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Comprehensive Cultural Plan and WCCA TV

Good Morning and an early and grateful wish for a HAPPY 4th to you and yours !

Please read the Cultural Coalitions recently adopted comprehensive plan and also the Mass Cultural Webpage link Executive Summary, visit WorcesterCulture.org where it states:

“In response to this challenge, Barr’s Creative Commonwealth Initiative is an investment in the unique potential of community foundations to generate new opportunities, and connect donors and policymakers with artists and arts organizations whose work enlivens communities. Together, we seek to build local networks for arts and culture, and to help the creative sector become more sustainable, equitable and accessible statewide, not just in Boston.

Creative Commonwealth has three over-arching goals:

To strengthen arts and creativity in communities by deepening financial support, and strengthening local arts policy.
To form a learning community that shares successes and challenges, to enhance the capacity of each participating foundation.
To offer a model of constructive partnership between private and community foundations and civic entities.

Diversity is also a core value for this initiative – recognizing that, as the world changes around us, we depend on arts and creativity to continue to change as well, to help bridge divides, build understanding, and for all to find their voice and place in our communities. This means new kinds of art, cultural explorations, voices, perspectives and genres that takes new forms, and appears in unexpected places.”

Simply put, as an institution that stands for media democracy and creative innovation and as a digital maker space and public access platform, this (above) is exactly the sum of WCCA TV’s accomplishments and mission. Plus, ours is a community of creative activity.

FURTHERMORE

“The Coalition Cultural Plan, in partnership with the CITY, lays out 90 strategies over 10 years, 20 strategic priorities were identified as actionable for 2020 by the City, GWCF, and the Worcester Cultural Coalition. Priorities include shaping cohesive branding and imaging for the “Worcester Story”; engaging “9-to-5ers” in the downtown area through increased offerings and activities; and designing and launching an in-artist residence program to incorporate creative design on the front-end of projects in municipal government, business, and neighborhoods.”

“This plan will enable Worcester to take full advantage of the opportunities for quality of life and economic development that a robust arts, culture and creative sector can bring,” said Ann T. Lisi, CEO and President of Greater Worcester Community Foundation. “Providing a clear strategy regarding our cultural resources, we hope this plan can be a model for others in the Commonwealth to take action in strengthening the arts and culture presence in their communities.”

The above points as I underlined are focal points to the purpose of WCCA TV as it is WCCA TV who is uniquely WORCESTER, carrying the brand of Worcester’s communities forward through our television and social networks, while also providing an electronic common area where Worcester’s story is told. This plan IS WHAT WE DO ( and we’ve been doing it since 1986). This as part of the framework of our everyday conversation about WCCA TV. I hope understanding the value and roll of WCCA the CITY, it’s leadership, and Organizations and Foundations that support the arts will continue to embrace and encourage the work you and our volunteers are all doing.

The full plan is available on the worcesterculture.org website

Mauro DePasquale, Executvie Director, WCCA TV “The People’s Channel
WCCA TV the place to Learn – Create – Connect

Cable Companies Threaten to de-fund free speech community public access television. Save your Public Access Centers.

We call upon the FCC to reject the proposal coming from Cable companies to defund our PEG channels.
PEG channels provide Cable customers with the only truly LOCAL programming on their cable systems, and, at the same time, empower their customers and build community through digital inclusion, and education and access to the tools and technology needed to participate in the media landscape, something found nowhere else. PEG stations are really more of a selling point, that offers an edge to cable subscribers, a gain that comes exclusively from Cable. Why are they not seeing that? To suggest PEG is a burden to cable companies is disingenuous at best. The cost for Dish and and Phone networks is currently about the same as Cable, so to suggest PEG provisions are driving up the cost of cable may also be disingenuous. What is provided to sustain PEG is given in exchange of rights of way. ROW is something that deserves due consideration in the FCC’s decision in this process. Additionally, it should be noted that under current congressional legislation the cost for PEG is not something that has to be passed on to subscribers, the cable companies choose to do so. Public Access in Worcester has a demonstrated growing need for community participation and mainly from the disenfranchised. What happens to these people? Where is their free speech?The FCC must see the proposed rule change coming from the Cable providers as a nothing more than a money grab. If any changes are needed the Verizons , Dish networks, and the Googles, that should be giving back to support PEG as well, in exchange for the rights of way that they also benefit from. Write to the FCC and share this comment.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2019/03/17/cable-access-stations-are-facing-financial-reckoning/Sbf1fcRr4womaG0OZzLXHJ/story.html?fbclid=IwAR26lzI_dK8l20azCKnTn3iGTxOuuMjwWv9wC6Hltj1vMhthu3r1ilyX_74

The WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2019

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Our next TV Production Class starts on March 23, 2019 and is held at the WCCA TV facility, in downtown Worcester. This class is a MUST for all aspiring TV producers, as it provides useful information about all components involved in TV production. The class is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. To reserve your seat, call 508-755-1880, ext. 114. Embark on your exciting TV Production journey today!!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram, we are wccatv13.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Ending Racisim – Getting Along Without It is a WCCA TV special presentation in celebration of Black History Month. Members of the community met at WCCA TV on February 19 to discuss the issue of racism in America. Moderated by Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV, the panel included Barbara Roberts, retired mathematician/engineer, and Dr. Thomas Doughton, Professor of History at Holy Cross. Exclusively on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester!

WCCA TV is again a proud media sponsor of the Worcester Free Tax Service Coalition. Our crew attended the annual kick-off ceremony at Clark University, Higgins University Center. The event was in conjunction with the IRS Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day. This is the 17th year of providing free tax preparation and asset building services to low-income working tax payers in central Massachusetts.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune in to all new episodes of Soapbox in March, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Eduardo Rivers, Marcela Rivas, and Benjamin
    Aryeh from the Worcester Free Tax Service Coalition; Dr. James Cordova, professor at Clark University and president of Arammu Couples Health Check, to tell us about relationship
    health
    ; Melody Beach and Amy Vogal Waters to talk about Worcester’s Senior Center and the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group; Honee Hess, the Executive Director at the
    Worcester Center for Crafts; Casey Zink, Lynne Gaines, and Crystaltina Montagna from the Horizons For Homeless Children. This taping of ‘Soapbox’ concluded with episode 1193 – the longest running TV series in probably all of New England! Meaningful television and community-empowering content made in Worcester! ‘Soapbox’ can be seen on WCCA TV 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at www.wccatv.com, on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest, contact Tracy Foley at tracy@wccatv.org
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about U.S. War Powers Act. In another episode, Ron talks about African American contributions to the separation of church and state.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta’s guests are from Worcester’s F.C. Smiles, a team in the United Women’s Soccer (U.W.S.) League. In another episode, Tommy’s welcomes Ann Quinlivan and Steve Benton to tell us about the Irish Festival taking place in Worcester on March 2, 2019.
  • Another amazing Super Bowl win by New England Patriots inspired WCCA TV host and die-hard Patriots fan, Ron Motta, to dedicate two episodes of Activate Worcester to our football champions. Ron’s guest is Mike Bottos to talk about the Patriots’ journey to another [victory] (https://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER223).
  • Connecting The Dots is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Liz Myska, welcomes to the show Lee Anne Hooley, Talking-Book Librarian at the Worcester Public Library.
  • Tune in to a new episode of Rosen’s Round Table that features a discussion on Worcester’s Midtown Mall. The future of Midtown Mall is uncertain. If it does not meet the city’s expectations, the property could be taken by eminent domain. Some in City Hall don’t think the indoor mall has kept up with the 21st century and consider it an impediment to the city’s ongoing Urban Revitalization Plan. Watch this episode to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about the future of Midtown Mall.
  • Close to Home is a WCCA TV program about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the program, Molly Finn, welcomes CJ Doyle, President of the Catholic Action League. The topic of discussion is abortion and the ethical controversy surrounding it. Exclusively on WCCA TV!
  • This is Worcester is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester area facts and history. In honor of Black History Month, Bill and his guests talk about Worcester’s past for black people.
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV program that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. Asima goes to the MetroWest Muslim Festival to talk with some of the participants.
  • Sound Check, produced by Stefano Traficante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester area. Local Mix 9 is an arrangement of images and music by local talent.
  • Ben Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers, is the host of Ben Behind the Scenes — a show featuring music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. Tune in to another episode of pure entertainment.
  • Video Jam is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist features: Pitbull – Muevelo Loca Boom Boom, Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved, Gypsy Temple – Pick a Number, Mel Holder – Crossroads Ft. Ben Tankard, Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After), SadGirl- Breakfast for 2, SpiN – What’s It Gonna Take. Keep on jammin’!!
  • Senior Speak is a program by WCCA TV in collaboration with the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, located at 128 Providence St., on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be a part of the show!

About WCCA TV

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • To promote communication through community use of media

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!

Worcester Happening At WCCA: WCCA TV NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2018

The WCCA TV Newsletter, June 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – “MEET THE STARS FROM YOUR BACKYARD!”

You are invited to attend the WCCA TV Annual Meeting on JUNE 14, 2018, at 6:30 PM, at the BULL MANSION in Worcester, located at 55 Pearl Street. (Parking available in the lot behind Bull Mansion, on Chestnut street.) This is an important meeting, as we will be acknowledging and celebrating those producers who have accomplished and produced 100+ shows. There will be light food (while supplies last), cash bar, entertainment and plenty of time for fun and socializing. This event will also be open to the general public at 7 PM. WCCA TV members attend for free. We will be asking a minimal entrance donation of $1 for non WCCA TV members.

PLEASE RSVP ASAP to tracy@wccatv.com . We look forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram, we are wccatv13.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Tune into the premier episode of Front Row! Front Row, an original WCCA TV production, gets you up close and personal to art and artists. Episode 1 features Mauro DePasquale and Adam Rice of WCCA TV as they interview cast member of The King and I, Kavin Panmeechao, who portrays Lun Tha at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.

Amy Mosher Berry, host of Exposure with Mosher, and Daniela Carol Marie, Producer, celebrate their 100th episode of ‘Exposure with Mosher’, a show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. The show has been airing on WCCA TV since August 2013. Congratulations, Amy and Daniela! You make us proud!!

From the studio of WCCA TV here’s another new and exciting program – Got It Covered! This WCCA TV production, hosted by Victor Infante, features some of our favorite musicians from around the region, performing music they might not have usually chosen. The Duende Project performs ”The Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggings.

The Center For Community Media at WSU presents ”The Beat” show. Featured guest is WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in June, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: The WICN Jazz Radio Membership Director, Darlene Hayes, to talk about the June Fund Drive; Martha Assefa and Gina Plata Nino to talk about the Worcester Food Policy Council; Anne Colacarro, Community Development
    Manager for the American Cancer Society, and Denise Mckenney to talk about The 2018 Relay for Life that is taking place on June 15-16, 2018; Martin Dyer, Deputy Chief of the Worcester Fire Department; as well as Paul Barber and Gus Giannakis to talk about the Grecian Festival happening in Worcester on June 1-3, 2018. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • There’s a rumor floating about that there is extreme poverty in Worcester. Could it be true? Tune into this new episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say. Also, learn more about the Worcester City Council’s budget review sessions. In another episode, the guys talk about the new construction that will be happening in Worcester. Having it performed by local labor is desirable. But what exactly is local labor? Exclusively on WCCA TV!
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a talk show that features interesting people talking about the interesting
    things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Tom Nixon and Colleen Naber from Working for Worcester.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, chats with Blake Rubin, a candidate for District Attorney.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. In this episode, Bill talks about the history of Downtown Worcester. In another episode, Bill welcomes musician Jim Scott to the show.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee with Konnie. Join City Councilor Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie chats with Rita Albertson and Matthias Waschek about the discovery of a Leonardo-da-Vinci painting at the Worcester Art Museum. How exciting!
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV program that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. In this episode, Asima talks with Ahmad Abojaradeh, the Executive Director of Life in My Days. In another episode, Asima welcomes Meg Gallo from the Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center in Worcester.
  • In the House is a show to inform viewers about the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and other housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes Fred Taylor from the Carpenters Union.
    • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is John Gentle Hawk.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about the Bill of Rights.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Jim McGrath to the show. The guys talk about the Tea Party. In another episode, Ron chats with Chris Pinto about the Massachusetts GOP State Convention recently held in Worcester.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Johnny Bui, Growth Hacker, Entrepreneur/Upcoming Author; Ebony Romain, Worcester State University 2018 graduate; and Ivana Bellorado, Worcester State University 2018 graduate.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer shares his knowledge of odd and unusual aspects of hidden treasures available for you to discover.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the program, Molly Finn, welcomes Philip Lawler, the author of Lost Shepard. In another episode, Molly talks to the General Manager of ‘Emmanuel Radio’, Cindy Dorsey.
  • Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Matilde Castiel, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services in Worcester.
  • Connecting The Dots is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Molly Welch from the Lutheran Rehab and Skilled Care Center. In another episode, Liz talks to Ruth Seward, the Executive Director of the Worcester Tree Initiative.
  • Ben Behind The Scenes is a WCCA TV program that showcases music videos, interviews, reviews, and short films. The show is produced and hosted by Ben Allotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into another episode of pure entertainment.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA TV local-music show that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Featured in this episode is Neighborhood Strings. Another episode of Band Edge features The Duende Project.
  • Video Jam is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist features: Anthony Brown & Group therAPy – I Got That, Raiden and Yuri – Always Find You, Awolnation – Handyman, Dwight and Nicole – HiLo, Higher Education – Gift Called Life, The Aces – Volcanic Love, and Xavier Toscano – Never Wanna Leave. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Static Fusion is an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. The show is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. Jim takes us to ”That’s Entertainment” for Record Store Day.
  • Senior Speak is a program by WCCA TV in collaboration with the Worcester Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all. Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, located at 128 Providence St., on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be a part of the show!

About WCCA TV

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • To promote communication through community use of media

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

YOUR VISION TELEVISION WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCATV
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always been a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of storytelling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multimedia works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
Check out our amazing Video On Demand library! ALL VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV STAFF CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

WCCA TV – YOUR VISION TELEVISION –

Joseph Townsend has left his position of Fund and Grant Developer, here at WCCA effective as of April 20, 2018.

Please be assured WCCA TV remains attentive to service and ongoing projects, therefore, in the interim, all business relations, including our Circle of Friends members, and other accounts will be addressed by our Station Manager, Tracy Foley. Tracy can be reached at 508-755-1880 ext. 110 or at tracy@wccatv.com .

It is with warmest personal regards that we wish Joseph much success in his future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”
415 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01608
508-755-1880 ext. 111

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always bee a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
We have added over 630 videos to the WCCA website Video On Demand library in 2016! ALL AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

WCCA TV presents Jim Porcella recorded live at Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Concert Sponsored by WICN

Brown Bag Concert with Jim Porcella has been posted on the WCCA website at

http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/BROWNBAGCONCERTJIMPORCELLA

WCCA TV recorded the Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Concert with Jim Porcella on April 4, 2018 . Jim is a jazz vocalist who serves up the iconic tunes of Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Duke Ellington. He delivers American Songbook greats and leaves you wanting more. Jim is accompanied by the amazing Mike Renzi Quartet.

A perfect post to celebrate International JAZZ Day !

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always bee a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
We have added over 630 videos to the WCCA website Video On Demand library in 2016! ALL AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

The International Women’s Day Celebration at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts — WCCA TV Was There!

http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/YWCAWOMENSDAY

WCCA TV recorded The International Women’s Day Celebration on March 6, 2018 at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, and Cynthia LaPan interviewed the CEO of YWCA USA, Alejandra Y. Castillo, for ourviewers. It was an inspiring evening honoring women’s experiences, addressing challenging issues, and celebrating women. This year’s theme was Press for Progress.

The keynote address was by YWCA USA’s new CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo. The YWCA USA and its network of 213 associations serves 2.2. million women and girls around the country in 46 states and the District of Columbia. With over two decades of professional experience in Washington, D.C., she has served in senior leadership in two presidential administrations. Given her policy, legal and business expertise, Alejandra has worked in various public, private, and non-profit settings. In 2014, Alejandra was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), becoming the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the agency, helping to secure financing and capital in excess of $19 billion, and creating or retaining over 33,000 jobs.

Also, the event included traditional Indian Dance, refreshments, and international artists and makers.

WCCA TV BandEdge places the spotlight on the music on the performing artist.

WCCA TV’s BandEdge is a TV show that show cases and pushes performers and their music, ONE Act at a time. Each entire episode is about one act or artist. As a non-profit venture, it is not about pasting the Host all over the screen or logo, nor is it about exploiting sponsors. BANDEDGE as in WCCA’s VIDEO JAM is musicians telling their story through the music they play.

Band Edge #68 featuring singer songwriter ” Andy Brink ” is the featured artist on this episode which has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE68

Band Edge is a WCCA TV13 produced local music show shot live spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. Singer Songwriter Andy Brink is fantastic enjoy !

The Producers of BandEdge welcome all sorts of artist from various genres. Artist submissions are ongoing. Contact Mauro at 508-755-1880 for submission details.

Be seen world wide if you are a musical artist give WCCA TV a call. let’s add your star to our frontyard.

The WCCA TV Newsletter, March 2018: We Are Sharing “YOUR VISION TELEVISION”

The WCCA TV Newsletter, March 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Are you a young singer who would like share your talent with the people of Worcester? Or do you know of a young singer whose talent should be showcased on WCCA TV? If either of these are true of you, then you will be interested in WCCA’s New Voices Awards 2018. This program offers young singers, ages 14-21 years, to sing their hearts out to a television audience. The finalists and winners receive valuable prizes which, in past years, have included studio-recording time as well as cash prizes. Everyone who participates has an opportunity to sing on TV! We expect space for auditions to fill-up quickly, therefore we are asking for potential participants to sign-up for auditions as early as possible. This year, the auditions and recording of ”New Voices 2018” will occur during the first two weeks of October. Please contact Joseph Townsend at 508-755-1880 or email him at joseph@wccatv.com in order apply for the opportunity to audition. You may also download the application for audition by going to www.wccatv.com/about and scrolling down the webpage to the section titled Forms for Producers where you will find a link to the document ”Singer Participation Flyer and Application 2018 PDF.pdf .” We look forward to discovering the new voices of Worcester!!

In other news, Public Access TV show, The Garage with Steve Butler, may go national! Do you remember the movie Wayne’s World? Wayne and Garth started a music television show out of their basement. It aired on their local community access television station. Eventually it grew in popularity and went national. Well, that’s how ‘The Garage with Steve Butler’ got its start. He originally had the idea after he lost his job as director of the woodworking program at a major craft school. He thought he’d film himself working, with the hopes that someone like WCCA TV, would see it and air it. Five years later his show has grown. It now airs regularly on more than 580 cable access channels, including WCCA TV (on Saturdays at 12 pm), across the states, and has created a wonderful community consisting of woodworkers, musicians and artists. And now Steve has the opportunity to go national!
We at WCCA TV applaud and congratulate Steve. He placed a tremendous amount of effort into his amazing show, and, as in other public access shows, public access media centers helped ensure his vision and dream became a reality. PBS stations across the nation have given him the opportunity to air the show, but it is expensive. Please help Steve Butler keep this incredible community alive and keep the show in production by donating to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-garage-with-steve-butler-tv-series#/

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WCCA TV Special Presentations

WICN and ‘Crocodile River Music’ recently hosted a concert by The African Children’s Choir. The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.

This WCCA TV special presentation features the Anna Maria College Annual Exhibition, showcasing the work of great local professional and student artists. Up first is a gallery of high school students’ art. After that is a unique gallery by artist Esther Solondz, called So Lightly Here.

Another WCCA TV special presentation features the League of Women Voters forum on Child Safety Systems in Massachusetts. The LWV set out to examine the systems in place working to respond to the needs of the children in our state and discuss the obstacles and challenges. Special thanks to Bill Hamilton of WCCA TV for filming the event.

Our PSA Help Support WCCA TV’s Community Connections Summer Youth Program is now featured on the WCCA website, Facebook, and Youtube. As always, thank you for your valuable support!!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in April, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: Greg Smith of the Nichols College Master of Science in Counterterrorism Degree Program; Guitar Maker, Christopher Tetreault; Housing Specialist, Jason Brady; and Girls Incorporated. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a talk show that features interesting people talking about the interesting
    things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Jonathan Church, the administrator of the WRTA.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Chris Pinto has come in front of the camera to speak his mind about gun control.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Donna Bulger and Mary Garcia to tell us about the 2018 Dogs to Vets Fest. In another episode, Tommy
    welcomes members of the Worcester Smiles soccer organization.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about The March For Our Lives. In another episode, Ron talks about Historic Preservation Act. Slavery in Massachusetts is the topic of another episode.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Alain Beret ,the CEO of My Choice Programs, and Howard Lucas, the Workforce Development and Educational Programming at My Choice Programs. In another episode, Amy welcomes Giselle Rivera-Flores, Founder of The Learning Hub; Creative Writing Instructor, Judith Walz; and Sarah Lange, Fundraising Consultant and Author of ”The Field Guide to Fundraising For Nonprofits.” Tune into this episode to find out what these Inspiring Women have to say.
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, is a WCCA TV program that features local and national guests sharing their perspectives on politics, current events, mental and emotional health, as well as religion. In this episode, Asima talks with Mukesh Baral.
  • Sound Check, produced by Stefano Traficante, is a real-life, unscripted program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester area. Featured in this episode is Torbin Harding, the founder of Lo-Z Records. Also, tune into Local Mix #5, an arrangement of local talent and images.
  • Connecting The Dots is a non-traditional legal program with the emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the program, Attorney Liz Myska, welcomes Darcy Schwartz from Art Reach.
  • Tune into a special episode of Bandedge. In partnership with WICN 90.5 in Worcester, WCCA TV’s show, BandEdge, recorded musician Daniel Rotem at the WICN Studio, in March of 2018. Originally from Israel, Daniel moved to the U.S. to study at the Berklee College of Music and, shortly after graduating, he was selected as a member of the Thelonious Monk Institute Performance Program. He has had the privilege to perform with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau, Billy Childs and many more. Since graduating the Monk Institute, Daniel Rotem has been residing in Los Angeles. Exclusively on WCCA TV!!
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the program, Molly Finn, welcomes Yves Jacques from Michael’s Messenger back to the show.
  • Video Jam is your source for eclectic music videos. Your favorite host, Tracy Foley, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s Playlist includes: Tash – Worried, Kygo – Stranger Things, Tune Yards – Heart Attack, Carseat Headrest – Nervous Young Humans, Bryan Fox – I Saw My Ex Wife Workin’ at the Bait Pro, The Winter Sounds – Earth After a Thunderstorm, Karen Atkins – Can’t Get, Rossember Maza – A Bad Guy, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Nuestra Esperanza is a Spanish-language religious program hosted and produced by Lucy Tomey. This program has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey.

About WCCA TV

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

  • To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
  • To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
  • To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
  • To promote communication through community use of media

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