Category Archives: Youth

The WICN 90.5 FM HOLIDAY JAZZ JAM A Warm and Wonderful Holiday Treat seen on WCCA TV

The Holiday Jazz Jam 2017 has been posted on the WCCA website at

http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/WICNCHRISTMAS2017

This is an amazing and festive treat for music lovers everywhere. Enjoy some of the best local music artist !

WCCA TV was at the WICN’s annual “The Holiday Jazz Jam” , a live broadcast from WICN’s Studio 50 with notable performers including Kenny Hadley, Arnie Krakowsky, Michelle Wilson, Bobby Gadoury, Steve Gagliastro, Wendee Glick, Mauro DePasquale, Amanda Carr and Maia and her Fellas, Michelle Willson, Pamela Hines, Bob Simonelli, and Ken Hadley. Hosted by Pamela Hines and Ed Gardella.

WCCA TV’s BANDEDGE HOLIDAY MUSIC TREAT featuring WPI Big Band

Band Edge #66 WPI Cool Yule Celebration has been posted for free On-Demand Viewing

http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE66
Band Edge is a WCCA TV13 produced local music show shot live spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. The WPI Jazz Band performs Big Band holiday music.

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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 WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2017 HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The WCCA TV Newsletter, November 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Happy Holidays from all of us at WCCA TV! WCCA is seeking video sponsors for Hops & Harmony — a night where the audience becomes the primary performers at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Be a video sponsor for the Hops & Harmony Program and help WCCA TV and Mechanics Hall create high quality videos of the event that will be shown on WCCA TV, Channel 194, and online at wccatv.com. For more information, call Joseph Townsend at 508-755-1880. As always, thank you for your support!!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV was at the MASSPIRG Education Fund press conference on November 21, 2017, at the YWCA. Evan Gaudette, MASSPIRG Education Fund YWCA Child Care Expert, reported that despite improvements from recent product safety regulation reform, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves that pose a safety hazard. MASSPIRG is an independent, non-partisan group that works for consumers and the public interest. Exclusively on WCCA TV!

Recently, Joseph Townsend of WCCA TV interviewed Sara Zoe Budnik, who plays the role of
“Mother” in A Christmas Story, which was featured at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, on November 9-12, 2017. This interview has been posted on our website. Watch WCCA TV and have yourself a Merry Christmas!!

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in December, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. New episodes will feature Patricia Burke from SAFE Helps You; Erin Deveny from the Massachusetts RMV to discuss REAL ID , and artist Frank Poor. Frank Poor’s art exhibit is at the Art Gallery at Anna Maria College in Paxton, now until December 22, 2017. The gallery hours are 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, when school is in session. Please call ahead or email dwackell@annamaria.edu to schedule your visit. There is something for everyone on WCCATV, The People’s Channel! 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, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about Separation of Church and State. Watch WCCA TV to learn about your rights!
  • Rosen’s Round Table is a political and current issue program, hosted by City Councilor Gary Rosen and produced by WCCA TV. In this episode, Gary and his panel members talk about Election 2017. Rosen’s Round Table will have all new shows in January 2018. Encore presentations will be aired during the month of December. View the shows on demand at wccatv.com.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Riley Benner, the founder of Phoenix Haberdashery, and Emil Farjo of Ascentria Care Alliance to the show. In another episode, Amy chats with Sid Rivas, Amanda Rivas and Wanda Viruet from Xtreme Team.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA-TV produced program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Matilde Castiel, the Commissioner
    of Health and Human Services
    in Worcester. In another episode, Ron chats with Chris Pinto about guns.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee With Konnie. Host of the program, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, has coffee with Tiffany Gallo, the Business Development Executive for Cutler Associates. Konnie Lukes has been recording her show at WCCA TV since 2002! In the premiere episode recorded in 2002, Konnie has coffee with the WCCA TV Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.
  • Tune into Hidden Treasures as host Bill Safer shows you how to find that hidden antique or
    collectible that just may add cash to your life. Today’s hidden treasure is Bill’s guest Linda Kotsopoulos, the owner of Nu-Tiques At The Barn.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester facts. In this episode, Bill’s guest is Ernie Floyd from the brand new radio station in Worcester, Unity Radio.
  • 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 Brian McCarthy from the Green Hill Park Coalition.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Elaine Bafaro and Carmelita Bello from the Mount Carmel Preservation Society. In another episode, Tommy
    welcomes Dave O’Gara back to the show.
  • 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. Today’s episode features Hasnaa Mokhtar, the Executive Director of The Center for
    Non-Violence
    .
  • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is Masheri Chappelle, the author of the book The Oracle Files: Escape.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. In this episode, Molly welcomes the group Musicians for Life to the show for a live performance.
  • 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: For King and Country/ Little Drummer Boy, Ben Lorentzen/ Alabaster Jar, Terry Ohms/ Ghost, Harp Samuels/ Fire,
    Harp Samuels/ Secrets, Sarah Ragsgale/ Next Time, The Gore Boyz/ Kisses for the Road, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Time for another episode of Workout Worcester! Learn, educate, inspire and motivate yourself with fitness expertise by Yenny Polanco. In this episode, Yenny’s workout session takes place at the Green Hill Park in Worcester.
  • 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!
  • Static Fusion is an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA. The show is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. Jim takes us to the Worcester Pride Festival.
  • Tune into another yummy episode of Cooking with Georgia and Dez. In this episode, Georgia and Dez show the viewers how to prepare a pasta dish with chicken. Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

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!

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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.

In The Summer of 2017, WCCA TV Had the Video Maker’s Clubhouse Youth Summer Program. The Link Below Shows Testimonials By Some Of The Young Participants In The Program. Be On The Lookout For New Information About the Video Maker’s Clubhouse 2018!

http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/TESTIMONYVIDEOMAKERS2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, October 2017

The WCCA TV Newsletter, October 2017

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Do you have a business or organization that you want to have a greater outreach? WCCA TV can help you! Join our Circle of Friends and, for only $100 a month, your business or organization can be featured on WCCA TV as well as streaming live online at wccatv.com every day! For more information on how to join our Circle of Friends and the benefits associated with it, contact Joseph Townsend at 508-755-1880 ext. 119 or through email at joseph@wccatv.com . Become our Friend today!!

VOTE ! Ask candidates if they support WCCA TV Community Free Speech Television. Ask, also, if they will continue to support and see to it funding for WCCA TV assures community voices have an opportunity to express, participate and have an equal opportunity to compete in the media landscape ? If they do then clearly they deserve your vote. WCCA TV Programming is the ONLY programming on TV that 100% reflects the interest of community members like you. Vote with that in mind.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV had a Candidate Open Mic Night on October 23, 2017. All City Council and School Committee Candidates were welcome to speak about what they stand for and the issues that mean the most to them in our city. We thank Krystian King, Mayor Joe Petty, John Monfredo, Dante Comparetto, Brian O’Connell, Donna Colorio, Sarai Rivera, Dianna Biancheria and George Russell for taking part in the Candidate Open Mic event which was hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.

Joseph Townsend of WCCA TV recently interviewed Dan Gabel , Bandleader of The Vaughn Monroe Show. After a performance in Worcester on October 15, they will be playing in Somerville on November 10 and Stoughton on November 11, 2017. The Vaughn Monroe Show transports audiences back in time to 1949. Vaughn Wilton Monroe was an American baritone singer, trumpeter, big band leader and actor, most popular in the 1940’s and 50’s. He lived in Newton, Mass.

WCCA TV recorded A Livable Worcester Candidate Forum on October 16, 2017, at Preservation Worcester. A Livable Worcester is a coalition of local organizations focused on planning, preservation and conservation issues in Worcester. Exclusively on WCCA TV, now seen on Cable Channel 194!

Worcester State University’s TV series The Beat is produced by the Center for Community Media at WSU. Episodes will feature such topics as World Smile Day, Civic Engagement, and more. Watch the series every Sunday night at 7:30 pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, also streaming live online at that day and time at wccatv.com. WCCA TV invites all local colleges who produce TV shows on their campus, to submit them to our channel for airing. Contact Tracy Foley at tracy@wccav.org for more information.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in November, hosted by our Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale. New episodes will feature the Daughters of the American Revolution, Westborough Players’ Club, Kim Kerrigan, President of Corporate Classrooms, and artist Frank Poor, who has an exhibit until December at Anna Maria College. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 194 in Worcester, as well as streaming live online, on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Saturdays at 10:30 PM and Sundays at 6:30 PM. Soapbox has recorded over 1,125 programs and you can view them on demand at wccatv.com. To be our guest, email Tracy Foley at tracy@wccatv.org. We record the last Monday of every month.
  • Beacon Hill Chat is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the program, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes Patrick Sargent, the founder of This Week In Worcester.
  • Want to know about drug use/abuse and its treatment in the city of Worcester? Then tune into this new epoisode of Rosen’s Round Table and see what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say. In another episode, the guys talk about traffic safety in Worcester. The City Manager has created a report about traffic safety in the city and what can be done in the future.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee With Konnie. Host of the program, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, has coffee with Chantel Bethea. In another episode, Konnie has coffee with Erin Jansky. They chat about the Young Professional Women’s Association.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes to the show Shahbaz Soofi, Yaovi Tsomana, and Valentine Beluchukwo, representatives for WooRides.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about Right To Pray With Students. Watch WCCA TV to learn about your rights!
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Michael Earielo to the show to talk about the Everyday Miracles Program in Worcester.
  • In The House is a WCCA TV program that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and other housing issues. Host George Russell welcomes State Rep Dan Donahue to the show.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA-TV produced program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes the People’s Councilor, Michael
    Gaffney, and his wife Coreen back to the show. Mike and Coreen talk about their recent announcement not to run for City Council as well as Worcester political topics.
  • 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 Imrana Soofi, the Executive Director of the Muslim Community Link.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. The program focuses on interesting Worcester facts. In this episode, Bill talks about faith in Worcester.
  • Tune into Hidden Treasures as host Bill Safer helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or
    collectible that just may add cash to your life. Today’s hidden treasure is Bill’s guest Brittany Miller Legasey. Brittany is the President of the Board of Directors of Park Spirit in Worcester.
  • 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 Alotey, one of WCCA TV’s longest active producers. Tune into 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 includes: Alvvays/ Dreams Tonite, Nahko/ Dragonfly, Morgan Heritage/ Reggae Night, Mba Shakoor/ Our Dj Love and Remembrance, Kaleigh/ Fading, Pragnya Wakhlu/ Burning Fire, Kolade Olamide/ Trap in the Night, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • Tune into Video Jam Country and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music, with host Tracy Foley. Today’s show features: Jillian Cardarelli/ ReRun, Frank Ray/ Every Time You Run, Steven Ybarra/ What I Really Want to Say, Maggie Braugh/ Catch Me, Terry McBride/ Hotels and Highways, Tony Jackson/ Old Porch Swing, Crowder/ Prove It, Paul Boggart/ All That Cowboy Jazz, Jenna Paulette/ Coolest Girl in the World, Holly Tucker/ Dallas on Your Boots, Suzi Oravec/ Long Drive Home, Olivia Lane/ Wrong Girl, Amber White/ Float, Stephen Hunley/ Oklahoma, April Kry/ Fireflies, Stephanie Quayle/ Winnebago, Boone/ Summer Girls, Sandra Lynn/ Hey California. Shout-out to all our country music fans!
  • Sound Check, produced by Stefano Traficante, is a real-life, unscripted music program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester local area. This episode’s featured artist is Nicholas Earl Davis with Deadstick & Hambone.
  • 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!
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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.