We Are Wallingford Public Access

Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. d/b/a WPAA-TV and Community Media Center

What We Do Together

Summer Movie
Your stories are why we exist.

Some stories never get old.
Some community stories never get old.

Together we are Community TV in Wallingford.

Join Us for Annual Make Holiday Greeting Rvents
Join us annually for ‘MakeTV Holiday Greetings’ .

Local Business supports our Outreach with discounts on merchandise.THANKS
THANK YOU to local businesses that help with discounts.

Often those who contribute to their community are overlooked or undervalued. Please recognize the many unsung contributions of WPAA. #TheGreatGive2019

Thanks for providing a home location for our traveling troupe. Connecticut Compass Theatre 2018

Thank you for the opportunity this summer. I learned a lot from you and I had fun doing it. It was the best internship out of the three I did this summer. NL 2018

It was a pleasure working with you guys at WPAA-TV. I enjoyed the years I worked there and I’m grateful for the kindness you guys have shown me. I would like to thank you for putting a kind word, I hope you guys at WPAA-TV are well and keep spreading love around. N.J. 2018

I appreciate and am grateful for such thoughtful answers, … I can’t say that enough. Volunteering at WPAA and learning from you has helped me tremendously. D.M. 2018

Thank you. …continuing gratitude and support. DTC 2018

Thank you for all that you do for the community. You were so gracious to tape … Wallingford350 Committee 2018

…appreciative that I can count on you for fervent support and good counsel. …for Wallingford’s future. J.L. 2017

We can not thank you enough for all the hard work and expertise with this project. Sincerely appreciated. Wallingford Rotary 2015

After 180 days of filming. Kool Award from the cast & crew of The Sparrow Falling  ~2017


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Corporate Purpose: All manner of support for the creation and distribution of noncommercial community media and fulfillment of responsibilities within related designations associated with managing sufficient resources inclusive of cable access channel(s) to facilitate meaningful community access within the community of Wallingford,CT.  #wpaatv #BeTheMedia #AnyOneCanBeFreeman #06492Rocks #PowerfulWildFree4Arts #YourTownYourStationYourVoice #GatheringMomentsTogether #CelebrateWallingfordEveryday

Continue reading “Mission”


  • To operate a community-based media center inclusive of a television studio with community meeting, performance space and gallery
  • To provide (free or low cost) tools and stage to the public for creating and distributing media
  • To foster awareness of the First Amendment and Free Speech
  • To sustain Community Access TV resources on behalf of the people of Wallingford
  • To enable transparency in government; especially, locally

Continue reading “Goals”

Community Access Provider (CAP)

Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. (WPAA), as designated by the State of Connecticut utility regulators, is the Community Access Provider (CAP) for the town of Wallingford. WPAA is a (501-3(c)) nonprofit organization incorporated in Connecticut as a Public Charity. Our primary business is support for the creation and sharing of video content as hyper-local television. Hyper-local refers to Wallingford CT. We refer to our initiatives in Wallingford with hastags including but not limited to  #06492rocks #YourTownYourStationYourVoice #BeTheMedia #AnyoneCanBeFreeman  Continue reading “Community Access Provider (CAP)”

Citizen Media-Maker Awards

2019 Alliance for Community Media Nor’Easter Awards

  • 1st Place Arts & Theater The Sparrow Falling Episode 3 – SAL DELGRECO, ROBERT JAMES
  • 2nd Place Issues & Political Process CommUnity Conversations My Neighbor is Muslim – MIYAN ZAHIR MUHAMMAD MANNAN, TED HAKEY Jr.
  • 2nd Place Children & Youth Creation Station – Rain Sticks – AyLiz BORAN
  • 3rd Place General Talk Show Midlife Matters: Holocaust Special Edition – GEORGIAN LUSSIER
  • 3rd Place Music & Performance Music with Purpose: Blues Stew – LISA CATHERINE, TOM BRADY, AARON STONE
  • Single Camera – Event Coverage StandUp 4 Human Rights Rally – ADELE HOUSTON
  • 2019 Overall Excellence National
    Budget Under 300K  
    WPAA-TV and Media Center  What We Do Together

    2018 About Access & Community Media
    The Sparrow Falling News Package
    3rd Place Middlesex Community College Students

    2016 Rika Welsh Community Impact
    Georgian Lussier Mid-Life Matters

    2014 Overall Excellence New England
    Budget Under 100K  
    WPAA-TV and Community Media Center

    2013 Overall Excellence New England
    Budget Under 100K  
    WPAA-TV and Media Center We Did It Together

    2013 3rd Place – ‘Diversity Empowerment
    # The African Dream  Mandela Legacy

    2012 1st Place
    ‘Diversity Empowerment ‘ winner Penn’s Pals Sophie’s

    2011 1st Place ‘Documentary Event
    OTPG Producer Adele Houston  Home Of Free Speech

    2009 1st Place ‘Community Impact’
    GS Troop #60794 Livin’ Life the Right Way

    2009 2nd Place ‘News & Magazine Series’
    WPAA Independent Producer, Kathryn Robinson Creature Theater III

    2009 3rd Place – ‘Children and Youth’
    GS Leader Karen Kennedy
    Be Smart, Don’t Start

    2008 1st Place – ‘Original Teleplay’
    Independent Producer, Kathryn Robinson Deadly Access

    2006 1st Place – ‘Issues Talk Show’
    Independent Producer  Tom Dacey  
    Talking with Tom

    2006 Sustaining Community Access Award – Audience
    Planet Access Crew Wallingford Public Access Station
    (signed June 24, 2006)
    Cable Advisory Council South Central CT

    2006 Sustaining Community Access Award – Delivery
    Board of Directors Wallingford Public Access Station
    (signed June 24, 2006)
    Cable Advisory Council South Central CT

    2005 1st Place – National  ‘PSA’  WPAA Golden Ticket
    Hometown Video Awards

    2004 7th Annual NE_ACM Video Festival
    PEG PROMO Golden Ticket
    WPAA Team (David & Jason Burghardt, Kathryn M. Robinson, Sharon Kesilewski)

    2003 6th Annual NE_ACM Video Festival
    Cultural – Making a Difference
    Ordinary Citizens Everyday Doors

    Cliff Huizenga

    2001 4th Annual NE_ACM Video Festival
    A Journey Stations of the Cross

    Wheelchairs Rolling
    Adele Houston

    2001 National Hometown Award
    A Journey Stations of the Cross

    Adele Houston

    Video Festivals: a benefit for Alliance for Community Media Members