Wallingford Cable Access Provider


In response to 2021 staff changes at WGTV, take action in keeping with our Wallingford Cable Access Provider role in providing Public, Education and Government Access Television in Wallingford. Communication Goals with Town of Wallingford To be open to constructive conversations on how to maintain video service excellence with benefits to viewers and taxpayers. To … Continue reading Wallingford Cable Access Provider

Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next


Our Bones Are Good | The governance team has spent the past decade on barn-building. They focused on the property acquisition, renovation and installation of technology tied to the mission. In 2020, we are pivoting toward long term sustainability of the operation. The infrastructure of people and finances and the connection between both. This may … Continue reading Our Bones Are Good – What Is Next

#InformationLiteracy Resolution


Leaning in to our birthright and purpose. Resolution adopted 10.5.2020 WHEREAS, Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc. (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center), a non-profit 501©3 operating in the Town of Wallingford CT as the designated Cable Access Provider since July 28, 1993 [as reaffirmed by the franchising authority in Docket #08-04-09 in accordance with CT. Agencies … Continue reading #InformationLiteracy Resolution

Who is watching?


Ironically, our TV audiences are basic cable subscribers for which we have no data: no totals, no demographics, and therefore no context such as “What percent of subscribers are basic cable only?” Individuals that can afford cable packages are highly unlikely to be our viewers because they choose to pay for entertainment channels that they … Continue reading Who is watching?

Board President Statement Joey Allard (2019)


I, Joey Allard, had the opportunity to be a leader and a learner while serving WPAA-TV as President until June 2019. My three-year term on the board is up in a few months but I have never been more proud to be a part of WPAA-TV. Looking back at the challenges we faced we have … Continue reading Board President Statement Joey Allard (2019)

What are the Responsibilities of Board Members?


The Basics Attend six meetings that focus on oversight and strategic direction of the organization Participate in at least one committee: Outreach, Building, Nominations, Tech Attend committee meetings and attend to the tasks identified by or for those committees Preferably, commit to a three-year term to increase the potential for WPAA-TV to serve the community. … Continue reading What are the Responsibilities of Board Members?

PEGPETIA Purpose, Equity and Reasonableness


Testimony to PURA from WPAA-TV: In support of equity in service to our diverse communities about the method of funding for capital expenses associated with CT Community TV Equity and reasonableness within a system with embedded inequities are challenging and noble goals. In striving to achieve Goal #6 ‘applicant‐friendly and not unduly burdensome to the … Continue reading PEGPETIA Purpose, Equity and Reasonableness

Community Media Today, literally, Today?


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?