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.
April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Check the Channel 8 schedule for times. Programming times may vary from week to week.
Local Performers Featured in an Intimate Studio Setting.
April 6 – 9, Jon Wirtz’s Nuskool recognized as one of Denver’s best jazz artists. His trio combines originality, groove, improvisation, jazz, experimentation, and creative courage.
April 10 – 16, features SuCh. She has enough energy to power a small city and her passion for music is tangible and clear delivering a soaring, spirited, and soulful sound.
April 17 – 23, R.L. Cole sings the blues like the best of grizzled veterans, weaving his own stories into music and lyrics rooted in real life.
April 24 – May 7, features Matt Human Trio mixes Jazz, Rock, Funk, and Latin styles with an improvisational approach. Their individual styles converge into a single musical vision, moving gracefully between genre-defying compositions and open improvisation atop a relentless groove.
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, Connected Colorado is all about kids. Host Wendy Brockman explores the fun of children’s theater, bullying in school and students preparing a project for the International Space Station. Connected Colorado is produced by CCUA (Colorado Communications & Utility Alliance). This show, which is produced bi-monthly, focuses on issues that either impact the state or the Metro Denver area.
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 NATO forces in Europe gear up for Operation Atlantic Resolve, seventy years after World War II, we sit down with a veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Army and Air Force personnel team up to deliver heavy artillery, Navy and Marine Corps forces deliver vehicles ship to shore, and wounded warriors take a risk to compete in new sports.
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.
This episode will focus on the complex challenges faced by America’s high school and college students. It will examine the connection between increased academic and emotional stress and substance misuse, such as underage drinking on college campuses and prescription drug misuse.
Studies show that youth who use alcohol and drugs are more likely to have preventable problems such as:
- Higher absence and poor or failing grades in school
- Social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities
- Physical and sexual assault
However, schools can be a secure place for students to start their recovery and to sustain it. Panelists in the episode will explain that for some students, their recovery path goal is graduation while others see recovery as a lifestyle choice that supports their future career.
This episode will examine successful student wellness programs and support systems, such as on-campus sober housing and weekly group meetings. These need to be in place to help students increase awareness, promote prevention, and sustain recovery, which can contribute to success in academic life and beyond.
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.