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.

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

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

Community Collabortation


Does every idea need to be nurtured? Does every cause need brick & mortar? Does every suffering need a solution without regard for duration of effect? Can outcomes be made better even within compromise? Is engagement of diverse voices beneficial? How do you define diversity? No. No. No. Yes.Yes. Age, gender, economics, culture, ability, experience. … Continue reading Community Collabortation

Vision: Community – More than TV


Early advocates of community media enthusiastically believed that exposure to stories in conversation could create a more informed and connected community. The effort required to produce the stories three four decades ago was tremendous. Good stories still require a concerted effort to research and produce. What has changed? Initially the expectation of quality was in the conversation itself not … Continue reading Vision: Community – More than TV

Wallingford’s Moonshot: WPAA-TV and destiny


To be More Than TV and a Destination Station is a moonshot that requires ongoing strategic self examination and empowerment which is invoked with the hashtag #PowerfulWILDFree. Personal power can be leveraged in the public interest; but where does this power come from. In part it is in shared experiences and the serendipity of crossing our own abyss … Continue reading Wallingford’s Moonshot: WPAA-TV and destiny

Contributor Bradford May: Our Sincere Thanks


Our community lost a protector, agitator and contributor on Feb. 27th. What we at WPAA-TV will miss most is his authentic interest in the principles of democracy, love of country and desire to serve for the greater good. During Donald Robert Kennedy Mayoral Candidacy he became aware of what we do at WPAA – TV and Community … Continue reading Contributor Bradford May: Our Sincere Thanks

Sincerity and integrity are hallmarks of service: Let Us Celebrated


Behind every phrase of service is a powerful story. “How can I be of help?” she asked, “I have a good idea,” he said, You have a story to share. “Yes we can.” “We’ll do it together,” they offered. “We’ll be right here until it’s done.” “Let’s do it this way, its more fun!” “It’s … Continue reading Sincerity and integrity are hallmarks of service: Let Us Celebrated

Open Letter to Producers


Thank you for your commitment to community media; we look forward to supporting your citizen media productions going forward. Hours of Operation for studioW use: We close at 9 PM. Studio reservation times are evenings from 5 to 7 and 7 to 9 PM. If you need to arrive earlier we will try to accommodate … Continue reading Open Letter to Producers

‘Tis always the season to welcome


Dec 4th was the 7th Annual Holiday Stroll hosted by Wallingford Center Inc. As a participating business in this community event WPAA-TV had an open House with TV station tours. a Make TV Magic  Holiday Message activity concurrent with covering the event itself with a ‘Live’ programming for 4 hours. Roaming reporters brought back clips from … Continue reading ‘Tis always the season to welcome