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Survey Says…

Back in the spring, WCTV conducted a survey of the community to assess where we stand and how people are watching television.  Over the next month or so, I'm going to share some of what we found. The information will help shape future decisions and strategies. First of all, thanks for the amazing response!  More…
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Community Media Conference 2017

Virtual reality. Podcasting. Even public art shows. There are all sorts of different ideas on what the future of community media may look like. I've just returned from Minneapolis, which played host to this year's Alliance for Community Media annual conference.  The gathering brings together hundreds of people from dozens of community media stations, from…
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Community Media Examples

When you think about WCTV and community media, most of you likely think of one of our staff members or volunteers carrying a camera to a local event or hosting a show in our studio. But last weekend's Fun on the Fourth celebration is a reminder that community media comes from all different types of…
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Fun on the Fourth LIVE Recap

Days of planning.  Hours of setup.  And our live production went up as scheduled at 6PM on Thursday.  Now, we're busy catching our collective breath. It was a bit windy, but the rain held off.  Thanks to our staff and volunteers, as well as all of our guests who were willing to come on TV…
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Fun on the Fourth

The Fun on the Fourth celebration is just a week away and WCTV will be on the Common to record all the events, and show some of them LIVE. The live portion of our coverage will get underway Thursday, June 29th at 6PM.  Tune into our Public Channel (Comcast 9 / Verizon 37) or watch…
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Youth Programs Wrap Up

This past Saturday marked the end of this year’s WCTV Youth programs.  The station runs a number of after-school and weekend programs, catering to kids from the intermediate and middle schools. You can see videos that are produced by those kids each day on our Education Channel (Verizon 39 / Comcast 99).  We also have…
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WCTV Scholarship Recipients

This past Friday night, Wilmington High School's Class of 2017 was honored at Scholarship Night.  Groups from across town came out to recognize student achievement and award scholarship money for college expenses. WCTV handed out six scholarships this year, ranging from $750 to $1500.  Recipients were selected by the Board of Directors and included five…
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NEW SHOW: Recreation Matters

It's easy to forget sometimes just how much the Wilmington Recreation Department is in charge of. It's not just basketball and summer playground time. There are also legos, archery and even organized trips to places like Connecticut, Saratoga Springs and Alaska. A new show on WCTV, Recreation Matters, will highlight some of the upcoming courses…
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Update on Archiving

It's been two months since we launched Throwback Thursday on WCTV, loading up our new YouTube page with all sorts of content from the past 30 years in Wilmington. And the message has been received: you're interested in this type of programming. So far, we've got more than a hundred videos uploaded (and more VHS…
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Investments Put To Use

I took a drive through Wilmington on Wednesday night after work. (I was headed out to watch Game One between the Celtics and Cavs with a friend. Ouch.) On my way to dinner, I couldn't help but notice the community was buzzing and the points of interest were all recent investments. First up, I drove…
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