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MACTA is proud to highlight current members on a regular basis in this area of the website.  The member features include facility and programming photos, answers to a short facility questionnaire, and a link to a recent production.  We hope that you enjoy learning more about our latest featured member.


WRAC TV - City of Willmar

                 

1. What year was your organization established?

WRAC TV - City of Willmar - 1986

2. What city/cities does your organization serve?

Willmar, Spicer, Kandiyohi, New London, Pennock and 5 townships.

 

3. What is the approximate population of the area your organization serves?

43,000

 

4. What is the board/management structure?

Cable Advisory Committee – Cable Coordinator, two Council members and 5 members of the community.


5. How many full-time and part-time staff members?

1 – FT Coordinator – Rudy Vigil – 30 Years as Coordinator and 1 – PT City Council Meeting Staff


6. How many channels does your organization manage?
      • Four Channels – 180, 181, 188 and 189.
      • Channel 189 is our HD Channel
      • Channel 189 is also streamed
      • We also have VOD on all channels


7. Do you have a fun fact or story about your organization?

We did a candidates forum back in 1994 LIVE on TV (Cablecast)

It was also LIVE on one of our local radio stations (Simulcast)

And LIVE on PBS affiliate Pioneer Public Television in Appleton, MN (Broadcast)

The PBS engineer pointed out that he didn’t think any public access station in the nation had ever done a LIVE broadcast with a broadcast channel.

Soooooo…We think we were the first public access channel in the world to produce a LIVE program that was cablecast, simulcast and broadcast at the same time.


8. Please list your organization’s website and social media links.


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