Wisconsin Community Media supports the creation of TV and radio programming for communities.
Due to the support of local municipalities, cable companies, non-profit organizations and local businesses, you can see what your community is up to by watching your local community access channel on cable, listening to your local LPFM radio station, or finding programs online.
WCM believes it is important to have community-based media facilities that can be used by "everyday" people to reach the broader community.
And when people communicate with each other on this kind of scale, it creates a sense of community we can all be proud of —— Strong media centers. Strong communities.
WCM seeks changes in state law
Nearly 12 years ago, the Video Competition Act passed the state legislature. Besides eliminating local franchising, cable and telephone companies and succeeded in eliminating most support for public, education, and government access TV channels. For the last 12 years, these video service providers have allowed the transmission of PEG access channels to become antiquated and out of sync with how viewers currently view television. It’s time to change the law! See our Advocacy/State Legislation page for more.
WCM Update: Help Protect Your Local PEG Station
Mary Cardona, Executive Director of Wisconsin Community Media was a guests on Fitchburg’s FACTv where she discussed the history of PEG access television and current threats to it’s funding.
Maybe our Members of Congress can affect the FCC’s thinking before it issues a damaging Order…
Three members of Congress from Wisconsin have written to the FCC about their concerns about its 05-311 rulemaking — a rulemaking that could abolish community TV. They are Senator Tammy Baldwin, Represenative Mark Pocan and Representative Gwen Moore. We want you to help move the rest of our delegation to write. The Alliance for Community Media has created a letter generator that makes it easy for anyone to email their congressperson. Click the button below for more information and the link to the letter generator.