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Iowa City’s PATV is merging with Public Space One

After 40 years of bringing Iowa City community-based television programming, Channel 18 will go dark, as Public Access Television (PATV) heads in a new direction. PATV is merging with another long-time local cultural institution, Public Space One (PS1) to “form one, integrated non-profit organization designed to provide enhanced community access to a wide variety of media, digital production, and creative support services across Johnson County,” according to written statement issued by the two organizations on Wednesday. […]

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The Way of Tack

Features: March 2010 – There’s a disconnect between meeting Tim Tack–an Iowa City hip hop producer and PATV’s Assistant Community Programmer–and seeing Tack Fu, his alter ego, host of channel 18’s “85 dB TV.” But not what you’d assume. The former brims over with outsized energy for his professions, which he takes very seriously. And […]

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Iowa City Weekender: October 8-10

Good Weekend to You, Weekenders! First, a mighty huge thank you to Drug Rug for the kick ass in-studio set on last night’s edition of Little Village Radio, on KRUI.  If you were at their show at The Picador last night, with Portugal. the man, you know this band is for real.  For those of […]

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Iowa City Weekender – August 20-24

Welcome to Welcome Weekend, Weekenders! Yes, a weekend ‘specially designed for one of my favorite things: Sensory Overload. Our brains a-tingle, our appendages perhaps convulsing, our bewildered eyeballs falling out of our heads on their springs; from now until next Monday, life will feel like one long sneeze. But going off to college isn’t all […]

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