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DMA board updates

DMA is bidding fond farewell to two of our board members. We thank Glenda Drew, who wrapped a two-year term in January, for her passionate advocacy for community media, and for generously sharing her skills in all things graphic design.

We thank Ron Clement, who is wrapping his second two-year term this month. Ron has served as both our chair and our treasurer during his time on the board, and has done much to help ensure that DMA’s financial house is in order. He’s also hosted numerous episodes of “In the Studio,” and famously co-hosted the first two years of DMA’s Annual Thank-a-Thon, along with Paul Sheeran.

PSA Day at Davis Media Access February 12 & Thursday Feb. 13

As your community media center, Davis Media Access (DMA) works with many individuals and organizations to tell their stories—stories that create the fabric of our shared life in community. Here’s how participating in PSA Day at DMA can benefit your organization:

·       Your PSA will highlight your organization, as well as provide information on how to contact you via your website and phone number

·       Your PSA will air throughout the year on DCTV channel 15 on Comcast, and Menu 99 on ATT U-verse, on KDRT 95.7 FM in Davis, and in DMA’s online archives

Media Musings: On Net Neutrality & Broadband Adoption

I'm fielding questions this morning about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision on the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) net neutrality laws, which has many heralding the death of an open Internet.

Net neutrality has been a pitched battle between commercial telecommunications providers and consumer advocates for years now, and today's ruling hardly surprises me. But It's got me thinking about a lot of things, including that last vestige of free media, public access, and the importance of community broadband here in Yolo County.