Access to the Candidates

Access to the Candidates

Community Access Media (CAM Erie) is offering candidates for public office the opportunity to appear on our spring “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 air on Spectrum Cable Channel 1021, VNET Fiber TV Channel 2, our website at, YouTube, and Social Media. These video segments will be recorded in our brand new professional production studio using our HD BlackMagic equipment.

Candidates who wish to take advantage of this opportunity should contact us by Monday, March 23rd at 814.454.2226 or to schedule an appointment. (Each appointment will take 30 minutes)

Candidates must be available to record their video at our studio on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 26th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Friday, March 27th from 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday, March 28th from 9:00am – 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 between April 1st and the Primary Election on April 28th. The specific air times for each segment will be announced on the CAM website, CAM social media pages, 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 Blu-Ray, DVD, or digital file copy for your personal use (website, social media, YouTube, etc.). 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 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.