SAPA TV

Springfield Area Public Access Television

Important Scheduling Update!

Going forward, SAPA TV Staff will be working from home on Fridays. Please plan ahead and make a...

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Going forward, SAPA TV Staff will be working from home on Fridays.

Please plan ahead and make an appointment to pick up any weekend equipment needs on Thursdays.

Appointments are now required to use our four editing stations. Time slots are available Monday through Thursday 10am-3pm.

Please email Production Coordinator MK Harrelson to reserve your editing time slot at mk@sapatv.org, or call 802-885-6248!

Important Scheduling Update!

Going forward, SAPA TV Staff will be working from home on Fridays.

Please plan ahead and make an appointment to pick up any weekend equipment needs on Thursdays.

Appointments are now required to use our four editing stations. Time slots are available Monday through Thursday 10am-3pm.

Studio show time slots are also by appointment, available Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm.

Please email Production Coordinator MK Harrelson to reserve your editing time slot at mk@sapatv.org, or call 802-885-6248!


SAPA TV Annual Meeting + Awards Night

Our Annual Meeting will be held THIS Thursday, November 9th at 5:30pm! Come to our studio located at 335 River Street in Springfield for an evening of reflection, recognition, and looking ahead to the future. We would love our members to show up to be recognized for their hard work, but all are welcome! A potluck dinner will close out the evening, which anyone is welcome to contribute to. For any questions email johnny@sapatv.org. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚


SAPA TV Annual Meeting POSTPONED

Due to illness, SAPA TV’s Annual Meeting scheduled for tomorrow unfortunately has to be cancelled. With that being said, the new date will be on Thursday, November 9th at 5:30pm. All other details will remain the same – we’ll have annual reports, board nominations, producer recognitions, a potluck dinner, and memories will be made. Thank you for bearing with us in these strange times.

Stay healthy, everyone!


SAPA TV Annual Meeting

Please join us for SAPA TV’s 2023 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place within our beautiful facilities located at 335 River Street in Springfield, behind Joe’s.

A short business portion will begin the meeting, followed by local producer recognitions (+ awards!) and board nominations, and a potluck dinner will close out the evening. Please join us, and if you’re interested in joining the SAPA TV Board of Directors, get in touch with johnny@sapatv.org.

Thank you for being a part of community media!


Stellafane Centennial Documentary PREMIERE on SAPA TV!

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 at 7:00pm, you can watch the full hour-long documentary of Stellafane’s 100th annual meeting, which took place in August of 2023. See homemade telescopes, the science behind how they’re made, memories from over the years and the intriguing local history as to how the Springfield Telescope Makers got their start. Produced by SAPA TV Production Coordinator Aimee Parnell, this documentary will premiere on SAPA TV’s Public channel, accessed online at sapatv.org or on local Comcast channel 1077 / VTel channel 160. SAPA TV thanks this year’s participants for sharing so much about their interests, impacts and history. Here’s to 100 more years of Stellafane!


Acoustic Concert at SAPA this Thursday 9/14

SAPA TV will be hosting an intimate acoustic evening, rain or shine, this Thursday at 6pm. Come hear the songs of local songwriter extraordinaire Pat Daddona, and her guest Suzanne Waldron, along with sets by American Primitive guitarists Ethan WL from MA and Liam Grant from NH. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated, and the concert will be filmed for future broadcast. If the weather holds up, this concert will be held in the back alley behind the building. If it rains, we’ll move inside to SAPA’s studio. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! We hope to see you there ~

"An Acoustic Evening in the Back Alley" show flyer featuring photos of musicians Pat Daddona, Ethan WL and Liam Grant.

New programs available to watch on SAPA TV

Dancers mid-performance posing in front of Springfield's Comtu Falls with the sun breaking through the clouds.
Avant Vermont Dance Performance at Comtu Falls in Springfield, VT

From live music, to flood assistance information, to community events and veteran interviews, SAPA has been busy this summer making sure the voices of our community are being amplified! Here are some highlights of SAPA TV programming this summer available to watch on demand:

Community Conversation w/ Springfield Fire Chief – 6/27/23. Filmed by Weston Marshall: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34156?site=2

That’s One For the History Books! A weekly history podcast by Martin Cohn and Hugh Ryan: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/gallery/50?site=2

Springfield Alumni Day Parade – 6/17/23. Filmed by Weston Marshall & June Brink: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34171?site=2

Avant Vermont Dance – 6/18/23. Filmed by Aimee Parnell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34329?site=2

Springfield Senior Songsters – Summer Mix, 6/21/23. Filmed by Bryce Honeywell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34179?site=2

Springfield Humane Society – July 2023 Adoptables. Filmed by Kevin Paquet: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34255?site=2

Chester Business Coalition – Flood Assistance Meeting, 7/3/23. Filmed by Steve Mancuso: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/35363?site=2

Community Conversations with Springfield Schools Superintendent Sherri Nichols – 7/12/23. Filmed by Weston Marshall: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34257?site=2

Fit’n’Fun Duck Run – 7/8/23. Filmed by Bryce Honeywell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34258?site=2

SAPA TV Rock in the Lot – 2: Luminous Crush, Chodus, McAsh. Filmed by Chris Burge and Johnny Gifford: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34312?site=2

Springfield Street Fest and ZeroK Donut Dash – 7/15/23. Filmed by Aimee Parnell and Weston Marshall: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34324?site=2

The Dance Factory at Street Fest – 7/15/23. Filmed by Aimee Parnell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34325?site=2

Uplift Acrobatics at Street Fest – 7/15/23. Filmed by Aimee Parnell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34326?site=2

Springfield Democratic Party PSA – 7/22/23. Filmed by Bevin Packman: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34347?site=2

“Unreel” Live at Weathersfield Center Church – 7/29/23. Filmed by Weston Marshall: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/34364?site=2

Gerry Grimo’s East Bay Jazz Ensemble Live in Walpole, NH – 7/30/23. Filmed by Bryce Honeywell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/show/35364?site=2

Veteran Stories by Bryce Honeywell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/gallery/39?site=2

Springfield Community Band Concerts. Filmed by Bryce Honeywell, Weston Marshall and Aimee Parnell: https://sapatv.cablecast.tv/CablecastPublicSite/gallery/48?site=2

If you made it this far, past the armada of links, we’re impressed. Now get watching!

– SAPA TV Staff


Final Outage Update (let’s hope)

As of yesterday, weโ€™re fully back on both Comcast channels! Thanks for bearing with us. HD will be coming to 1077 and 1087 at some point in the coming months as well ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Outage UPDATE

Our VTel Channels 160 & 161 are back on the air! Thank you to the VTel engineers who were working on the issue all throughout yesterday and this morning. Comcast Channel 1077 still has no picture, but is carrying audio. We’ll post another update when that is fixed.


Broadcast Outages

We’re aware of outages on both of our VTel channels 160 & 161. We’re working with the VTel team to get back on the air as soon as possible. We’re also aware of a picture outage on our Comcast channel 1077 (though the audio still works) – we have a replacement part on the way to fix this issue. When it rains, it pours! Thank you for bearing with us and in the meantime, our livestreams can always be watched on sapatv.org.