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Welcome to the CMC

For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.

Meet Denise, our new Citizen Journalism Coordinator!

Denise Cheng is a West Coast native from Silicon Valley who left her heart in Portland, Ore. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B. Phil in Global and Cultural Journalism and has been closely following the citizen journalism movement since early 2006.

Denise was an editorial intern for In These Times (a progressive magazine out of Chicago), reported for The Oxford Press, and did development work in Lesotho as a Peace Corps volunteer. Prior to coming to Grand Rapids, Denise developed social media programs at

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Effective September 1st, 2009, CMC will be moving all of our DNS services to Dotster, our domain name registrar.  For clients that have CMC manage their domain name(s), your DNS services will be transfered to Dotster by us and will require no intervention from you.  

For clients that have registered their own domains and have pointed the DNS servers for those domains to CMC's DNS servers (mb.grcmc.org and hb.grcmc.org), you will have to move your DNS records to another DNS provider.  In most cases, the registrar that you registered your...

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In Case You Missed It: Rhett Miller of the Old 97s

Prior to his band The Old 97s' performance at The Intersection, singer-songwriter Rhett Miller stopped by the WYCE studios for a couple of live tracks and a chat. Thumbs up, Rhett!




Lighthouse Communities Website Redesign

During the spring of 2009 CMC worked with the Lighthouse Communities to completely redesign their website for a more navigable website with additional resources, better tools to support their work in the areas of community development, neighborhood services, foreclosure prevention, commercial development, homeownership programs, and lead hazard control.

The website content can be easily updated by Lighthouse Communities through the CMC's content management system. The newsletter is automatically generated from selected website content. ...

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Cherry Festival A Success!

Posted: 07/14/2009

Another field test with our new Portable Production Studio was a success.  The Grand Rapids Community Media Center, working in conjunction with the Northwest Michigan Community Media Center, drove our new Tricaster studio in a box (well, three boxes to be exact) up to Traverse City to film the National Cherry Festival Parade.  The four camera, three and a half hour shoot included a scissor lift mounted camera, a scaffolding mounted camera, an indoor talent camera and one roaming camera for on the street interviews and close ups all encoded...

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