WPAW-TV Channel 12

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Welcome to WPAW-TV Channel 12 - Community Access Television.  Established by the Village of Paw Paw and Paw Paw Community Education in 1982, Channel 12 serves as the Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) TV station on Comcast XFINITY™ and Bloomingdale Communications cable systems. 

WPAW-TV Channel 12 is a local origination cable access station and does not broadcast an over-the-air transmission.  Paw Paw Community Education relaunched Channel 12 with new call letters "WPAW" in favor on our new TV Guide system.

Available in nearly 20,000 homes, Channel 12 invites, encourages, and enables people in our community to exercise their first amendment right through the medium of cable access television.  Non-profit organizations in and around Paw Paw are encouraged to submit PSAs and upcoming community events to the Channel 12 Community Bulletin Board.  This is free service displays the community's news in a timed slideshow format when the other local stations are airing network news.  Channel 12 Community News is exclusively for non-profits, community service groups, government entities, and the Paw Paw Public Schools.


Non-profit organizations in and around Paw Paw are encourage to submit PSAs of upcoming community events and info on Channel 12 Community News.  This is a free service in which we a slideshow of news and is exclusively for non-profit organizations, government agencies, and Paw Paw Public School District.  Churches and community groups are also encouraged to submit their announcements.

We provide equipment and necessary training for the creation of locally produced television programs which can be cablecast free of charge on Channel 12.  Non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit announcements/PSAs which air when the network affiliates are airing local news.  Anyone who lives in the viewing area may produce programming to air on Channel 12.  For more information, please feel free to contact Paw Paw Community Education at 657-8831.



Channel 12

The Community Access Television Center has been established by the Village of Paw Paw and Michigan Avenue Academy to provide production equipment and support services necessary for the creation of locally produced television programs, and to provide programming for Channel 12, Community Access Television.  The Village of Lawton is a participating member of the Access Center.

Community Access Television Center

Logo The Community Access Television Center has been established by the Village of Paw Paw and Michigan Avenue Academy to provide production equipment and support services necessary for the creation of locally produced television programs, and to provide programming for Channel 12, Community Access Television.  The Village of Lawton is a participating member of the Access Center.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Community Access Television Center is to invite, encourage, and enable members to exercise their First Amendment rights through the medium of cable access television.

Access Center Membership

Under agreements between the Access Center and the Village of Paw Paw. Membership in the Access Center is available to residents living within the boundaries of the Village of Paw Paw.  Membership will be made available to residents living within the boundaries of other governmental entities which enter into Access Agreements with the Access Center.
 
Audio for the TV-12 bulletin board is provided by WMUK, National Public Radio, Western Michigan University.

Public Service Announcements (PSA's) are accepted for cable cast on an alpha numeric bulletin board.  PSA's are accepted from any member, and anyone living within the school districts' boundaries of the membership area, and must be of a non-profit nature.  PSA forms are available in the Cedar Street Campus Office, and Paw Paw Village Hall.  Forms must be submitted to the Cedar Street Campus Office at least one week prior to cablecast.

Upon Request from Paw Paw, the Access Center will make available a block of time to tape comments from candidates running for positions on the village council or the school board.  All candidates must adhere to time limits and appear at a scheduled time.  Comments are cable cast unedited.  

While the Access Center encourages non-profit organizations to have members seek certification to assist them in producing videotapes, the difficulty of finding sufficient volunteers is recognized.  Low cost videotaping services are available to non-profit organizations upon request.  Rate sheets are available in the Cedar Street Campus Office, or call (269) 657-8831.


Anyone who lives in the village of Paw Paw may be certified to produce programming for Channel 12. To become certified a member must go through a training and certification course offered through Michigan Avenue Academy. For information on classes, equipment, and other T.V. 12 information call Michigan Avenue Academy at (269) 657-8831.

Last Modified on April 14, 2016
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