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RCTV15 is Rochester’s award-winning public access television station. We offer:

  • On-air broadcasts of local programming (Time Warner Channel 15 or 98.5 in Rochester)
  • Adult and Youth Media Classes
  • Special events open to the community

Put your program on the air for free for all Rochester to see!

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New RCTV Entertainment Program Brings Back the Pythodd

Check out this excerpt of The Pythodd Remix, a new program hosted by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta, that showcases entertainers who would be found performing at the Pythodd Jazz Club that was found on Clarissa Street in Rochester if the club were still around today.

RCTV Produces New Film, July ’14

In his new film, July ’14, Carvin Eison tackles the question “What kind of city do we want to become?” This trailer represents the work in progress on the new RCTV film that explores Rochester 50 years after the civil unrest that took place in July of 1964.
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RCTV’s Annual Report Is Now Available Online

Rochester Community TV’s Annual Report shares highlights of the year, Member lists, a financial report and a list of our valued Partners.

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RCTV Sponsors Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s Question Bridge

From October 3 through November 16, RCTV will sponsor the exhibit Question Bridge at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and will display an interactive presentation in ROCO’s Lab Space called Dialogues: Young Men of Color.

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Editorial: Why We Need the High Falls Film Festival

Posted on October 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
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This is an editorial by Carol White Llewellyn and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Management, Staff or Board of Directors of RCTV If you’re like most people, you probably go to the movies based on trailers, advertising, curiosity, or your interest in a book that’s been turned into a movie. You may […]

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Improving Your Digital Filmmaking, by Derrick Petrush

Posted on October 3, 2014 by admin No Comments
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During the August meeting of Rochester Movie Makers, Derrick Petrush of D Train Media shared the following pointers during his presentation titled “Improving Your Digital Filmmaking: Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Production Better.” Always shoot in progressive scan Progressive scan offers clean, full images for every frame. The images are easier to […]

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Question Bridge Gets Ink

Posted on September 29, 2014 by admin No Comments
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The upcoming exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Men, that will be at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) from October 3 through November 16 has been getting great coverage… and it’s no wonder. It’s a groundbreaking exhibition that goes far beyond a cursory exploration of the experience of being a black male in America today. As […]

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Conversation Bridge and Dialogues at Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Posted on September 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
RCTV will present Dialogues: Young Men of Color in conjunction with ROCO's Question Bridge

We’re just around the corner from the opening of Conversation Bridge, a multi-media exhibit that will take place at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center from October 3 – November 16, 2014.  Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith, four filmmakers, collaborated on collecting 1500 questions and interviewing 150 black men across […]

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Editorial: Ferguson Must Have an American Response

Posted on September 8, 2014 by admin No Comments
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This is an editorial by Peter Eisenstadt and Ayala Emmett and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Management, Staff or Board of Directors of RCTV; First published on August 28, 2014  by the Jewish Pluralist. Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old, shot and killed, his body uncovered, exposed to the sun for […]

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Editorial: U.S. Communities Should Listen to the United Nations

Posted on September 2, 2014 by admin No Comments
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This is an editorial by Carol White Llewellyn and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Management, Staff or Board of Directors of RCTV. Yesterday on facebook, a friend posted a Huffington Post article from August 30 titled UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Review.  I was encouraged that scrutiny […]

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Putting Powerful Tools into the Hands of Youth

Posted on August 25, 2014 by admin No Comments
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For a number of years now, RCTV has been fortunate to partner with Writers & Books on an innovative summer camp that offers kids the opportunity to learn media literacy and production. Last week, we had the pleasure of working with youths 13 to 16, and in our July camp, we enjoyed working with a  […]

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RCTV Sponsors Rochester Contemporary’s Question Bridge

Posted on August 18, 2014 by admin No Comments
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In Question Bridge, a provocative transmedia exhibit that will be featured at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center from October 3 through November 16, artists and filmmakers Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith traversed the country gathering over 1500 questions and filming responses from over 150 black men on what it […]

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