WHAT DOES PETALUMA COMMUNITY ACCESS DO?
Our mission is to provide access to communication tools and foster the use of visual and audio media and technology to build community.
Put more simply, we provide basic training and equipment for our members to create uncensored content for our television channels and radio station so that our local voices can be heard.
Our television programming includes Petaluma City Council, Board of Education, and selected committee meetings in addition to member videos, Petaluma parades, and various other local Petaluma events. Although PCA is not a City of Petaluma department, it is an integral part of the Petaluma community.
Our radio programming is provided by members on a volunteer basis. In addition to a variety of music, we have talk programs covering issues from physical and mental health to local politics and policy issues to replays of classic radio programs.
WHAT HAS BEEN DIFFERENT SINCE CORONAVIRUS?
Since the onset of COVID-19, we have had to limit our offices to staff only which means that live radio shows and the borrowing of equipment are on hold for the time being.
However, PCA staff has been working diligently to try to keep our television and radio stations current and relevant. We are not only airing community meetings and sharing information but also assisting our members in submitting new programming remotely and updating the flavor of our automated music programming on our radio station.
Staff has been working hard to make sure the PCA wheels keep rolling while using this opportunity to cement our relationships with our city and county so that we are more prepared to share information as necessary in local emergencies. One of our biggest goals is to become the place to which our community can turn for up-to-date information during emergencies.
WHERE CAN I FIND PCA?
Petaluma Community Access (PCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates Petaluma's public access television station and low-frequency radio station. PCA TV is available on Petaluma local channels 26, 27, and 28 as on U-verse at 099. We are not currently broadcasting on dish or satellite networks. KPCA radio broadcasts live at 103.3 FM in and around Petaluma and worldwide on KPCA.fm.
HOW CAN I JOIN?
Petaluma residents have the opportunity to become a voice in our community by joining PCA as a local member. As a member of PCA, you have exclusive access to state-of-the-art audio and video equipment and production facilities.
Find out more by visiting the PCA website.
Through community programming, member production services, and partnerships with local businesses, PCA promotes diversity and freedom of expression for the Petaluma community.
PCA TV is available on Petaluma local channels 26, 27, and 28 as on U-verse at 099. We are not currently broadcasting on dish or satellite networks. KPCA radio broadcasts live at 103.3 FM in and around Petaluma and worldwide on KPCA.fm.