RCTV Membership Promotion Extended through February
Save 20% in a Sweetheart of a Deal

Sign up for RCTV Membership on or before February 28 for a Sweetheart of a Deal!

If you sign up for a new RCTV Membership, or renew a membership that is due on or before March 31, you can save 20% off full membership fees!
- Organizational Member with up to 6 individuals - Normally $250, now $200
- Organizational Member with 3 to five Individuals - Normally $150, now $120
- Individual Member - Normally $60, now $48

Don't miss out. lick the button below to sign up now!

New Supporter RCTV Membership Level!

RCTV is offering a new "Supporter" Membership Level.

The Supporter level is designed for those who want to help underwrite the great classes, programming and youth initiatives RCTV and WXIR do, and who would like to be able to take classes and workshops at the RCTV Member rate, but who do not need access to RCTV's TV studio, editing lab or radio station, and who have no need to borrow equipment.

This is a great way to have access to lower rates on classes and workshops and to show your support for 
all that RCTV does within the community.
Register Now for Upcoming Classes! New Classes Being Offered

Take a look at the upcoming classes we will be offering, starting next Tuesday!

Intro to On-camera Commercial Acting with Gary DeWitt Marshal III
Intro to On-Camera Commercial Acting with Gary DeWitt Marshall III
One-night Basics of Podcasting Workshop  -  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6 - 7:30 pm 

Two-night Adobe Premiere Digital Video Editing - Tuesday, March 26 and April 2, or  Tuesday, June 4 and June 11 from 6 to 7:30 pm. 

One-night TV Studio Production ClassTuesday, March 19, or Tuesday, May 21 from 6 - 8 pm.

One-night Basics of Adobe Audition -  Tuesday, February 19 from 6 to 7:30 pm 

Intro to On-camera Commercial Acting - NEW 4-night Class! With Gary DeWitt Marshall III -  Tuesday, February 19, 26, March 5 and 12 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  

One-night The Basics of Adobe After Effects WorkshopMonday, March 11, or  Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Click on the links above for more information or to register for classes, or call us at (585) 325-1238 between 10 am and 5 pm to speak with our receptionist. 

Be sure to register quickly, the computer-based classes have limited spaces.
Join Us on St. Patrick's Day for 90-Second Newbery Film Festival 

James Kennedy, author of The Order of Odd-Fish
Please plan to join us for the  90-Second Newbery Film Festiva l that will take place on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) at 2 pm. The festival will take place at the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Eisenhart Auditorium. 

This year, Festival Founder James Kennedy ( The Order of Odd-Fish), will be joined by children's book author Bruce Coville ( My Teacher Is An Alien, Space Station Ice 3,  and more), who has written over 100 books for kids!

So please mark your calendars to save that date, and watch for news of this exciting event in upcoming newsletters and online at RCTVMediaCenter.org.

In 2019: Vimeo or Youtube?

There's little question that video gets a lot of attention and bandwidth in 2019, but many are wondering what the best hosting option is. There's no one right answer. Your choice will depend on your goals.

After having a discussion with a friend on why I post to Vimeo rather than Youtube, I decided to investigate whether my choice really still made sense in 2019, the way it did when I started uploading six years ago. I initially made that choice based on preference: I see Vimeo as being more professional. 

But maybe that's no longer a viable reason. I decided to investigate the pros and cons of each. Some of my comments are based on my own experience, and some are based on research across reputable sites.

Watch for Updates on these RCTV/WXIR  
Initiatives, Coming Soon!


  • Update on RCTV Studio Upgrades 
  • News on the 10th Annual Black Music Month Celebration in June
  • News on the Grass Roots Radio Conference, coming to Rochester in October