Imagine turning on the television and instead of seeing news out of Seattle or reality television out of California, you see Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine and Lynden. You could sit down with your family and watch a Bellingham-made sitcom, a documentary on the history of Lake Whatcom or a gardening show out of Lynden. This is not a pipe dream, I believe it could happen this year if the city would act.
With a public access station, the community can come forward and begin creating content unique to Whatcom. Yes, some of it will be goofy or a little out there, but it will be ours.
Right now, the city has money set aside for a public access station and a highly trained non-profit, the Center for New Media, has submitted a business plan to start setting up a station. All that is required is for the city to move forward. It is time to build this community resource and start tuning into Whatcom County.