Welcome to RCTV!

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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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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Ten Useful Resources for Filmmakers and Media Producers, Part 1

Posted on August 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Many RCTV producers, both seasoned and newbies, have questions about resources available for everything from getting help making their production to sources for music. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing resources, both local and online,  that are available to those producing media.  Below, you’ll find ten great resources. If you know of others […]

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Movie Theaters: Do The Digital Dance or Die

Posted on August 4, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Each Monday on RCTV’s Facebook page, I try to post a video for what I’ve labeled Media Monday.  This week, I found a short Emmy Award-winning documentary called Going Dark: The Final Days of Film Projection that focuses on the changing landscape for movie theaters and goers as Hollywood discontinues making movies on film and […]

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Summer of Opportunity Intern Film Tackles LGBT Youth Homelessness

Posted on July 29, 2014 by admin No Comments
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  For several years now, RCTV has been fortunate to participate in the Summer of Opportunity. This program is sponsored by the City of Rochester with support from RochesterWorks and pairs young people from age 14 to 20 with businesses that would like to work with interns, giving them paid, hands-on experience and on-the-job training. […]

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Rochester Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of July 1964 Civil Rights Riots

Posted on July 15, 2014 by admin No Comments
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July of 1964 was a turbulent time in Rochester. The dissatisfaction over racial inequality over issues such as jobs, education, healthcare, police/community relations and more that had been simmering for years came to a boil one hot and steamy night in July. Between 10 PM on Friday, July 24, and the evening of Sunday, July […]

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Audio Tips and Best Practices for Documentaries from Dave Sluberski

Posted on July 14, 2014 by admin No Comments
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Thanks to Dave Sluberski, a lecturer at RIT’s School of Film and Animation, who specializes in sound design and technology, and who is President of Rochester AV Association, for a presentation he gave to Rochester Movie Makers and RCTV Producers. His presentation included the following tips and best practices in audio production, geared specifically toward […]

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Welcome RCTV/Writers & Books Camp Students!

Posted on July 7, 2014 by admin No Comments
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We’re looking forward to an uproarious time with the 20 young people signed up for this week for the RCTV/Writers & Books Summer Camp! Each summer, we partner with Writers & Books to offer two camps that trains kids on media production and literacy. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome 20 kids from age 9-12 […]

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