Resources | The WCM Quarterly

  The Quarterly

Articles from the WCM Quarterly:

PDF Print Email
Thursday, January 28, 2016 01:12 PM

Tri-County Communication Cooperative helps TCC-TV go HD!

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, January 28, 2016 01:27 PM

City Manager's Report - Top 10 of 2015 showcases Oshkosh's accomplishments

By Emily Makowski
Communications Coordinator, Oshkosh Community Media Services


As every year comes to an end, it’s always fun to look back and celebrate the biggest and best things that happened. The annual special edition of “City Manager’s Report,” a 30-minute show produced by Oshkosh Community Media Services, does just that by counting down the Top 10 city projects and accomplishments for the year using video from the archives. Hosts City Manager Mark Rohloff and I start the show off with number 10 and work our way up.

Oshkosh ribbon cutting

2015 was a great year for Oshkosh, and Mark and I had plenty to talk about, including storm water projects, neighborhood updates, and Riverwalk progress. The hard part was picking out which ones to choose!  It always takes a few weeks of preparation. Once the events are selected and the script is honed, the show is shot straight through from beginning to end.

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, October 08, 2015 04:51 PM

Charter to take over TW and Brighthouse

How will community TV fare if Charter
takes over Time Warner?


The vast majority of Wisconsin cable subscribers may soon be served by “New Charter,” a company created when Charter purchases Time Warner and Brighthouse - if they receive approval from the FCC and the Department of Justice.  New Charter would be the second largest operator in the country after Comcast. 

WCM has surveyed its members about their satisfaction with their video providers and on November 12 submitted the results in comments to the FCC in Docket MB 15-149. Compressed version of FCC Comments in MB 15-149.

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Monday, October 05, 2015 10:24 AM

Kenosha Community Media turns 30!


Kenosha Community Media is celebrating its anniversary!  The non-profit public access center is marking 30 years serving Kenosha County residents and non-profit organizations.
 
John Bloner, the City of Kenosha’s Technology & Media Specialist, is excited about the future of community television in Kenosha, noting that KCM is always busy, six days a week, providing access to the studio, field camcorders, and editing equipment to those who have taken KCM’s video production training. Besides helping non-profits, KCM staff also covers community events like the 4th of July Parade, symphony concerts, community-wide spelling bees, and most recently, the construction of the Kenosha Dream playground, a fully-accessible play area for children of all abilities.
 
KCM will be thanking its volunteers with a reception and then throwing a party with music, dancing, casino games, raffle prizes and more.  “It's a Boo-tiful Night" will be held at the Woman's Club of Kenosha on Saturday, October 24th from 6:30-10:00 pm.

 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, October 08, 2015 04:49 PM

Dr. Ramel Smith on the field

Asque the Blaquesmith answers a need


By 2007, licensed psychologist Dr. Ramel Smith had come to the realization that there was a great need to get more mental health information out to the public.  Too many people with mental health issues were not walking into a doctor’s office.  For some, it was a transportation issue.  For others, the cost was prohibitive. Still others did not want the stigma of mental illness. 

Then Dr. Smith learned about MATA Community Media and he got an idea for a monthly show.  At first Asque the Blaquesmith stuck solely to mental health issues, covering depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and the importance of exercise.  Over the last eight years, the half-hour show has evolved to talk about issues that affect people’s everyday lives such as managing money, building relationships, and communicating effectively. 

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, October 08, 2015 04:40 PM
Talking Fitchburg

 Live daily show is Talking Fitchburg

To catch up on what’s going on in Fitchburg, tune in to FACTv’s Talking Fitchburg.  It’s a new hour-long show seen weekdays at 9 a.m.

Modeled after morning talk shows, Talking Fitchburg hosts Preston Schmit and Jeremy Crosby use a radio-style set-up to meet with guests from the city, local businesses, the schools, and area non-profits. 

If you miss it on Charter’s channel 985 or on AT&T’s ch. 99 clickable website, you can view it streaming live on the City of Fitchburg’s website.  Some segments will also be posted in its Video-on-Demand archives and on YouTube.

 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, October 08, 2015 04:46 PM

Voice of Watertown Soccer

The “Voice of Watertown Soccer” celebrates 25 years behind the mic


The “Voice of Watertown Soccer” is celebrating 25 years behind the microphone this year. Ray Bezanson has been calling high school soccer games for Watertown's public access station, Watertown TV, since 1990.

“I really didn't volunteer, I was approached by Gary Fisk, the cable coordinator at the time, probably because I was yelling a lot from the sidelines at the games,” Ray says with a warm chuckle. Since then his involvement has expanded to include play by play for Watertown High School football and basketball.

Ray’s commitment to public access television goes farther than calling sports.  He is also secretary of the Watertown Cable Board and promotes the station whenever he can. “Watertown TV is an important asset for our community, it’s a great local resource.”

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Thursday, October 08, 2015 04:44 PM

FESTIVAL!

Kids can celebrate with the TV show FESTIVAL! all year long in River Falls


As summer wanes and the carnivals shutter one by one, there is one fun spot that continues to attract visitors – especially kids.  FESTIVAL!

The show’s short stories and skits featuring clowns, cartoon characters, puppets and animated objects teach kids about appropriate social behavior year round on the City of River Falls’ community television channel. 

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:04 PM

2015 Significant Community Program Award honoree
Doing Happiness in Sun Prairie one show at a time

by Jeff Robbins

In April of 2014, I was new to my position as executive director of the Sun Prairie Media Center.  One of my priorities was to broaden the programming appearing on our community access channel to include more people of color and differing abilities.

An Internet search brought up Matt Glowacki’s name and I was immediately intrigued by Matt’s story. Who wouldn’t be? Born with no legs. Runs multiple businesses. Paralympic athlete. Successful motivational speaker. Best of all, he lived in Sun Prairie, so he was definitely ‘local’ enough for local cable access TV.

An initial meeting proved productive. We hit it off. Better still, Matt had ideas. He wanted to adapt for TV his then current series of motivational talks called “Doing Happiness.” He wanted to tell his story but keep the focus on people who were busy “Doing Happiness in Sun Prairie.” 

Read more...
 
PDF Print Email
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 09:40 AM

U.S. Senate legislation provides support for community television

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced the Community Access Preservation Act (S. 1244) to enhance support for community television on cabl`e systems. 

The bill would have a significant effect on Wisconsin because it would restore the ability of municipalities to assess a PEG fee on cable subscribers to support local programming.  The bill would also enable municipalities to request video providers to list the names of access channels and their program schedules on the electronic program guide. This would make a huge difference to local channels, enabling viewers to see access channel schedules as they see the schedules of other channels and record programs for later viewing.  Only a few channels across the state are now listed in the EPG. Talking points.

 
PDF Print Email
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 09:39 AM

Wisconsin Rapids Solarus subscribers can now watch local shows in HD

In May, Solarus began cablecasting the River Cities Community Access Media channel 3 in HD on its system.  HDTV provides picture quality that is substantially better than that of standard definition television. 

Solarus is the only video provider in the state to cablecast access channels in HD, although nearly all local media centers produce programming in the higher quality format.  “We want to express our sincere appreciation to Solarus for continuing to advance the quality of its communications services, which enables RCCA Media to enhance the viewing experience of its customers,” said Tom Loucks, Media Coordinator of RCCA Media.

Charter carries the same channel in SD on channel 985. Everyone can also watch RCCA programming on-demand online at rccamedia.org. 

 
<< first < Prev 1 2 3 Next > last >>

Page 2 of 3