Local news growth is percolating! TV news station News 12 Hudson Valley, is now available to Optimum TV customers in Dutchess, Ulster, and Putnam counties. Surf up on your cable box to channel 63, and you’ll see it. Their website is also informative with articles, clips and weather and traffic reports.
“Our talented local reporters are members of the communities they cover, committed to telling the stories that impact the daily lives of their friends and neighbors. News 12 is an incredibly important resource for our viewers, and we’re excited to bring our tradition of on-the-ground hyper-local journalism to more viewers in the Hudson Valley,” said Stan Kowalski, Assistant News Director for News 12 Hudson Valley / Westchester.
If you are looking to make the news to get the word out about something, the first thing you should do is scour the website to see what kind of segments they do, who does them, and how. If you want to pitch the media but don’t know how, hook up with A Little Beacon Blog’s sister company, Tin Shingle, via their newsletter, which teaches you how to pitch the media. You could try reaching out to their news desk via email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or by phone: (845) 624-8780.
Otherwise, for those who still have cable (I do!), you can put this and Beacon’s municipal channel on “Last” on your remote control and just bounce between the two. Or HGTV, or the Big10 Network, or Disney, or Starz. Whatever you’ve got on.