It's no wonder we haven't been able to make it back to the Menomonee Falls Now Blog since November. 2009 was a banner year for Channel 14 in Menomonee Falls. There were over 220 locally produced programs that ran on Channel 14 over the last 12 months. In addition to those programs there were also 60 community service and Government produced programs that were aired. Access centers like West Allis, Milwaukee and Madison, have been providing a similar number of programs for years and Falls Cable Access is proud to join the ranks of the top access centers in the state. What makes this even more impressive is that our budget is 1/4 of Milwaukee and Madison and 1/2 of West Allis. We are lucky to have a great relationship with the school district that provides us space and the students access to state of the art equipment. So Congratulations to all those involved, our producers, our Board of Directors, the School District and the Village Board for their support.
Because of the nature of community access and the number of shows last year, Falls Cable Access has contracted with the Village of Menomonee Falls, SDMF, and the Hamilton school district to run Channel 13 Educational Access channel in Menomonee Falls. This will allow for more programming by the school districts, access to additional resources by the Hamilton district, more state and federal programs and open up space on Channel 14 for PSA's, new shows in the works and longer Community Bulletin Board/RSS feeds. We are still working out bugs but eventually both Channels should offer great choices and useful information.