WCOT Channel 13 Now on CenturyLink
City's Television Station Now Reaching More Residents
April 23, 2013
Citizens looking for information about the City of Tallahassee have yet another option to receive information. The City's award-winning television station, WCOT, can now be found on CenturyLink® Prism™ TV channel 13.
With direction from the City Commission to explore and utilize technology to further expand the delivery of City related information, the City's Communication Department is providing citizens with an additional opportunity to stay informed and engage with their local government.
"WCOT has been offering quality TV programs to the citizens of Tallahassee for more than 15 years," said WCOT Station Manager Tom Bronakoski. "Through our agreement with CenturyLink, we're excited to be offering another option for citizens to stay informed and participate in local government."
"We are thrilled to be incorporating WCOT into our great channel line-up," Carmen Butler, Tallahassee-based market development manager for CenturyLink, added. "With timely information area residents need to know, WCOT is a great addition."
Since 1996, the City of Tallahassee has used television broadcasting as a tool to provide interesting, entertaining and up-to-date information to the citizens of Tallahassee. WCOT produces approximately 230 productions every year, including eight flagship shows with topics ranging from hot-button issues to adopting an adorable feline. With a staff of only five employees, WCOT also provides ongoing coverage of City Commission and other government meetings, City news conferences and events, and features a variety of City announcements and offerings with a focus on helping citizens to better utilize and enjoy City services.
"In a recent survey, 40 percent of citizens responded that they are already watching WCOT," said Mayor John Marks. "By expanding the station's accessibility, we're making it even easier for citizens to tune in and stay connected with their City government."
In addition to CenturyLink, WCOT is available on Comcast Channel 13 and streams programming 24 hours a day on Talgov.com, including live coverage of City Commission meetings. In addition, many programs and meetings are available online via WCOTPlay, so citizens can watch them whenever it is convenient. WCOT has also established a presence on YouTube with over 240,000 views to date.
For more information on WCOT, visit Talgov.com or call 891-8533. You can also stay informed on City happenings by liking the City of Tallahassee on Facebook or following @COTNews on Twitter.
Tom Bronakoski, WCOT Station Manager, 891-8918; orCarrie Poole, Communications Department, 891-8533