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 hashtags including but not limited to  #YourTownYourStationYourVoice #wpaatv #MoreThanTV #BeTheMedia #AnyoneCanBeFreeman #TeamHercules Continue reading “Community Access Provider (CAP)”

Citizen Media-Maker Awards

2020 National Alliance for Community Media Hometown Awards

  • 1st Place Community Impact – Independent Producer Promotion Video for #StreetshotZ the Gallery Producer Adele Houston, Host Linda Marie Colon, Tech Director Tom Brady – Featuring Photographer Charles Buzinsky

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, 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 ACM Hometown Video Festival
Budget Under 300K  “BEST SMALL STATION in USA”
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 Special Honors
Georgian Lussier Mid-Life Matters

17th Annual NE_ACM Video Festival Overall Excellence
Budget Under 100K  
WPAA-TV and Community Media Center

16th Annual NE_ACM Video FestivalOverall Excellence
Budget Under 100K  
WPAA-TV and Media Center We Did It Together

2013 3rd Place ACM New England Diversity Empowerment
Independent Producer Oral Ofori #TheAfricanDream  
Mandela Legacy

2012 1st Place ACM New England Diversity Empowerment
Producers Dawn Aldrich & Camila Gabriel
Penn’s Pals Episode Sophie Sign Language

2011 1st Place ACM New England Documentary Event
Independent Producer Adele Houston  
Home Of Free Speech

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

2009 2nd Place ACM New England News & Magazine Series
Independent Producer Kathryn Robinson
Creature Theater III

2009 3rd Place ACM New England Children and Youth
GS Leader Karen Kennedy

Be Smart, Don’t Start

2008 1st Place ACM New England Original Teleplay
Independent Producer Kathryn Robinson
Deadly Access

2006 1st Place ACM New England 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 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

Co-producers Cliff Huizenga, Adele Houston

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

Wheelchairs Rolling
Independent Producer Adele Houston

2001 National Hometown Award
A Journey Stations of the Cross

Independent Producer Adele Houston

Video Festivals: a benefit for Alliance for Community Media Members