COVID-19 Almanac Special Coverage: Fridays, 8pm
MBA is partnering with Twin Cities Public Television, AMPERS, and other community-based media to distribute vital information to communities throughout the state. The 8pm Almanac Coronavirus Special broadcast is 26:40 and will continue to take place LIVE at 8:00-8:26:40pm each Friday and also as warranted.
In anticipation of each Friday broadcast, MBA will share links to TPT's Almanac Coronavirus Special Coverage with MBA member stations.
Below are the LIVE LINKS for the 3/27 broadcast should you wish to simulcast .
Almanac Special @ 800 PM: Voice actor Linnea Mohn on expecting to give birth by weekend. Producer Kate McDonald on her series dovetailing on pregnancy. Brian Ingram of Hope Breakfast on servicing community. Former TPT producer and now Good Morning American producer Adam Daniels on life/work in NYC with family here. Mayo doctor on testing shortage and a few other bells and whistles. Main focus - living with COVID - how we're all dealing, and the human realities.
Some recommendations prior to SHOW TIME:
1-TEST YOUR CAPABILITY TO “see/hear” Live Stream by visiting: https://now.tpt.cloud/ (https://livestream.com/accounts/12638076/events/8488790)
2-Tech Tip: Broadcasters can take the audio output from your computer that is aimed at one of the livestream links offered below and feed that stream into the audio input of your board for broadcast.
Broadcast Night Links: (NOTE: Beginning around 6:30-6:45pm, the livestream will display a slate (“Almanac Coming Up Next”) AND feed an audio tone/or music for level check. The links below give you access for BOTH broadcast/simulcast AND streaming the TPT Almanac (@7pm) and Almanac Special: Coronavirus (@8pm) programming:
Direct from Livestream.com:
For radio re-broadcast will be: https://livestream.com/accounts/12638076/events/8488790
Direct from TPT.org (web site)
Almanac is a full hour (time for legal ID at top of hour). For the 8pm Almanac Coronavirus Special the broadcast is 26:40.
Over the weekend, TPT NOW will be re-recording the Almanac Special: Coronavirus in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. You Tube links to the multi-lingual broadcast versions will be provided for re-broadcast, streaming or sharing. ALL COVID-19 content including Almanac Specials, video shorts, FAQ’s and social media banners may be viewed TPT website at www.tpt.org/coronavirus (click on resources for multilingual COVID-19).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to air the program, along with your station call letters.
Coronavirus and Your Station:
MBA has gathered a list of broadcaster resources related to COVID-19 to keep you up-to-date:
NAB Coronavirus Response Tool Kit: including PSAs, station operation resources, and editorial guidelines
Multilingual resources provided by TPT:
P1 Learning-Preparing Companies for COVID-19:
For more information, and if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything MBA can do to help you fulfill your public service mission during this public health crisis.