HAMPSTEAD – Hampstead Town Cable Channel 17 will have a variety of new offerings come fall, with some produced locally by station manager Bianca Nicolosi.
Nicolosi will be producing and editing four new segments to be shown on Channel 17. A cooking show, called “The Food Student,” will be hosted by a Pinkerton Academy culinary instructor. Nicolosi is also producing and editing a show called “It’s About Time,” featuring stories about Hampstead’s past and present as shared by Hampstead residents. To share a story, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another show she will be introducing is a sports talk show, “Baseline,” featuring Pinkerton Academy athletic updates as well as Boston and national news. And she will be recording and airing Pinkerton varsity football home games this fall.
Nicolosi said she hopes the new shows will address some of the things residents have told the board they wanted to see on their cable channel. Cable member Regina Birdsell, a Republican state representative who organizes and hosts the “Chatting with Your Legislators” show, plans a new show to be shot in September. This will feature the Granite State Dog Rescue and the Salem Animal Shelter.
At its meeting last week, the cable board discussed its winter holiday concert. Last year the board sponsored the Don Campbell Holiday Concert, and the board expressed the hope that it can arrange a repeat performance this year. The concert would be free, and concert goers would be asked to donate canned goods or make a donation for the Military Support Group at Hampstead Middle School.
The board also discussed equipment upgrades, new cameras and microphones that are already in use in the Town Hall meeting room, and a new cart with monitor that is also in place. The new equipment requires in-house training for the staff and board members, and that is taking place.