Enabling informed Free Speech and transparency in government.

This Public Affairs page is a furtherance of our commitment to make content produced ‘by’ or ‘for’ government available to the community. 


Does WPAA-TV do Public Affairs programming?  Yes, conditionally. Certain community initiatives whose representatives agree to use our tools & stage resources like a civic group or nonprofit user are eligible for support. These initiatives have playlists on WPAA-TV YouTube Channel.

Wallingford350  – Committee planning 350th B’day celebration of the town

How does Public Affairs programming done by Government differ from Public Access Media?  Most simply, it is the level of citizen involvement in the content, dynamics, and production. To illustrate here are links to two local stories supported by both the Government and Public resources in Wallingford.

WORKCAMP Mission Wallingford 2018

Community Version
Community Documentary
Government Version


Contracted by WPL Version for Website
Community Version
Government Version

Public Meetings, News and Public Affairs content produced 'by' government or 'for' government in Wallingford as approved by the Office of the Mayor is distributed on the Government TV Channel.
WGTV Wallingford Government TV 

Click HERE.  Related timely posts in social media can be followed here
Gavel-to-gavel town meeting coverage is recorded for future cablecast by employees of the Town of Wallingford. Meetings can be viewed per a published program schedule on WGTV Comcast Channel 20 | HD 1084 and Frontier 6093The program schedule is available on the town website:  here.  For more information about this content call (203) 294-2199 or write  govmedia@wallingfordct.gov

WPS-TV Wallingford Board of Education (BOE)

Click HERE
Wallingford Schools (WPS Channel 19 | HD 1090 and Frontier 6092) Includes BOE Meetings held in the Town Council Chambers. WGTV provides production resource support for certain meetings.

Other State & National Government Access TV is redistributed on WPAA-TV Comcast Channel 18 | HD 1070 and Frontier 6091 sourced from the following Internet or Online Channels. Primary sources are listed below.

This 2016 outburst by the Mayor happened during a discussion about the town putting its content on the Internet. It is not 1993! Even then, this would have been outrageous!

CAP Responsibility
An excerpt of a 1999 State of CT Docket establishes WPAA-TV’s role in providing Government Access TV in Wallingford as different than other communities in CT.