Woodland TV (Formerly known as WAVE TV Channel 21)
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Trained volunteers are vital to the success of Woodland TV's continued local programming expansion. To be successful, Woodland TV needs to recruit and train volunteers to film, create, and produce video shows of local interest. Funding to this program will be used to reach out and train interested community members in contributing to on air programming. Items required for this programs success include community outreach, purchasing training materials for video production, holding group or individual training sessions, and providing guidance through hands-on video creation. Training will be in the proper use of video cameras and auxiliary equipment, video editing and other software. Volunteers may work alone or as a group to plan and create a show from start to finish. Additionally, WTV is interested in providing an on-air platform for those with podcasts and YouTube channels. We will work with integrating those platforms into our on-air broadcasts.
Program Successes
Woodland TV Channel 21 and the community will benefit by having additional trained volunteers to film local events, create local and diverse interest shows, and provide expanded coverage of local events. The volunteers benefit by learning new skills while contributing to their community. Plus, some volunteers may discover a future career in the video and communication field.
One of Woodland TV Channel 21's primary goals is to provide quality local community programming. A lot of these programs have been put on hold due to Covid19, but WTV is committed to attend & broadcast these events, and more, as restrictions are lifted and community events begin to take place. WTV has been involved with broadcasting virtual events as they have taken place. The most recent being the League of Women Voters candidate forum for City Council, District 3.

Programming categories and examples include:
- Community public events like Science & Technology lectures at the Woodland Public Library, Tomato Festival and Chef Competition, Honey Festival, Fourth of July, Veteran's Day, Community Band concerts, Arbor Day tree planting, Holiday Tree lighting & Sing-a-long and Christmas Parade, First Friday Artwalk, local author book readings, Yolo Idol, Yolo County Fair Demolition Derby, local school graduation ceremonies and more.
- Local events such as Scottish Games, Murder in the Library, Crawdad Festival, Stroll Through History, and other local ticketed events.
- Bulletin board & Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for local nonprofit, community service organizations, and City Government for upcoming events.
- Community submissions including travel shows, church services, scouting & other.
- Local governmental items of interest such as the annual "State of the City" address to the community by the mayor and League of Women Voter's political forums.

Program Successes
Our number of community volunteers providing programming is increasing gradually. We now are able to offer a wider variety of programming due to a sustained board effort to provide the resources needed to cover, film and edit local events.

Woodland TV is working to expand coverage provided to our community through alternative delivery channels available to non-cable subscribers, including social media, website, YouTube, Vimeo and others.
To supplement the local programming, we are currently expanding our programming to include surrounding areas of interest. We also provide additional series from PEG Media which include "Take it to the Auction", an "Antique Roadshow" type broadcast from New England that appeals to antique collectors as well as folks just interested in what kind of collectible or novelty items might show up at an auction; "Postcard Show" from Enid, OK which is an armchair travel show using postcards which remains an entertaining source of constant change and endless variety possessing a fascinating past as well as an intriguing future; and "Garden Thyme" a gardening show from New England featuring twin sisters, Donna Sawyer and Dianne Senechal dispensing gardening tips with homespun humor and downeast wit.

With more at home viewers because of the recent pandemic, WTV has strived to increase the variety of shared public access broadcast shows available. Most of the shows we are accessing have small fees associated with downloading them.

Additionally, we are working to partner with other public access stations to encourage program sharing to benefit the entire region. Woodland TV recently uploaded a locally produce children's series, "The Adventures of Galesteo," which is accessible on the National PEG Media website. To date, several stations coast to coast have accessed and are broadcasting this series.
Program Successes
We have been successful so far in that the local public access stations we have contacted are willing to work with us in sharing programming, as it is mutually beneficial for helping to promote our local communities. Woodland TV actively promotes all of the new programming being received, either from local public access stations or other media sources. We currently provide our viewers with access to "California Bountiful", a series featuring local and regional highlights, from Farmer's Markets to local restaurants.
Partnerships and collaborations with local government, local schools, local businesses, local non-profits, community organizations, and local volunteers are key to the success of Woodland TV Channel 21. In the past, these collaborations have included:

- Local government community partnerships: These include covering the "Science and Technology" series and "Commit to Fit" series, both sponsored in part by the City of Woodland at the Woodland Public Library, Community Service and other special awards presentation ceremonies, Recycled Water Plant and other grand opening ceremonies of local interest.

- Local schools: Woodland TV partnered with the WJUSD to cover special events such as graduations, homecomings, and other events.

- Local businesses: Woodland TV partners with the Chamber of Commerce and the Historic Downtown Association covering local business and downtown events such as First Friday Artwalk, ribbon cuttings of new businesses and more.

- Local non-profits: We seek to support fundraising efforts sponsored by nonprofits. As a non-profit, we know how tight money (and time) can be. To support other local nonprofits, Woodland TV Channel 21 will be scheduling a Public Service Announcement day open to non-profits in Woodland to help them create a video PSA. We will provide the studio and videographer; they will provide the message and contact information. These will air on Channel 21.

- Community organizations: Woodland TV has several on-going collaborative efforts supporting community organizations.

- Woodland TV has a year-round partnership with Woodland Reike Circle, which meets the second Monday of each month to provide a free reike healing experience to any community members that wish to participate. This collaboration has been temporarily put on hold due to the pandemic, but WTV anticipates this program being reinstated in 2021.

- Local volunteers: Woodland TV Channel 21 is always looking for reliable volunteers to help with expanding our local program coverage.
Program Successes
We are working to improve and expand upon those programs which have been popular in the past. Topical and timely are the keys when we are filming and we have received numerous positive comments about our local political interviews, candidate statements, coverage of local events and the "The Adventures of Galesteo" children's video series produced in 2018, 2020 and continuing in 2021.

Plans for 2021 include: creating an agriculturally based series entitled "Yolo County Bounty", which will feature local businesses, farmers, markets, restaurants and events in Yolo County that focus on the numerous agricultural opportunities available in and around Woodland. We are currently looking for collaborative partners that would like to have their business or event highlighted in this series. Please contact us if interested.
The program is being organized with the purpose being to help preserve our local community history digitally.

There are several projects within this program that Woodland TV Is currently working on, they include:
- Preserving older video formats digitally: This program will be on-going and focus will be to gather old video programming and work with community partners to preserve it in a central location in a viable digital format. Potential partners include: City of Woodland, Woodland Public Library, Yolo County Archives, Gibson House, Historic Preservation Board, and others to be determined. Basic program needs are to collect, organize, and transfer media to digital format, then archive in a central location.
- Historic home and business walking tour: This will be a new project and will seek to capture short histories of local homes and businesses in digital format. Focus will initially be on homes and businesses included on the annual "Stroll Through History."
- Historic ads from local businesses.
Program Successes
This will be an expanded program for us in working with multiple partners and making sure that critically historically significant moments are preserved and maintained in a digital format. For example, we worked with the Yolo County Historical Society and numerous others to film the 100th Anniversary of WWI Armistice day Victory Parade in November, 2018. This historic parade followed the exact route through downtown Woodland that the original parade did in 1918.

We are always looking for local citizens that may have historical film or video they would like to see preserved. We are willing to help with the transfer to a digital format. Please contact us.