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.

ORIENTATION INFORMATION:   

Topic: HMS Orientation
Time: Every Monday at 6:00 PM Central Time (US) via Zoom.

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** –  

June 24, 2020

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Houston / Harris County, Houston Media Source is suspending equipment check-outs until further notice.

HMS management will continue to evaluate conditions and monitor statements from local officials to determine when a resumption of these particular services will occur.  Please check the HMS website periodically for updates.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding, as we act in the interest of preserving the safety of HMS community producers and staff members.

Tom Richards

Executive Director

Houston Media Source

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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)