City’s cable board needs members

The city of Dunkirk’s Cable TV Advisory Board needs some new members.

Since the takeover of operations of the Local Access 12 television station by V3 Studios/TRR Productions in mid May, three board members have resigned.

“We felt it was time to find some people who could bring us the level of programing the public desired,” Mayor Anthony J. Dolce said at the time.

Original member and 29-year chairman Danny McGill, along with Paula Arntz, have joined former Access 12 programing coordinator Christa Haynes in submitting letters of resignation to Mayor Anthony J. Dolce.

Dolce was asked if he had any concern about losing three of the most experienced members of the board.

“Well, they were all welcome to stay on because they did have all of that experience. I thought it would be nice to have them stay on in an advisory role but I understand their decision,” he replied. “So we’ll find some new members and continue on with the new start.”

Dolce was asked how the changeover has gone.

“So far, so good. The guys are doing a lot over there,” he replied. “They really cleaned up the station and they’re working on some of the equipment needs so they can put on better quality programming. They’re lining up some programming, they’ve received a lot in their mailbox. So far, so good.”

Dolce said he is close to lining up one replacement for the seven-member board. He added if someone is interested they should submit a letter of interest his office.

Current members of the Cable Board include Ed Eaker, Edwin Rodriguez, John LaMattina and Jim Bunge, while Second Ward Councilman William J. Rivera is council’s ex-officio member to the board.

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