Vidiot : DCTV Schedule
Many of you’ll know me for my other hat, the one in the shape of community media – so when I’m not leaving this site to rot, I’m off doing “community” – writing scripts, looking for lost kids in the liberties. applications for funding, cleaning toilets for a directors credit and propagandizing for the class war.
I just spent the past hour or two pushing the new schedule for January out online, looking at it with the distance of a few weeks break from work, it has a lot to commend it.
The effort that goes into producing a schedule like that is sporadic, due to a complete thread mill atmosphere of rushing from one project to the next because of a lack of core funding, the scheduling I’ve been doing for the station over two years deserved a lot more time.
For an organisation with fuck all resources, it wasn’t really possible to address that. If you have complaints about the quality of the broadcast, we tend to tolerate them and let them roll over. We’re well aware of these problems, but putting out a 24 hour station that’s hacked into the cable system with a digital signage system that’s better off used to revolve images of chiken fillet rolls with donut/coffee deals down the local Spar brings its own seven circles of hell with it. As always, it’s the combination of Irish content, international creative commons material and home grown community media that makes the schedule stand out.
Overall the station is a criminally under used resource, with access to the whole UPC network – the potential for a radical engagement with swathes of the population is obvious. Some sense of the vision of how to do this exists with in the station, but there are few engaging with the reality of making it happen.
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