Channel 21 Woodland Public Access Television
Woodland is fortunate to be one of only a few cities in America to have its own public access television station. WAVE stands for Woodland Access Visual Enterprise. The station was named long before its cablecast host adopted the same name. The station is cablecast as Channel 21 to subscribers of the WAVE Broadband (formerly Charter Cable) network. The station is particularly noted for its extensive real time coverage of local elections. The WAVE public access station is operated by a nonprofit corporation with a very small staff whose Board of Directors are concerned local citizens. Interested volunteers and students receiving local college credit for learning about station operations carry out most of the administrative, camera work, program production and station operations. Funding is from grants and donations.
The station subscribes to regional and national programs produced by other stations and also produces its own programs. Because it is a local public access station, any citizen can produce a program on any legal subject and bring it to the WAVE station to be aired on television. Channel 21 is the best place to find out what kinds of programs local entities are producing. For more information and a schedule of programming, go to http://wavetv.org/index_2.php