Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.


I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

2016 was More.Than.TV


We hope you enjoy a video-visit to wpaa.tv as you view our compilation reel: More.Than.TV about our 2016 year in community media. More.Than.TV emerged in an ‘ha-ha’ moment during a strategic planning session. Our Board realized “what we wanted to be” “greater than TV” was implied in the newly adopted logo. The logo is a play-button between the acronym WPAA … Continue reading 2016 was More.Than.TV

CommunityTV, ACM and Public Policy


Community TV is regulated via public policy yet this does not mean it is the same from community to community. Your Town, Your Station for communities the size of Wallingford can be up to a half-million dollar yearly enterprises with 4 to 9 paid staff (Massachusetts and Rhode Island); or all-volunteer efforts on a barely sustainable … Continue reading CommunityTV, ACM and Public Policy

Gratitude Moments – A big #theGreatGive2017 Thanks


Thank you to all who participated in #TheGreatGive2017 on behalf of Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA). We count your contributions as a vote of confidence about the work that we do. For this we are grateful. Wallingford Public Access Association, better known as WPAA-TV, is primarily funded by cable subscriber fees. These fees are used … Continue reading Gratitude Moments – A big #theGreatGive2017 Thanks

theGreatGive 2017


???  This is the first time in 24 years Wallingford Public Access (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center) is asking for direct $$$ contributions from the community. We are doing so through theGreatGive which is a Community Foundation of Greater New Haven initiative that combines local giving with incentives and prizes. With a good community response we … Continue reading theGreatGive 2017

More Than an Name Change – More Than TV


What does it mean for a community television station to be MORE THAN TV? Ah, so many things. Many viewers think WPAA are call letters. In 2016 WPAA got new branding: WPAA followed by a ‘play button” and the word TV. Written in text this becomes WPAA > TV. In a nearly simultaneous ha ha moment … Continue reading More Than an Name Change – More Than TV

Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place


Community memory is created in the exchange of story. Sharing. Listening, Finding a common bond. My 1st community overshadows my current community. Exploring the dissonance and barriers to having ‘Here‘ feel like home. My roots: In the first settlement in Connecticut where an interstate cuts North and South and meandering rivers still meet. Each year … Continue reading Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place

Question and Response: Free Speech


Q: What does Free Speech mean to you? Answers from Community TV Volunteers on Martin Luther King Day 2017: America! Ability to voice your opinions. A privilege My opinion matters, no apologies. A fundamental human right. Community TV. Expressing opinions without fear of punishment. Feeling safe to be able to discuss topics possibly not other … Continue reading Question and Response: Free Speech

The Ghostlight Project Launch


Extending an invitation t​o friends of WPAA-TV that are committed to ​Safety of persons, regardless of race, class, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. ​Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited. ​Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values. ​Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of … Continue reading The Ghostlight Project Launch

CommUnity #W06492


Community grows from knowing we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. The fruit of such knowing is a capacity to make the interests of others more important than one’s own. The CommUnity Conversations initiative was built on this idea.Thanks to the informing Contributors:  Chris Porter of Porter Financial Strategies with JP Venoit CEO … Continue reading CommUnity #W06492