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.
July 11, 2019 - FCC Third Report and Order: Capital Costs in Support of PEG are NOT part of a 5% Cap on Franchise Fees and it TAKES A PASS ON ASKING MUNICIPALITIES TO PAY FOR ACCESS CHANNELS
July 3, 2019 - Governor’s partial veto of provision that reduces Video Service Provider Fees makes taxpayer subsidy permanent.
2019-2020 legislative session -
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 State Legislation page for more.
WATCH! FACTv interviews Mary Cardona about need for changes in state law