In June, WPAA-TV turns 30, but the legacy of community media in Wallingford is 48 years deep. All community media in Wallingford originated in 1975 with a state grant to the library for a community bulletin board. The “What is happening at the library?” show, 200 North Main St, had been the longest-running community media … Continue reading A long time to be in the dog house: WPAA-TV Turns 30
Q & A | Question Four – Net Neutral Funding 2019 Levels in 2024
Study with intent to change the delivery of community media in CT Provide and discuss recommendations regarding how to effectuate the consolidations of community access operations to ensure that any recommended increase to the remaining community access organizations’ operational and capital budgets is at minimum net neutral to the average funding collected from the applicable … Continue reading Q & A | Question Four – Net Neutral Funding 2019 Levels in 2024
Q & A | Question Three – Statewide Consolidation
Study with intent to change the delivery of community media in CT Provide and discuss recommendations regarding the state-wide consolidation of community access operations, including any benefits or detriments, or both, associated with such recommendations; Special Act 22-23 mandates a study be conducted by PURA | NONPROFIT COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION IN CT |3rd Question to … Continue reading Q & A | Question Three – Statewide Consolidation
Q & A | Question Two – Operational Modifications
Study with intent to change the delivery of community media in CT Discuss whether any modifications to the operations and funding of companies and organizations responsible for community access programming are needed and, if so, provide detailed descriptions of the suggested modifications. Special Act 22-23 mandates a study be conducted by PURA | NONPROFIT COMMUNITY … Continue reading Q & A | Question Two – Operational Modifications
Q & A | Question One – Compare nonprofit & profit
Study with intent to change the delivery of community media in CT Describe and discuss the current funding structures for both community access organizations’ operational and capital needs, including the similarities and differences in the operations and funding structures of non-profit and for-profit community access provide? Special Act 22-23 mandates a study be conducted by … Continue reading Q & A | Question One – Compare nonprofit & profit
What are we trying to solve? CT Community Media
What are we solving? A financial band-aide on an ineffective, broken system on behalf of the communities we serve is not a solution that serves all stakeholders… more dollars for CAPS does not directly address disparities in capacity, service, representation, competencies, complexity, accountability, or outdated language.
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?
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?
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