WROK

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WROK is Royal Oak's Municipal Access Cable operation providing programming sponsored by or for the City. Commission meetings are cablecast live to inform residents and encourage participation in local government. Recycling efforts, public safety information and special events in the community are just part of what WROK offers.

Since 1984 WROK TV has served the community with coverage of city sponsored events, meetings, youth sports, and City of Royal Oak information.

Currently, WROK cablecasts on two cable TV systems: Comcast (channel 17) and Wide Open West, AKA WOW (channel 10). WROK is not available on AT&T U-verse system. However, a live simulcast of WROK programming is available to all at www.romi.gov/portal/community-links/wrok/live-stream-video.

WROK is funded by franchise fees and public benefit monies paid by the cable operators under terms specified in Royal Oak’s Cable Franchises and Code of Ordinances.

Programming when you need it!

You can find archived meetings of the; Royal Oak City Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Downtown Development Authority. Those archived meetings can also be found on our live stream page.  The WROK YouTube channel also hosts additional programming not found on city web site.

Check here for YouTube video channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/WROKCableTV

Programming updates and special notices can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/wrok-cable-tv#!/pages/WROK-Cable-TV/135332769654

Photo/Video Policy:  On occasion, WROK, the City of Royal Oak government access cable tv channel may take photos or videos of participants enrolled in sponsored programs, parks or public events. Please be aware that these photos & videos may be used in future Cable TV/ Internet productions and brochures or flyers.

 

Cable TV Service

Cable TV Video Services in Royal Oak

AT&T
      www.att.com
     2010 Annual Video Report
     2011 Annual Video Report

Comcast - Residential: 1.800.266-2278,   Business: 1-800-266-2278
     www.comcast.com
     www.internetessentials.com; Comcast Internet Essentials Program Information

    November 12, 2012 Digital Expansion to Limited Basic Service

     August 18, 2010 Channel Realignment

     2008 Communications (updated Nov. 17, 2008 - 246k pdf)
     March 21, 2009 update
     April 24, 2009 update
     May 29, 2009 update
     June 19, 2009 update
     June 23, 2009 update
     August 21, 2009 update
     December 1, 2009 update
     December 3, 2009 update
     January 25, 2010 update
     February 23, 2010 update
     April 6, 2010 update
     August 25, 2010 update
     September 27, 2010 update, New Channel Lineup
     October 25, 2010 update: Installation Charges
     December 21, 2010 update: Digital Equipment Notification
     February 8, 2011 update: Digital Equipment Notification # 2
     February 25, 2011: Price Changes
     Febryary 28, 2011: Digital Enhancement Notification and FAQs
     April 28, 2011: Channel Lineup Changes
     July 25, 2011: Installation Rate and Channel Changes

Wide Open West - WOW! 1.866.496.9669
      www.wideopenwest.com     

      2008 Communications (updated Nov. 21, 2008 - 487k pdf)
      June 23, 2009 update
      August 16, 2009 update
      November 10, 2009 update
      November 30, 2009 update
      December 9, 2009 update
      June 11, 2010 update
      August 23, 2010 update
      October 12, 2010 update: Channel Changes
      November 22, 2010 update: Rate Changes
      December 23, 2010 update: Analog Equipment Deactivation
      January 26, 2011 update: Sundance Channel Discontinued
      March 7, 2011: Migration to Digital
      March 25, 2011: Sundance Channel Discontinued as of April 28, 2011
      July 29, 2011: Channel Line-Up Changes

 


Video/Cable Service Complaints

On December 21, 2006, Governor Granholm signed legislation to promote competition in providing video service in the state of Michigan. This legislation is known as Public Act 480, or more commonly known as the "Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act". 2006 PA 480 creates a uniform franchise agreement that is to be used between each franchising entity and video provider in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has been the designated agency to implement the Act.

MPSC staff are available to assist with your inquiry or informal complaint Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, by calling 1-800-292-9555 or 517-241-6911. We encourage you first to contact your video/cable provider with your question before calling the MPSC. At times, call volumes may be high and staff are busy assisting other customers. In this situation, you will be put into voicemail. If you are connected to the Video Franchise voicemail, please leave a detailed message including your full name, call back number, billing address, and the nature of your complaint. Staff will respond to your complaint as soon as possible. You can also contact us by submitting your inquiry or complaint in writing to us at the following address:

Michigan Public Service Commission
Attn: Video Franchising
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Or submit your complaint via fax: (517) 241-2400.

Telephone: (800) 292-9555 or (517) 241-6911

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc;
(Click on the link for video/cable)

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Contact

Richard Wilson
Cable Coordinator, WROK
248-246-3043
RichardW@ci.royal-oak.mi.us

WROK Main phone number: 248-246-3040

 

Culinary Corner

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The Culinary King is back with a passion to provide you with the taste of past and future shows. The complete receipe list and inside secrets will make your next dish most excellent. Hope you enjoy!

Shows and Receipe Corner

  • Show 21: Lily's Seafood
    Part 1: Wild Striped Bass, Brabant Potatoes, Garlic and Butter Asparagus and Chipotle Remoulade.
    Part 2: Sauteed Lake Perch with Red Wine Spaghetti & Rapini in Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Show 22: Pronto!
    Part 1: Parmesan Chicken.
    Part 2: Salmon Salad.
    Part 3: Sauteed Chicken Breast with Summer Tomato Sauce.
  • Show 23: D'Amatos!
    Part 1: Bruschetta D’Amato.
    Part 2: Green Bean Salad.
    Part 3: Napolatona.
    Part 4: Diver Scallops
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Digital TV Transition

 

Digital television (DTV) is the new format used to broadcast TV programming instead of the older analog technology. Digital technology allows for additional capabilities like a clearer picture, better sound quality, a wider range of channels and a host of features not available with analog technology.

Congress voted to delay the target date of Feb 17 to June 12. Now, on June 12, 2009 broadcasters will be required by law to turn off their analog signals.

The “Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005” requires TV stations to stop broadcasting in analog and broadcast only in digital after June 12, 2009. With the new Digital TV broadcasting deadline approaching there will be many changes and issues during the next year. The biggest change is that consumers will need to decide how they will continue to get televised programming after the change to digital.

Non-cable/satellite consumers with analog televisions who wish to receive the full-power broadcast channels after the switch to digital, have the following options available:

Purchase a digital to analog converter box that will plug into your current analog TV,
Purchase a TV with a digital tuner,
Connect the analog TV to cable, satellite or other pay service.

US Department of Commerce

In an effort to remove some of the burden or cost to consumers who will still have an analog TV after the transition, the US Department of Commerce has started a TV converter box coupon program. The coupon recipients will have 90 days to redeem them for a converter box. More information on the coupon program can be found online at: http://www.DTV2009.gov .

Federal Communications Commission
The FCC has a website with additional information about the DTV transition and is located at: http://www.dtv.gov.

If you purchase a digital-to-analog converter box to watch digital broadcasts on an analog TV and also wish to continue watching analog programming broadcast from stations in either Mexico or Canada, you should purchase a converter box with "analog pass-through" capability, which allows analog broadcast signals to pass through the converter box to be tuned by your analog TV. Converter boxes with analog pass-through capability will also enable you to watch U.S. low-power and translator television stations, most of which will continue to broadcast in analog. (For more information on low-power and translator TV stations, see our Consumer Advisory entitled “The DTV Transition and LPTV/Class A/Translator Stations,” located at http://www.dtv.gov/publications.html.)

Live Stream Video

WROK Video Streams of various boards and committees are available here! In order to view this stream, it is recommended that you have a high speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, etc).

 

Press

WROK Logo

Since 1984 WROK TV has served the community with coverage of city sponsored
events, meetings, youth sports, and City of Royal Oak information.

Currently, we cablecast over two cable TV systems: Comcast (channel 55) and
Wide Open West, AKA WOW (channel 10).

WROK TV is managed by Cable Access Management Company Coordinator,
Richard Wilson.

WROK Logo

Since 1984 WROK TV has served the community with coverage of city sponsored events, meetings, youth sports, and City of Royal Oak information.

Currently, we cablecast over two cable TV systems: Comcast (channel 55) and Wide Open West, AKA WOW (channel 10).

WROK TV is managed by Cable Access Management Company Coordinator, Richard Wilson.

Press Releases. . .

Photo/Video Policy: 
On occasion, WROK, the City of Royal Oak government access cable tv
channel may take photos or videos of participants enrolled in sponsored
programs or parks. Please be aware that these photos are may be used in
future Cable TV/ Internet productions and brochures or flyers.

2002 Accessibility Awards

Memo

Logo PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Richard Wilson, Cable Coordinator
WROK, City of Royal
Oak Government Access Cable TV
Phone: 248-246-3780

City of Royal Oak Cable TV Station WROK wins big at local
awards contest!

"Our success is everyone’s success…
When we get involved
with local TV we are all winners"

City of Royal Oak Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson.

On Thursday May 30th, The Community Media Network
hosted the 16th Annual Access Ability Awards at Meadow Brook Theater
located in Rochester Hills. Once again the City of Royal Oak was well
represented by its WROK staff. WROK took home ten awards this year including the
Outstanding Achievement award.

Production Coordinator David Kupczack won three "Access Ability
Awards" in the following categories; Artistic Expression (Artist
Spotlight
), Performing Arts (City Beat), Music Video (2001
Woodward Dream Cruise).

Programming Coordinator Greg Walter won in the following
categories; Special Events (24th Annual Oak Apple Run), Live
Cablecast (Hockey Night in Royal Oak), Documentary (Chuck Harris a man
and his cars)
. In the educational sports division (High school
Hockey)

Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson also won three awards for his
entries in the following categories; Entertainment (Automotive
Confidential),
Computer Graphics (Digital Smoke 2001). The entry
Digital Smoke 2001 was nominated and won the Outstanding Achievement
award.

Producers in the 11-city consortium submit their programs and
compete in one of three divisions, Public, Educational or Municipal. Only the
judges may nominate candidates for the Outstanding Achievement Award. The Access
Ability Awards celebrates the best in local Municipal, Public and Educational
Cable TV programming

To date, this brings our tally of local and national awards to
approximately 70 since 1986

It should also be noted that several WROK volunteers also
brought home awards that evening. Tom Clark won for his production of the
2001 Rochester Christmas Parade, and Ken Bean and Deb Anderson won
Producers choice awards for their commitment to Public Access TV.

The ceremony was taped for later broadcast on the public access
channel 52 Comcast and 18 W.O.W. It’s scheduled to be run on Saturdays at 8pm
starting on June 15th. We invite you to watch the program and join us
as we celebrate our success and that of our many dedicated volunteers.

WROK is the City of Royal Oak’s Government Access Channel on
Comcast (Channel 55) and W.O.W. (channel 10) and is managed by Cable Access
Management Company. CAMCO’S staff has won more than 100 local and national
awards.

2002 Philo Awards

WROK announces Richard Wilson as the "Philo T Farnsworth" Award Winner

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Posted: October 21, 2002
WROK, City of Royal Oak Government
Access Cable TV
Phone: 248-246-3780


WROK is proud to announce that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson is a
winner in this year’s "Philo T. Farnsworth" competition sponsored by the the
Alliance for Community Media's -Central States Region. His program " Digital
Smoke" a collection of computer animations used as show opens and channel I.D’s.
The winning program was entered in the Computer Graphics & Computer Art –
professional, category. To date this is the fifth "Philo" won by WROK, and my
first since starting here in 1997. This is my fifth "Philo" since 1995.

For more info on the "Philo" awards please go to the Alliance for Community
Media's Central States Region website (
www.csregionacm.org). Here’s a portion
of what you’ll find.

Philo T. Farnsworth


Philo T. Farnsworth, known as the father of modern television, was born
August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver City, Utah. As a youth in 1922, Philo
first revealed his scientific ideas for an all-electric television system. He
later established an electronics laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he
succeeded in turning his dreams into reality by inventing the first receiving
tube for television transmissions.

It is fitting that the ACM Central States Region honors the memory of Philo
T. Farnsworth by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to
further develop the use of this technology and promote the use of television in
our communities. The "PHILO" is awarded as recognition of excellence in cable
programming.

Eligibility


Any non-commercial program cablecast for the first time between July 1, 2001
and June 30, 2002 from the ACM/Central States region (ACM members and
non-members) which includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, is
eligible
. New this year is the acceptance of programming from Illinois as
well
.

Awards


The awards presentation will be held at the 2002 ACM Central States Regional
Fall Conference in Kalamazoo, MI on October 25th. Both award winners and
finalists will be notified prior to the conference.

2004 Accessibility Awards

17th Annual Access Ability Awards on June 19th, 2003

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Contact: Richard Wilson, Cable Coordinator
WROK, City of Royal
Oak Government Access Cable TV
Phone: 248-246-3780

On Thursday June 10th, 2004, The Community Media
Network hosted the 18th Annual Access Ability Awards at Royal Oak’s
own Baldwin Theater. And again the City of Royal Oak was well represented by its
WROK staff. WROK took home eight awards this year.

Former Production Coordinator David Kupczack won three "Access Ability
Awards" in the following categories; Entertainment (City Beat),
Programming for Seniors, (2003 Senior Fashion Show). Dave also won
for Children’s Programming (Guy Lewis & The Chautauqua
Express)

Programming Coordinator Greg Walter won four awards in the
following categories; Educational Content (Culinary Kings of Royal
Oak)
.,Special Events (26th Annual Oak Apple Run),
Performing Arts (Midweek Music Festival),
Religious (A Christmas Classic), Live Cablecast (Hockey
Night in Royal Oak)

Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson won in the Computer Graphics
& Animation category for his entry (A Fast Minute
Production
).

Producers in the 11-city consortium submit their programs and compete in one
of three divisions, Public, Educational, or Municipal. Only the judges may
nominate candidates for the Outstanding Achievement Award.

To date, this brings our tally of local and national awards to
approximately 91 since 1986

It should also be noted that several WROK volunteers also brought home awards
that evening. Tom Clark won for his production of the 2003 Rochester
Christmas Parade
, This was his third time winning this award.

Posted: June 17, 2004

2004 Philo Awards

WROK announces "Philo T Farnsworth" Awards

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Posted: September 29, 2004
WROK, City of Royal Oak Government
Access Cable TV
Phone: 248-246-3780


WROK is proud to announce that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson and Program
Coordinator Greg Walter are winners in this year’s "Philo T. Farnsworth"
competition sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media's -Central States
Region. The winning programs are "A Fast Minute Production " and "Hockey Night
in Royal Oak".

Richard Wilson's entry "A Fast Minute…" won for computer graphics and Greg
Walter’s entry "Hockey Night…" won for live production. This marks our sixth and
seventh "PHILO" awards.

For more info on the "PHILO" awards please go to the Alliance for Community
Media's Central States Region website (
www.csregionacm.org). Here’s a portion
of what you’ll find.

Philo T. Farnsworth


Philo T. Farnsworth, known as the father of modern television, was born
August 19, 1906 on a farm near Beaver City, Utah. As a youth in 1922, Philo
first revealed his scientific ideas for an all-electric television system. He
later established an electronics laboratory in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he
succeeded in turning his dreams into reality by inventing the first receiving
tube for television transmissions.

It is fitting that the ACM Central States Region honors the memory of Philo
T. Farnsworth by recognizing the efforts of modern day pioneers who work to
further develop the use of this technology and promote the use of television in
our communities. The "PHILO" is awarded as recognition of excellence in cable
programming.

Eligibility


Any non-commercial program cablecast for the first time between July 1, 2003
and June 30, 2004 from the ACM/Central States region (ACM members and
non-members) which includes Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky,
programming from Illinois as well.

Awards


The awards presentation will be held at the 2004 ACM Central States Regional
Fall Conference in Sterling Heights, MI on October 8th.

2005 Staff Awards

WROK announces 2005 "Philo T Farnsworth" Staff Awards

Logo PRESS RELEASE

Posted: November, 2005
WROK, City of Royal Oak
Government Access Cable TV

WROK is proud to announce that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson and Program
Coordinator Greg Walter are winners in this year’s “Philo T. Farnsworth” video
competition sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media's -Central States
Region. The winning programs are “INSERT CLEVER TITLE HERE” produced by Richard
Wilson and “EMERALD ASH BORER IN MICHIGAN-FROM ALL SIDES” by Greg Walter.

The entry “INSERT CLEVER TITLE HERE” won for computer graphics and “E.A.B IN
MICHIGAN-” was runner up in the Documentary-Professional Category. This is the
third time that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson has won the award in this
category and his ninth “Philo” award.

WROK is also proud to announce that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson was a
winner in the 2005 Hometown USA Video Festival. This is a national festival
sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media. The winning Entry “ A FAST MINUTE
PRODUCTION” won in the Computer Arts/ Animation Professional category. “A FAST
MINUTE…” is a collection of animated show opens, Bumps and station I.D.s that
pepper our program schedule. This program has also won local and regional
awards.

This year’s Hometown USA video festival was held in Monterey, California. Due
to budget cuts, no one from WROK attended the conference.

For more information on the festival go to: www.alliancecm.org

For more info on the “PHILO”, awards please visit the Alliance for Community
Media Central States Region website (www.csregionacm.org).

The awards are on display in the display cabinet outside the WROK offices.

2005 Volunteer Awards

WROK announces Volunteer Awards

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Posted: 11/10/2005
WROK, Volunteer
Appreciation

On Tuesday, November 1st, WROK Volunteers and staff celebrated our annual
volunteer appreciation dinner. This annual dinner is our Thank you to the many
volunteers that donate hundreds of hours of community service to the City of
Royal Oak. While the WROK staff handles the technical work, our many talented
volunteers fill the other positions that our productions require. The amount and
type of work varies but includes; cameras, audio, replay and on on-air talent.
Often a single volunteer will do many jobs. The average volunteer man-hours per
shoot is 6-hrs per-volunteer. Some put more in, some less. We value them all.

This year we presented awards to the following volunteers; Jim Nelson, Lynne
Ligett, Richard Clarke Ken Bean, Teresa Siavrakas and Jim Nabti were presented
with plaques for their Outstanding service to WROK.

The Rookie of the Year award was given to Steve Marleau.

The Rugged Stump award, named for beloved volunteer Wally Stump, is awarded
to the volunteer that expresses an uncompromising level of spirit. This year
that person is Josh Clark.

The Volunteer of the Year award was given to Jim Evers. Jim’s voice could be
heard on well over 90% of our youth Sports coverage.

Dinner for the evening was donated by BD’s Mongolian barbecue. This is the
third year that Bill Downs has donated dinner for the event. The plaques awarded
to the volunteers were paid for by CAMCO. No City of Royal Oak funds were used
for this event.

2006 Awards

WROK announces 2006 AwardsPosted: January 4, 2007

Small WROK Logo
211 S
Williams St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 246-3040 / FAX (248) 246-3001

http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/wrok/

PRESS RELEASE

WROK TV is pleased to announce the debut of a brand new program, which has
been in the works for the last seven months. The premier taping for THE ROYAL
OAK SHOW
will be 7pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Community Media
Network (CMN) in Troy. The show can be seen on City of Royal Oak Governmental
Cable Access TV, WOW 10 (only in Royal Oak) and Comcast 55. CMN will also air it
on their Public Access station.

Royal Oak City Commissioner Carlo Ginotti will host the "talk show" style
half-hour program, which visits with folks from all over Royal Oak in front of a
LIVE studio audience. Each show may visit with a city official with conversation
covering many topics. Other ROYAL OAK SHOW guests may be anyone from
Citizen of the Year to an accomplished Eagle Scout.

An integral component of the ROYAL OAK SHOW is its dedicated website,
www.royaloakshow.com. Here, visitors
can get free tickets to the show and participate in the show by actually asking
the questions that Carlo will pose to ROYAL OAK SHOW guests. This will
also help show producer, Greg Walter write show scripts and create more interest
in the show. The website also has community links for visitors to use.

We’d like to recognize the Underwriters of THE ROYAL OAK SHOW who’s
websites are linked on www.royaloakshow.com . Billings Lawn
Equipment is our cash underwriter, TRI-COLOR Imaging Center has underwritten our
set backdrop, Bright Ideas is furnishing the show’s set, and Dolly’s Pizza in
Campbell Corners will feed our guests and crew. Area Photographer and WROK
Volunteer, Dennis Elliott also contributes with photographic services.

The WROK staff and Volunteers are excited about this new endeavor. The
concept for this show which involves an interactive website with taping before a
LIVE studio audience has never been tried before on local access TV, and plans
are to tape two shows per month through May. Show Producer Greg Walter said;
"The ROYAL OAK SHOW is a great way to meet or get re-acquainted with your
neighbors".

WROK TV invites everyone to visit www.royaloakshow.com to find out who our
1st guests will be. Don’t forget to print your FREE tickets to the
premier taping of THE ROYAL OAK SHOW!

For more information contact:
Greg Walter

Program Coordinator, WROK TV
248-246-3042
greg@royaloakshow.com

Emerald Ash Borer Program

WROK EAB Press Release

Logo
211 Williams
Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

(248) 246-3040 / FAX (248) 246-3001 /
www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us

June 8, 2005


News Release: For immediate and continuing release


Contact: Greg Walter (248) 246 3042 or Richard Wilson (248) 246-3040

WROK TV, the City of Royal Oak Michigan Government Access Channel, has
announced the broadcast debut and distribution of the their latest program,
"The Emerald Ash Borer In Michigan From All Sides". This 55 minute
program explores the past, present, and future of the Ash tree and what is being
done to stop the onslaught of it's deadliest enemy, the Emerald Ash Borer,
(EAB). Scientists from Michigan State University, the Department of Agriculture,
the Michigan DNR, and the U.S. Forest Service join area Arborists to explain the
urgency of this crisis and discuss options for dealing with EAB.

Produced by WROK's award winning Greg Walter, this educational program is a
must see for everyone, as few really know what EAB is, and the devastation it
has already caused. It could get out of control if not stopped. Professionals
throughout Michigan working on the Emerald Ash Borer problem say; "This program
is researched completely and well done."

"Out of the three documentaries made about Emerald Ash Borer, this is the
best EAB program that I've seen". "I learned a lot for this video, and I've been
working on the problem for 2 years now".


"The Emerald Ash Borer In Michigan, From All Sides" debuted on WROK TV on
Monday, May 9, 2005 at 4:30pm and will run throughout the summer. WROK can be
viewed on WOW cable channel 10 within the boundaries of the City of Royal Oak,
and Comcast Cablevision of Oakland County channel 55 from Ferndale to 18 Mile
Rd. in Troy. The WROK program guide can be obtained from the city's web
site, www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us

Copies of the program are available for broadcast on Cable Access stations
throughout the 20 county EAB quarantine area in southeast lower Michigan area.
It will also be available for Cable Access and interested groups beyond the
quarantine area. There are already 44 cable stations across the state airing
"The Emerald Ash Borer From All Sides".

Hometown USA Video

2005 Hometown Video Competition Award

Logo PRESS RELEASE

Released: June 6, 2005
Contact: Richard Wilson, Cable
Coordinator
WROK, City of Royal Oak Government Access Cable
TV
Phone: 248-246-3780

WROK is proud to announce that Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson
is a winner in the 2005 Hometown Video competition sponsored by the National
Alliance for Community Media. The winning program “A Fast Minute Production ”
was entered in the Computer/Video Art and Animation (professional) Category.
Access cable TV producers from across the country are invited to participate in
the Hometown Video Festival. The winning entry is a compilation of Show opens,
Station I.D.’s, Bumps and Motion graphics used in WROK programming.

Previously this program won locally in the Access Ability awards sponsored by
the Community Media Network. It then went on to win in the Central States region
conference in October of last year. Now it’s won national accolades. This is
Cable Coordinator Richard Wilson’s first national award. Previous years have
only garnered Honorable mention and second place finishes.

The Alliance for Community Media is a national grass roots
organization with chapters through out the United States. The Alliance works to
support media democracy and is based in Washington D.C.

The award presentation will be at the Alliances’ national conference and
trade show on July 6 – 9 in Monterey California.

For more info on the Hometown Video Festival, please go to the
Alliance for Community Media is Website (www.alliancecm.org)

Royal Oak Show

WROK announces 2006 AwardsPosted: January 4, 2007

Small WROK Logo
211 S
Williams St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 246-3040 / FAX (248) 246-3001

http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/wrok/

PRESS RELEASE

WROK TV is pleased to announce the debut of a brand new program, which has
been in the works for the last seven months. The premier taping for THE ROYAL
OAK SHOW
will be 7pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Community Media
Network (CMN) in Troy. The show can be seen on City of Royal Oak Governmental
Cable Access TV, WOW 10 (only in Royal Oak) and Comcast 55. CMN will also air it
on their Public Access station.

Royal Oak City Commissioner Carlo Ginotti will host the "talk show" style
half-hour program, which visits with folks from all over Royal Oak in front of a
LIVE studio audience. Each show may visit with a city official with conversation
covering many topics. Other ROYAL OAK SHOW guests may be anyone from
Citizen of the Year to an accomplished Eagle Scout.

An integral component of the ROYAL OAK SHOW is its dedicated website,
www.royaloakshow.com. Here, visitors
can get free tickets to the show and participate in the show by actually asking
the questions that Carlo will pose to ROYAL OAK SHOW guests. This will
also help show producer, Greg Walter write show scripts and create more interest
in the show. The website also has community links for visitors to use.

We’d like to recognize the Underwriters of THE ROYAL OAK SHOW who’s
websites are linked on www.royaloakshow.com . Billings Lawn
Equipment is our cash underwriter, TRI-COLOR Imaging Center has underwritten our
set backdrop, Bright Ideas is furnishing the show’s set, and Dolly’s Pizza in
Campbell Corners will feed our guests and crew. Area Photographer and WROK
Volunteer, Dennis Elliott also contributes with photographic services.

The WROK staff and Volunteers are excited about this new endeavor. The
concept for this show which involves an interactive website with taping before a
LIVE studio audience has never been tried before on local access TV, and plans
are to tape two shows per month through May. Show Producer Greg Walter said;
"The ROYAL OAK SHOW is a great way to meet or get re-acquainted with your
neighbors".

WROK TV invites everyone to visit www.royaloakshow.com to find out who our
1st guests will be. Don’t forget to print your FREE tickets to the
premier taping of THE ROYAL OAK SHOW!

For more information contact:
Greg Walter

Program Coordinator, WROK TV
248-246-3042
greg@royaloakshow.com

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Programming

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Royal Oak Governmental Access Programming

Programs seen on Comcast (channel 55) and Wide Open West (W.O.W. channel 10) are daily and start at 4:00pm and run until all daily programs are finished. At 10:00am the following morning that same program block will be aired one more time. At 4:00pm a new program block starts. Meetings are generally re-run at 7pm and midnight.

Programming is subject to change without notice. The most up to date program schedule can be found on our bulletin board.

Click here for the current WROK cable guide

WROK reserves the right to change the program schedule without notice.

Below is a description of WROK's programming. If you have any questions call (248) 246-3040. Office Hours are 9am - 5pm.

Soldiers Journal/In the Fight/Today’s Air Force
Produced by the Defense Department, these programs report on news making headlines within the U.S. Military and looks at the lives of our Service Men and Women. 

Royal Oak Ice Show
Taped at Royal Oak's John Lindell Ice Arena, this show showcases skaters participating in The North Suburban Skating Club and Royal Oak Parks & Recreation programs

Echoes of Awesome!
Fine area talent entertains you from the Royal Oak Public Library lawn on selected summer nights. The concerts are sponsored by the Royal Oak Arts Council and by local businesses. From cool jazz to hard rock, Program time: 90 min.

Hockey Night In Royal Oak
Following the 5 divisions of the Royal Oak Hockey Association  from the west rink at Royal Oak's John Lindell Arena. During the season the games are taped on Wednesdays and air on Fridays and Weekends

Royal Oak City Commission Meeting
Live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Royal Oak City Commission every 1st & 3rd Monday. Meetings are repeated frequently. In May the Budget sessions of the City Commission are also aired live.  Meeting agenda available at www.romi.gov

Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Royal Oak citizens who are looking to add on or alter their property can ask the ZBA for permission and guidance to get their projects done right. This program is LIVE on the Thursdays Scheduled for meetings and replayed on Friday afternoons. Meeting agenda available at www.romi.gov

Royal Oak Planning Commission Meeting
This group oversees planning for our city making sure local businesses build & renovate according to the policies set in our Master Plan. This program is LIVE on the Tuesdays scheduled for meetings and replayed on Wednesday afternoons. Meeting agenda available at www.romi.gov

Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Royal Oak DDA sets policies for the downtown district to help businesses and residents get the most out of  the
downtown.  These meetings are aired Live and repeated frequently. Meeting agenda available at www.romi.gov

Holiday Magic Parade
WROK was the first and best place to see Royal Oak’s Downtown Holiday Parade.

Royal Oak Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Start your holiday season right in downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak. You'll meet Royal Oak residents and hear from Old St. Nick himself. This event takes place on the first Thursday in December.

Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade
WROK remembers our Veterans with coverage of Royal Oak’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. Veterans, classic cars, and civic organizations.

Royal Oak Dance Recital
Every spring the Royal Oak Department of Parks & Recreation presents it's recreational dance recital.

Royal Oak Ice Show
Taped at Royal Oak's John Lindell Ice Arena, this show showcases skaters participating in The North Suburban Skating Club and Royal Oak Parks & Recreation programs.

Royal Oak Veteran's Day Ceremony
On the 11th month, the 11th day, at the 11th hour, Royal Oak gathers at the War Veterans Memorial to remember the men and women who fought and in many cases laid down their lives for freedom.

National Gallery Of Art Presents:
Art & Culture is a big part of Royal Oak. This series consists of documentaries about the artists that influence not just Royal Oak, but the country as a whole.

Photo/Video Policy: On occasion, WROK, the City of Royal Oak government access cable tv channel may take photos or videos of participants enrolled in sponsored programs or parks. Please be aware that these photos are may be used in future Cable TV/ Internet productions and brochures or flyers.

Schedule

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Since 1984 WROK TV has served the community with coverage of city sponsored events, meetings, youth sports, and City of Royal Oak information.

Currently, we cablecast over two cable TV systems: Comcast (channel 55) and Wide Open West, AKA WOW (channel 10).

WROK TV is managed by Cable Access Management Company Coordinator, Richard Wilson.

 

WROK Program Schedule


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Shoots

 

Here's a list of upcoming shoots.

Crew call times for all shoots except meetings are not written
in stone. We know that most people work during regular hours,
so we ask volunteers to make it to shoot locations as close to crew
call as possible.

We'd like to thank our food sponsors; 2nd Street Sub Shop, Dolly’s Pizza and Mongolian Barbecue. These local business’s have supported our WROK Volunteers for many years.

Hockey Night In Royal Oak at John Lindell Arena, Wednesdays starting early November thru March, Crew call 4:00pm

State of the City Address Date and Location to be determined

Royal Oak Ice Show at John Lindell Arena In May, crew call at 5:00pm

Veterans Day Ceremony Barbara Hallman Plaza in front of the RO Public Library,  November 11, crew call at 9:00am

 

Memorial Day Parade Main Street in front of Fresard Pontiac/Buick, Memorial Day, crew call at 7:00am

Royal Oak Dance Recital Dates to be determined.

Holiday Magic Parade On Washington. Dates and Times to be determined.

Photo/Video Policy: On occasion, WROK, the City of Royal Oak government access cable tv channel may take photos or videos of participants enrolled in sponsored programs or parks. Please be aware that these photos are may be used in future Cable TV/ Internet productions and brochures or flyers.

Video

WROK productions are often available online and on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/WROKCableTV
.

 

A Short History of Royal Oak
http://www.youtube.com/user/WROKCableTV#p/u/48/WNtuF7oGex8

Google Fiber for Royal Oak, Michigan
http://www.youtube.com/user/WROKCableTV#p/u/49/MC_5Y5Jssho

World War II exhibit at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum
http://www.youtube.com/user/WROKCableTV#p/u/3/qp-LSciNL9k

 

Photo/Video Policy: On occasion, WROK, the City of Royal Oak government access cable tv channel may take photos or videos of participants enrolled in sponsored programs or parks. Please be aware that these photos are may be used in future Cable TV/ Internet productions and brochures or flyers.

 

 

 

Popcorn Park

Take a look at something Educational, Funtastic, Cultural and Entertaining. Starring Henrietta Fe' Athers, Seymour Shoes, Freddie Fox, and the Popcorn Park Kidz. Video written and produced by Ann Marie Egigian and directed by Gussan Sardy.

Volunteers

Volunteers are at the center of every WROK production.

A special note.

WROK’s production staff is made of many talented volunteers. It is thanks to their hard work and long hours that the various WROK productions even happen. If you are interested in trying your hand as a WROK volunteer, call our office at 248-246-3040. Volunteers are given many opportunities to try their video skills both in front and behind the camera. If you are considering a career in film or video, volunteering at WROK is a great way to start.

Here's a list of upcoming shoots:

Crew call times for all shoots except meetings are flexible and not written in stone. We know that most people work regular hours, so we ask volunteers to make it to shoot locations as close to crew call as possible.

Hockey Night In Royal Oak at John Lindell Arena, Wednesdays starting early November thru March, Crew call 4:00pm

Royal Oak Ice Show at John Lindell Arena In May, crew call varies.

Veterans Day Ceremony Barbara Hallman Plaza in front of the RO Public Library,  November 11, crew call at 9:00am

Memorial Day Parade Main Street in downtown Royal Oak.
Memorial Day, crew call at 7:00am

Holiday Magic Parade On Washington. Dates and Times to be determined.

Echoes of Awesome Summer Concerts, Thursdays July – August. Site to be determined.