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How Public Media Network Can Help You Get Your Voice Heard

Public Media Network

When you hear “cable access” what do you think of? Maybe “Wayne’s World?” Maybe you’ve tuned to it late at night, only to see a person standing at a podium - or an old movie? Around Kalamazoo, Public Media Network (PMN) has a lot to offer.

We serve six partner communities: the City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, and City of Portage; and Comstock Township, Oshtemo Township, and Kalamazoo Township to keep citizens informed as well as helping to give their citizens a voice.

Like with our three film festivals. We know the West Michigan area has plenty of aspiring filmmakers who are eager to display their work. However, getting your work in front of public eyes can be tough. Therefore, PMN hosts the North by Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival, Cinema 2880 Video Festival, and the Teen Filmmaker Festival (in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, the Kalamazoo Public Library & Campaign Pictures). These festivals are outlets where local artists can showcase their work and get some recognition.

We also participate in Art Hop, showcase nonprofits through our features and interactive programs, and we have plenty more avenues for community engagement.

Here are a few:

  • Education for Employment (teaching video & radio production to High School students)
  • College Internships (five interns each semester in video production & marketing)
  • Nonprofit Support (check out our Community Spotlight program)
  • Arts Coverage (participation in six Art Hops a year, Gilmore events)
  • Connect & K-12 360 monthly magazine shows (local Government & Education news)
  • Local, Local, Local Coverage (see full parades, local High School sporting events, Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concerts)

PMN wants to empower local citizens and give anyone a chance to enlighten the community with their own unique point of view. That’s why PMN offers workshops in everything from basic radio production to TV studio production, so you can learn how to make yourself heard in your own way.

Our goal is to allow individuals to employ their freedom of speech. Whether it is through local TV and radio coverage, showcases, or opportunities to learn and expand your horizons, that goal remains the focus. Get involved by taking a workshop or tuning into our TV and Radio channels.

Public Media Network - Where Every Voice Matters.

Want to come and visit us, maybe get a tour? We are located in the Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo on the 3rd Floor - 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 300.

Public Media Network can be found on Charter Spectrum Channels 187 - 191, AT&T 99, EduCable (WMU) 56.2 - 56.6, streaming online at and on WKDS 89.9 FM.

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