Pittsfield Community Television Names Coordinator of Advancement and Community Production

Print Story | Email Story

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Bob Heck has been named coordinator of advancement and community production at Pittsfield Community Television.

Heck will be responsible for cultivating funding opportunities for PCTV and WTBR-FM as well as driving community engagement in Pittsfield Community Television and radio.

Heck comes to PCTV with a strong background in broadcasting, including over a decade as a radio personality with Live 95.9 and WBRK-FM.  After leaving radio, Heck returned to school and graduated with an associate degree in business administration from Berkshire Community College in 2017 and recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a bachelor's degree in economics.

"I'm very excited to have an opportunity to stay in broadcasting while being able to work with a terrific community organization like Pittsfield Community Television," Heck said. "In the brief time I've had to work with the staff, board members, and volunteers, they are very passionate about PCTV and WTBR and I'm looking forward to helping Pittsfield Community Television continue to grow."

"Having someone of Bob's caliber in this position will be a tremendous asset to our organization," said Shawn Serre, executive director of PCTV. "Bob brings a great amount of broadcasting experience and local community connections, both of which will help PCTV and WTBR grow and flourish. I see many opportunities to both serve the community and support these channels, and I believe Bob is going to contribute significantly to that effort."

Heck will be working with local businesses and individuals to help create underwriting and fundraising partnerships to help PCTV and WTBR-FM to continue their missions of serving the community.  He will also help in increasing the organization's membership base and work with community members to bring more local content to both TV and radio.


Tags: PCTV,   

iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to info@iberkshires.com.

Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Superintendent of Schools Jason "Jake" McCandless is actively seeking new opportunities and may leave the Pittsfield Public Schools. 
After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.
"It simply feels in my gut like it is a good time to make a change," McCandless said.
McCandless came to Pittsfield in 2013 after being in Lee for 11 years, eight of those as superintendent and three as principal. He came to Lee after three years as an assistant principal in Virginia. 
View Full Story

More Pittsfield Stories