Makers News

McGovern Goes Local

On July 2nd, Congressman Jim McGovern visited All Things Local, a cooperative food market in Amherst, MA. During his visit, he discussed the impact of buying and selling local with several local farmers and the store manager. Several of our summer interns from Amherst College were on hand to cover the Congressman's visit.


If you were tuning in to any of our channels over the weekend and unable to view the programming you were looking for, we appear to have had a major power outage due to the bad weather Friday evening.  Our equipment was offline, but should now be up and running.  We are still without internet access in the building, so if you need to contact us in a hurry, it would be best to call us instead of emailing.

Community Media Drupal logo

Amherst Media debuted its new website on June 22. Built upon Drupal 7, the new site design and features are a result of Amherst Media's participation in the Community Media Drupal project, "a collaborative effort to provide a free, open source suite of tools built upon Drupal and CiviCRM" for public access television stations.


Tick Talk: What You Can Do About Lyme Disease, a community forum exploring the prevalence of Lyme disease, prevention and treatment, will be held Tuesday, June 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at JFK Middle School in Northampton, hosted by the Daily Hampshire Gazette, WHMP Radio, and Northampton Community TV. Amherst Media will be streaming the forum live starting at 6 pm on the the series page of our website at

Hack Western Mass

Volunteer coders, designers, techies and developers joined forces Saturday in Holyoke to solve community problems at Hack for Western Mass., an annual civic hacking event, or “hackathon.” Community organizations brought their ideas and technical needs to the event, and teams of volunteers worked to make those ideas a digital reality.