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Wakefield Community Access TV and Media Center (WCAT) is Wakefield’s community media partner, offering a communication platform for dialogue, civic engagement, and diverse perspectives not generally available from commercial media. We are committed to excellence in storytelling and information access for all our citizens.
Founded in 1990, WCAT-Wakefield first began broadcasting from a facility on Water Street with a staff of two. It moved to the Senior Center, then to the former Montrose School before landing at its current location. Since 2003, WCAT-Wakefield has created, produced, broadcast, and more recently, streamed content from a modern studio behind Wakefield Memorial High School on 24 Hemlock Road.
Today, WCAT broadcasts content using two fully functional, HD-compatible studios, with coordinated control rooms and editing stations. The WCAT studio includes a modern conference room, available for rental to members and community partners.
WCAT’s programs range from government/school committee meetings to political debates; school performances and sports events to local performances; and from educational and informative discussions, to award-winning feature documentaries. In addition, WCAT broadcasts/streams classic movies and television series on the public channel.
If it’s happening out there, we’re capturing it in here.
As the media/technology landscape changes, WCAT is evolving from a cable-access station into Wakefield’s Community Media Center, where staff, members and volunteers produce videos and podcasts, learn how to create and curate content with new technologies, and come together to participate in WCAT-sponsored, community-oriented events.
If you have a story to tell, we are here to help you tell it!
Please join WCAT and become part of Wakefield’s story. You are Wakefield’s citizens, leaders, educators and heroes, you represent our community’s businesses and nonprofits, and you can best share the culture, politics and wonders that make our Wakefield a thriving community north of Boston.
WCAT – Wakefield has a fully outfitted, modern production truck that can travel to area sites to provide businesses or organizations with the means to showcase their events and products. With our talented staff, we also can help you develop your story whether on location or in our studio. We also have installed cable feeds in the new Galvin Middle School auditorium to cover events held there.
WCAT provides civic, educational, cultural and public content from the Government and Public channels of Verizon (42 and 40), Comcast (22 and 3) and RCN (13 and 3).
WCAT’s Mission, Vision & Values
Wakefield Cable Access TV & Media Center is your trusted community media partner that offers a communication platform for dialogue, civic engagement, and diverse perspectives not generally available from commercial media.
WCAT is committed to providing quality programming that reflects the voice of, and for, the community of Wakefield.Through its investment in high-quality technology, staff, education, visibility, and strong community engagement, we provide coverage of government, public and educational events.
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