About us

Wisconsin Rapids Community Media (WRCM) is a division within the Information and Technology Department of the City of Wisconsin Rapids. The multimedia staff provides video coverage of governmental business within the City of Wisconsin Rapids along with training in producing programs for Community Media.

Volunteer Community Producers along with local video submitters provide for a medium for information, promotion and entertainment serving the Wisconsin Rapids community through educational and public access video programs.

Our programs are available on cable television, Roku streaming and online/mobile devices. As time permits, the multimedia coordinator assigns to volunteers who are registered through WRCM, video projects that are requested by nonprofit organizations and schools to be filmed and aired on WRCM outlets. 

Staff Involvement:

The multimedia staff produces and provides information for departments in the City of Wisconsin Rapids using multimedia tools such as videography, photography, writing, reporting and graphic design. Materials created by the staff are used in City newsletters, blogs, news-releases, Facebook, Twitter, City Website and WRCM outlets.

The staff also provides a place and training for non-profits, and local and non-residents to share information, promotion and entertainment by filming and producing their own program. As time permits, the multimedia coordinator assigns to volunteers who are registered through WRCM, video projects that are requested by nonprofit organizations and schools to be filmed and aired on WRCM outlets.

Government Meeting Coverage:

Hired freelancers film and produce coverage of municipal meetings outside the City of Wisconsin Rapids business when th entity pays for the coverage of their municipal meetings. Meeting videos can be submitted for TV coverage only by the entity for no charge. 

How we are funded: Cable operators provide channel capacity to municipalities, as compensation to for their use of public rights-of-ways: streets, highways, parks and other government-owned property. This compensation provides access to media for local residents. Wisconsin Rapids City residents who purchase cable TV pay a monthly franchise fee (5%) which was adopted by the council to fund us. Other local governments in our viewing area may collect a franchise fee, but use the fee towards their general fund and not us.   If you want your community to support us, please contact your local government officials to ensure local coverage. This will help ensure coverage of local programming continues in the community you live in and provide an openness to local government.

Supporting friends:

City of Nekoosa 

Nekoosa School District

Town of Grand Rapids