Floriza Genautis was a new college graduate and thought she had the world by the tail. Then her mother said, “You’re coming to America.” It was months of adjustment, countless hours of practicing English, and [Read More]
The City of Wyoming has owned & operated Ideal Park, 5843 Crippen Avenue SW, since 1938. On July 6, 2014, the park was significantly changed when a tornado destroyed the playgrounds and most of the trees, changing the character of the park so that a new development plan is necessary to guide investment priorities. [Read More]
If it wasn’t for the commitment and participation of our community volunteers, WKTV programming would not be possible. So as we celebrate 40 years on the air, we salute our longest running programs!
Topping the list at a full 40-year-run is the Wyoming City Council meetings. In the early days, volunteers would haul full-size studio cameras from the station to city hall. Today, there’s a permanent mini control room with cameras inside the meeting room to streamline the production. [Read More]
As part of WKTV’s 40th Anniversary we want to celebrate. So stop in today– 11-26-2014– from noon until 6:00p.m. Share a memory and have a slice of homemade cake. It’s all part of our way of connecting with our volunteers. There’s nothing better than free cake.
The cast and crew of Mary Poppins are warming the hearts of Civic Theater’s audiences, with a magical stage version of the book by P. L. Travers. This story of a “practically perfect” nanny comes to life when the gifted cast sings, taps and sweeps their way through the story. [Read More]
After 40 years of serving as Wyoming and Kentwood’s community TV station, WKTV is finally over-the-hill. While some may see a 40th birthday as getting old, the technology available here at WKTV says otherwise. It’s what keeps the stations young, fresh, fast and…well… new! The mission at WKTV is to connect the community through media and create media literacy. That’s a fancy way of saying “You have a story to tell that we want to hear, and we have equipment that you can use to tell that story… for free!”
This isn’t your ordinary anniversary!
40 years, a great staff, special programming and hundreds and hundreds of volunteers. Since 1974, It’s been all about you.
On October 16,1974 Wyoming, Michigan incorporated WKTV as one of the first community TV Stations in the State of Michigan. WKTV was one of the first community television stations to use the phrase “community television.” When other stations are simply “public access” television, We take many steps further providing active hands on training and a proactive approach to being a media presence within the community. WKTV believes the community can be better built through media and the more media literate a community is…the better it knows itself, where it’s going and who its neighbors are. [Read More]