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

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

Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters


I thought about writing a memoir three time. The first, Kindle Next, would have focused on my introduction to advocacy work predominantly during my VISTA enlistment. Rich In Mercy was to be about a life derailed by mental illness and a spiritual rescue. Unfortunately, that untold story was more like a tested hypothesis that does … Continue reading Kinde Next| Storytelling Matters

About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont


Vermont’s Community TV system is similar to Connecticut’s. The same Federal laws apply and the basics about PEG are universal. In 1995, CT modified the PEG underwriting and regulator management. CT was one of the first states to move to statewide franchising. This benefited the cable providers enormously had as left much of the provision … Continue reading About the funding and the service: Lessons from Vermont