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Local cable channel operations using leased access. Info on sites that use this federally mandated 'set aside' relatively low-cost airtime for local TV shows ranging from one half-hour show per month to 24/7 operations. What equipment is needed with the cable site inserting content in channel, to having 'live' show capability with your own equipment in the cable headend.

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51 years in active journalism, print, radio, TV and for the past 15 years, cable. Owned several weekly newspapers; minor ownership and part of startup of what was once nation's largest wireless cable system; contract operator of local government channel, cable site's local origination channel, and 'ad inserts' sales for two cable sites; presently have proprietary sites that produces and airs TV shows focused on local content and with affiliate sites literally coast to coast where our firm secures local airtime with cable and has local producers airing shows under our formal agreements.


National Association of Leased Access Programmers; local advertising clubs, local press clubs; several Chambers of Commerce


Magnolia Gazette, McComb Enterprise Journal, Hattiesburg American, Jackson, Ms. Daily News, New Orleans Times Picayune, UPI, AP press wires. WDAM-TV, Hattiesburg, Ms. plus personal content on programming at numerous cable sites.


"J" school at Mississippi Southern College, now University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Ms.

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Recent Answers from Charlie Stogner

2012-05-31 cable station re-start:

I’m assuming you’re a LPTV operation and don’t have ‘must carry’ rights.  I suggest you immediately begin using leased access to have your best viewed shows on cable ASAP and I further suggest you do so

2011-12-10 TV Production & Studio Equipment:

I really can’t help on cameras etc, studio equipment. I can help with distribution if you determine the only way you’re going to get on a channel at cables sites since you won’t be a ‘must carry’ at markets

2011-10-06 Choosing a College:

Fifty years ago I wanted to go to Missouri since it was supposed to have the best school of journalism at the time. However due to financial restraints I wound up in my home state at what is now the Univ

2011-06-17 Career advice Im stuck:

If you'll fully investigate 'leased access' you should discover you can create your own broadcasting business.    My firm has an opportunity in Philadelphia you may find worthwhile but I need to deal with

2011-06-17 Career advice Im stuck:

First where are you located and second, if you were to learn you could start your own 'cable-captive' commercial TV operation would you be interested. If so visit


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