Calling all local non-profit organizations!  Old Rochester Community Television in Marion will be offering their spring Free PSA Days on April 9 and 10 to any groups looking to promote upcoming community events.  Since 2008, ORCTV has offered this service twice a year, in April and October.

“This gives local non-profits a chance to talk about their mission and one or two major events,” said ORCTV’s Executive Director Kimberly Miot.

Those interested in taking advantage of the free PSA days can schedule a half-hour appointment with the ORCTV production team and record a message between one and five minutes in length.

“Some groups come in and have one person read from one piece of paper.  Others will want to add photos, videos they shot elsewhere, voiceovers, backdrops.  They can make it as simple or as complicated as they want,” Miot said.

And if a non-profit is stuck on how exactly to produce their segment, the ORCTV team is there to help

The popular event, which attracts regular and new organizations, helps bring awareness to the activities of local community groups in a unique way.

“We normally run all the spots in a row for the first few weeks so their messages get a lot of exposure, and then spread them out as their events approach and pass,” Miot said.

Time is growing short to sign up.  Miot said she will be closing sign-ups on April 3.  For more information, groups can visit www.orctv.org.

By Eric Tripoli

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