The Needham Channel
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Frequently Asked Questions About
The Needham Channel

When is my program on?
It isn't always obvious to find out when a particular program is on. Our station is not considered large enough to have on-screen listings with Comcast or RCN. However we do link the schedules for the Community TV Schedule, Education TV Schedule and the Municipal TV Schedule which are updated every week. Still didn't catch the program? Give us a call if you notice a discrepancy in our listings. And don't worry, we air most of our programs multiple times during the week. Chances are that another showing is going to take place in the next couple of days!

How can I buy a copy of a program?
Sometimes you just want a copy of a program to watch at your leisure, or share with friends and family. Most of our programs are available for purchase. The cost is $15 for most VHS and DVD-R duplications. How do you request a copy? The procedure is outlined here. For more information contact Michael Dermody at the Needham Channel.

How can I get an announcement on your channel?
Announcements for the Needham Channel's Community Bulletin Board can be submitted by interested individuals and non-profit organizations. New community announcements appear every Sunday on Channel 9 on Comcast, Channel 15 on RCN. If you would like to have an announcement placed on our channel, email

How do I get the news to cover a story or event?
Have a Tip for Our Newscast? We are always looking for new stories to pursue for our live, weekly newscast, "The Needham Channel News". Tune in Thursdays at 7:30pm for the latest in town events, sports and politics. If you have a story suggestion, call producer Natalie Guthrie at 781-449-6964 or email her at Please keep in mind that our newscast is largely staffed by volunteers, so the more advanced notice we have, the more likely we are to get moving on your tip!

How can I get a show on air?
Show ideas are always welcome, you have to remember that we are a local access station staffed largely by volunteers! While we are very interested in hearing what you would like to SEE, it is best paired up with what you would like to DO. If you would like to get involved with a production, or if you are a Needham resident who would like to start one of your own, call Executive Director Marc Mandel to set up an appointment. We will provide the training, expert advice and most of the resources you would need to get your show on the air! If a show is already being produced at another channel that you would like to get on the Needham Channel, the first step is to get a local sponsor--a Needham resident who wouldn't mind filling out the paper work involved in a request, and having their name aired in connection with that program.

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Studio Hours:

Our studio and offices are located on the first floor at 257 Chestnut Street in Needham.

Our office hours:
Monday through Friday
9am - 5pm
10 - 3pm and by appointment.

Please note that actual office hours change due to our production schedule.
For more information, please call us at 781-449-6964
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