Welcome to RCTV

RCTV is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station and community media center. Rochester Community Media Center gives all City of Rochester residents both a forum for the free expression of ideas and the expertise and technology to express them.

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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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The Front Row Movie Addresses Gun Violence

Read the full story about a collaborative project undertaken by RCTV and diverse organizations and individuals within the community to address and positively impact the issue of gun violence in Rochester.
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Save the Date for Black Music Month Celebration

This year’s Black Music Month Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center. Join us for Fun, Food, Festivities and  a full evening of entertainment!

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Pauline McCleary: Putting It All in Perspectives

Posted on May 26, 2015 by admin No Comments

Pauline McCleary is the host and Executive Producer of Perspectives, a cable program that is broadcast on RCTV Monday evenings at 9 PM and Friday afternoons at 3:30 PM. Her focus for the show is WoW, or Women of Wonder because, as she asserts, “Women carry so much on their shoulders… their careers, their children, […]

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RCTV Black Music Month Celebration and Open Mic Competition with Grand Tone

Posted on May 19, 2015 by admin No Comments
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On Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, RCTV will host its annual Black Music Month Celebration at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center at 36 King Street in Rochester. At 6:30 PM, the doors open to an evening of food, fun, friends festivities and entertainment, as RCTV presents an open mic competition. Our host […]

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RCTV/Writers & Books Camps Are Right Around the Corner!

Posted on May 13, 2015 by admin No Comments
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Although July seems a long way off right now, in reality, summer is right around the corner. And each summer, RCTV partners with Writers & Books on two summer camps that bring the magic of books and filmmaking together for young people. The kids come to RCTV and learn all about using the equipment in […]

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Seeking Open Mic Performers for RCTV’s Black Music Month Celebration on June 13, 2015

Posted on May 11, 2015 by admin No Comments
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If you’re a performer, share your talent for a chance to win prizes! On Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, RCTV will host the Black Music Month Celebration at the Frederick Douglass Resource Center, located at 36 King Street in Rochester. Whether you sing, rap, recite poetry or perform spoken word, you’re invited […]

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Finding a Fiscal Sponsor for Your Media Project

Posted on May 4, 2015 by admin No Comments

If you’ve decided to seek funding for your media project and you discover that you need affiliation with a fiscal sponsor, below are organizations that do just that. If these organizations find that your project is a good fit for their mission, they will consider you and your work for fiscal oversight. By providing oversight, […]

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Editorial: “I’m Losing My Breath” by Ayala Emmett

Posted on April 28, 2015 by admin No Comments

Last week a friend and I met for coffee. We haven’t seen each other for a couple of weeks and we talked about the recent killings of black men by police and brought up the 73 year old insurance executive who mistook his gun for a Taser and killed Eric Harris a 44 year old […]

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Krazy Kidz Newz – New RCTV Kids Show

Posted on April 27, 2015 by admin No Comments
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It all started when Jacyn, one of the students who attended the RCTV/ Writers & Books Summer Camp last summer, came up with the idea of doing a kids variety news show.  The idea caught on like, well, krazy among her group of friends, and the planning began. “We want to give kids the latest […]

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Lists of Grants for Filmmakers and Public TV Producers

Posted on April 20, 2015 by admin No Comments
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When new filmmakers and Cable TV Producers think about how to raise money, they often turn to crowdfunding.  While that can certainly be an effective way to raise funds (see our article, “Insights and Tips from Three Successful Crowdfunders“), another source of funding can also come from grants. Some individual artists get discouraged when they […]

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