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Producer Information

Producer Information

The first step towards becoming a community producer at Houston MediaSource is to attend one of our free orientation sessions held Mondays at 6 p.m. (except holidays) in our office at 410 Roberts, 77003.

Orientation for radio broadcasting can be scheduled with HMS Net Radio Program Director, Ronnie Renfrow, by e-mail or phone: 713.524.7700 x121.

To submit programming for airing on Houston Media Source Television or HMS Net Radio, you must first pay an annual producer fee and then take the appropriate course in either Media Literacy or Radio Literacy. Producers may use HMS equipment, studios, and editing facilities once they have completed the required certification classes. Click here for a class schedule.

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** –  

In accordance with official directives intended to curb the spread of COVID-19, the HMS offices and studios will remain closed through April 30. 

HMS-TV will remain on the air during this time, as our staff is able to program and operate the station remotely.

All programming and accompanying programming contracts must be submitted electronically during this time period.  For a copy of the contract, click on the button on the right side of this page.

Series applications must also be submitted electronically.  Forms are available by clicking on the link below.  We will contact series producers to arrange associated payments once we receive their applications. 

If you have questions regarding the submission of programming or series applications, please email Operations Manager James Danner at jamesd@hmstv.org.

Please check the website periodically for updates.  Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.  The health and safety of the HMS community is our paramount concern at this time.

 

Tom Richards

Executive Director

T.V Series Application for MARCH 2020.  UPDATE – April 2, 2020 – Please email jamesd@hmstv.org for questions over series applications.

  

Producer Fee Categories

  • Producer:  A person residing inside the City of Houston city limits who produces or provides programming for the HMS public access channel or any other HMS outlet.
  • Regional Producer:  A person living in Harris County (but not the City of Houston) or any contiguous county who produces or provides programming for the HMS public access channel or any other HMS outlet.
  • Organizational Producer:  A person representing and acting as an agent for a certified organization located within the Houston city limits who is engaged in producing or proving programming for the HMS public access channel or any other HMS outlet. Organizational certification is transferable to another member of that same organization – in the case of job change or other similar circumstances –without an additional fee.
  • Regional Organizational Producer:  A person representing and acting as an agent for a certified organization located in Harris County (but not the City of Houston) or any contiguous county who is engaged in producing or proving programming for the HMS public access channel or any other HMS outlet. Organizational certification is transferable to another member of that same organization – in the case of job change or other similar circumstances – without an additional fee.

Producer Fee Schedule – Television

*All fees are for a period of one year.Producer

  • Standard – $225
  • Student (with ID) – $150
  • Senior Citizen (65+) – $150

Regional Producer

  • Standard – $275
  • Student (with ID)  – $175
  • Senior Citizen (65+) – $175

Organizational Producer

  • Primary Producer – $300
  • Each Additional Producer  $225

Regional Organizational Producer

  • Primary Producer – $350
  • Each Additional Producer – $275

Producer Fee Schedule – Radio

  • Standard – $100
  • Organizational  – $150 (each additional producer $100)