Quad Cities Cable Communications Commission (QCTV)
1. What year was your organization established?
The Quad Cities Cable Communications Commission (dba QCTV) has served the area for 38 years. This joint powers organization was founded in 1981 was first housed in the City of Anoka, with production facilities in the Group W Cable system offices located off East River Road in Anoka. In 2001, QCTV moved into the newly constructed 10,000 square foot studio facility in Champlin.
Andover, Anoka, Champlin, and Ramsey.
The four member cities have a combined population of approximately 100,000 residents.
The joint powers agreement is an equal partnership of 25% per member city. Each city appoints two commissioners each having a vote on commission actions. There are no term limits or criteria for appointment.
QCTV employs 10 fulltime benefit-eligible positions. The part-time staff consists of 4 associate producers and 12 productions assistants. The FTE count is 15.
The franchise agreement for CenturyLink has 14 channels (7 in SD and 7 in HD). The Comcast system as four channels SD (one government channel is narrowcast into each of the four cities), and one HD channel. The four city halls were upgraded to HD and are currently testing government HD signal awaiting HD channel launch from Comcast.