TCG Beginnings – Remembering Our Very First Live Show

What was it like to start captioning a program in 1991, for the very first time? TCG’s President, Tamra Stretch, shares the story of her very first on-air captioning experience, including what it was like prepping for a program without the extensive resources we have in today’s age of technology and how this became the…

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TCG Recipe of the Month – 1991 Contest-Winning Fried Chicken

recipe photo by Taste of Home TCG Recipe of the Month – 1991 Contest-Winning Fried Chicken   When you think of summer food, images of lemonade, fresh veggies, fried chicken, and plaid tablecloths come to mind.  Fried chicken is a classic, down-home country food that southern Americans have perfected and the love has spread around the…

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The Captioning Group – Newsletter Archive

Get The Captioning Group’s newsletter directly to your inbox.  Filled with industry news, stories and articles from our captioners, fun facts about closed captioning and more.  If you would like to read past issues of our newsletter, you can do so by clicking any of the links below: 2019 FCC Petition + Grandma’s Nut Coffee…

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Throwback: TCG Provides 24-Hour Emergency Captioning

To celebrate TCG’s 25th anniversary, we are sharing a press release from back in 2006, almost exactly ten years ago, a summer that held one of the most challenging live events TCG had ever experienced!  The article highlights how our captioning team managed to cover six straight days of live hurricane coverage, with less almost no notice!…

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TCG Recipe of the Month – Gluten-Free Oat Bread

Gluten-Free Oat Bread Recipe Highlights Gluten-free High in fiber Vegetarian   As spring creeps closer and the trees and flowers begin to blossom, many of us begin to think once again of ways to eat healthier and get out of our winter slumps and eating habits.  This gluten-free bread is the perfect breakfast dish as it…

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The Captioning Group Visits Toronto

The Captioning Group Visits Toronto This April, The Captioning Group had the opportunity to make the trip East and visit Toronto.  While we were there, we met with clients, explored the downtown core, and saw the amazing CBC studios.  We also enjoyed many of Toronto’s gastronomic delights!  Check out some of the highlights of our…

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BCCS Closed for Business – How the Captioning Landscape Has Shifted

BCCS Closed for Business – How the Captioning Landscape Has Shifted   On February 29, 2016, the Canadian captioning company BCCS (Broadcast Captioning & Consulting Services Inc.) closed its doors for good, declaring bankruptcy and shocking their clients and captioners with the sudden news. There was no warning given.  Many clients heard from an outside…

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A Captioner’s Day – What it Takes to Succeed

A Captioner’s Day – What it Takes to Succeed Captioning… Did you know that the average person talks at least 180 wpm (words per minute) and that as a captioner we caption at an average of at least 200 wpm and up to 325 wpm (and sometimes more!)?   Being a live-television broadcast captioner is…

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TCG Recipe of the Month – Kale and Chickpea Salad

Kale and Chickpea Salad Recipe Highlights Gluten-free Vegetarian Source of Vitamin B Calcium and bone health   Working as a captioner, it can be tough to find easy ways to make healthy meals that can be ready in a snap, especially when you need to jump on a show at any hour.  This kale and…

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