This is a photo of the "new" CCTV in 1995 - before the buildout was finished.
In 1987, CCTV hired its first executive director, Irwin Hipsman...Irwin had been the ed at SCAT, and being offered the job starting CCTV (it was called CPAC then - Cambridge Public Access Corporation - still our legal name) was a big deal - very exciting to start a new access center, especially in a community like Cambridge.
Irwin's office was in One Kendall Square, in a large office space that housed some small businesses that only needed a desk and some support services - CCTV's facility was being built in building 600. In early 1988, he hired David Avellone as the technical manager - David and I had been working together at BNN in Boston. I was sorry to see him go, and I really, really wanted to work at CCTV, too, in MY community.
I was hired in March, 1988 as the Access Coordinator - I was ecstatic! more to come....