Prospective members should call us at 360-385-4880 or make an appointment to speak personally with staff during office hours to discuss their production ideas. During this discussion the new member can figure out whether PORT TOWNSEND TV is a good fit with their proposed productions and determine which category of membership is appropriate. The staff can provide the appropriate membership forms.
Once the forms are completed, payment must be made at the City Finance Department, 250 Madison Street, first floor (hours 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Forms are also available at the Finance Department, but the Finance staff cannot provide any information about PORT TOWNSEND TV membership.
Becoming An Annual Member
Membership in PORT TOWNSEND TV is available to any resident of Jefferson County or persons whose place of business is located in Jefferson County. To join PORT TOWNSEND TV please go to the City of Port Townsend Finance Department on the first floor, Waterman Katz Building, 181 Quincy St. Membership forms are available there as well as copies of the operating rules. All fees must be paid in advance of access to the channel or equipment. Copies of forms are also available at the City Clerk’s office and at the PORT TOWNSEND TV studio located at the Port Townsend High School at 1610 Blaine St. For inquiries about membership call either PORT TOWNSEND TV at 360-385-4880 or contact the city website at www.cityofpt.us.
What Membership Fees Buy
Annual membership fees give members immediate access to the channel to air any footage that is in compliance with these operating rules. It also allows members to take training classes on the equipment after which they may use the gear on a first come/first served basis. There is no rental fee for using the studio, the edit suites or the field equipment. There is no additional fee for broadcasting programs other than the cost of signal enhancement, if necessary. The staff will alert any member if signal quality is a problem. Members can at that time choose to withdraw the program or pay for the cost of enhancement.
All members must bring their own media to the studio for mastering and any additional media needed for copies. Tapes or other media such as DVD provided by members must meet industry standards and carry the appropriate logo for their format. Membership is good for one year from the day payment is received.
Port Townsend TV is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Formally, PTTV, it is evolving into a high quality of professionalism driven by its creative and committed producers. We would love you to join us!