The landscape of Cable TV is changing constantly. Entertainment services are piggybacking on the cable infrastructure. Consumers are cord‐cutting. There is a growing interest in video content and a vast array of points of distribution. And most recently for Public, Education, and Government TV (P.E.G.), there is a reinterpretation by the FCC of Federal Law … Continue reading Community Media Today, literally, Today?
I get asked, “What kind of content gets shown on Community TV?” The answer is “Whatever walks in the door.” So, what does walk in the door? People walk in. And truth be told, it is always people with agendas. Fortunately, agendas are as diverse as our community. Sometimes they come with a DVD or … Continue reading What shows are on Community TV?
We just experienced our first intentional fundraising for the direct work of WPAA-TV. Our lessons learned include: Donors who know us and had the means were generous. Several gave from limited means because they know us. The mystery is that several who have been helped made no gesture of support. Did they not understand the … Continue reading Help Me Tell Our Vision Story
SocialActionArt is art used to make a difference by what it shows and or how it is used. The photos of people in a street life let you look into the eyes of someone you would likely pass on the street. On Sunday afternoon March 31, friends and family of local photographer Charles Buzinsky and … Continue reading StreetshotZ SocialActionArt
UPD: $3,000 raised WPAA-TV Owns 28 So Orchard St — $38,000 in Building Debt remains The property title for 28 So Orchard St was released on March 7, 2019 to Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA-TV). In 2009, for a purchase price of $215,000, the nonprofit WPAA-TV entered into a 12-year purchase agreement with the late Paul … Continue reading #GiveGreat2019 Help | Thanks to 88 friends
Regulatory changes that chip away at basic safeguards are part of the ethos. Community TV is not immune. However, with so many variations in service models both in Connecticut and throughout the nation, it is hard to predict how this multi-layered and significant ‘accounting method proposal’ might become a give back of public rights obligations … Continue reading Community TV Funding: at-risk
If I had retired this week at age 65, would the world look different? A reflection by Volunteer Executive Director Susan Adele Huizenga A Different World – Most Definitely! I would not be part of WPAA-TV now if I did not make the commitment in 2009 to see the building and the vision of WPAA … Continue reading Would the world be different?
Stories Need to be shared The life of an organization such as Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA), intersects with and touches lives in unpredictable ways. Often, outcomes are not readily quantified for donors, but when they are shared with them in a story, the outcomes and results may be clarified, and perhaps stir us to … Continue reading Be the community story
We can be better but ‘Great Again’; them is slanderous words. When were our doors open so often, our schedule of programs so diverse, our rooms so filled with civic and creative use? Never. Our performance on nearly every possible ranking continues to trend upward sometimes doubling prior periods. Tell me exactly what is the … Continue reading better, but …
Will things get better or worse or is incivility status quo? Public discourse, Rich Hanley, Quinnipiac University associate journalism professor said, is “a huge chunk of civic society” but online discourse often devolves into “a cycle of rage people get caught up in.” The rage, foul language and lack of empathy is nothing new, … and was clear … Continue reading Trolls