To inspire the Nantucket community to explore ideas, share information, and highlight the island’s people, stories, and culture through local television and online programming.
Nantucket Community Television (NCTV18) is an essential and vital grassroots journalism resource for all residents and visitors on Nantucket. The station is a unique resource: it is already serving critical information needs on the island, such as local government meetings and emergency broadcasts on local TV channel 18, and providing communications to the world via our digital channels.
Our mission is two-fold: 1) to provide knowledge, training, and educational interests for anyone interested in the media arts; 2) to capture and broadcast Nantucket’s rich history and cultural importance. With financial support, we will continue to contribute to community building and will spark innovation through new programs for all Nantucket residents, year-round or seasonal, including visitors to our island.
NCTV18 is the only television channel and station that serves Nantucket. We are a community public access, PEG station (public, education, and government), a nonprofit 501(c)3. This designation means we focus our broadcasts on public, educational, and governmental matters. We are the go-to resource for media arts classes and workshops for adult and youth students; we teach broadcast and communication design fundamentals. Professionals teaching at NCTV are available for mentoring students who are focused on media arts and communication design and are working on portfolios required for university applications.
We serve as a crucial media partner to many of our island’s nonprofits, including the Town of Nantucket and the Nantucket Public Schools. As a nonprofit, we have earned GuideStar Gold status for transparency.
NCTV18 received awards in 2018, 2019, and 2020 from The Massachusetts Creator Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in television and media within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.