The mission of the City of Golden’s Channel 8 is to provide government and community information to the citizens of Golden.
Channel 8 seeks to inform and educate residents on the functions of local government by providing programming that increases viewers’ awareness of the local government decision-making process, local government activities, public issues, and services available from City departments and agencies.
Channel 8 Programming
Currently, Channel 8 provides pre-taped programming, city council meetings, public service announcements, bulletin board information and job listings for the City. It also shows community special event information. Download the Golden Channel 8 Programming Schedule to find out when the following programs are scheduled to air. Please review the Channel 8 Policies and Procedures for more information on Channel 8 programming priorities.
Denver Loft Sessions
Denver Loft Sessions is a program produced by Denver 8 TV that highlights local artists and performers in their intimate downtown studio.
Rob Drabkin, Premiering January 9 at 8 p.m. and continuing through January 23 on Golden TV 8. Check the Channel 8 programming schedule for days and times.
The music of Rob Drabkin is spirited in nature, light from the heart and rocking on the six-string acoustic. The first thing you notice about Rob is The Hair. His 70’s style afro is as unavoidable as his ubiquitous grin. But it’s his music that’s put him on national tours and landed him sets at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in his hometown in Colorado. Rob and his band have become a force in the live scene, touring nationally as headliners and supporting acts such as G-Love & Special Sauce, Trevor Hall and Big Head Todd & The Monsters. Rob’s full band performances are high-energy blending improvisation and rock while retaining an earnest singer/songwriter background.
Off the Page
Off the Page is an author interview show sponsored by the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in cooperation with KCCB Channel 8 Broomfield. Host Stacy McKenzie, reference librarian for the library, talks with local authors to find out the stories behind the stories.
Author for this issue is Cricket McRae (who also goes by 2 other names)
Born in Wyoming, Cricket grew up in the West and earned degrees in philosophy and English from Colorado State University. She spent twenty years in the Pacific Northwest where her Home Crafting Mysteries are set. Shotgun Moon, set in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, is her first contemporary western mystery. She also writes the Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates.
Connected Colorado is a program of regional interest and addresses important topics that might otherwise not be fully explored by the local broadcast media.
This month on Connected Colorado, enjoy the state’s vibrant arts and cultural scene as we look at public art projects at DIA, Broomfield and Durango. Also, celebrate the 100th Anniversary of a little red schoolhouse-turned arts center in Greenwood Village, and we’ll visit Lone Tree, which has one of the state’s newest arts centers. Plus, a new addition to Aurora’s History Museum is being added to house a lovingly-restored abandoned trolley trailer.
Sharing Miracles is a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients.
This month on Sharing Miracles: Spotlight on Depression. Academy award-winning nominee Lorraine Bracco has had starring roles on Broadway, movies and television. But despite all of her success, she was diagnosed at the height of her career with clinical depression. Learn how this critically acclaimed actress overcame her condition and landed a starring role in the groundbreaking television show, The Sopranos.
In the Fight
In The Fight is a monthly half-hour program showcasing the latest action from the field.
Soldiers head out into the desert looking to stop attacks on their Forward Operating Base, NATO countries train to aid one of their allies, members of the 2nd Stryker Brigade work on their combat readiness, Marines field test some exciting new technologies, and service members learn to rely on their hands for attack and defense.
Road to Recovery
Road to Recovery promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.
September: Using New Technologies To Expand Treatment and Recovery Services
This show will identify and promote the use of new technologies that facilitate and expand treatment and recovery services. These new technologies include social media (social network and messaging systems—Facebook and Twitter), interactive text messaging platforms, and smart phone applications. These technologies are enabling new models of behavioral health care both within and outside of formal or traditional systems of care. The benefits of using these technologies will be highlighted, such as their ability to build virtual recovery communities, facilitate peer support, and enable a person in recovery to participate anonymously. Specific technology programs and systems proving to be effective in facilitating treatment and recovery will be described. Applications of these technologies in the realms of prevention and assessment will also be presented.
Grand Central: An American Treasure
Produced by Golden resident Richard Luckin, the story of the world’s largest train terminal is told by historians, railroaders and architects. With roughly 650 weekday train arrivals and departures on 44 platforms, Grand Central still functions smoothly after a century of operation. Every day 750,000 people come through the terminal. Of these, 200,000 are just visitors. In this video YOU can be one of those visitors to Grand Central: An American Treasure. It was ten years in the making, but well worth the wait. February 1, 1913 began a new chapter in American passenger railroading when Grand Central Terminal opened the doors to its first century of service.
Former New York mayor Ed Koch and others give an in-depth look behind-the-scenes tour of Grand Central’s Beaux-Arts splendor. Gabrielle Shubert, director of the New York Transit Museum, notes that, “this building is an incredible and unique example of a perfect amalgam of architecture, art, and engineering.”
Gateway to a city. Gateway to a continent, Gateway to a century. This is Grand Central Terminal.
Vintage Vehicle Show
The award winning Vintage Vehicle Show brings you the best television coverage of all aspects of the classic, stock, custom and hot rod car hobby. Over the past 18 years the Vintage Vehicle Show has taken viewers to America’s best car shows including Golden’s Super Cruise, museums, private collections and restoration facilities.
Golden City Council Meetings
The City of Golden Council Meetings are aired live on Comcast Channel 8 and on the Internet at 7pm on Thursday’s (there is no meeting on the fifth Thursday of the month). They are replayed on Channel 8 throughout the week or anytime online. Any topics of interests can immediately be viewed via the pulldown menu below the video of any meeting.
A DVD of any meeting can also be checked out at the Golden Public Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, just west of City Hall.