Access Tuolumne’s legal name is Tuolumne County Community Cable Access (TCCCA), a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. It was created to facilitate public access to the local cable television service. Public access television was established in the 70s by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Since 1976, the FCC has required that cable systems in communities with 3,500 or more subscribers set aside up to 4 cable TV channels for use by the public.
Access Tuolumne is not directly funded by local government. Funding is via a small charge on the monthly Comcast bills of county residents. Called a PEG fund, its use is restricted to the purchase of equipment and facilities. Local government is however an important client: both the City of Sonora and Tuolumne County pay Access Tuolumne for broadcasting and, in some cases, recording government meetings.
Our station manager is Jerry Day. He is a lifetime Tuolumne County resident with a degree in Broadcasting and decades of experience in film and television. He previously served as Tuolumne County Film Commissioner.
Board of Directors
Karl Rodefer – President
Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors
David Thoeny – Vice-President
Mother Lode Job Training
Connie Williams – Treasurer
Sonora City Council
Tuolumne County Arts Alliance
Tuolumne County Film Commission