Wolf Gang Underway With Channel 3 Programming Endeavor
Wolf Gang of Wyoming is hard at work putting together its new lineup for cable Channel 3.
The Casper-based television production company entered into a $44,500 contract with the city of Casper earlier this month to reprogram the fledgling city-run public access channel.
Wolf Gang executive producer Dennis Rollins says his company is still trying to hash out what exactly will be airing on the channel.
“We've already applied to Classic Arts Showcase to start broadcasting their programming as kind of a foundation, (and) we have programming that is our own or that we have the rights to," Rollins said. "We have about 40 hours right now, and I’m trying to get some more.”
During a recent Casper City Council work session, Rollins said the reprogrammed channel would also feature public domain television shows and movies.
Rollins says he’s also developing original Casper-based programming.
“(Casper Fire-EMS chief Tim Cortez) has some ideas, some programming that he’d like us to do on fire safety,” Rollins said. “We’d also plan on (broadcasting) lots of arts-oriented things – like the concerts at Washington Park and 'Wednesday Night at the Nic.'”
Rollins also expressed interest in producing a ride-along series for the channel, where he’d follow various city employees – like police officers and city sanitation workers – during a work day.
Channel 3 currently broadcasts a 24-hour community bulletin board and select Casper City Council meetings.
Rollins says the retooled cable Channel 3 should be ready by August.
Wolf Gang of Wyoming currently produces “Wyoming Portraits,” a popular documentary film series, for Wyoming PBS.