Fonds MS 10 - Lytton and District T.V. Association fonds

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Lytton and District T.V. Association fonds

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  • 1971-1979 (Creation)
    Lytton and District T.V. Association

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2.5 cm of textual records

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The Lytton and District T.V. Association was established in 1971. The idea was first put forward by Bill Shaw of Shaw Springs, when he took his television set to the top of Botannie Mountain and managed to bring in a Kelowna station. A committee was formed and Boston Bar and Lillooet were invited to attend. From this meeting an amalgamation of the three communities was formed in 1971. The first committee consisted of President Bill Gammie, Secretary Joe Chute, Treasurer Doris Loring and directors Jim Ledrew, Al Knott and Gaie Forbes. Receiving power at the top of the mountain was a problem. A wind-generator was tried first, but the fierce winds blew it apart. A water-wheel was tried next, with power lines on the ground to the summit - that did not work because the porcupines kept chewing up the lines. They also tried propane but it was too expensive. Finally, hydro was brought in to operate the site. Eventually Kamloops CFJR offered assistance and the T.V. was rebroadcast from there. The TNRD now gives a Grant-in-Aid to the Association amounting to 8000 dollars (1998) a year, and the area pays by taxes. The committee is in operation to date (1999).

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Mr. Joe Chute was chairman of the T.V. Association in 1979. These records were donated by Mr. Chute to the museum.

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The fonds consists of the administration records of the Lytton and District T.V. Association from 1971-1979. Includes minutes, correspondence, financial records and research notes regarding the operation of the association and the installation of T.V. satellites in the Lytton area.

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BCAUL control number: LMA-3458

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