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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.

Volunteer of the Year

Posted: 09/04/2007

At the annual membership meeting on August 15th Byron Strickland was named GRTV's voluteer of the year.  This was Byron's second time winning, he and Charles Bennet shared the honor last year.  All of us at GRTV want to thank Byron for all his hard work and dedication.  Volunteers are the core of a public access tv station and we couldn't do it without them.

The CMC's IT department has finished work on the new website for the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB). FAB exists to "engage with issues in health care and the biosciences from feminist viewpoints." Check it out at

The Community Media Workshop, CAN-TV (Chicago) and the Benton Foundation put together this web video that focuses on what it means for community media to really serve communities. GRCMC is among those projects featured as a good example. GRCMC Executive Director Laurie Cirivello is also interviewed.

The CMC recently worked with the Women's Resource Center to deploy a new server running Windows 2003 Small Business Server.  This new server will provide file & printer sharing, data redundancy, daily backups and an integrated e-mail solution for their 22 workstations.  

To learn more about Women's Resource Center and the programs that they provide, please visit the website that we designed & host for them at   

The CMC recently worked with Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) to deploy a new server running Windows 2003 Small Business Server.  GROW's existing server was over 5 years old, running Windows NT 4.0 Server and was dangerously low on disk space.  This much needed upgrade gives them alot more disk space including redundant hard drives, an integrated e-mail solution and the ability for staff to easily share their contacts and calendars with each other.  

To learn more about GROW and the programs that they provide for women (and men!),...

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