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Hits, Errors, and Home Runs at ACTV
Missing funds at Austin Community Television spur an investigation and accusations
"...the same ready for approval – one might think ACTV would be in high spirits as the year turned...."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

More Summer Fireworks at ACTV
A half-year after a city-led investigation began into missing money at ACTV, no answers are forthcoming. In the manner of many of the colorful programs and personalities that populate the public access airwaves, conspiracy theories abound – and not solely over the missing funds.
"...a city-led investigation began into missing operating funds at ACTV, no answers are forthcoming. "It's still ongoing," said city..."

July 15, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Former ACTV Head Gets Seven Years
John Villarreal sentenced to seven years in jail for embezzling from the public access station
"...nonperformance of duties on Dec. 21, 2004. Unbeknownst to ACTV's board, however, he had drafted a letter of resignation..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Former ACTV Head Gets 7 Years
"...of duties December 21, 2004. Yet unbeknownst to the ACTV board, Villarreal had drafted a letter of resignation the..."

Nov. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Live and Unscripted
A ringside seat at the AMN/AMP/ACTV death-cage match
"..."The whole purpose of local ACAC/ACTV station programming is to be content-neutral; to allow free,..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Captain CapZeyeZ
ACTV's Dave Prewitt
"...of 1989, three years after he took one of ACTV's camera-operator workshops. Because ACTV clears its databases every three..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Music Feature

Back in 1972...
"...A sampling of highlights (and lowlights) from ACTV's 25-year run...."

June 5, 1998 Screens Feature

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
Austin Community Television's First Quarter-Century
"..."Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones." So begins the..."

June 5, 1998 Screens Feature by Michael Bertin

Changing Channel 15: Who's Got the Remote?
The AMN/AMP/ACTV saga goes down to the wire
"...However, the ACTV board is currently under attack from several of its..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: Access of Evil
It's a conspiracy! Defending Austin from the music network.
"...husks and leavings of AMN and dump them into ACTV's sandbox – with an eye toward freeing up Channel..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

By the People, for the People
It started on a mountain, and now it's over the hill: channelAustin is turning 40
"...was also the beginning of Austin's community access television (ACTV), the one place where "viewers like you" could shoot,..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the "new and exciting" changes occurring between AMN and ACTV, especially with the very people who are home to..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Column

Joined in Progress
Three local channels get Austin back with the program – but is anybody watching?
"...with the city of Austin last September, the former ACTV suffered from a severe image crisis. ACTV supporters appeared..."

June 23, 2006 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Community Television (as announced last week), additional shake-ups at ACTV indicate that the embattled broadcast nonprofit isn't going quietly..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

Worried About Cable Access
"...with Time Warner concerning the Austin Music Network and ACTV. This may be the beginning of the process of..."

Aug. 17, 2004 Postmarks

Austin's Public-Access Glory Days
When We Were Live time-travels back to weird TV
"...stunt immediately went viral for its time: Viewers of ACTV at that exact moment (11:55pm to be, uh, bang-on)..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Day the Music Died
Austin Music Network's on-air life winds down, as another network AMPs up
"...earlier this year, but the interim management contract with ACTV had to be extended to give the new company..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
News and happenings around Austin and beyond
"...following the recent disclosure that his daughter's employment at ACTV as an accountant violated station nepotism rules. The board,..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Happenings from Austin and beyond
"...about the resignation as of yet, but that the ACTV board had appointed Pat O'Neil as acting director. City..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...general manager, Louis Meyers, to be fully absorbed into ACTV after Channel 15 goes to AMP – a prospect..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

'Chronicle' Staff Are Corporate Fascists
"...the "new and exciting" changes occurring between AMN and ACTV, especially with the very people who are home to..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Postmarks

TCB
Getting heavy with Recover, poppy with Voxtrot, and rejoicing that the AMN flap is finally over. More or less.
"...to shift at least some of its programming to ACTV once the network's current contract with the city expires..."

July 23, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Critics: Media
"...Best Statesman Feature Writer: Patrick Beach (1999)Austin Community Access Center/ACTV (13)Best Place to See New Austin Bands: ACTV (1992)..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Top 10 Media Stories
The year in print and broadcasting
"...8) ACTV Blows Up: The endgame maneuvers for the Austin Music..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...on the table at City Hall. The boards support ACTV's continuing to manage AMN and its Channel 15, by..."

Sept. 24, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

God Bless Alex Jones
"...had several offers. Rather, he prefers the less restricted ACTV environment and various independent radio stations where he, unlike..."

Aug. 9, 2004 Postmarks

Short Cuts
"...Over the years, ACTV has provided a berth in the storm to many..."

June 5, 1998 Screens Column by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...the area -- Meals on Wheels, Austin Community Television (ACTV), and the NAACP -- say they are all too..."

Nov. 15, 1996 News Feature

Austin Film Society Wins Public Access Bid
After a decade, channelAustin won't run city's cable public access
"...convicted of embezzling $354,000 from station finances (see "Former ACTV Head Gets Seven Years," Dec. 1, 2006). New Executive..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

TV Eye
So, you wanna be in pictures?
"...Got a quick how-do-you-do with the new leadership of ACTV, now known as Public Access Community Television. Executive Director..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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