Category Archives: Mauro

WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” is a television show experience not to be missed. This episode up close with GRACE LESLIE Local and Legendary Actress

Join Mauro DePasquale on WCCA TV’s “FRONT ROW” a look behind the scenes
with an in-depth interview with local actress GRACE LESLIE.

FRONT ROW can be seen on WCCA TV Cable 194 and here at on

Fri Aug 10 at 9:30pm

Sat Aug 11 at 1:30pm

and also can be seen:


On Youtube at

On Facebook at

In this epsiode, the Music Theater Community is celebrating Grace
Leslie’s 90th birthday…She has been a stage and musical theater
performer her entire life, and she is still able to act AND memorize 45
pages of dialogue, at 90, for this 2-person, 2-act play we will be
presenting Labor Day weekend.

The play is “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster
Jenkins” by Stephen Temperley
, in which Grace plays Ms. Foster
Jenkins(Meryl Streep played the role in the feature film.)and her son
John, a fabulous pianist, plays her accompanist Cosme McMoon.

This is a production by John Leslie’s West Boylston JEMS Theatre group,
has been approved to do the performances at Calliope Theatre in Boylston,
where Grace has done many of her other plays and musicals.

Dates are Fri. Aug. 31 at 7pm, Sat. Sept. 1 at 2pm and Mon. Sept. 3 at
7pm All admission is $15.00
From there the show goes on the road to California.


” WCCA TV’s FRONT ROW is a television show experience that takes you up close to live local and on location performances, and often a look behind the scenes with in-depth interviews of talent, directors, producers, and artist and more. It’s about the rich cultural experience and opportunities that exist in Worcester area.

For more information about FRONT ROW or about booking an appearance contact Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV. ”

Les Stroud writer and performer of “How Long” video and cover of Joni Mitchell’s “BIG YELLOW TAXI” expresses his appreciation of WCCA TV’s VIDEO JAM

Les Stroud writer and performer of “How Long” video and cover of Joni Mitchell’s “BIG YELLOW TAXI” expresses his appreciation of WCCA TV’s VIDEO JAM to the shows producer Tracy Foley

“Hey There Tracy

I just wanted to personally thank you for the support you have been showing my video for “How Long” on Video Jam on WCCA TV. I’m honoured and greatly appreciative! With the release of the Bittern Lake album, the launch of the “How Long” video and now also the new video for the cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”, we’re well on our way to continuing the mission of pushing this music and the message that comes with it. A message of re-connecting to, celebrating and protecting nature. I have a brand new studio album waiting in the wings (featuring Slash on guitar) that was also produced by legendary producer Mike Clink so I will be excited to keep up the energy and continue creating as much as possible.

Thanks so much!

Keep on rockin’ with VIDEO JAM excursively on WCCA TV 194/

WCCA TV Mourns the loss of a dear friend and colleague Sidney Dorfman age 99

It is with deep sadness, All of us at WCCA TV mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague Sidney (Sid) Dorfman.

Sidney A. Dorfman,99, died on the evening of Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the Jewish Healthcare Center.

He was Husband to his wife of 71 years, Phyllis, who died in 2014, a father, grandfather, a WWII Veteran. He was also a business owner of the Warren Oil Company and the Home Oil Company, many also remember him as “Sid the Oil Man”.

He was a prominent figure in community theater as an actor and writer.

Sid was an outstanding volunteer, and long time member of WCCA TV host of his own show “SID SAYS” and a senior Anchor person for “WCCA TV COMMUNITY VISION NEWS” and “TV 13 NEWS”, and he also participated in producing many Public Service announcements (PSA’s). His friends and associates at WCCA TV bridged all age gaps. He is loved and will be missed.

He always brought a smile to the conversation and to the Television screen.

Our prayers and condolence go out to his family especially his children Robert, Ellen, and all his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. God rest your soul Sid.

For funeral details visit

It’s All Happening in Worcester: WCCA TV Presents THE WORCESTER ADULT LEARNING CENTER

Worcester Adult Learning Center has been posted on the WCCA website at

Check out the Worcester Adult Learning Center. You will be glad you did.



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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 and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
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 . 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 , 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 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.

 To learn more visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Contact Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, WCCA TV

508-755-1880 ext. 111 or via email

Visit and watch us at or Facebook or Youtube. Also available on Roku

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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.


Become a member, volunteer, watch and share your stories and ours.



It’s ALL WORCESTER and ALL HAPPENING at WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”, August 2018 NEWS LETTER

The WCCA TV Newsletter, August 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello everyone, hope you’re having a nice and exciting summer. Summer at WCCA TV has been busy and productive, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! 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 around 10,000 individual Worcester-centric community television shows ( LOCAL ORIGINATED 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 only 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 ways. WCCA TV is a true community creative space. But in order to keep our community programming and services running, we also need your help. Keep WCCA TV on the air with your donation or by underwriting specific programming through our Circle of Friends. We’re a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible. As always, thank you for your valuable support!!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Got It Covered, hosted by Victor Infante, is a new WCCA TV program that features some of our favorite musicians from around the region, performing music they might not have usually chosen. Featured artist in this episode is LOVINA , who performs ”Live to Tell” by Madonna. Exclusively on WCCA TV!

WCCA TV is a proud media sponsor for REC Farmers Markets & Mobile Farmers Markets. REC Farmers Markets – Summertime food at its best!!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram we are wccatv13 and on Youtube we are WCCA TV 194 Worcester.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • 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 has coffee at the Worcester Club with Moira Moynihan-Manoog.
  • Know Your Rights is a 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 Scott Lively, a candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Carmelita Bello from the Mt Carmel Preservation Society back to the show.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill welcomes Robert Evans to the show to talk about Worcester’s Soul Food scene. In another episode, Bill welcomes members of the Worcester Public Library Knitting Circle to the show.
  • 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 Larry Raymond back to the show.
  • 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. Uncle Allen takes us down Memory Lane.
  • 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: The Looking – Summer of ’76, The Looking – The Well, Jett Edwards – Love and Peace, Bad Wolves – Zombie, Liz Kennedy – Everyone Knows How It Goes, The Hills and the Rivers – The Fool, Les Stroud – How Long, Man Made Time – Fool, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • 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

watch us streaming at or on Worcester Cable Channel 194



REC FARMERS MARKETS 2018 Summertime food at it’s best ! WCCA TV a proud MEDIA SPONSOR

A new PSA for REC Farmers Markets 2018 has been posted on the WCCA website at

WCCA TV is a media sponsor for REC Farmers Markets & Mobile Farmers Markets.


SOAPBOX in July 2018

Soapbox is all new in July.The show, hosted by Mauro DePasuale, has been in production since 1993 and we have produced over 1168 shows. Tune in on Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm to WCCA TV Ch. 194 in Worcester or as it streams live online at those times at

Topics of this month’s shows are stART event in September, Immigration, the Ecotarium and Technology Safety, and much much more…. See past episodes at , just search Video on Demand for Soapbox. To be a guest, email . We will be airing encore episodes of Soapbox in August and September but we return with all new shows in October. Happy Summer!

Related fun fact: The beautiful theme music for SOAPBOX is title “Welcome Bach” composed and performed by our Executive Director and host Mauro DePasquale and his JAZZED UP Trio


WCCA TV and Herb Alpert in the music world news

Herb Alpert’s music team thanks WCCA TV !
Hi Tracy,
This is Jimmy Brunetti from Croshal Entertainment Group and Herb Alpert Presents. I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for programming Herb’s latest video, “What A Wonderful World”. We really appreciate your support!

VIDEO JAM is a WCCA TV production seen exclusively on WCCA TV 194 in Worcester and around the world at

It’s All Happening at WCCA TV


LOOKING FORWARD TO WCCA TV’s CELEBRATING COMMUNITY TELEVISION EVENT TONIGHT AT BULL MANSION 6:30 PM Members, 7:00 General Public. Lydia Fortune and Phil Nigro Performing, light food, cash bar. Join us in saying THANK YOU to our any volunteers and community producers. MEET THE STARS FROM YOUR BACKYARD ! TONIGHT !
WCCA Members FREE, Non-Members $1.00 or more donations accepted.