Category Archives: Blog

Mark Ryan Steps Into The World of Podcasting

This week's blog is from Scott Kurland, who, along with Lisa Kapala, has been working with Mark on Podcasting for the past couple of months. Mark Ryan is a renaissance man around town. He serves on the Board of Commissioners at the Buzzell Senior Center, he's a volunteer here at WCTV, and he's an accomplished…
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Summer Workshop Recap

Last week, WCTV wrapped up the fourth and final week of our summer youth workshops.  Forty kids participated this summer, learning video techniques and putting together short films, PSAs and game shows.  We asked them to tell us what they liked most about the program.  Here are the responses we got: I like being around…
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Farmers Market & Eclipse

WCTV will be set up at the Farmers Market this weekend (Swain Green: 10A-1P on Sunday).  Please stop by our booth if you have any questions about our organization or want to know how to get involved. We’ll be passing out flyers for upcoming events, including a number of workshops and meet-ups coming up in…
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More Survey Data

Last month, I wrote about highlights from the poll we conducted of Wilmington residents in the spring.  It touched on DVR, HD and how often people are watching WCTV. This week, I'm going to reveal more of the results, which will help guide our mission going forward. The survey laid out nearly a dozen programming…
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Media Meet-Ups & Workshops

Think you might be interested in community media but don't know where to start?  Have a vague idea of who we are but want to learn more? Last month, WCTV held its first "Media Meet-Up" at our station.  These sessions are designed to be informal discussions on a specific topic, but can tangent off into…
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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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