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Mini Music Festival Serenades the Esperanza Community Homeless Encampment
Bands and residents soundtrack Been There event
"...managed in Austin, worked at the cable access channel ACTV, and did production work in Los Angeles, where he..."

April 23, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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

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

Playback: DaveTV's Cable Access Comeback
DaveTV returns to cable access!
"...During his cable TV tenure on ACTV then Channel Austin, Prewitt became Austin's busiest independent music..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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

Problems With 'Best of' Issue
"...I worked with a weekly community TV show on ACTV (now Channel Austin) that never made the Top 3..."

Sept. 26, 2010 Postmarks

TV Eye
Charting where Austin community television has been and celebrating where it's going
"...history came in 2006 with the conviction of former ACTV Manager John Villarreal for embezzlement. But there are also..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

You're Gonna Miss Me
DVDnds
"...McAlester's 94-minute rock doc, as does salivary-gland footage from ACTV-Austin, 1979, Erickson on camera glowing about Little Richard and..."

July 13, 2007 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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

Naked City
"...embezzling $354,000 from the public access station. See "Former ACTV Head Gets Seven Years."..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Feature

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

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

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...quiz, based on statements made by Alex on his ACTV/PACT show. Read each statement carefully, then count up the..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...quiz, based on statements made by Alex on his ACTV/PACT show. Read each statement carefully, then count up the..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Column

Are You a Looney?
"...quiz, based on statements made by Alex on his ACTV/PACT show. Read each statement carefully, then count up the..."

Dec. 21, 2005 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...in some way stem from disputed access to an ACTV editing bay...."

Dec. 16, 2005 Column

Uncomfortable Ideas and the Downright Crazy
"...in some way stem from disputed access to an ACTV editing bay. While Alex Jones may have some, uh,..."

Dec. 13, 2005 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...names are direct quotations from Jones' InfoWars show on PACT/ACTV. They are all things Alex has called people –..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Column

Shut Alex Jones Up!
"...names are direct quotations from Jones' InfoWars show on PACT/ACTV. They are all things Alex has called people –..."

Dec. 7, 2005 Postmarks

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

Point Austin: Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes
Wave a white sheet at City Hall, and the Keystone Kops kome running
"...imposed credential standards, it excluded local cable access (formerly ACTV, now Public Access Community Television) reporters who are regular,..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Column by Michael King

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

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond.
"..."was one of the first producers appointed to the ACTV board," said Rondella Hawkins of the city's telecommunications board,..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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

Oops!
Our latest batch
"...The article "More Summer Fireworks at ACTV" incorrectly called producer Stefan Wray the chair of ACTV's..."

July 22, 2005 Column

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

TV Eye
Having been exiled from Austin for the month of June, I found myself longing for a decent breakfast taco
"...Video Awards were handed out June 25, honoring outstanding ACTV producers for their work. Categories, videos, and the first-place..."

July 8, 2005 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Council We Deserve?
In the races for City Council, it's a search for competence amidst the chaff
"...and probate clerk Scott Williams. (Steve Adams, contractor and ACTV talk-show host, missed the filing deadline and is running..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Place 1
"...Army/Army Reserves/National Guard (through 2002). He hosts a weekly ACTV talk-show. Also worked as an accounting supervisor for UPS,..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature

In Memoriam: Boyd Vance
Boyd Vance, founder and director of Pro Arts Collective, acclaimed musical theatre performer, and leader in nurturing and promoting African-American arts for a quarter of a century, has died
"...work into community service, working on the boards of ACTV and the Austin Circle of Theaters (for which he..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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