Larchmont/Mamaroneck, NY

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Larchmont-Mamaroneck Community Television (LMC-TV) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit corporation organized under section 501 (C) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Act. The purpose of the organization is to make communication training facilities, equipment and channel space available on an open, non-discriminatory basis to Larchmont and Mamaroneck community members.

LMC-TV is governed by a nine member Board of Directors that meet monthly to determine company policy, provide support and guidance to the Executive Director, and help raise funds for the operation of the organization. The Board of Directors is composed of community members chosen by itself.

LMC-TV is run on a day to day basis by the Executive Director and staff. Major funding for LMC-TV comes from the Larchmont - Mamaroneck Tri-Municipal Cable TV Board of Control. The Board of Control was organized by the Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, and the Town of Mamaroneck to administer the franchise agreement between the municipalities and Cablevision - the cable provider for Larchmont - Mamaroneck.

LMC-TV volunteers produce nearly a thousand hours of local community television each year. Staff produces a limited number of productions (mainly board meetings) for the town, the two villages and the two school districts. Determinations on what events are covered are made by staff with an eye towards balancing budgetary, equipment and staffing limitations with governmental and educational access needs as determined by those institutions (and therefor the public). LMC-TV does also produce live community event telecasts (such as Live Election Coverage, the Fireman's Carnival and The Emelin Street Fair) with extensive participation from community producers and volunteers.

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