Somerville, MA – Somerville Media is excited to invite you to the First Annual Speak Up! Somerville Telethon on Sunday June 10th from 10am-10pm. This one-day event will feature community performers and leaders, our dedicated producers and volunteers as well as SMC members, staff and other supporters who will be on the air asking for donations to support the station. The 12-hour Telethon will be filled with a variety of activity and entertainment (more details to come). The Telethon also kicks-off SMC’s yearlong fundraising initiative “The Speak Up Somerville! SMC Fund”.
With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, Somerville Media Center makes media production possible for everyone. We provide skills, equipment, inspiration and we amplify local voices on our various community media channels.
Viewers can watch the Speak Up! Somerville Telethon Live on Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) Cable Channel 3 (RCN and Comcast), VilleTV Channel 613 (RCN), livestream on our website somervillemedia.org and listen at bostonfreeradio.com. Community members are also invited to come to our studio at 90 Union Square to watch events live and participate in the fun. There will also be neighborhood Telethon Viewings at select restaurants and bars.
Donations received through The Speak Up! Somerville Fund will be used to support our year-round free and low-cost vital media education activities. For over 30 years, one of SMC’s core missions is to teach Somerville residents and groups how to use media and production equipment to make their own radio and TV programs.
We also hope the telethon will reach a large audience of viewers who may not yet be aware of all that Somerville Media Center and community media has to offer.
If you are an artist, performer or person who wants to be a part of the event, contact Erica Jones.