News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/28/2017 2:14:14 PM to 11/28/2017 2:15:15 PM.

News Flash

City News & Updates

Posted on: November 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] It's a New Day at Hudson Community Television

VanBlarcum - Gerbracht HCTV

     It’s a new day at Hudson Community Television (HCTV). If viewers have not watched HCTV lately, it’s worth another look – on cable, online, or on-demand.

     For starters, HCTV has a new name - Hudson Cable TV is now Hudson Community Television. The name change reflects the fact that HCTV is no longer just a cable television station. While still available on Spectrum cable, HCTV now serves the entire community through online website programming and streaming videos, as well as on-demand video access. HCTV programs can be streamed live and favorite past programming can be accessed at

     HCTV also brings live programming to viewers in new ways. Coverage of local events is streamed on the latest in social media communications, including Facebook Live. HCTV’s Facebook page has followers from all over the world. You can follow HCTV on Facebook here.

     Also new at HCTV is a change in management. Barbara Breedon VanBlarcum is now HCTV’s Program Manager. Barb has worked for HCTV in a variety of capacities for 20 years and oversees all program material on the station. Barb is also the primary contact for community events on the Bulletin Board.

     Co-managing with Barb is Dan Gerbracht, HCTV’s Operations Manager. Dan is responsible for all the technical equipment and systems necessary to bring the HCTV service to the community. Dan, who has been with HCTV for eight years, began working for the station while attending Hudson High School and earning his degree in Communications at Kent State University. He is skilled in video production and station technical operations.

     But wait, there’s more! HCTV recently remodeled the 20-year-old studio set with the construction assistance of Hudson Players and funded through donations. The updated look includes new lighting, large-scale images of Hudson created by the WRA Wang Innovation Center, and graphics capabilities that lend a beautiful background to the studio productions.

     There are also many improvements behind-the-scenes at HCTV. For cable viewers, there is now a clearer signal on all three channels. Thanks to a generous grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, new transmission equipment was installed to replace the sometimes noisy, distorted cable signal. The cable viewing experience has greatly improved with the new signal.

     Recently, with a system-wide upgrade to all-digital programming, Spectrum has moved HCTV channels to a new location: the Community Channel 15 has moved to 1021; the Government Channel 16 moved to 1022; and the Bulletin Board Channel 17 is now 1023.

     HCTV is still the best place to find Hudson High School concerts, sports, City and Hudson School Board meetings, Tom Vince history segments, Hudson oral histories, Hudson programs, and information. Call 330-653-2500 to learn more or to visit HCTV.

     To produce a program to air on the Community Channel, contact Barb at (330) 653-2500. This is a free service to Hudson residents. Production can be done in the HCTV studio or recorded at a remote location with HCTV equipment, and edited on HCTV editing computers.

     With so many new things at Hudson Community Television, it’s time to take another look at HCTV on Spectrum or on the City’s website. With new management, new equipment, a clearer signal, and a new energy and attitude to fully serve the citizens of Hudson, HCTV continues to offer Hudson citizens quality, commercial-free local programming.

VanBlarcum - Gerbracht HCTV

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News & Updates

Hudson_Postcard_CW (002)_Page_1

We Need Your Input!

Posted on: May 11, 2023
Notice of Public Hearing

Public Hearings for BZBA May 18

Posted on: May 9, 2023
EMS Open House

EMS Open House May 20th!

Posted on: May 9, 2023
Police Week 2023 Logo

Police Week May 13-20

Posted on: May 9, 2023
HSP Trees

Celebrate Arbor Day April 28

Posted on: April 24, 2023
Street Sweeping News Flash

Street Sweeping Begins April 17

Posted on: April 12, 2023
Dryer Lint NF

Spring Fire Safety Tips

Posted on: April 10, 2023
Veterans Trail Phase 3

Veterans Trail Phase 3 Now Open!

Posted on: April 7, 2023
Phones Down News Flash

Phones Down. It's the Law.

Posted on: April 5, 2023
Memorial Day Parade News Flash

Join the 2023 Memorial Day Parade!

Posted on: March 30, 2023
Neighborhood in Hudson

Planning a Block Party? Let Us Know!

Posted on: March 30, 2023
Concrete Work Map

Downtown Sidewalk Work Through 4/18

Posted on: March 27, 2023
False Ad

Beware of Misleading Ads

Posted on: March 23, 2023
Tornado (2)

Statewide Tornado Drill is March 22

Posted on: March 20, 2023
Sunshine Week

It's Sunshine Week!

Posted on: March 12, 2023
Hudson Logo

2022 Municipal Income Tax Changes

Posted on: March 3, 2022
ward map change news flash

Wards Change for Some Hudson Residents

Posted on: February 13, 2023
Rita logo

Municipal Income Taxes Due April 18

Posted on: January 30, 2023
Special Council Meeting graphic

Special Council Meeting January 31, 2023

Posted on: January 27, 2023
Snow Coverd Highway

Hudson Headlines - Snow and Ice Control

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Road Work news Flash

SR 91 South Widening Project Update

Posted on: December 28, 2022

Plan Ahead for Winter Weather

Posted on: December 28, 2022
news flash hudson logo

A Letter from Mayor Jeffrey L. Anzevino

Posted on: December 22, 2022
Clock Tower News Flash Holiday

Hudson Clock Tower Back to Keeping Time

Posted on: December 19, 2022
Leaves in Dark news flash

Latest Leaf Collection Program Updates

Posted on: November 16, 2022
Snow Coverd Highway

What Do Snow Emergency Levels Mean?

Posted on: November 28, 2022
Scam Alert

Don't Fall for Utility Scams

Posted on: November 28, 2022
Recycling HH

Hudson Headlines - Recycle Right

Posted on: November 15, 2022
Holiday Lights Recycling (2)

Recycling Opportunities in Hudson

Posted on: November 15, 2022
EMS Hiring News Flash

Be a Hero! Join Hudson EMS!

Posted on: October 8, 2022