Empowering Community Voices and Visions

Access to the Candidates


Community Access Television is offering candidates for public office the opportunity to appear on our fall time “Access to the Candidates” program. Voters in the City of Erie can watch your message and learn more about your candidacy in a 15 minute segment on Spectrum Channel 2 and Channel 1021, or on our website at www.catverie.org. These General Election “ATC” segments will be recorded in full High Definition resolution.

Candidates who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should contact us by Monday, October 9th at 814.454.2226 to schedule an appointment. Candidates must be available to record their segment at our studio (142 West 12th St.) on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 10th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 11th from 10:00am – 1:00pm or 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, October 12th from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Friday, October 13th from 11:00am – 1:00pm

*You may directly address your audience alone in front of the camera, or you can choose to bring in an interviewer with whom to conduct a dialogue.

The compiled programs that Community Access Television produces, “Access to the Candidates”, will be aired several times per week between October 17th and the General Election day on November 7th. The specific air times will be announced on the CATV website, community bulletin board, and publicized in the Erie Times-News.

There will be a one-time cost to your campaign which will cover HD filming, post-production, and airing of your segment; as well as provide you a Blu-Ray or DVD, and digital file copy for your personal use (website, social media, YouTube, etc.). If you pre-register and pay ahead of time, the cost is only $50.00, or you may pay on the day of your production shoot at a cost of $65.00. Payment must be made prior to filming. These fees help CATV continue to provide locally produced programming to the Erie community.


Access to the Candidates