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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 awarded $207,000.00 Grant

May 14, 2018

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WCCA TV, Worcester Community Cable Access Inc., is pleased to announce, the board of MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council’s partner in the administration of the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, have met to approve grant recommendations for the 2018 round of the Cultural Facilities Fund.

 

WCCA TV has been approved for a Capital grant in the amount of $200,000. In addition, our organization has also been approved for a Systems Replacement Plan (SRP) grant in the amount of $7,000.  The SRP is a 20-year capital needs assessment of a facility and its mechanical systems.

 

This funding will be utilized to support WCCA TVs facility / fixture update, and repair project, known as WCCA TVs “in-Studio Media Arts Resource and Technology Training Center” (iSMARTT CENTER)

 

The first phase of the project is to address façade and fixture updates, safety improvements, and to increase accessibility of its production and digital arts amenities. Through this first phase the front entranceway would be greatly improved which will make our part of downtown Worcester more attractive and well lit.  It will, also, enhance content creation by improving its creative space and allowing programming and operational efficiency.

 

WCCA TV has previously completed a feasibility and planning study, and is continuing to pursue other grants and funding for the project.  During recent months WCCA has met with representatives from Mass Development, City Officials, and area organizations and community members to explore avenues to move the project forward. WCCA TV hopes to have the funds raised for the scope of phase one of the Façade by the end of this year, and we hope to begin work on the façade soon afterwards.  This amount required for the project is above and beyond the public access funding and the contractual equipment and facilities funds that WCCA TV receives through the City Cable franchise provisions.

 

WCCA recently made some improvements with its community media center digital creation tools.  The community media television station recently secured over $160,000 in new content creation technology that raises its television studio technology to a new state-of-the-art level.  This has led to an increased integration of our traditional cable television with a diversified online presence by using multi-casting and multi-sourcing technologies, while further empowering and engaging all participating communities and citizens of Worcester.  It has also further empowered the community to access more dynamic video production options in an increasingly efficient and effective manner.

 

WCCA TV has expanded its presence and can be viewed on multiple platforms worldwide, including Charter Cable 194, wccatv.com, FaceBook, YouTube, Roku, and others. It can be seen on multiple devises as well.

 

Stay tuned for more good news to come.

 

Mauro DePasquale,

Executive Director

(508) 755-1880 or mauro@wccatv.com

WSU Students learn about about WCCA TV

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV talks all about WCCA TV
Community media and its importance and empowering work.

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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 NEWS : It’s ALL Happening here !

Whether it’s to satisfy your own desires to be popular, or to place yourself in service to others, or to share your special talent, WCCA TV is the media space for that.

Here’s whats happening here and it encompasses LOCAL Arts and Culture, History and Education, Politics, Religion, Social matters, Ethnic Pride, Non-profit – Neighborhood – Community News, Music, the heart and fiber of Worcester. Shouldn’t you be a part of it too?

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

We ran a tally from the current roster of WCCA TV community television local-originated shows and are pleased to announce that WCCA TV has presented over 9,210 individual Worcester centric community television shows!! This amazing accomplishment reflects the high level of commitment from our WCCA TV member producers and creators as they give so much of their time, skill, and passion toward building community through electronic media.This number does not include all our current community productions – it represents those who have produced over 100 shows and who are currently in production. There are many more single episodes, specials, and other community productions that are not included in this number.
Every day of the week you will find WCCA TV community volunteers on the job, creating, learning, connecting and supporting community development in meaningful ways. WCCA TV is a true community creative space. Our volunteers and the WCCA TV staff who supports all the creativity at WCCA, are also to be congratulated and celebrated. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment on June 14, 2018. More details for this community event will be forthcoming. Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this!

In other related news, congratulations to Ron Motta and Chris Pinto of Active Worcester on producing and hosting over 200 shows as of April 2018! Congratulations, you make us proud!!

Our next TV Production Class starts on May 19 and is held at the WCCA TV studio, in downtown Worcester. This class is a MUST for all aspiring TV producers, as it provides useful information about all components of the TV production process. 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

WCCA TV recorded the Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Concert with Jim Porcella. 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. Tune into WCCA TV for this special presentation featuring Jim Porcella.

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV, interviewed world renowned sitarist Ustad Parvez Kahn at the WCCA TV studios to promote the Joy Guru Humanitarian’s Service’s concert “The Essence: Where East Meets West” – a fundraising event to benefit humanitarian causes in the Worcester community and beyond.

This WCCA TV special presentation features an interview on the April 2018 Famous (And Not So Famous) Armenians Exhibit at the Worcester Public Library sponsored by the Knights Of Vartan Arshavir Losge No. 2.

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

Another WCCA TV special presentation features an interview on the Worcester Commemoration of the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in May, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: the Rotary Club of Worcester, Chief Gentle Hawk and Nicole Spirit of The Moon to discuss their June event, and Deb Packard to speak on the Community Preservation Act. Encore presentations of Soapbox regarding tick awareness and the importance of knowing how to swim, will also air in May. 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.
  • What’s the future of Notre Dame des Canadien church in Worcester? To find out, watch this episode of the WCCA TV program Rosen’s Round Table. In another episode, host Gary Rosen and his panel members talk about the Community Preservation Act. Holy Cross College has been in the news recently. What’s up on College Hill? The Worcester airport has a new landing system. What does this mean for Worcester? 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 Grace Carmark and Kevin O’Sullivan to enlighten us about the Walk for the Homeless.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about How to Fight Discrimination Against a Group. The topic of another episode is Government Funding to Active
    Churches
    .
  • 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 Susan Serpa from Act Now Worcester. Asima also chats with Barbara Roberts, the author of Stop It, Stop It, Stop It Now. In another episode, Asima’s guests are Aurora and Emma from the Be-Like-Brit Club.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes health and wellness advocate Lauro Dusha Nelson, the director of client acquisition at RC Cubed, Seth Mansur, and the owner of B-Organic, Cathy DiPilato.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guest is Tracy Lovvorn, a candidate for US Congress. In another episode, guest host Chris Pinto welcomes to the show Jay McMahon, candidate for Attorney General.
  • 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. Once again it’s time for US Postal Service National Food Drive on May 13, 2018. Norm LaFlash, the spokesperson for the drive, and GwenWhite provide details of the event.
  • 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 hints and tips for your Hidden Treasures adventures. In another episode, Bill chats with Toni DeLuca about liquors.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Christina Andrianopoulos and Paul Barber to tell us about this year’s Grecian Festival. In another episode, Tommy’s guest is retired chiropractor James Convery.
    • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is Brian Nelson, the creator of the cartoon Our Girl Laurel. In another episode, Ramona’s guest is Kim Kerrigan the President of Corporate Classrooms.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. This episode is dedicated to the speech made on April 3, 1968, by Martin Luther King.
  • Static Fusion is an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. The program is put together by the creative genius of Jim Racicot and Uncle Allen. Jim takes us to the Mardi Gras Party at Worcester’s Canal.
  • 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 features an arrangement of local talent and images.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA-produced local-music show that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Today’s featured artist is Andy Brink.
  • 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.
  • 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: Crowder – Prove It, The Afters – Life Is Beautiful, Dirty Heads – The Unlikely Candidates, Beaux Cheveux – Rio Grande, Tritonal – Out of My Mind, Johnnie Mikel – Friday Night, Johnnie Mikel – Come with Me, Mr Probz- Space for Two , 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: Jenna Paulett – Coolest Girl in the World, Rita Coolidge – Walkin on Water, Zach Stone – Four Letter Word, Debras D’Lane – Raisin’ Hell, Jenny Tolman – Something to Complain About, Indigo Summer – Wishful Drinking, Melanie Meriney – Life Boat, Nick Brennan – I Want a Girl, Kassidy Lynne – Baby Just Cruise, Templeton Thompason – Ride a Wide Circle, Cash Campbell – Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Aaron Watson – Outta Style, Anthony Orio – Undeniable, and Haley and Michaels – Me Too. Shout-out to all our country music fans!!
  • 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/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.

VOLUNTEERS TO CONGRATULATE AND CELEBRATE

VOLUNTEERS TO CONGRATULATE

I ran a tally , from the CURRENT roster of WCCA TV Community television LOCAL ORIGINATED SHOWS and I am pleased to announce that WCCA TV has presented over 9,210 individual WORCESTER CENTRIC community television shows. This amazing accomplishment reflects the high level of dedicated VOLUNTEER commitment from our WCCA TV member producers and creators as they give so much of their time, skill, and passion, toward building community through electronic media.

This number does not include all our current community productions; it represents those who have produced 100 shows or more and who are currently in PRODUCTION. There are many more single episodes, specials, and other community productions that are not included in this number.

Every day of the week you will find WCCA TV community volunteers, on the job, creating, learning, connecting and supporting community development in meaningful way. WCCA TV is a true community creative space. Our volunteers and the WCCA TV Staff who supports all the creativity at WCCA are to be congratulated and celebrated. We will be posting a full list of the amazing shows and producers soon. Stay tuned!

Please join us in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment on June 14 details for this community event will be forthcoming. MARK YOUR CALENDARS you will not want to miss this.

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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 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.
Be sure to check out our 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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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, 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#/

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

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!
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The WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2018

The WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel IS YOUR VISION TELEVISION here is why:

WCCA TV is a community media center that stands for media democracy and creative innovation. Located in the hub of downtown and the Theater district of Worcester, WCCA operates as a community TV production house and a school for communications technology, journalism and video arts, offering opportunities and training for Worcester people of all incomes. This summer we hope to have another youth program for underprivileged youth in our community, but the funding that used to pay for that annual program, unfortunately has been cut. We need your help to keep it going in 2018, while we search for a sustainable way to pay for the Community Connections youth program for underprivileged youth in 2019 and after. Please consider sending a donation to support the continuation of our Youth Summer Program by going to the following link on our website: www.wccatv.com/donate or calling us at 508-755-1880. Donations may also be mailed to WCCA TV, 415 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608. Please state that your donation is for youth programs. As always, thank you for your support!

In other related news, WCCA TV’s popular New Voices Awards will be back in 2018 thanks to the support of the Worcester Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We look forward to discovering an promoting the young talent of Worcester!

Our next TV Production Class starts on March 17 and is held at the WCCA TV studio, in downtown Worcester. This class is a MUST for all aspiring TV producers, as it provides useful information about all components of the TV production process. The class is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. To reserve your seat, call 508-755-1880, ext. 14. Embark on your exciting TV Production journey today!

Did you know WCCA TV also offers “One on One” instruction on Video editing? Members have an opportunity to take this special 2 hour class for only $150. Sign up today. Our Adobe Premier Suite is a powerful tool use in both Television and Film making industry. 508-755-1880 ext 110 to sign up.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV, in partnership with Mechanics Hall, presents Hops & Harmony at the Hall – a fun night of live music with audience participation at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. On the night of February 12, audience members learned how to sing “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. Guest artists were Matty B. and Amanda Carr. Hops & Harmony is supported by Atlas Distributors, Bay State Savings Bank, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Exclusively on WCCA TV, now seen on cable Channel 194 and steaming live online at www.wccatv.com .

WCCA TV is a media sponsor of the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition. Our crew attended their press conference on the Tax Service Kick-Off 2018, which has been posted on our website.

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

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in March, hosted by the WCCA TV Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. New episodes will feature: Priscilla Ress to tell us about the Eversource
    Massachusetts Good Neighbor Fund; Karyn E. Clark and Kimberly M. Salmon to talk about Community Health Improvement Plan; Anita Walker, the Executive Director of the
    Mass Cultural Council; Consulting hypnotist, Peter Gagliardo, to tell us about Improving Through Hypnosis Center, and State Representative Mary Keefe. 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 the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deborah Goldberg.
  • What’s the city of Worcester doing about underage drinking? Watch this episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say on this matter.
  • Time for a coffee break and another episode of Coffee with Konnie. Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie chats with some students at WPI, who recently attended a City Council meeting, about sustainability.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron welcomes Mike Bottos to the show.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about America’s Secret Government: The NSA. In another episode, Ron talks about The FISCA Court.
  • Perspectives 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. Host of the show, Asima Silva, talks with the author of P For Palestine, Dr. Golbarg Bashi. In another episode, Asima welcomes [Tahirah Amatul-Wadud] (http://www.wccatv.com/video/perspectives/PERSPECTIVES15).
  • 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’s return guest is Diego Ciccarelli to tell us more about mortgages.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Bobby Pagen, Founder of Red Flag Productions, actress Jamie Braddy, and Adam Masnyk, Founder and Producer of ‘Another Theory Productions’. The topic of discussion is the Indie Film Scene in Massachusetts. In another episode, Amy welcomes Sheryl White, founder of ‘Baby Kneads’, and Joelle Gilmore, Co-Creator of The No Drama Mamas podcast.
  • This is Worcester is a program with interesting Worcester facts, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill’s guest is Ike McBride of the Worcester ‘Boys and Girls
    Club’. The topic of discussion is Summer Youth Programs in Worcester.
  • Healthy Bodies, Healthly Minds is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. The SHINE Initiative and its Executive Director, Paul Richard, welcome Amy Ebbeson, Instructor of Social Work at Wheelock College.
  • 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 for a tour of some of the POW WOW artwork in Worcester and then to hear The Freewheelin’ at the Birch Tree Bread Company.
  • 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: Nya – Mania, Shane Palko – Staring Out the Window, Shane Palko – Don’t Fall in Love While Time Traveling, Mercy Me – I Can Only Imagine, Panda$ – Paris, Johnnie Mikel – Come with Me, Rausch – Greener Grass, 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. This show will feature: Krystal Keith & Lance Carpenter – Anyone Else, Nick Brennan – I Want a Girl, Levi Hummon – Stupid, Levi Hummon – Love Heals, Robert Stowell – I’d Die for You, Sandra Lynn – Hey California, Cash Campbell – Cannonball, Cash Campell – Don’t Wanna Think About It, Anthony Orio – Undeniable, Melaine Meriney – Life Boat, Mo Pitney – Clean Up on Aisle Five, Olivia Lane – Devil and You, Tracy Lawerence – The Good Old Days, Jerod Nieman – I Got This, Aaron Watson – Outta Style, Little Feather – Hillbilly Love Song, Indigo Summer – Want What It Wants, and more. Shout-out to all Country Music fans!!
  • 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.
  • 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 Is How You Build Community : “YOUR VISION TELEVISION”

WCCA TV is about Community, its about STE-A-M Education, its about Media Democracy and Participatory Media, its about WORCESTER (Warts and ALL), its “your vision television” because since 1986 it exist to ensure 100% of our programming reflects your interest as it IS YOU who is presenting, creating, and sharing the content, news, information, stories, ideas and opinions, seen on WCCA TV cable 194 or on line. You are sharing this content directly, without the filter of a second or third party editing or commentary. Its the realest of REAL media.

Its also about building community creating career job skills, networking, exposure, and much more.

Its an institution that stands for media democracy and creative innovation.

One example of how WCCA TV builds community can be appreciated through the work that Patricia Burke is doing. Patricia once appeared on WCCA SOAPBOX a couple of years ago, and since then, again, on many other times on different WCCA TV shows, she got her message out there, and others who agreed with her cause began to interact and an energy was created that soon formed a movement connecting like minded folks from across the Nation. After a few years, she now is leading her “global” cause, and archiving video from all around this country and beyond.

Check out what she is doing to educate and advocate for public health at SAFEhelpsyou.org
Other WCCA TV members are doing the same in areas and vocations they care about. This is a great example of how WCCA TV is building community.
This is truly “YOUR VISION TELEVISION”. You can have the same opportunity at WCCA TV as a member.

I want to thank you all for a great 2017. Moving ahead into 2018, I ask you to consider, with all the political drama that surrounds us, with all the so called fake news, and with all the propaganda that merely reflects the agenda of corporate mainstream entities, be sure YOU help create and maintain a space for your voice, a space that will not be deleted or blocked, a space that is one of the only FREE SPEECH vestiges remaining. Support WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”. Donate to preserve meaningful media, YOUR MEDIA, WCCA TV today http://www.wccatv.com/donate

Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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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.

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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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.