Farewell to Harald Holm
We recently learned that BCTV's long time Program Coordinator, Harold Holm, died peacefully at his home in the Bradley House on Sunday, May 8. Harald came to BCTV in 2001 as a volunteer. He was hired by then executive director Chaia Mide as Graphics Coordinator, where his attention to detail, graphic sensibility and technological facility was recognized with a national award for the bulletin board in 2002. In 2006, Harald took over the complex systems required to schedule our channels before the days of the broadcast server, taking on the title of Program Coordinator, which he kept until he retired in 2010. While the rest of the staff were often out on site for a broadcast, it was Harald who stayed at the office and made sure that everything worked as it should to get the program on air, on time, looking and sounding as good as possible. He was the backbone of the organization through years when BCTV was not known for its stability or reliability. We honor him and will miss knowing that he's in the world.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 21 at All Soul's Church in Brattleboro. The time has not yet been confirmed. We will post it on
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Harald at his desk with the dreaded TCD-IP scheduling interface that he alone could master. (2006)
Checking the picture quality of a Selectboard meeting on his monitor. (2006).
Staff pic with Vlasta Popelka and Roland Boyden (2007).
Celebrating his birthday in 2007. Left to right: Michael Billingsley, Ian Kiehle, Cor, Vlasta, Chaia Mide.
Pre-cell phone "selfie" celebrating 9-9-09 at The 99 with Cor and Frederic Noyes, Access Coordinator.
A familiar setting at BCTV- with Vlasta Popelka (2010).
Being recognized for his immense contribution to BCTV at our 2010 Annual Meeting at Latchis 4.