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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.

Looking for some information that would help you make a better video?  Check out our video tutorials at  Just go to the website and search for "grtv video tutorial" and you'll find a list of videos on everything from how to use different shot types to the basics of good 3 point lighting.  But don't stop at the tutorials, you'll also find a lot of GRTV programming available on-line too.

New Equipment Arrives

Posted: 06/01/2009

New Equipment Arrives

Just in the nick of time for Festival the new portable production studio equipment has arrived.  The system uses the NewTek Tricaster, with graphics, slow-mo replay, recording and distribution of the production.  The cameras are JVC GY-HD250's with the studio package.  We are very excited to premier the system at Festival.

In Case You Missed It: Sara Watkins Live on WYCE!

Sara Watkins stopped by the WYCE studios to discuss her new self-titled solo debut.  The new disc is produced by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and features her former Nickel Creek bandmates Sean Watkins and Chris Thile, plus Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Tim O'Brien, Jon Brion and many more.

Click the player below to hear it now!

North Country Trail Launch

Posted: 04/21/2009

North Country Trail Launch

The CMC IT team is proud to announce the launch of Some of the highlights include a Google Checkout online store, the ability to become a member online, online volunteer hours reporting, a hike section which can be filtered by state, and a dynamic back-end which allows for the addition of new pages on the fly. Make sure to check it out today.

Maybe You Missed... G. Love at WYCE!

G. Love joined Rebecca Ruth to perform live in the WYCE Studio, Saturday April 11.

Click the player below to hear it!