Benefits of Membership
Wisconsin Community Media offers Member Media Centers (and Associates), Independent Producer Members, Friends, and Emeritus Members the following benefits:
Types of WCM Members
Media Center Members include all people related to your community media center or LPFM station who come along under your membership fee as “Associate Members.” Associate Members include all media center staff (volunteer and paid), commission members, city and school officials, and producers who pay a membership fee to the media center. Media Center Members designate one person as the Primary Contact. Media Center Membership fees are on a sliding scale based on the station budget and range from $205 to $310 per year.) LPFM centers join at a discounted rate the first two years of membership.
Independent Producers join WCM in order to distribute their programs easily to community media centers across the state and to collaborate easily on projects with others through WCM’s MediaFire account. Independent Producers have access to all member benefits and may serve on committees. The annual membership fee is $45.
Emeritus Members are named by media centers or WCM to honor the career of a community media professional now retiring from the field. Because of their experience, Emeritus Members have the privilege of being able to be elected to the Board of Directors and have one vote at annual membership meetings (like Station Members do) if they are in good standing. To be in good standing after the first year of election, Emeritus Members pay dues of $35.
Friend Members are people who would like to support community media and receive the benefits of membership. The annual membership fee is $15.
General Mailing List. Anyone can sign up for our mailing list on our website’s home page and receive occasional mailings about our events and significant news at no charge.