Open Letter | Fees & Public Rights Of Way


Feb 22, 2022 Open Letter to Members of the Energy and Technology Committee regarding Fees & Public Rights of Way Re: AN ACT REQUIRING …COMMUNITY ACCESS … TO BE TRUE & CURRENT I wish to write an able letter with the gravity of turn of the 19th-century letters to newspaper editors. These letters ‘of the … Continue reading Open Letter | Fees & Public Rights Of Way

‘What if’ Community TV was embraced by Cable TV?


For over five decades, cable companies have not embraced Community TV a.k.a. Public Education Government Access TV (P.E.G.) In the 1960s, Cable Cowboys envisioned that an alternative to broadcast TV could be their gold rush. For many it was. They secured air rights and put up poles and lines in communities across America. There are … Continue reading ‘What if’ Community TV was embraced by Cable TV?

Success in U.S. | SCOW Turns 50


The Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) has a track record of providing basic services for the diverse Spanish speaking immigrants in the Wallingford/Meriden area that spans five decades. Its mission, like the culture & heritage organizations a century old or older, is to respond to and assist with the needs of immigrants as they achieve … Continue reading Success in U.S. | 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