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.
August 1 – 14: Na’an Stop, pronounced “non-stop”, is a group of five guys from Boulder, CO that craft a smooth blend of reggae/rock music that keep you moving and always wanting more. The reggae/rock foundation paves the way for the band’s dub, ska and hip hop influences that are expressed through harmonious brass pieces, heavy drum beats and fluid guitar play. Na’an Stop’s unique sound and high energy live performances that display the collaborative and multi-instrumental talents of the band have helped them become one of the fastest rising success stories in the Colorado music scene.
Since 2011, the band has played extensively across Colorado and has come to represent the epitome of the Colorado reggae sound. They have shared the stage with artists such as SOJA, John Brown’s Body, Don Carlos, The Green, Fortunate Youth, Natural Vibrations, J-Boog, and many other national touring artists. Following the release of their debut EP “It’s All In The Cheese” on April 5th, Na’an Stop embarked on a tour of the West Coast including dates supporting Fortunate Youth on their “Spring Roots Tour.” As Na’an Stop continues to expand their regional and national presence, it is clear they are a group on the rise and, true to their name, are not slowing down.
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.
Ann Marie: Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950-1951 - With North Korea rattling its saber again, Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John F. Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what often is called “The Forgotten War.”
Stan Moore: Seesaw: How November ’42 Shaped the Future Over the Dam - The author discusses what led up to the battles and campaigns of late 1942, and looks at how specific decisions and their effects are important to today’s world. Moore draws on new and unpublished letters and personal accounts. He also taps a wide range of books, journals, and research. Join the author as he explores personalities known and unknown, pivotal battles and decisions, and underlying reasons and motivations.
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.
On this episode, U.S. and Afghan forces go on the lookout for Taliban hidden within the local population, a one-of-a-kind school in Afghanistan trains their own bomb disposal teams, Marines at Camp Pendleton combat the wildfires in their own backyard, Army demolition engineers make it rain, and we see the perspective of an Air Force C-130 loadmaster with a passion for photography.
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.
Our society increasingly is recognizing that victims of a disaster need support to recover from the trauma associated with the disaster event. Disasters include natural disasters such as severe storms, floods, and wild land fires as well as manmade events such as mass shootings or other acts of violence. Trauma from disasters can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems, and can put victims at higher risk of substance abuse. Providing support to disaster victims needs to occur both immediately after the event and over a longer time frame as recovery takes place. Governmental agencies, community-based organizations and others involved in disaster response need to plan and prepare if they are to effectively address the behavioral health needs of disaster victims.
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.