WCCA Newsletter November 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA TV extends warm wishes to all for a happy and healthy and PEACEFUL holiday season.
We thank you for choosing to watch WCCA TV and for choosing to support and to be a members of our public access community media organization.

Be sure not to miss the fantastic holiday season programming that has already started appearing on WCCA TV’s channel.

Please consider making a donation to support WCCA TV see instructions on the home page of our website at http://www.wccatv.com

Congratulations to Dr. Satya Mitra (aka Guru Tax Services), a former Board member of WCCA TV, celebrating 25 years in business in Worcester. He has been a friend and supporter of WCA TV for the entire time.

If you’d like more exposure for your business, you should become a member of WCCA TV’s CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, as an underwriting supporter of the station, and you’ll have an opportunity to be seen every day on TV! This special membership starts at as little as $100 per month. For details on how to become a Friend of WCCA TV, contact joseph@wccatv.com or call us at 508-755-1880, ext 19. Happy Holidays!!

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in December. The show will feature topics such as school safety at the Worcester Public Schools, the “stART’ at the Station” , that’s Union Station , in December, the Worcester Free Tax Service, and more. Soapbox can be seen on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime on our website, just click on Video on Demand. To be a guest on the show, email Tracy at tracy@wccatv.org

Soon WCCA TV will air the final season of SHILLING SHOCKERS, with host Penny Dreadful and her cast of goblins and ghouls. They offer such horrific delights at Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Devil’s Messenger, I Bury the Living, Vengeance of the Zombies, and much more.
This will be the final season of Shilling Shockers, after their beloved Magoo Gelehrter (who portrayed Garou the Wolfman) passed away from cancer in May of 2014. May he rest in peace!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

The Corporator Council launched the CORPORATOR’S BALL, a new black-tie gala in celebration and support of the Worcester Art Museum’s mission to connect art and community. The WCCA TV crew was there. Co-Chairs were Jennifer C. Glowik and Luke M. Vaillancourt. Highlights included red carpet arrival and cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner served under the glow of lanterns in the Stoddard Garden Court, finely-curated silent and live auctions, and a festive after-dinner party including dancing and entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CORPORATORSBALL


Should Worcester go after the Central Mass Striders plan to make the old Wyman Gorden brown box site on Madison Street? The proposed facility includes an indoor track, a soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, fitness and exercise rooms, meeting rooms, and an Olympic sized swimming pool. Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE236

BEACON HILL CHAT is a talk show featuring interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes newly-elected Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT209

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about legal decisions affecting the city of Worcester. The topics covered are Panhandling and Promoting Police Officers: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS207 . In another episode, Ron talks about the attack on Paris and what should Not be done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS206

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host of the show Amy Mosher welcomes to the show Lynn Stromberg, David McMahon, and Jean McMurray: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER47

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta chats with the Executive Director of Preservation Worcester, Deborah Packard: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH322

HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul welcomes Kevin Hines, author and mental health advocate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES23

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Frank and Trudy Bonack to talk about the Living Rosary Apostolate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME455

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (RCS) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and rotarian Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases keynote speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features Eric Batista from the Worcester City Manager’s Office and Cassandra Andersen of the Worcester Health Department, speaking on Opioid Addiction: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY37

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Citizens filed an appeal with Maine’s Supreme Court that Maine’s Public Utility Commission and Central Maine Power have not adequately addressed smart meter safety. Oral arguments were held on November 3, 2015. Challenges about Maine’s smart meters are also relevant to Worcester’s smart meter pilot: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS34

THIS IS WORCESTER is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill’s guests are Elizabeth Bacon, Lawrence Madden, and Jarelys Castillo, members of the Roberto Clemente Partnership: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER24

Learn the in’s and out’s of real estate, home buying, and housing issues by watching IN THE HOUSE, a WCCA TV program hosted by George Russell. In this episode, George welcomes Gordon Hargrove from the Friendly House: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE7

Tune into HIDDEN TREASURES and learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show Bill Safer educates viewers about hints and tips for finding hidden treasures all year long: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES37

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your stunning host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. This episode features an interview at the WCCA studio with folk and rock singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman, as well as his single ‘Guttersnipe’ performed live in our studio. This show will also feature The Chainsmokers/Roses, Matt Pond/Take Me With You, and more : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM874 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Tune into VIDEO JAM COUNTRY with host Tracy Foley, and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music. Today’s playlist includes: James Robert Webb/ Makin’ Love Tonight, Paul Bogart/ Cowboy Ride, Rodney Atkins/ Eat Sleep Love Repeat, Kyle Douglas/ Clean Hands, Moonlight Social/ Rub a Little Dirt on It, Payton Rae/ Stomp the Fire Out, Matt Balie/ Everyday You, Aaron Lewis/ Endless Summer, The McClymonts/ I Could Be A Cowboy, Katie Armiger/ Better in a Black Dress, Hank Williams Jr./ That Ain’t Good, Scott McCreery/ Water Tower Town, and Denae Gardner/ Welcome to America : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY128

BANDEDGE is a WCCA TV local music show, shot live, that spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and local instrumentalist. LOVE TAP band is the featured artist on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE59

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK610 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2PM. Stop by and be part of the show! Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Today’s menu will feature baked chicken stuffed with brown rice, and other yummies: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA314 . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show 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: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA23

This was just a glimpse of our diverse and multi-cultural programming. WCCA TV 194 is a free-speech venue and a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live and offer FREE “ON-Demand” programs of some of your favorite WCCA TV shows on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com


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*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
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