The WCCA studio will be closed on Monday January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
The WCCA TV studio will be closed Saturday through Wednesday December 22 to 26. The studio will open on Thursday December 27th. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!
The 2018 New Voices Awards auditions were held at the WCCA TV studio on Tuesday, October 30th. We had many talented singers who performed extremely well in front of judges, lights and cameras!
Our three judges, Amanda Carr, Cliff Goodwin and Victor Infante were impressed with each singer and had the difficult task of selecting the five contestants who will move on to the semi-finals.
Tune into WCCA TV channel 194 to watch the auditions as well as the semi-finals and the final performances. These young voices will leave you in awe with their incredible talent.
WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” will be interviewing Buddy, The Elf when he comes to Worcester’s Hanover Theatre on November 10!
Do you or your kids have a question for Buddy? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we just might ask YOUR QUESTION on air!
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Tune into WCCA TV “The People’s Channel” 194 or at www.wccatv.com for upcoming episodes of FRONT ROW.
Hope everybody is having a good time on this rainy day!
Attention singers between the ages of 13 and 21. WCCA’s New Voices Awards competition is happening on October 30, 2018 at the WCCA TV studio. Contact Michael at WCCA for an application. Send email to email@example.com or call 508-755-1880
There’s just a little time left to win tickets to the Sugarland concert at the DCU Center tomorrow. Our first winner of the Sugarland tickets is Patty Foley (no relation to Tracy Foley, host of Video Jam Country). She entered and won 4 tickets to the concert September 7 at the DCU Center. There’s still time to enter! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org today and tell us Why YOU Love WCCA TV.
WCCA TV’s Video Jam Country show has partnered with Sugarland and you could win tickets to see their highly anticipated return to the stage at the DCU Center on Friday September 7th!
To enter send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Why I love WCCA TV”. Tell us why you love WCCA TV and you’ll also be entered to win Sugarland’s new CD and an Audio Technica Turntable!
Grand prize includes Four tickets to see Sugarland – One Audio Technica Turntable – Two Sugarland CDs
Contest ends Thursday, September 6, 2018.
ABOUT WCCA TV TODAY
WCCA TV is a community empowering institution that stands for media literacy, media democracy and creative innovation, since 1986. It is the sole company in Worcester to this day that continues as such.
WCCA levels the media playing field by providing an open and all-inclusive participatory resource that gives everyone access to the tools, technology and education needed to fully and independently participate in a video reliant communications world.
WCCA’s state of the art studio facility provides an inspiring creative space for content creation and all sorts of media related collaborations. It is an environment designed to engage and transform community through electronic media.
WCCA TV’s programming and distribution network is seen worldwide, on line, on numerous web based platforms, and through Charter Cable channel 194. In addition to providing physical creative space for content creation and local originated programming reflecting community interest, it serves as an “electronic park”, a public digital open maker space, where people come together to talk about Worcester, their individual stories and more.
WCCA TV’s a mission to ensure digital inclusion, media literacy and apply skills and technological tools are available for all to share their stories and reach out and connect. It’s all about Worcester, it’s all about connection and building community. The place in Worcester to LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT.
WCCA TV plays a huge role in today’s world:
WCCA TV is NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY MEDIA and is a commercial free space for free speech and expression.
It is a true definition of embedded story telling TV BY FOR and OF THE PEOPLE. A place in media where our local community is prioritized.
WCCA TV Advocates and Facilitates public access to education, media literacy, and the technology and resources needed to compete in today’s video reliant world.
WCCA TV empowers community members to ensure they access to the above education and resources. This results in meaningful media.
WCCA TV provides the space, tools and technology to enable community participants to create and produce QUALITY content.
WCCA TV demystifies the digital world of communications and television production
WCCA TV offers of network of viewers, skilled professional producers and communicators, and artist that inspires collaboration and innovation.
WCCA TV is a center for media literacy, a place to understand how media is produced, used, serves the public, as well as to understand how stories and this technology can impact us all.
100% of the content programing seen on WCCA TV reflects the interest of our local community because it is our community that is producing it.
WCCA TV is a place for not only creation but for exploration. WCCA was the first in Worcester to offer a ‘hotspot” in Worcester’s downtown, the first in central Massachusetts to apply wireless video technology, the first in central Massachusetts to provide YOUTH media education, and more. A place where innovation flourishes and it is happening downtown in the heart of Worcester.
In addition to its public access mission WCCA TV uniquely serves the public as a STEAM education program serving young or old of all types of backgrounds, a place where career skills are honed and opportunities are gained.
WCCA TV is a curator serving and strongly advocating to preserve local stories and local film/video arts communities.
WCCA TV is also a place where people create and have fun.
Contact Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV
508-755-1880 ext. 111 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Benefits to YOU and to the Community:
Affordable Media Access to news local information, and a place where YOU are the media; WCCA TV Empowers Everyone; a place where Media literacy and innovation flourishes; Access to a unique maker space to learn create and connect; a public space to share your story, talent, or opinion FREE of POLITICAL WHIM or CORPORATE RETRIBUTION; a place reflecting and communicating all that is Worcester and a sense of community pride; Levels the media playing field; expand your reach and mobilize and outreach to a broad community of viewership; access to state of the art tools and technology, resources, and network. Transforms lives, and builds community bridges.
BE A PART OF WCCA TV:
Become a member, volunteer, watch and share your stories and ours.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
May 14, 2018
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.
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