Providing local Television in Libby Montana since 1957
The first Articles of Incorporation were filed in 1957 with the Montana Secretary of State by six directors.
The corporation was named, Libby Video Club. Why? Here is the definition of ‘video’ in 1957:
vid-e-o (vid’ē ō’)
1. The recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images
1. Transmit (a program or some information) by radio or television via radio waves, satellite or wireless network to a receiver.
This group of volunteers got together to build a translator on Sheldon Mountain so Libby could receive Spokane channels. This brought ‘free’ TV to the Libby community and the rest is history.
Throughout the years broadcasting has become pretty sophisticated and technological skills are needed as our equipment is reaching the end of it’s life span. Some equipment can be upgraded, but others will need to be replaced as they become obsolete.
To help defray these costs your financial help goes a long way and we appreciate every penny you donate.
The picture to the right is from the 1959 J/N Conveyer's August-September-October issue. This was a newsletter published by J. Neils Lumber Company. The article said:
"Early this summer three J. Neils men worked all day to rebuild the road up Sheldon Mountain to the translator TV Station. The old road had served its purpose but more work had to be done to give year round service to TV viewers in this area. Harry Moe, Ed Peck, and Ken Spencer went to work early on Sunday morning and by the late afternoon had reworked the entire roadway. A new TD-24 was used with a U blade and it was hauled up the mountain part way by the machinery trailer."
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