Bill touts more use of Channel 15

February 14, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Maybe somewhere out there, Annapolis has a future Geraldo just waiting for a break.

Legislation to be introduced at tonight's City Council meeting could provide that person with the chance. Ward 8 Alderman Ellen O. Moyer is sponsoring a bill that would create a board to encourage greater participation on the city's public access cable channel.

Annapolis shares Channel 15 with Anne Arundel government and the Naval Academy. Except for City Council meetings and occasional appearances by aldermen, Annapolis hasn't produced many shows.

The Annapolis Cable Television Public Access Board would develop program guidelines and promote greater use of the channel.

Under a new franchise agreement, Annapolis' cable company, Tele-Communications (TCI), would contribute equipment and, if use of Channel 15 increases, a second public access channel.

In other business tonight, the council is expected to renew a lease to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation of property at the City Dock for mooring the foundation's educational skipjack, the Stanley Norman.

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