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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.

In Case You Missed It: Derek Trucks Band LIVE on WYCE

Derek Trucks Band stopped by the WYCE studio to discuss their new album Already Free and performed two songs live!
Click the player below to hear it.

Thank You Festival Volunteers!

Posted: 06/09/2009

Thank you to all who helped make GRTV's maiden voyage of the new media lab a success at this year's Festival of the Arts.  Thank you for standing on shaky scaffolding, operating a camera on the scissor lift during 25 mph winds, directing for the first time, scrambling during a short rain shower, and making sure the graphics were spelled correctly! Without you, GRTV's 30 hours of taping would not have been possible.
Thank you, thank you, thank 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!