luncheon. 



Thank you to all our members who came out to enjoy the event. For more information on annual conferences visit csregionacm.org


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PEG Access has its ups, downs and battled with cable giants, but we can never forget why we are here. Our facilities are the voice of each community. Free speech is one of the many things that makes America special and at the end of each day we hope you are leading others to educate, entertain and inform their fellow citizens. Wishing you all a happy and healthy spring!  



Alysha Schlundt-Bodien  
Communication Chair 
Central States ACM

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In This Issue
Hometown Winners
OK Chapter
Indiana House Bill
Keep Us Connected
2012 Highlights
CS-ACM Events
CS-ACM Events
We hope to see you all at the Make A Difference  Conference and Trade Show.
Where: Fort Wayne, IN 
When: April 25-27, 2013. Host by:  Allen County Public Library: Access Fort Wayne


Save the Date!

The annual Philo Festival of Media Arts Award Ceremony. 

Where: Kalamazoo, MI

When: Saturday, October 5

Hosted by: Public Media Network