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"Tech Five" is a student produced show hosted by Marina Korpita. Tech Five showcases technology news, reviews, and gadgets in five minutes or less. The shows are alternatley guest-hosted by each of the crew members, plus a number of outside guests. Supervised by Station Manager Douglas Finn and Outreach Director Kevin Murphy, the student group has designed and built the set, scripted each show, and provided production and post-production support.

The crew members include

CREW POSITION NAME Year of Graduation
DIRECTOR: Gabe C '16
PRODUCER: Matt C '18
CREW: Matt C
Alex O
Josh V
Tyler P
Matt D
Jacob H
David E

Scheduled to air Saturday Mornings 9:25am and Saturday Nights at 4:55pm

So far, a total of nine episodes have been shot, with post-production on each episode in the works. The episode list (so far):
  • Episode 1 - Gimp and Photoshop Release Date April 12
  • Episode 2 - Blender 3D Modeling Release Date April 19
  • Episode 3 - Minecraft Release Date April 26
  • Episode 4 - Computer Hardware Components Release Date May 3
  • Episode 5 - Mobile OS Release Date May 10
  • Episode 6 - Chromecast Release Date May 17
  • Episode 7 - Linux Release Date May 24
  • Episode 8 - Java Programing Release Date May 31
  • Episode 9 - Zip Folders: a Space Saver Release Date TBD

Check out Tech Five on FCAT-12, channel 12 in Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately, and also on FCAT Video On Demand!

All too often, we overlook the contributions and impact that educators have on ourselves, our children and our community. As for me, it is far too rare when I think of the teachers in my life. However, when I do, it is most often with fondness, respect, and sometimes a bit of sadness as well.

Our community lost one of its most resepected educators recently. Tim Merritt was a teacher, and admininstrator. A mentor and friend to students and teachers alike, Tim is remembered for always having a positive attitude, an encouraging word, and a cheerful smile, and will be fondly remembered by his colleagues, friends and family.

We had the opportunity to videotape a memorial and tribute to Tim Merritt. Presented at Frontier Regional School on November 17, this service allowed friends and colleagues to remember Tim with thoughts, stories, and music. Performances by Katie Tolles, Lynnette Varnon, T.J Conroy, Pete Cristafulli, Kate Lorenz, and students from the Sunderland Elementary School helped to illustrate the thoughts and remembrances of Mr. Merritt, a man who made an unquestionably positive impact on everyone around him.

You can watch this memorial on Channel 12, beginning on November 25. You can also see the High Definition version of the show anytime through FCAT Video on Demand (you can also find the link at the top of this page).

FCAT Is...

Frontier Community Access Television, located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. FCAT manages the public, education, and government access channels, for residents of Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, and Whately, Massachusetts.

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