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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.

But regarding the Court's decision today, while the decision was not a good one, I think it's more accurate to call net neutrality mostly dead at this point.

Bee-a-Thon 3

Today's the day! The Insect News Network and Davis Media Access invite you to tune in for the Bee-a-Thon 3 on August 21, 2013, a free multimedia event that takes intelligent humans everywhere on a deep dive into the Microcosm and the wonderful symphony of pollination. The Bee-a-Thon 3 kicks off with a fund-raising luncheon at Moticello Seasonal Cuisine from noon-1, folowed by a full day of multi-media interviews, and an after-party on DMA's Backlot.

Schedule for tonight's Thank-a-Thon

All these wonderful folks are coming in to share a few words about their experience with DMA and the value of community media--and who knows what else!  Remember to find us live on DCTV Comcast 15 and on KDRT 95.7 FM or tonight between 6-8 p.m. PST. Thanks to all who are participating and dropping by. If you'd like to pop by for a slice of cake or a glass of wine, please do join us at 1623 Fifth Street here in Davis.