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Edison Society

WMHT's Most Outstanding Supporters

Of the thousands of people who support educational public broadcasting in the area,WMHT has always had a special group of friends with the vision, means and commitment to make public broadcasting a philanthropic priority.

The WMHT Edison Society recognizes those who support the inherent promise and critical mission of public broadcasting with annual investments of $1,000 or more. The Society's vision and generosity ensures the financial stability necessary to continue the innovation and excellence in broadcasting first pioneered by Thomas A. Edison, who developed the carbon microphone later used in radio broadcasting some 130 years ago.

Join the Edison Society today and enjoy an array of rewarding benefits, including:

Video/DVD Lending Library
A collection of Masterpiece programs, documentaries, and much more – and YOU have the membership! We are currently working on expanding this library, but recently made some great additions including Downton Abbey Seasons 1 and 2, Sherlock Season 1, American Experience: Freedom Riders, and Ken Burns Civil War and Prohibition. If you have a specific show you are looking to borrow – let us know!

Insider Newsletter
Quarterly updates from WMHT’s President on significant happenings affecting WMHT television, radio, and our members. Be in the know about upcoming shows, concerts, events, and station news!

Invitations to Special Events
Join us for events all over the region as we celebrate a year of milestone anniversaries here at WMHT!

Studio Tours 
Visit us for private, exclusive tours of the Winifred Touhey Public Broadcasting Center, a unique and eye-opening experience

If you have questions regarding the Edison Society, please call Sandra Beer, Manager of Leadership Giving, at (518) 880-3462 or email us.

Advisory Committee

Special thanks to our Edison Society Advisory Committee, which spearheads our fundraising efforts:

Matthew Bender IV
Albany, NY
Doris F. Malesardi
Loudonville, NY
E. Stewart Jones, Jr.
Loudonville, NY
Adele P. Rodbell
Pittsfield, MA
Robert Altman
WMHT President and CEO

WMHT is Essential

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