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: 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 .

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.

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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, on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm. To be a guest on the show, contact
  • 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] (
  • 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!


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