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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.

Annual Meeting Recap

Posted: 08/24/2008

The 2008 Annual Members Meeting for the Community Media Center was held on August 19th in the CMC studio. Read here for a synopsis of the procedings and text of presentations by outgoing board president Tim Goodwin and Executive Director Laurie Cirivello.

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Potato Moon concert at Wealthy Theatre

Like to take a minute to give my propers to the crew: tonight's "Potato Moon" concert (8/21) was the best-run Wealthy Theatre concert yet. End of sentence.  CMC knocked this one out the park.

No doubt it's easier to look good when you've got that much talent onstage... "Potato moon" is amazing.

Big thanks to Ted for getting the lights and mics setup on Wednesday.  Also, thanks to Jeff for the setup help, Brooke for running Tech Booth and switching video, Colleen for her amazing touch on lighting, Tom and Francesca for managing front of...

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In order for the Community Media Center to keep providing the same level of IT support that we have for the past decade, we will be making some changes to our IT support structure.  The hourly rate for IT consulting, maintenance and support will increase from $55/hour to $64/hour.  Also, our emergency rate with a 4 hour response time during business hours will increase from $75/hour to $84/hour and our emergency rate outside of normal business hours of 10am - 6pm Monday thru Friday will increase from $95/hour to...

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Recreational Debut

Posted: 07/06/2008

Recreational Debut

The CMC IT team is proud to announce the launch of, the homepage for Recreational Debut, a non-profit recruiting service that helps student athletes obtain exposure that leads to an athletic scholarship. Make sure that you check out the custom video system which links up with youTube to seemslessly display videos accross both sites, and the PayPal integration which allows site users who purchase the program to instantly download their product.

The Quality Of The Experience

Posted: 06/10/2008

The Quality Of The Experience

In my 6/3/08 Wealthy Theatre blog I detailed an experience at a local arena, making the point that size does matter.  

That same week, the honorable John Sinkevics wrote a GR Press blog in the same spirit, containing emails and letters from fans, critical of the arena concert experience.  

Mr. Sinkevics has written on this topic several times.  GR Press is often ahead of the curve.  This may signal a renewed interest, by concert-goers, in the quality of the experience.  

Currently, however, two things get in the way of such a revolution:

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