Did you know that Chesapeake has a television station dedicated to sharing City information, much like what you read in this column? Chesapeake Television has been around in one form or another since 1986 when it started at Access Cable Chesapeake. Over the years, the station’s programs and mission grew and it became WCTV-48. This week, we bring to you a fresh, more modern take on government television with our new look and new name – Chesapeake Television.
In addition to airing City Council, Planning Commission, and School Board Meetings, we produce our own content as a way to keep you in the loop with what your City is doing in the community. Chesapeake Weekly (formerly called 48 News) is a 10-15 minute “news” program that covers City services, projects, and events. A Closer Look is a monthly interview program that dives deep into important topics such as child safety and homelessness. A new show called Cold Case Homicide is a partnership between Chesapeake Television and the Police Department which brings unsolved murders to light in hopes of finding answers. When our station isn’t airing original, local content, you’ll find some fun classics like episodes of Bonanza, Andy Griffith, and Dragnet, just to name a few.
You can find Chesapeake Television content on your TV (Cox Cable 48 or Verizon Fios 43) or, if you don’t have cable, you can stream it online at CityofChesapeake.net/TV, where you’ll also find content on demand. Chesapeake Television is YOUR City station and we truly hope you find it informative.