Sweeping changes to URTV bylaws proposed; board cancels meeting

The meeting was supposed to determine whether local public-access channel URTV would adopt sweeping changes to its bylaws, scrap the current membership structure and place more power in the hands of its board of directors. But assembled outside the offices of Buncombe County Television on May 21, those board members faced a more immediate problem: […]

URTV showdown: Membership votes to dismiss board member

Amid arguments and considerable tension, URTV members voted 33-12 to dismiss outspoken board member Davyne Dial on April 29, according to figures from URTV staff. Dial and her supporters have taken issue with the process, however. An Asheville police officer was present during the proceedings. Impromptu sit-down: Embattled URTV board member Davyne Dial holds an […]

Buncombe Commission­ers

County may withhold URTV funding Money may be tight, but plans for Buncombe County’s new emergency-services training facility are proceeding full speed ahead. Training provided at the facility could save lives, county officials say. At its Feb. 17 meeting, the Board of Commissioners authorized a design contract with Keith Hargrove Architects and instructed staff to […]

Whose TV?

There’s trouble at URTV. Who—and what—is responsible for that trouble? The answers depend on who you ask. Before the crowd: URTV Executive Director Pat Garlinghouse addressing a 2007 meeting of URTV producers. Photo by Jonathan Welch Launched in 2005, Asheville’s public-access channel is “a televised forum for legal, noncommercial speech; a place where you can […]