Access to the Candidates

Access to the Candidates

Community Access Media (CAM Erie) is offering local Erie candidates for public office the opportunity to appear on our fall “Access to the Candidates” media program. Voters in Erie County can watch your message and learn more about your candidacy in a 15-minute video segment. The videos will be shared on Spectrum Cable Channel 1021 in the City of Erie, VNET Fiber TV Channel 2 throughout Erie County, On-Demand via the CAM Erie Apps on Roku and Apple TV, our website at, YouTube, and Social Media. These video segments will be recorded in High Definition (HD) on location in our brand new professional production studio at 142 West 12th St. Erie, PA 16501.

Candidates who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should contact us by Monday, September 13, 2021 by phone at (814) 454-2226 or by email at to schedule an appointment. Each appointment will take approximately 30 minutes. Candidates must be available to record their video at our studio on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 14 from 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 15 from 12:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 16th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 17th 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 CAM produces, “Access to the Candidates”, will be aired several times per week and be available On-Demand between September 28 and the General Election on November 2. The specific air times for each segment will be announced on the CAM website, social media, publicized in the Erie Times-News and in the 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 digital file copy for your personal use (website, social media, YouTube). You may prepay on our website at or you may pay on the day of your production shoot at a cost of $50.00.  As a 501(c)3 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 to help better inform local voters about your candidacy. Please feel free to contact me at (814) 454-2226 or if you have any questions or to schedule your appointment.