LRPA’s first 20 years to be chronicled, April 15 

LACONIA — In recognition of its 20 years of operation, Lakes Region Public Access TV will be the subject of the next Laconia Historical and Museum Society program, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. The station went on the air, March 18, 1999, under the direction of Peter Pijoan and has continued, through many changes in technology and with subsequent station managers as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, under the governance of a board of directors. Current Station Manager Grace McNamara will moderate a panel of current and former station personnel in tracing the 20-year history of LRPA, to include a look at the sweeping changes in technology since those first days of VHS recording, along with the landmark local productions that the station has featured. Among those productions, “Today in Focus,” with Jen Andersen and Charlie St. Clair, and “Now and Then” with Esther Peters are only two examples of LRPA’s unique programing. Laconia Historical and Museum Society has also been one of the organizations producing programs for LRPA since the very beginning. The program, at Rotary Hall on the Lower Level of the library, is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For further information, (603) 527-1278, [email protected], visit Facebook or