Frequently Asked Questions
What is WBRW TV?
WBRW TV is a public access television station serving Washington Townships. Public access TV stations like WBRW are funded largely from franchise fees paid by cable subscribers as part of their cable subscription. Public access TV stations like WBRW are independent entities, not affiliated with any cable operators, commercial networks or national public broadcasting service.
WBRW TV provides extensive video coverage of local civic events, music concerts, school sports, local news, political forums and election events, and promotion of local non-profit organizations. The station’s programs are created by and for local residents.
Comcast cable subscribers in the Romeo/Washington/Bruce area can watch WBRW TV on cable channels 6 and 902. In addition, you can view what's on the channel, live, right here on this website, as well as on-demand access to an extensive video library of past programs. Anyone with broadband internet access—including mobile devices — can access WBRW’s programming.
Who manages WBRW TV?
WBRW TV and its community media center, is managed by Michigan Community Media, Inc. (MiCM), an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is overseen by a Board of Directors.
What is a community media center?
Community media centers (CMC) provide individual residents, businesses, non-profits, schools, families and civic groups with access to video production facilities, equipment and training that enables them to produce their own programs. CMCs serve as a media town square where citizens can speak and be heard by their neighbors in powerful, direct, unfiltered ways.
How can persons get involved here?
Volunteer! Think about how you might like to help and what special skills you have. Some volunteers want to disperse enrollment and promotional materials throughout the community. Others would like to help shoot and edit programs. Still others want to produce videos, announce at sporting events or lead workshop training courses. Attorneys, accountants, marketing professionals and administrative experts can lend their very valuable expertise to support station management. Complete and return the Volunteer Agreement to let us know how you’d like to be involved!
How can people get real life experience in video production and editing?
WBRW TV/Mi Community Media considers any video submitted for airing on Channel 6, as long as it meets our guidelines. Residents who complete basic video production classes, offered free of charge, can volunteer to be part of production crews where they get experience and the opportunity to see their work aired on the station.
Can you show me how to make a video of my son’s graduation? You bet. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a schedule of upcoming classes that will prepare you to create this project.
Who decides what programs are aired on WBRW? Though primarily made by the Executive Director and Programming Coordinator, our entire staff and board members may get involved. Naturally, we welcome ideas and program submissions from residents, non-profit organizations, businesses and government and educational leaders.
Where do you find programs that are aired on WBRW TV?
We produce and air local government meetings, community events, arts, cultural, and athletic programs. In addition, students, volunteers and WBRW staff produce programs that spotlight community events like the move of the historic house at the Westview Orchard. Local religious groups and non-profits send Mi Community Media programs they produce for possible airing or shoot and edit them themselves. And, sometimes we turn to other PEG stations that broadcast programs that would be of interest to our residents.
Does anyone screen programs in advance to make sure they are appropriate?
Yes, all programs are screened for quality assurance before airing. In addition, the screening Mi Community Media does is to ensure program content does not violate any law.
Can you put my event on your community calendar?
Certainly. Go to Community Calendar under the Publicize tab and complete the intake form to submit your request or contact our Programming Coordinator at 586.697.4344.
How can I get someone to come and record my event?
Begin by calling Mi Community Media at 586-697-5344 or send us an email to email@example.com.