About WCTV
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ABOUT WCTV
ABOUT WCTV
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OUR MISSION FOR WCTV

We believe that quality public access television is crucial to the free exchange of information and ideas necessary for a dynamic, growing and learning community.

 

WCTV will serve Wayne County with news, event coverage and educational and entertainment programming. Through strong links with the community, WCTV will provide professional, efficient, quality service to its viewers.

 

In addition to Bringing the Community to the Community, the goals of WCTV are:

  • To strengthen the fabric of our community life by enabling open communication
  • To provide quality access television, which is crucial to the free exchange of information and ideas necessary for a growing and learning community
  • Through optimal use of our programming, reflect the diversity and interests of the Wayne County Community and its residents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Founded in 1988, Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) serves to provide public, education and government (PEG) access television for the residents of Wayne County, Indiana.

 

WCTV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates three channels on the local Comcast cable system – Public Access Channel 21, Educational Access Channel 20 and Government Access Channel 11. Through strong links with the community, WCTV provides quality, professional and efficient media services to its viewers.

Annual Production Report

Click to read the Annual Production Report. The report covers statistics for the year, current board members and the mission for WCTV.

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ABOUT PEG

What is PEG Access?

PEG stands for Public, Education and Government Access Television. Pursuant to Section 611 of the Federal Communications Act, local franchising authorities may require cable operators to set aside channels for public, education, or government (PEG) use.

 

Public Access: The availability of television or radio broadcast facilities, as provided by law, for use by the public for presentation of programs, as those of community interest. (American Heritage Dictionary)

 

Public Access channels are available for use by the general public. WCTV is committed to provide a vehicle for the airing of locally produced programming, created by a diverse variety of individuals, groups, and organizations within our community. This programming is non-commercial in nature, and the producer has full creative and editorial control. In the production and airing of this programming, WCTV makes channel access, a full range of equipment, facilities, and expertise available to all segments of our richly diverse community. WCTV may not exercise editorial control except over unprotected speech or obscenity.

 

Educational Access channels are used for productions designed to educate the public. WCTV administers Channel 20 to allow the airing of programming produced by WCTV staff, as well as faculty, staff or students of community educational institutions. WCTV also downlinks satellite programming of educational value. Other programs on this channel include activities of schools or colleges, fully televised courses of instruction, and other programs of educational value to the community.

 

Government Access channels are used for government-related programming. WCTV provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of more than 20 government meetings per month, including Richmond Common Council, Wayne County Council, Board of Public Works and Safety, Richmond Power and Light Board, Richmond Sanitary District Board, Human Rights Commission, Richmond Plan Commission, and Richmond Board of Zoning Appeals. WCTV staff produce shows about government, including City Connections and County Connections. Election returns are aired live and public debates are broadcast.

 

Because Wayne County does not have a commercial television station, Whitewater Community Television serves as an outlet for information and education. WCTV works in conjunction with other media, universities and county governments to provide the best information possible to the residents of Wayne County.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors for Whitewater Community Television is a group of private citizens, elected by the membership, who oversee the operation and administration of PEG access in the communities served by WCTV.

WCTV STAFF

The WCTV staff performs  many tasks at the station and in the community. They share a passion to provide high quality, professional and efficient media services to their viewers.

“WCTV is… for the Community, by the Community”

Watch TV Online

LIVE LOCAL TV and STREAM VIDEO

Watch what’s happening live in our community. Stream video from local meetings, activities and shows. Watch local shows anytime.

tv schedule

PROGRAMMING CALENDAR OF SHOWS

Never miss a show!  Click on the listing of your selected program and save it to your online calendar by clicking on the event and following the instructions.

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER OF WCTV

WCTV membership is open to all individuals, organizations and businesses. You MUST be a member to produce programs using WCTV equipment and facilities.

Happy Birthday Announcement on WCTV

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE

Birthday slides will be personalized and aired on WCTV. Your announcement will air for one week on the WCTV Community Bulletin Board and we’ll also post on social media for easy sharing!

viewfinder newsletter

VIEWFINDER NEWSLETTER

Get a sneak peek at what’s happening this month with WCTV and our community.

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SUPPORT WCTV WHEN YOU SHOP AMAZON

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WCTV every time you shop, at no cost to you!

  • Simply go to smile.amazon.com
  • On your first visit, select WCTV as your charitable organization.

Support WCTV in our mission to enrich and strengthen communication in our community.

About WCTV and the Community

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Funding and support for WCTV comes from a variety of sources including:

Franchise Fees through Wayne County Government and the City of Richmond;

  • Indiana University East;
  • Grants, Membership Fees and Donations;
  • Fundraising and Underwriting;
  • Production and Editing For Hire;
  • No tax money is used to fund WCTV.

Founded in 1988, Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) serves to provide public, education and government (PEG) access television for the residents of Wayne County, Indiana. WCTV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates three channels on the local Comcast cable system – Public Access Channel 21, Educational Access Channel 20 and Government Access Channel 11. Through strong links with the community, WCTV provides quality, professional and efficient media services to its viewers.

Join WCTV as a Member Today
Watch TV Online

LIVE LOCAL TV and STREAM VIDEO

Watch what’s happening live in our community. Stream video from local meetings, activities and shows. Watch local shows anytime.

tv schedule

PROGRAMMING CALENDAR OF SHOWS

Never miss a show!  Click on the listing of your selected program and save it to your online calendar by clicking on the event and following the instructions.

BECOME A MEMBER

BECOME A MEMBER OF WCTV

WCTV membership is open to all individuals, organizations and businesses. You MUST be a member to produce programs using WCTV equipment and facilities.

Happy Birthday Announcement on WCTV

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE

Birthday slides will be personalized and aired on WCTV. Your announcement will air for one week on the WCTV Community Bulletin Board and we’ll also post on social media for easy sharing!

viewfinder newsletter

VIEWFINDER NEWSLETTER

Get a sneak peek at what’s happening this month with WCTV and our community.

donate through amazon smile

SUPPORT WCTV WHEN YOU SHOP AMAZON

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WCTV every time you shop, at no cost to you!

  • Simply go to smile.amazon.com
  • On your first visit, select WCTV as your charitable organization.

Support WCTV in our mission to enrich and strengthen communication in our community.

About WCTV and the Community

Control Room

Funding and support for WCTV comes from a variety of sources including:

Franchise Fees through Wayne County Government and the City of Richmond;

  • Indiana University East;
  • Grants, Membership Fees and Donations;
  • Fundraising and Underwriting;
  • Production and Editing For Hire;
  • No tax money is used to fund WCTV.

Founded in 1988, Whitewater Community Television (WCTV) serves to provide public, education and government (PEG) access television for the residents of Wayne County, Indiana. WCTV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and operates three channels on the local Comcast cable system – Public Access Channel 21, Educational Access Channel 20 and Government Access Channel 11. Through strong links with the community, WCTV provides quality, professional and efficient media services to its viewers.

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EVENTS RECORDED

Community, Education and Government events recorded annually by WCTV.

152
SERIES PROGRAMS

Regular series television programs produced annually by WCTV.

276
GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

13,622 minutes of Government Meetings recorded annually by WCTV.

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MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Strong partnerships and memberships support WCTV annually.

THIS WEEK ON WCTV

Click On the Shows Listed Below To Stream

Community Bulletin Board

Whitewater Community Television provides informational bulletin boards which run between regularly scheduled programs:

Never Miss a Show

Click on the listing of your selected program and save it to your online calendar by clicking on the event and following the instructions.

Meet Our Staff

The staff at WCTV provides quality, professional and efficient media services to its viewers

WCTV - Chanel 21 Public

Any Wayne County resident or community organization can air a show. All programming is non-commercial.

WGTV - Chanel 11 Government

Gavel-to-gavel coverage of government meetings in Richmond and Wayne County. Government programs designed to educate the public.

WETV - Chanel 20 Education

Educational institutions announcements will be placed on WETV, Channel 20

WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS SAYING ABOUT WCTV

“WCTV is… for the Community, by the Community”