“We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 1988,” she says. “Today, we are a high-tech, cutting edge access station, continuing to invest in new capabilities. We continue to offer video and television production classes, equipment and facility resources and production assistance to all Haverhill residents free of charge.’’
The mere fact there are a whopping 600 volunteers attached to this venture gives it added credibility. Consider another surprising fact: In 2013, the station produced 860 original programs.
Among the two high-powered TV personnel who got their start here are Channel 7’s Tiffany Middleton and Ed Felker. They’ll tell you how vital these roots were to their respective careers. Both of them have the awards to prove it.
It all adds up to a notable success story of vision and vitality, endurance and unbridled energy. For that, Haverhill should be proud.
Writer and photographer Tom Vartabedian is retired from The Haverhill Gazette. He contributes this regular column.