Serving community media needs: WCCA TV

Soapbox, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in March.

The show will feature such topics as youth leadership, the Senior Falls Prevention Program at UMass Medical School,  Multilingual Scholars from Seven Hills Charter School,  DCF Worcester West,VIce Chiar of the Worcester City Council’s Michael Gaffney,  and more. 

Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV Channel 194 and streaming live at those times at

Past shows can be downloaded anytime.
Just click on Video on Demand at

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WCCA TV Newsletter, February 2016

All Happening at WCCA TV

Our next TV PRODUCTION CLASS starts on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Seats are limited and offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. During the course of the class you will learn how to work with high quality video and television studio equipment, how to enhance your videos, and ultimately how to produce your own TV show. What are you waiting for? Embark on your exciting TV production journey today! To reserve a seat and for more information, call WCCA TV at 508-755-1880. We want to hear from you!

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in March. The show will feature topics such as Youth Leadership, The Senior Falls Prevention Program at UMass Medical School, Multilingual Scholars, Department of Children & Families in Worcester, 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, Channel 194. It also streams live at the same times at . Past shows can be downloaded anytime by clicking on ‘Video on Demand’. As always, thanks for watching and supporting WCCA TV!

There are now 5,000 videos in the ‘Video On Demand’ library at the WCCA website,
Current shows and past shows are available for viewing any time. Some were produced at WCCA TV, as early as 1990!! From Off The Hook to Rosen’s Roundtable, you’ll find them all online. Cooking With Georgia, Exposure with Mosher, New Voices Awards, and many more – regular shows and special presentations produced at WCCA. The flagship show, Soapbox, has 487 episodes available for viewing. In addition, there are 350 special presentations available in the library. Have you taken advantage of the offerings in our ‘Video On Demand’ library? Let us know. Send an email to

WCCA TV is a media sponsor of the Worcester Free Tax Service, an organization whose mission is to raise low-income families about the poverty line while moving them to financial stability. They bring awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. There are several locations in the city that can prepare your taxes for free, if you are eligible. Visit them on Facebook at to find out more.

WCCA TV Programming

SOAPBOX is a WCCA TV flagship program that consists of more than 1,000 episodes! The show is hosted by WCCA’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guest is artist Judith Ferrara: . In another episode, Mauro’s guests David Foss and William Wilcox talk about brownfields: . There is something for everyone on WCCA TV!

BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with 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 Candy Mero-Carlson:

ROSEN’S ROUNDTABLE is a political and current issue program, hosted by Gary Rosen and produced at WCCA TV. This week’s panel members are Moe Bergman, Gary Vecchio, and Walter Bird. Watch the guys discuss how social media in Worcester is going crazy: . In another episode, Gary and his panel members talk about the safety on Shrewsbury St.:

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron’s guest is Maria Termini. The topic of discussion is True Health Care Reform:

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta welcomes Senator Mike Moore back to the show:

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a WCCA TV program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host, Amy Mosher Berry, welcomes three entrepreneurs to the show: Susan Ouellette, Martha Assefa, and Joe Ruiz. The theme of this episode is Being Unstoppable:

HIDDEN TREASURES, hosted by Bill Safer, helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Lawrence Bull makes a return appearance on the show. Larry presents collectible rocks and minerals:

Watch IN THE HOUSE to learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. Host of the show George Russell welcomes attorney and Worcester City Councilor, Moe Bergman. The topic of discussion is Zoning:

THIS IS WORCESTER is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Let’s learn more about pets in Worcester:

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly’s guest is Ave Leonard, who has used hope and the power of forgiveness and prayer to crawl out of depression:

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. State Committee Candidate, Chris Pinto, leaves the Control Room to sit down and talk with Ron:

RAMONA INTERVIEWS is a WCCA TV talk show that features interesting and unique guests from all walks of life. Host of the show, Ramona Pokoly, talks about the FDA with her guest Joseph Raulinaitis:

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on topics related to mental health. Host Lorie Martiska welcomes Barent Walsh to the show. The topic of discussion is The Stages Of Development For Teens – What To Expect, When To Worry:

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: Jack Eye Jones/ Forever Young, Jonas Martin/ Let Them Drown, A Bad Think / Save Us All, Matt Pond/ Emptiness, Jaafar/ Sixteen, Bristol to Memory/ It’s Ok, and Chandani/ Forgive You: . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

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: . 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.

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 on the web at:


Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:
*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
*To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
*To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
*To promote communication through community use of media

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