Community Television

Waterloo Public Access Television
Waterloo Public Access Television exists to increase citizen participation in local government by providing citizens the ability to create and distribute video content to the community through the cable television system.  The department also records and broadcasts the weekly City Council meetings, the monthly Planning, Programming and Zoning Commission meetings and the monthly Board of Adjustments meetings.  Two cable channels are available for Public  and Government Access:

  • Cable Channel 15  - Waterloo Government Access Channel
  • Cable Channel 17 - Waterloo Public Access Channel
  • WCTV and WGAT are supervised by the MIS Director

Fully equipped television studio includes:

  • 3 Digital-S television cameras
  • Switcher with a character generator
  • Mixing board for studio productions and live broadcasts
  • Field equipment available for checkout
  • An array of DVD's players for the broadcasting of sponsored programs.

History
Public-access television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). PEG channels are funded by cable television companies through revenues derived from cable television franchise fees. Waterloo's first Cable Television Production Coordinator was hired in March 1998, with the first Public Access Studio located in two rooms at the Public Library. In July 2001, the Public Access Studio was expanded and relocated to its current location at Waterloo City Hall.

For more information visit Waterloo Community Television Website

Contact Information:
Waterloo Community Television
Edward Stoffer Cable TV Production Coordinator
City Hall
715 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4568
Fax: (319) 291-4571
Email: ed.stoffer@waterloo-ia.org 

Office Hours:
Monday, 11:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday, 8:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, 8:00am-9:00pm
Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm