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Let your voice be heard with BCAT

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Bloomington Community Access Television (BCAT) is a media facility dedicated to diverse expression, learning and programming. Individuals and organizations can take classes to learn the basics of television production and then check out equipment to create television shows that can be used to share their story with Bloomington cable subscribers on Channel 16 and beyond.

It all begins with a free orientation class at BCAT at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. In-depth classes are offered in studio production, digital video editing, lighting for television and more. Become a member of BCAT for an annual fee starting at $50 per individual or only $15 per student.

“I try to customize classes to meet the needs of those who attend,” said Patrick Willson, BCAT production specialist, who shares his extensive knowledge in one-on-one and small group classes.

So, whether you want to share a talent, educate people about a favorite cause, faith or politics, or entertain them, consider BCAT your resource for community access television. For more information, visit