Falmouth, MA, October 25, 2018 - For over 25 years, FCTV has operated out of a Dillingham Avenue facility providing a wide range of services. From humble beginnings in a single second floor office and ground floor studio, the organization expanded into a second space as community needs grew. According to FCTV Executive Director/CEO Debra Rogers, “As a result of the community input that was an important part of our strategic planning, it was determined that it was time to grow again, this time with an eye to the future and even more expanded services. We are pleased to introduce The Falmouth Community Media Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will serve our community for years to come.” “In building the new Falmouth Community Media Center, FCTV can fulfill increased community demands and expectations. The Falmouth Community Media Center will bring local media into the 21st Century, providing Falmouth with the tools and space it needs to connect with greater impact and efficiency. “ The original plan to build out units D and E, formerly occupied by Granite City Electric, included the addition of a second floor and elevator. When Unit C, currently housing Amber Waves, became available, the Board of Directors acted quickly, determining that a one floor facility made greater fiscal and operational sense. They made an offer to the Bergren/Vander Pyl family, owners of Amber Waves, which was accepted. “We recognize the long history that Amber Waves has had in our community, as not only a natural food store, but a community gathering space and that is exactly how we see our center,” said Ahmed Mustafa, FCTV’s Board President. Within this expanded space, FCTV intends to grow its core curriculum, incorporating workforce development, youth enrichment, media and computer literacy, and programs that preserve Falmouth’s diverse history and support the creative economy. The new facility will include new modern studio spaces, teaching labs, art gallery, community meeting and learning spaces, working studio kitchen, a garage for their mobile production vehicle, post-production and animation facilities - providing even more space for the community to engage, connect and express themselves. In addition to construction, each space will be equipped with energy-efficient fixtures, state-of-the-art technologies, and links to the places where Falmouth connects. “Today it is more essential than ever that our community has its own vibrant, fully accessible and responsive media center,” Rogers continued, “This is the next step to ensure the future of community media in Falmouth. “ The FCTV Facility Expansion Committee led by Mike Duffany also includes Michael Finegold, David Rogers, Jeff Oppenheim, Linda Davis, Pat Thatcher, Bob Fenstermaker and Debra Rogers. The architect is Jeffrey M. Metcalfe, R.A. of Plymouth, Construction is being done by Falmouth based Dellbrook JKS and financing is by Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank. John Scanlan is FCTV’s Owners Representative. Falmouth Community Television (FCTV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community media center that fosters the production and distribution of local information. FCTV provides access to training, technology and content to encourage community dialogue, awareness and expression.