September 10, 2023

Fall Classes Now Available

TCMedia offers all of our media production classes in collaboration with local parks and recreation departments.  

We've got several classes available from September through December.  Registration is available through the Olympia Parks Arts and Recreation Department, Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation, and Tumwater Parks and Recreation.  You do not have to live in a specific city to register with any of them.  Just click on one of the links and it will take you to the registration page.

The total number of available seats for each class is divided between the three parks departments. If the registration link you choose shows the class as full, try one of the other links. For example, you click on the "Sign up Olympia" link and they show the class as full, try clicking on "Sign Up Lacey" or "Sign up Tumwater. " There may be open seats at one of the other parks departments.

See the entire training schedule HERE. 

June 21, 2023

TCMedia Wins Two National AWards

Thurston Community Media recently announced that two of their local television programs received the 2023 Hometown Media Awards from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation.

TCMedia received the Informational Talk Show Series - Access Center Professional award for its "Mission Nonprofit" series, produced and edited by Robert Kam, Martha Correa, and Jordan Plozai-Alicea. "Mission Nonprofit" is a monthly program that showcases area nonprofit organizations.  In addition, long-time public access program, "Karaoke Oly", a family-friendly, sing-along program, was acknowledged for the Entertainment & Arts Series - Independent Producer award. It is produced and directed by Robert Kam.

The Alliance Awards program was established to honor and promote community media, community radio, and local cable programs distributed on Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) access. Nearly one thousand entries are submitted each year, and awards are presented to the most creative programs that address community needs, develop diverse community involvement, challenge conventional commercial television formats, and move viewers to experience television differently.

The awards will be presented June 28th during the Alliance for Communtiy Media National Conference in Brooklyn, NY.

June 14, 2023

Primary Candidate Forums

Please join us for 2023 Primary Election Candidate Forums

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 6:30 pm
Thurston Community Media Studio A
440 Yauger Way, Olympia

The League of Women Voters of Thurston County (LWVTC) in collaboration with Thurston Community Media (TCMedia), invites you to participate in candidate forums for

Thurston County Commissioner, District 5 (6:30-7:30 pm)
City of Olympia Mayor (7:30-8:30 pm)

The forums will be open to the public on June 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Thurston Community Media Studio, 440 Yauger Way, Olympia. Seating is limited. The forums will also be aired on Comcast Channel 77 and live-streamed here. Recordings for these and other LWVTC 2023 primary election forums will be available on the Thurston League’s website at by the end of June.

These forums reflect the League’s commitment to encouraging informed and active participation in government, increasing understanding of major public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.  A non-partisan organization, the League never supports candidates for office or political parties. 

Learn about the candidates and bring the questions you have for them. Questions may be submitted during the event or in advance at: