How are we funded
Cable operators provide channel capacity to municipalities, as compensation to for their use of public rights-of-ways: streets, highways, parks and other government-owned property. This compensation provides access to media for local residents. Wisconsin Rapids City residents who purchase cable TV pay a monthly franchise fee (5%) which was adopted by the council to fund us. Other local governments in our viewing area may collect a franchise fee, but use the fee towards their general fund and not WRCM directly. If you want your community to support community media, please contact your local government officials to ensure local coverage. This will help ensure coverage of local programming continues in the community you live in and provide an openness to local government.
City of Nekoosa - An inKind donation of $1000.00 annually from their cable franchise fees.
Town of Grand Rapids - A donation of $1000.00 annually for the coverage of their 14 monthly board meetings out of their cable franchise fees.