October 2005

New 10-year Contract Signed with Comcast. NCM moves from Comcast facilities on Hale Street to temporary location at Newburyport City Hall.

October 2006

PortMedia Board of Directors appointed.

June 2007

Newburyport Community Media Center receives non-profit 501(c)(3) status.

Sept 2007

Newburyport Community Media Center (NCMC) dba PortMedia opens at 3 Graf Road.

Fall 2007

First NCM Staff Members hired.

Summer 2008

TV STUDIO Summer Youth Program (NYS) begins.

February 2010

PortMedia website begins live streaming.


New regularly scheduled programs debut “Second Takes,” “PortMedia Classics,” “Media in the Port” and “On the Air” debut.

March 2012

PortMedia Channel 10 moves to Channel 8.


PortMedia Internet Radio streaming local music launches.

May 2012

First Earth Port Film Festival held.

February 2013

Community Recording Studio launched.

December 2013

"Sound Sessions" Launched

December 2014

"Rocking the Community" CD produced by Nock Middle School students’ at PortMedia studio.

April 2016

WJOP (96.3) goes live

May 2017

Ribbon Cutting for new NCM Hub location at 331 High Street.