This blog will feature highlights of programming by Falls Cable Access, a not-for-profit organization located in Menomonee Falls High School.
Last September, Falls Cable Access in cooperation with the Menomonee Falls Scholarship Foundation hosted the first ever Incredible Trivia Contest. It was meant as a trial run so that the foundation board could see how much fun it was and raise some money for the Scholarship Foundation. Immediately afterward most of the teams wanted to know if and when we were going to do it again. Then I started getting calls from people who said they didn't know anything about it and wished they had entered a team. Well now is your chance. The Incredible Trivia Contest is being held once again at the Channel 14 studio on March 27th from 4 till 9 pm. It is our plan to make March the home of this annual event.
Teams are forming right now and rivalries and traditions are already taking on the spirit of the competition. Having been involved in the Stevens Point Trivia contest for 25 years (Incredible Trivia is modeled after that event) I can tell you the fun is infectious and the competition is for everyone. A good team needs the following...1. Channel 14 on Time Warner 2. 1 if not 2 computers on the INTERNET 3. A couple of cell phones and land lines 4. Players of all ages 5. At least 3 or 4 players 6. A sense of humor. There is no limit to the size of the team and the registration cost is per team not per player. Kind of like loading up the car for the drive in on carload night. Hhmmm...note to self...Drive in theater question.
The questions are all either local information, pop culture, history or just plain facts. Movie, television and music buffs do real well in this type of contest. All are guaranteed a good time. So get your good friends and family together for a fun night and compete against your other friends, neighbors and rivals.
Registration forms can be found at http://www.fallscableaccess.com/trivia%20reg%202010.doc and a highlight video from the September contest can be found on our streaming website at http://fallscable-wi.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=12ae0bebb74b2577fa9bb0509a6f8f30 . Don't hesitate, send in your registration today and be ready to be part of one of the largest community orientated events. What have you got to lose.
I was visited by a representative from Leightronix inc last week. They are the largest manufacture of automated playback servers for television stations across the country. I gave them a tour of the facilities and she was able to talk to Principal Bill Hintz about the partnership with the school district and then substitute teacher Joe Greco about the history of cable access. She was very impressed and took a lot of video and photos for their success story on their website. She then interviewed me for the story. As I sat in the chair waiting to start, I realized that I have placed hundreds if not a thousand wireless lapel mics on people over the years and had never wore one myself. I gotta say, I prefer being behind the camera. They haven't provided the hard data we had asked for yet, but promised to do so when she was back in the Michigan office. She did share the fact that our streaming video is among the top in the nation and our programming provides the most variety. More to come.
By the way, Channel 14 is looking for some additional volunteers for the upcoming schedule of events. If you or someone you know had an interest in television production or ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes, call us at 262-251-2866 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We'd love to have you.
THIS WEEK ON CHANNEL 14
FOCUS on Our Children ...3 new shows this week include a discussion on homework, the emergency management drill planned for later this month and the Village Manager and Superintendent sit down and talk about the move by the SDMF administration over to Village Hall.
Village Voices....State Rep. Dan Knodl joins the Police Chief to discuss the "Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" campaign and Community league gives us an update on their events for 2010.
2010 Village Trustee Forum....replay of the forum hosted by the Community Chamber at the community center on March 10th. Remember to VOTE on April 6th.
2009 Trivia Highlights... a small look into the format and results of the Sept '09 contest. A must for those thinking of playing or playing for the first time.
AS ALWAYS....STAY TUNED!