MVTV hires new director

MVTV, the Island’s public access cable television station, announced that Julienne Turner is the nonprofit’s new station manager and executive director.

Ms. Turner has more than a decade of programming and management experience in community television in Hawaii, Oregon, and most recently, in Concord, New Hampshire, according to a press release.

“We were pleased that Julienne accepted the position. She has the extensive experience in other communities that can lead MVTV into a new era,” MVTV board chairman, Denys Wortman, said. “Since it was founded in 2003, MVTV has evolved into one of the Island’s most important educational outlets, now with over 145 members of all ages.”

Ms. Turner said she is particularly interested in working with young people. “What’s really refreshing to me about local public access television is that people can learn how to create media through hands-on training, and have the freedom to craft their program in their own way, in their own words, free of commercialism,” she said.

MVTV is located at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Membership is $25, and free for students. Benefits include education and training on camera, editing, and studio production as well as the ability to air programming on MVTV channel 13. For more information go to mvtv.org or call 508-696-9760.