Lots of new programs coming to the GCTV broadcast schedule starting tonight at midnight. Autism Chapter 12, Volvo Ocean Race, Bethel and new town meetings.
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The Guilford Community Fund filmed it’s annual meeting for broadcast in Guilford. With their permission, it is now available on GCTV’s YouTube channel for viewing and sharing.
By Chloe Gorman
Sunday, May 17th, GCTV held the fifth annual Quiz Bowl, which was hosted and moderated by Joel Parker. The Quiz Bowl is a competition against two teams, Guilford and Daniel Hand High School, which answer various trivia questions. These questions range anywhere from the Civil War to math. Parker, who is a former educator, comes up with the questions himself using help from some online sources and fact checkers.
The Bowl consists of two rounds with five categories in each. The teams both have a chance to answer at least five questions out of eight in each category that are worth ten points, and a twenty point bonus question when the category is completed. The Bowl was fast paced and entertaining for those who were watching. Ultimately, GHS came out on top with a score of 540 points to Daniel Hand’s 410 points. The fifth bowl was filmed at GCTV’s studio with the help from local volunteers and interns.
Written By Chloe Gorman
May 1st, 2015, or “Fradiani Friday”, marked the day of Guilford’s own Idol hopeful, Nick Fradiani, and his much anticipated return to his hometown. The town was alight with energy as people from all over the state of Connecticut gathered downtown on our Green to celebrate the homecoming. The day started with Fradiani’s performance at Guilford High School, followed by a parade down Whitfield Street, and ultimately a concert on the Green. The streets were lined with fans anxious to catch a glimpse of Fradiani as he made his way through the town. One fan, Janette from Madison, said she had been watching the show since its inception and was thrilled to see someone local make it to the top four.
Thousands of onlookers flanked Whitfield Street to see the parade, which began at four o’clock, and then the concert that was set to start at around 4:30. Fradiani, along with his father and band, Beach Avenue, sang some original songs as well as songs which Fradiani covered on Idol. The crowd was enthusiastic and one could feel the massive amount of support for Fradiani during his performance.
GCTV was there to capture the day’s events with many local volunteers who worked tirelessly to gather footage and interviews.
The finale of American Idol was hosted in a two show platform that took place this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Fradiani was declared the winner on Wednesday, May 13th with much excitement and fanfare from his hometown.
GCTV has been working closely with the Town to provide local coverage of tomorrow’s American Idol event as we welcome home Nick Fradiani!
GCTV is programming by and for the Guilford Community and we have several volunteer community producers covering the parade and concert along with some of our student interns covering the Fradiani fans! Volunteers, both students and adults, will have a roll in editing the footage we collect in preparation for local broadcast on our channels and website.
We hope to see you there tomorrow, but know that you will be able to see the local coverage of this event on GCTV soon!
We have a new schedule that starts at midnight tonight and changes again at 12:01am Sunday. Look for Town Meeting to Move Budget to Referendum, new sermons from Bethel and Words for Life, and more chances to watch Expedition New England, Guilford Poet’s Guild, local comedy and culinary arts.