Educational Media, Inc.
Chalk Hill Educational Media, Inc.'s roots can be traced to 1988 when its President, Charles W. (Chuck) Conrad was asked by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) to help preserve its extensive historical film library. A non-profit organization itself, AACA archives several hundred 16 millimeter films which chronicle the history of the automobile as well as the history of their organization. Many of these films date from the early 1900's and are irreplaceable one of a kind productions. Operating within the confines of an existing business (now disbanded), Mr. Conrad went about the task of repairing and preserving the films, as well as making archival copies on analog video tape. To date approximately 200 films from the AACA library have been retrieved. It is an ongoing process with at least 100 more films to work on. This process has been done at little or no charge, just remuneration for materials and outside resources used. With the advent of new and affordable digital video technology, it has become evident that many of the films that have been archived in an analog manner need to be permanently stored on optical digital media. The task is a large one and continues to date as a project of Chalk Hill Educational Media, Inc.
In the mid 1990's, noticing what their associates at AACA were doing to preserve their film library, the Classic Car Club of America contacted us to do similar work for them. So far, approximately fifty films have been preserved.
As well as these automobile clubs, it has became evident that several other non-profit historical organizations and museums have similar film and video collections, which are also in need of help. Many of these organizations also need to produce their own audio-video materials to document their current activities as well as to provide educational tools for such activities as judges training and hands on restoration education. They also need production of documentary videos of their significant current events and activities as well as help in advertising and promotion of their individual organizations� membership drives and events. We find ourselves uniquely qualified to assist with radio, TV or print media promotional tools. We also assist a number of non-profit organizations with Web Site maintenance and design. Among our "clients" for multimedia services can be counted The Antique Automobile Club of America, The AACA Museum, The Classic Car Club of America, The Veteran Motor Car Club of America, The Gilmore-CCCA Museum, The Texas Region, AACA, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, The Dallas Wind Symphony and the Chalk Hill Community Association. At little or no cost, all of these organizations have been provided either archival video services, advertising production services, web site assistance, or event documentary audio-video services by the principals of Chalk Hill Educational Media, Inc.
With any surplus funds resulting from these activities, the principals have made significant cash contributions to the AACA Museum, The Rusk County Historical Society, The Dallas Wind Symphony and KTPB, The Kilgore College public radio station.
Since September 19, 2002, we've been extremely occupied with operating KZQX which was one of the first five low power FM stations to be awarded a Construction Permit in the State of Texas. We are happy to report that since its sign on this little radios station has become a very important part of its community and has recently moved to a new frequency as a full power Class A FM station. It enjoys a world wide following via the Internet. You may visit at www.kzqx.com
Even though the day to day operation of the radio station is quite time consuming, we still find time for our video pursuits resulting in the completion of several video productions for various automotive historical organizations. It has become evident that there is no shortage of worthwhile non-profit organizations who have a need for donated audio-video production services. It is to this purpose for which Chalk Hill Educational Media, Inc. has been established.