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Grand Rapids Cable Access Center

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • http://www.grcmc.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Grand Rapids Cable Access Center, Inc. (DBA Community Media Center), is simply "Building Community Through Media."
The following program areas work to achieve this mission:
GRTV provides media production support, tools and transmission for local individuals and nonprofit organizations, to create and present multimedia programming to the community. GRTV provides studio and editing facilities, portable equipment that is available to borrow, and professional staff to advise and facilitate use. GRTV also schedules and manages the playback transmission of two non-commercial community television channels that feature the programming produced and presented by the community.
WYCE is a non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station for West Michigan. The format emphasizes an eclectic blend of music, with special emphasis on local and emerging artists. The station provides audio/radio production training and is programmed by 80+ “on-air" volunteers. WYCE holds events than honor local artists and events that benefit local nonprofit organizations. WYCE provides community announcements and promotes events around the community.
WEALTHY THEATRE is a renovated historic theatre providing a technology-rich venue for community use. It is used for community presentations, concerts, films and stage performances.
CMC IT SERVICES provides low cost information technology services exclusively for area nonprofit organizations including web design and technology consultation. Services are designed to provide customized technology services that meet unique needs of the nonprofit sector.
EDUCATION SERVICES provide on-site and off-site training in media production, media literacy and technology applications, working with both adults and youth through a variety of educational programs.
THE RAPIDIAN is a web-based citizen journalism project providing locally important news and information submitted by citizens and non profit organizations
OTHER SERVICES include project-based, low-cost media production services exclusively for the nonprofit sector, training and support.

Main Programs

  1. GRTV, WYCE, WEALTHY THEATRE, IT SERVICES, ED SERVICES, VIDEO SERVICES, CITIZEN JOURNALISM PLATFORM
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan metro area, primarily.

ruling year

1982

Executive Director since 2015

Self-reported

Linda Gellasch

Keywords

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Media, Public Access Television, Radio, Information Technology, Media Literacy, Citizen Journalism

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Also Known As

Community Media Center; WYCE; GRTV; Wealthy Theatre; The Rapidian

EIN

38-2386140

 Number

8564866133

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Management & Technical Assistance (A02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

GRTV, WYCE, WEALTHY THEATRE, IT SERVICES, ED SERVICES, VIDEO SERVICES, CITIZEN JOURNALISM PLATFORM

GRTV provides media production support, tools and transmission for local individuals and nonprofit organizations, to create and present multimedia programming to the community. GRTV provides studio and editing facilities, portable equipment that is available to borrow, and professional staff to advise and facilitate use. GRTV also schedules and manages the playback transmission of two non-commercial community television channels that feature the programming produced and presented by the community.
WYCE is a non-commercial, listener-supported community radio station for West Michigan. The format emphasizes an eclectic blend of music, with special emphasis on local and emerging artists. The station provides audio/radio production training and is programmed by 80+ “on-air” volunteers. WYCE holds events than honor local artists and events that benefit local nonprofit organizations. WYCE provides community announcements and promotes events around the community.
WEALTHY THEATRE is a renovated historic theatre providing a technology-rich venue for community use. It is used for community presentations, concerts, films and stage performances.
CMC IT SERVICES (formerly known as GrandNet) provides low cost information technology services exclusively for area nonprofit organizations including on-site technical support, web design and technology consultation. Services are designed to provide customized technology services that meet unique needs of the nonprofit sector.
EDUCATION SERVICES provide on-site and off-site training in media production, media literacy and technology applications, working with both adults and youth through a variety of educational programs.
OTHER SERVICES include project-based, low-cost media production services exclusively for the nonprofit sector and web-based citizen journalism platform, training and support.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

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Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan metro area, primarily.

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Financials

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GRAND RAPIDS CABLE ACCESS CTR INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Grand Rapids Cable Access Center

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Executive Director

Linda Gellasch

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Patrick Revere

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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