Welcome to RCTV!

RCTV15 is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station. We offer:

  • On-air broadcasts of local programming (Time Warner Channel 15 or 98.5 in Rochester)
  • Adult and Youth Media Classes
  • Special events open to the community

Put your program on the air for free for all Rochester to see!

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The Inauguration of Mayor Lovely Warren

On January 4, 2014, Lovely Warren was sworn in as the Mayor of Rochester. RCTV was there to capture the excitement and sentiments of the day.


RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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RCTV’s Annual Report Is Now Available Online

Rochester Community TV’s Annual Report shares highlights of the year, Member lists, a financial report and a list of our valued Partners.

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Rochester Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of July 1964 Civil Rights Riots

Posted on July 15, 2014 by admin No Comments

July of 1964 was a turbulent time in Rochester. The dissatisfaction over racial inequality over issues such as jobs, education, healthcare, police/community relations and more that had been simmering for years came to a boil one hot and steamy night in July. Between 10 PM on Friday, July 24, and the evening of Sunday, July […]

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Audio Tips and Best Practices for Documentaries from Dave Sluberski

Posted on July 14, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Thanks to Dave Sluberski, a lecturer at RIT’s School of Film and Animation, who specializes in sound design and technology, and who is President of Rochester AV Association, for a presentation he gave to Rochester Movie Makers and RCTV Producers. His presentation included the following tips and best practices in audio production, geared specifically toward […]

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Welcome RCTV/Writers & Books Camp Students!

Posted on July 7, 2014 by admin No Comments
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We’re looking forward to an uproarious time with the 20 young people signed up for this week for the RCTV/Writers & Books Summer Camp! Each summer, we partner with Writers & Books to offer two camps that trains kids on media production and literacy. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome 20 kids from age 9-12 […]

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Watch the Film July ’64 Online and at the Little Theatre for FREE

Posted on July 6, 2014 by admin No Comments

Fifty years ago this month, Rochester was ripped apart by a wave of civil unrest that destroyed neighborhoods, pitted police against demonstrators, and left a disquieting stream of distrust and community distress in its wake. This month, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary, you can watch the film July ’64 online, or in person at the Little […]

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RCTV Students to Help Capture the Magic of the Historic Pythodd Club

Posted on July 3, 2014 by admin No Comments
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During the 1950′s, The Pythodd Club on Clarissa Street  was a jazz club where Rochester’s best musicians performed. It also attracted jazz greats  from across the country, such as Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, John Coltrane, Kenny Burrell, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan and George Benson, who came to serenade the ardent jazz lovers that frequented the club. […]

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Invitation to Take RCTV Summer 2014 Survey

Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin No Comments

RCTV is working to become a more dynamic community media center that offers something for everyone interested in sharing their ideas, producing programs and learning to create media. But we need your help to better understand what you want! Please use this survey to tell us what classes and workshops you’d be interested in taking. […]

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Thanks for Joining Us!

Posted on June 19, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

Thanks to all who participated in RCTV’s Evening of Jazz in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Black Music Month!  To see photos from the event, please visit our event album on facebook. We send a special thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that helped make the evening so successful: Performers Jimmie Highsmith, […]

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RCTV Seeks Bookkeeper on Consultant Basis

Posted on June 16, 2014 by admin No Comments

Approximately seven hours per week on Consultant basis; flexible schedule. Consultant responsibilities include: 1.  Maintain accounting files and records (electronic and physical). 2.  Maintain chart of accounts. 3.  Analyze and journalize transactions 4.  Process full cycle accounts payable and accounts receivable 5.  Reconcile bank, credit card and investment accounts 6.  Maintain fixed asset records and […]

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