Access to the Candidates

Access to the Candidates

Community Access Media (CAM Erie PA) is offering candidates for public office the opportunity to appear on our spring “Access to the Candidates” television program. Voters in Erie County can watch your message and learn more about your candidacy in a 15-minute video segment on Spectrum Channel 1021, VNET Channel 2, or on our website at These video segments will be recorded in our professional production studio using our new HD BlackMagic equipment.

Candidates who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should contact us by Monday, September 30th at 814.454.2226 to schedule an appointment. (Each appointment will take 30 minutes) Candidates must be available to record their video at our studio (142 West 12th St.) on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 1st from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 2nd from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thursday, October 3rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Friday, October 4th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 5th from 10:00am – 1:00pm

***You may directly address your audience alone in front of the camera, or you can choose to bring in an interviewer with whom to conduct a dialogue***

The compiled programs that Community Access Media produces, “Access to the Candidates”, will be aired several times per week between October 8th and the General Election on November 5th. The specific air times for each segment will be announced on the CAM website, CAM social media pages, and publicized in the Erie Times-News and Erie Reader.

There will be a one-time cost to your campaign, which will cover HD recording, post-production, and airing of your segment; as well as provide you a Blu-Ray, DVD, or digital file copy for your personal use (website, social media, YouTube, etc.).

You may prepay on our website or you may pay on the day of your production shoot at a cost of $50.00.  As a nonprofit organization, these production fees help Community Access Media continue to provide quality, low-cost, locally produced programming to the Erie community.

We look forward to working with you and invite you to call us at 814.454.2226 or email us at if you have any questions or to schedule your appointment.