Since their beginnings in 1982, Thurston Community Media (TCMedia) has been working hard to give residents of Thurston County access to educational and governmental programming. Their mission’s platform is to reflect the interests and needs of every segment of the community they serve and to make content available on their cable channels as well as through internet streaming, while being “unequivocally committed to the expression of lawful free speech. Our responsibility is to assist, to the best of our abilities, all residents, nonprofit organizations, schools, and local government agencies in Thurston County in the production of their programs.”

TC Media accomplishes this through a variety of programs, including their popular Mission Non-Profit, which connects monthly with local organizations and agencies that are making positive impacts in our communities. And, when it’s election season, they are Thurston County voters’ go-to channel to hear the candidates and issues. TCMedia CEO and Election Night 2018 host Deborah Vinsel explains:

At TCMedia we believe that helping our community learn about candidates and issues is one of our most valuable services. Election night is the culmination of the community’s involvement in the democratic process and we are proud to bring the results to our viewers.

As you look over your ballet, you may wish you could remember what some of the candidates said about the issues, to help you make your choice. TCMedia has you covered with recorded content readily available.

TCMedia 2018 Election Candidates Forum
The League of Women Voters Candidate Forums contains four recorded forums with candidates in the 2018 Election.

The League of Women Voters Candidate Forums

This election season, you can view The League of Women Voters Candidate Forums and Video Voter’s Guide, as well as Election Night 2017, conveniently available on their YouTube Channel. The League of Women Voters of Thurston County (LWV) teamed up with TCMedia to record four forums with candidates for Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney, Thurston County Auditor, Thurston County Commissioner for District 3, and the Washinngton State Representative for the 22nd Legislative District . The LWV forums are on air now on TCMedia channel 77, on TCMedia’s YouTube channel, and Video On-Demand (VOD) service.

TCMedia 2018 Video Voter's Guide
The Video Voter’s Guide gives voters short, 3-minute messages from candidates to help you review their platforms this election.

The Video Voter’s Guide

The Video Voter’s Guide features 3-minute messages from current candidates in local races. The completed compilation of candidate messages will air on TCMedia channel 77 in the coming weeks. Viewers can catch them now on TCMedia’s YouTube channel and VOD. The Video Voter’s Guide has been produced for the community benefit for more than 20 years.

Live Election Night Coverage

Then, on November 6, tune into TCMedia for live, local coverage of the election. Tune in to channel 3, 22, 26, or 77 on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. for Election Night 2018.

Tune in to Thurston Community Media on channel 77, on our VOD, our YouTube channel, or install the TCMedia channel on Roku. For a complete list of airdates for the LVW Forums, Video Voter’s Guide, or live election coverage, visit the TCMedia website.

Exercise your right – vote and watch the results with TCMedia.

Featured photo credit: Diane Waiste


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