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Televised and On-Line Productions


  MetroCast Cablevision

Cable Television Franchise - The Town of Belmont along with other area community partners in the Lakes Region Cable Television Consortium have recently completed negotiations and entered into a new Cable Franchise Agreement with Metrocast Cablevision of NH LLC.

08/14/17  The Belmont Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to solicit input in response to a request to transfer the existing cable television franchise agreement due to the pending sale by MetroCast Cablevision to Atlantic Broadband of the cable system serving the Belmont community.

If approved by the Board of Selectmen, or if no action is taken within 120 days of the request for transfer dated August 4, 2017; Atlantic Broadband will be subject to and bound by all terms of the existing franchise agreement that is in effect until December 31, 2023.  Copies of the existing cable television franchise agreement are available at the Selectmen’s Office and on the Town’s website (www.belmontnh.org). 

Any interested person may attend this public hearing and/or present testimony related thereto.   Cable Franchise Agreement   

04/06/16   Selectmen approved the annual contract renewal with Lakes Region Public Access Television. Payment to LRPA was authorized in the amount of $8,558, based on 15,056 subscribers in the town. The money comes from part of a franchise fee that MetroCast Cable pays to the town of Belmont. The town receives a total of $60,000, or 3 percent of its gross revenues.  Citizen 4/6/16

07/13/12  MetroCast launches multi-room DVR  Citizen 7/13/12
07/01/12  MetroCast launches new, faster Internet speeds  Citizen 6/1/12

  Lakes Region Public Access 

Lakes Region Public Access is a 501C3 Corporation dedicated to providing public access to any town or city. Public Access programming as well as Belmont and other local municipal meetings are available on through LRPA on MetroCast Channels 25 and 26.  Check out their Program Schedule for show times.  

You can also now watch Public Access Metrocast Channel 25 On-Line or on LRPA Video on Demand - more programs are being added daily!


 Fairpoint Communications

Fairpoint expands Lakes Region broadband service  
Citizen 7/3/12



Print and On-Line Newspapers

  Citizen

Laconia, NH - The media edition of The Citizen newspaper offers many of the same features as their 75-year-old newspaper, in a state-of-the art, interactive form, plus a number of new features specifically tailored to the Internet and its powerful technologies. Their goal is to establish the site as the best source of local information from news, to general information, to advertising on the Internet. By offering a complete information package, lively presentation and frequent updates, they hope to become the most popular Lakes Region Internet site.


  Concord Monitor  

Concord, NH -- location is in central New Hampshire. Concord is the State Capital of New Hampshire. The Concord Monitor is updated daily and is an excellent source for news about New Hampshire politics and general information about central New Hampshire.



Laconia, NH - The Laconia Daily Sun is published Tuesday through Saturday mornings. They distribute 18,000 copies free in Laconia, Weirs Beach, Gilford, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Belmont, Winnisquam, Sanbornton, Tilton, Gilmanton, Alton, Franklin, Plymouth, Bristol, Ashland, Holderness and New Hampton


  Union Leader  

Manchester, NH -- location is in south central New Hampshire. The Union Leader is published daily and offers news about the Manchester area.


  Weirs Times  

Weirs, NH - The Weirs Times is a free, weekly publication with a circulation of 30,000 with readership from Littleton to Manchester and Portsmouth to Londonderry. The Weirs Times has added to its distribution staff to cover the demand from readers in other areas of the state.  

Over the years the Weirs Times has developed a bigger and bigger following. Its feature-based stories about New Hampshire personalities and businesses as well as in-depth and entertaining pieces about the fascinating history of New Hampshire have captured a wider audience. Its stable of diverse in-house columnists covers a wide range of subjects including history, politics, sports, home renovation and just plain living here in the Granite State.


  Winnisquam Echo   

Winnisquam, NH - Established in 2004 the Winnisquam Echo is published every Thursday; covering the Winnisquam, Belmont, Tilton, Northfield, Sanbornton area.


Area Radio Stations

WEZS - 1350 AM
Laconia, NH
WFTN - 94.1 FM
Franklin, NH
WEVO - 89.1 FM
Concord, NH
WGIR -101.1 FM
Manchester, NH
WGIR -- 610 AM
Manchester, NH
WHOM - 94.9 FM FM
Mt. Washington, NH
WLNH - 98.3 FM
Laconia, NH
WNNH - 99.1 FM
Concord, NH
WOKQ - 97.5 FM
Dover, NH
WZID - 95.7 FM WZID
Manchester, NH



Binnie gets Concord, LR radio stations  Citizen 5/24/12