Assisting for Success | SCOW Turns 50


The Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) has a five decade long track record of providing basic service for the diverse, spanish speaking immigrants in the Wallingford/Meriden area. Its mission, like the culture & heritage organizations a century old or older, is to respond to the needs of immigrants by assisting them to succeed in U.S. … Continue reading Assisting for Success | SCOW Turns 50

You Recorded A Community Event. Now What?


You recorded a community experience on Zoom or a similar application. Now what? Consider how video reproduction and redistribution on community TV can be a vital service to your community organization. There are a few ways. Redistribution and/or reproduction can help increase the reach of program content that has evergreen value. Consider this. Before There … Continue reading You Recorded A Community Event. Now What?

Spanish Language TV | nuestra misión for More Than a Decade


For a decade, providing the community with Spanish Language TV has been part of WPAA-TV’s core mission. Often people are unaware of what can be seen on community TV or how content is determined. In this season of giving, it seemed to be a good time to share some history about the the gift of … Continue reading Spanish Language TV | nuestra misión for More Than a Decade

Community Awards


One measure of success is community awards; especially, from peers. Another is to enable enough community engagement for ‘community produced’ television to happen regularly. We strive daily for a moment of time from residents, civic leaders and those interested in advocacy, performance and connection. We hope that in brief moments of connection, either  intentional or … Continue reading Community Awards

Team Hercules 2021, Youth and Our Mission


Program | Team Hercules Deploying volunteers successfully requires matching skills and interests with opportunities. Volunteers initially need one-on-one time. Our goal is to have as many as possible achieve some level of independence and ultimately be serving others, or with others. Local youth get to Wear the Paw. Entry into Team Hercules can be via … Continue reading Team Hercules 2021, Youth and Our Mission

Nothing but Evolutionary


2020-21 has been nothing but evolutionary, eclipsing 1965: the bridge in Selma Alabama, the race riots in Watts, The Voting Rights Act, Vietnam War, Medicare, the Gemini Space Program, Mini-skirts and CT imposing a 9% Gross Income Tax on cable companies that was still being adjudicated in 1990. As people gather virtually, there is a … Continue reading Nothing but Evolutionary

Awards, Tech Reboot, Reaffirmation of Hyper-local Mission


It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do with our community. Especially in a year of unprecedented challenges. Later this month, WPAA-TV will receive the Hometown Overall Excellence Award for small public access stations for the second time. A panel of seasoned community media producers judge 20-minute video entries designed to … Continue reading Awards, Tech Reboot, Reaffirmation of Hyper-local Mission