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Sunday, April 24, 2016 02:42 PM

Dan Kummer elected to WCM Hall of Fame

Wisconsin Community Media has elected Dan Kummer, Director of Marshfield Community Television, to the WCM Hall of Fame.  This honor is being awarded posthumously to Dan, who passed away earlier this year.  

Dan began managing Marshfield Community TV for the City of Marshfield in 1991 with his small business, Vidcom, a production company he formed with a partner, Jay Holbrook.  Dan wasn’t always a professional videographer.  Until 1985, Dan worked as a physician assistant.  According to his wife, Juanita, he “always had a passion for photography and videography” and finally decided to make a career change.  His work as the media director at Faith Christian/Believer’s Church and as the producer of the Word of Life television programs put him in contact with public access television and led to the position he is best known for today, Director of Marshfield Community TV. 

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 02:32 PM

Significant Community Program

“Mock Crash” helps students tell the story behind preventable accidents

Merrill Area High School student actors in the show, Mock Crash

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:24 PM

WWBIC logo

WWBIC partners with Kenosha Community Media to make business dreams come true

By Heather Lux
Regional Project Director, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

WWBIC is a statewide economic development corporation that has been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.   As a non-profit often our biggest challenge is just getting people to know we are here and that we can help them make their dream of starting or expanding a business come true.  Partnering with Kenosha Community Media has had a big impact on our ability to reach the people we want to reach – that’s pretty much everyone with a business dream, particularly underserved populations.  

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:26 AM

Nystrom & Markwardt: Providing information accurately and from reliable sources

Dean Markwardt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 01:12 PM

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 
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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. 

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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.

 
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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.”

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