Category Archives: Mauro

We Are Still Short of What We Need. Please Consider a Contribution to WCCA TV To Repair and Replace our sign that was Destroyed By the Wind on March 9th — Also, a Thank You To Those That Have Donated So Far

On March 9th, the wind blew down our sign and tore up electrical lines.  We need your help in order to repair and replace the sign.  There are a variety of ways you donate. 

  1. 1. Our Facebook Fundraiser Page For the Sign Repair and Replacement can be linked to here:  Facebook Fundraiser Page
  2. 2. Our Donation page on the website has a donation button (specify that your donation is for the sign repair and replacement):  WCCA TV Donate Page — Please Be Sure to Click the “Any Amount” Donate Button in the Center-Right of the Page 
  3. Through Mailing a donation by Check to: WCCA TV at 415 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (please put DONATION for SIGN on your comments of the check). 
  4. Call us at 508-755-1880 for a credit card payment over the phone.   
  5. Or, Simply, come by and visit us with your donation.

Just a Few of the Friendly Faces at WCCA TV – The People’s Channel — At WCCA TV We Want To Help You Learn, Create, and Connect

This is me, Joseph S. Townsend — I’m the Development Manager and Grant Writer






This is Mauro DePasquale — He’s the Executive Director











This is Zara Dedi — She’s the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant 







Here is Tracy Foley — She is the Station Manager as well as the Director of Programming and Information














Here is Bill Hamilton — He is a Production Assistant and Does a Lot of Video Editing







This is Frank Rocco — He is the Station Engineer and Production Class Instructor










Here is Adam Rice — He’s our Youth Instructor and Production Assistant  














This is John Simakauskas — He’s our Information Technology Expert







Here is Jennifer Pichierri — She is the Volunteer and Intern Services Coordinator as well as the Director of Worcester community News












This is Charlie Thanas — He does Programming and Program Scheduling 










Finally, we have Christine Quistberg — She is our Bookkeeper (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture to share of her at this time). 

The iSMARTT Center Will Be A Place You Will Want To Be

The iSMARTT Center (In-Studio Media Arts Resource Technology and Training Center) will be:

–a place to come see a show or presentation in a comfortable live-TV Studio Audience facility which may, simultaneously, be cast on television and the internet

–a place to learn new skills or just have fun with a new hobby in a new state-of-the-art communications and computer media training space –a place to hang-out with your friends and colleagues to use a computer on free wi-fi while experiencing a satisfying coffee and pastry

–an open and enjoyable place dedicated to having access to new communications technology, video editing software, and learning how to use the tools of 21st century media communications technology.

 If all of this sounds appealing to you, then join us in making the iSMARTT Center happen. You can volunteer to help us as a fundraising ambassador and donate what you can to the project.

If you’re interested call me, Joseph, at 508-755-1880 (ext. 119) or e-mail me at I would love to hear from you!!

Watch this fun video: You’ll see a spoof of late night TV called “Too Damn Late,” a rap video including a fancy car and floating dollar bills, and a little horror flick

If you’re interested in our VideoMaker’s Clubhouse for youth please call us at 508-755-1880 or e-mail Joseph at   Please consider a donation to WCCA TV to help us pay for these youth programs.