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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 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/sidney-dorfman-obituary?pid=189828453

The WCCA TV Newsletter, July 2018 IT’S ALL WORCESTER and ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV

The WCCA TV Newsletter, July 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

Hello everyone! Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out our amazing Video On Demand library! All videos are available for free at On Demand Viewing. This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also without the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV staff of professional video technicians and video production artists. WCCA TV community programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this by people from different countries. There is no denying that WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation!

Testimonials

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 wccatv.com. It’s All Happening at WCCA TV!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram we are wccatv13 and on Youtube we are WCCA TV 194 Worcester. Thank you for your support!

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in July, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale. The show has been in production since 1993 and we have produced over 1,065 shows. This month’s shows will feature: Nikki Erskine to talk about stART on the Street happening on September 16, 2018; Betsy Loring and Christina Chappell from the Worcester EcoTarium; Virginia Ryan to talk about Immigration; Chris Shustak to talk about the transgender people rights; as well as Cece Doucette and Patricia Burke to talk about Technology Safety. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org. We will be airing encore episodes of Soapbox in August and September, but we return with all new shows in October. Happy Summer!
  • 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 goes to Good As Gold Coffee to have coffee with Dan Goldman and learn about roasting coffee.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about The Story of the Bill of Rights Part 5 The Second Revolution and Whose
    Land Is This Land?
    . In another episode, Ron talks about The Story of the Bill of Rights Part 6 Retreat From Reconstruction.
  • 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 Holly Chaffee, the President of VNA Care. In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes Victoria
    Waterman and Calista Amoah from Girls Inc. to tell us about the Eureka! Program.
  • Health Matters is a WCCA TV program in collaboration with the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. Bruce Karlin welcomes Dr. Alwyn Rapose. The Overuse of Antibiotics is the topic of discussion. In another episode, Dr. Kavita Babu is the featured guest and the topic of discussion is Preventing Opioid Overdose. Because your health matters!!
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, chats with Carmelita Bello and Elaine Bafaro from the Mt Carmel Preservation Society. In another episode, Tommy’s
    guest is Emily Rosenbaum, the Executive Director of the Worcester JCC, to talk about the JCC gym.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer answers some viewer
    questions
    . Exclusively on WCCA TV!
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, 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. Asima welcomes Wachusett High student Rianna Massoni to explain her recent science project.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Guest host CJ Doyle talks about the outcome of the recent vote in Ireland to allow abortion. In another episode, Molly welcomes Drew Rawan to the show.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. In this episode, Ron talks to WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. In another episode, Ron welcomes Chris Motta back to the show to chat about sports.
  • Should city money be used to save church buildings? Tune into this new episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this matter. In another episode, the guys talk about City Council’s recent evaluation of the City Manager.
  • 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 to see Winterboy at the Espresso Club.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA TV local-music show that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Jessica Lavina, Sean Ryder, and Sarah Fard are the featured artists on this episode of Band Edge.
  • 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: Lil Yachty – Boom!, Sarah Ragsdale – Paranoia, Christine and the Queens – Girlfriend, Christafari – What a Beautiful Name, Freedom – Dream a World, Sintra – Kindness, Ryan Chernin – Drough, and more.
  • Keep jammin’ with Video Jam Rive Special, a show that features: Kris Wu – B.M., Chuck Daggers – In Gold, Niki – Newsflash!, Princess Saydah & Lady Mystiq – Carpe Diem, Niki – Vintage, LUC – Glow, Everpresent – Inside, and Seth Anthony – Roughnecks Fall in Love. Only on WCCA TV!
  • Tune into Video Jam Country and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music with host Tracy Foley. Today’s show features: Nick Brennan – Simply Irresistable, Nick Brennan – I Want a Girl, Chelsea Williams – Fool’s Gold, QUEEVA – Live Like a Song, April Kry – Perfectly Imperfect, Jessie G – Army Ranger, Rita Coolidge – Walkin’ on Water, Holly Tucker – Dallas on Your Boots, Jenny Tolman – Something to Complain About, Smith and Wesley – Hook Line Sinker, Smith and Wesley – Superman, Kassidy Lane – Baby Just Cruise, Melaine Meriney – Life Boat, Nefresh – Narrow Bridge, Deb D’lane – Raisin’ Hell, and LoCash – Don’t Get Better Than That. Shout-out to all our country music fans!
  • 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!
  • Nuestra Esperanza is a Spanish-language religious program hosted and produced by Lucy Tomey. This program 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.

About WCCA TV

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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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 wccatv.com.

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 wccatv.com , just search Video on Demand for Soapbox. To be a guest, email tracy@wccatv.org . 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

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Worcester Happening At WCCA: WCCA TV NEWSLETTER, JUNE 2018

The WCCA TV Newsletter, June 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – “MEET THE STARS FROM YOUR BACKYARD!”

You are invited to attend the WCCA TV Annual Meeting on JUNE 14, 2018, at 6:30 PM, at the BULL MANSION in Worcester, located at 55 Pearl Street. (Parking available in the lot behind Bull Mansion, on Chestnut street.) This is an important meeting, as we will be acknowledging and celebrating those producers who have accomplished and produced 100+ shows. There will be light food (while supplies last), cash bar, entertainment and plenty of time for fun and socializing. This event will also be open to the general public at 7 PM. WCCA TV members attend for free. We will be asking a minimal entrance donation of $1 for non WCCA TV members.

PLEASE RSVP ASAP to tracy@wccatv.com . We look forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram, we are wccatv13.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

Tune into the premier episode of Front Row! Front Row, an original WCCA TV production, gets you up close and personal to art and artists. Episode 1 features Mauro DePasquale and Adam Rice of WCCA TV as they interview cast member of The King and I, Kavin Panmeechao, who portrays Lun Tha at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.

Amy Mosher Berry, host of Exposure with Mosher, and Daniela Carol Marie, Producer, celebrate their 100th episode of ‘Exposure with Mosher’, a show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. The show has been airing on WCCA TV since August 2013. Congratulations, Amy and Daniela! You make us proud!!

From the studio of WCCA TV here’s another new and exciting program – Got It Covered! This WCCA TV production, hosted by Victor Infante, features some of our favorite musicians from around the region, performing music they might not have usually chosen. The Duende Project performs ”The Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggings.

The Center For Community Media at WSU presents ”The Beat” show. Featured guest is WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in June, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: The WICN Jazz Radio Membership Director, Darlene Hayes, to talk about the June Fund Drive; Martha Assefa and Gina Plata Nino to talk about the Worcester Food Policy Council; Anne Colacarro, Community Development
    Manager for the American Cancer Society, and Denise Mckenney to talk about The 2018 Relay for Life that is taking place on June 15-16, 2018; Martin Dyer, Deputy Chief of the Worcester Fire Department; as well as Paul Barber and Gus Giannakis to talk about the Grecian Festival happening in Worcester on June 1-3, 2018. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • There’s a rumor floating about that there is extreme poverty in Worcester. Could it be true? Tune into this new episode of Rosen’s Round Table to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say. Also, learn more about the Worcester City Council’s budget review sessions. In another episode, the guys talk about the new construction that will be happening in Worcester. Having it performed by local labor is desirable. But what exactly is local labor? Exclusively on WCCA TV!
  • 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 Tom Nixon and Colleen Naber from Working for Worcester.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, chats with Blake Rubin, a candidate for District Attorney.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. In this episode, Bill talks about the history of Downtown Worcester. In another episode, Bill welcomes musician Jim Scott to the show.
  • 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 chats with Rita Albertson and Matthias Waschek about the discovery of a Leonardo-da-Vinci painting at the Worcester Art Museum. How exciting!
  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, 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. In this episode, Asima talks with Ahmad Abojaradeh, the Executive Director of Life in My Days. In another episode, Asima welcomes Meg Gallo from the Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center in Worcester.
  • 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 welcomes Fred Taylor from the Carpenters Union.
    • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is John Gentle Hawk.
  • Know Your Rights is a WCCA TV 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 Jim McGrath to the show. The guys talk about the Tea Party. In another episode, Ron chats with Chris Pinto about the Massachusetts GOP State Convention recently held in Worcester.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes Johnny Bui, Growth Hacker, Entrepreneur/Upcoming Author; Ebony Romain, Worcester State University 2018 graduate; and Ivana Bellorado, Worcester State University 2018 graduate.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer shares his knowledge of odd and unusual aspects of hidden treasures available for you to discover.
  • Close To Home is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host of the program, Molly Finn, welcomes Philip Lawler, the author of Lost Shepard. In another episode, Molly talks to the General Manager of ‘Emmanuel Radio’, Cindy Dorsey.
  • Health Matters is a program from the Worcester District Medical Society. Host Dr. James Broadhurst welcomes Dr. Matilde Castiel, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services in Worcester.
  • 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 Molly Welch from the Lutheran Rehab and Skilled Care Center. In another episode, Liz talks to Ruth Seward, the Executive Director of the Worcester Tree Initiative.
  • 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.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA TV local-music show that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Featured in this episode is Neighborhood Strings. Another episode of Band Edge features The Duende Project.
  • 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: Anthony Brown & Group therAPy – I Got That, Raiden and Yuri – Always Find You, Awolnation – Handyman, Dwight and Nicole – HiLo, Higher Education – Gift Called Life, The Aces – Volcanic Love, and Xavier Toscano – Never Wanna Leave. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!
  • 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 to ”That’s Entertainment” for Record Store Day.
  • 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!

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

YOUR VISION TELEVISION WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCATV
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

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
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
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 http://www.wccatv.com/video . 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 wccatv.com) , 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 Launches “FRONT ROW” Local Arts and Culture and the back stories behind them

We are excited to announce the first edition of FRONT ROW episode #1 has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/front-row/FRONTROW1

The premier episode of Front Row! Front Row, an original WCCA TV production, takes you on location with an intimate and up close and personal view of art and artists and gives you a better than front row seat to the stories, backgrounds, and , at time, the art it self. Episode 1 features the inaugural Production team of Producers Mauro DePasquale (host) Executive Director of WCCA and Producer Adam Rice (WCCA TV) as they interview cast member of the touring musical “The King and I” , Kavin Panmeechao who portrays “Lun Tha” at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester.

Enjoy !

WCCA TVs BANDEdge episode #70 featuring the Duende Project

WCCA TV Rocking the music world.

WCCA TVs “Band Edge #70” featuring The Duende Project has been posted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE70

Band Edge is a WCCA TV produced local music show, shot live in our downtown studio, spotlighting
Worcester area music artist bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist, and poetry as well. The
Duende Project
is the featured artist on this episode of Band Edge. Duende Project will also be the featured guest of a brand new MUSIC SHOW soon to launch at WCCA TV titled GOT IT COVERED with Victor Infante hosting. Very cool Enjoy !
Stay tuned and stay cool WCCA TV.

Mark your Calendar for JUNE 14 at 6:30

Mark your Calendar for JUNE 14 at 6:30 to join us for our annual WCCA TV membership and meet and greet and producer party event at Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA Meet the Stars from your backyard. Stay tuned for details. Light food, cash bar, entertainment, and more.

WSU Students learn about about WCCA TV

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV talks all about WCCA TV
Community media and its importance and empowering work.

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCATV
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

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
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
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 http://www.wccatv.com/video . 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 wccatv.com) , 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 NEWS : It’s ALL Happening here !

Whether it’s to satisfy your own desires to be popular, or to place yourself in service to others, or to share your special talent, WCCA TV is the media space for that.

Here’s whats happening here and it encompasses LOCAL Arts and Culture, History and Education, Politics, Religion, Social matters, Ethnic Pride, Non-profit – Neighborhood – Community News, Music, the heart and fiber of Worcester. Shouldn’t you be a part of it too?

The WCCA TV Newsletter, May 2018

This Month at WCCA TV, The People’s Channel

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 over 9,210 individual Worcester centric community television shows!! This amazing accomplishment reflects the high level of 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 represents those who have produced over 100 shows 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. Our volunteers and the WCCA TV staff who supports all the creativity at WCCA, are also to be congratulated and celebrated. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment on June 14, 2018. More details for this community event will be forthcoming. Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this!

In other related news, congratulations to Ron Motta and Chris Pinto of Active Worcester on producing and hosting over 200 shows as of April 2018! Congratulations, you make us proud!!

Our next TV Production Class starts on May 19 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. 114. Embark on your exciting TV Production journey today!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. On Instagram, we are wccatv13.

WCCA TV Special Presentations

WCCA TV recorded the Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Concert with Jim Porcella. Jim is a jazz vocalist who serves up the iconic tunes of Sinatra, the Rat Pack, and Duke Ellington. He delivers American Songbook greats and leaves you wanting more. Tune into WCCA TV for this special presentation featuring Jim Porcella.

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV, interviewed world renowned sitarist Ustad Parvez Kahn at the WCCA TV studios to promote the Joy Guru Humanitarian’s Service’s concert “The Essence: Where East Meets West” – a fundraising event to benefit humanitarian causes in the Worcester community and beyond.

This WCCA TV special presentation features an interview on the April 2018 Famous (And Not So Famous) Armenians Exhibit at the Worcester Public Library sponsored by the Knights Of Vartan Arshavir Losge No. 2.

Recently, the WCCA TV crew recorded The International Women’s Day Celebration at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. Our intern Cynthia LaPan interviewed the CEO of YWCA USA, Alejandra Y. Castillo. It was an inspiring evening honoring women’s experiences, addressing challenging issues, and ultimately celebrating women. This year’s theme was Press for Progress.

Another WCCA TV special presentation features an interview on the Worcester Commemoration of the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

WCCA TV Program Notes

  • Tune into new episodes of Soapbox in May, hosted by WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale. The new episodes will feature: the Rotary Club of Worcester, Chief Gentle Hawk and Nicole Spirit of The Moon to discuss their June event, and Deb Packard to speak on the Community Preservation Act. Encore presentations of Soapbox regarding tick awareness and the importance of knowing how to swim, will also air in May. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester, and streaming live online at wccatv.com on Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm . To be a guest on the show, contact tracy@wccatv.org.
  • What’s the future of Notre Dame des Canadien church in Worcester? To find out, watch this episode of the WCCA TV program Rosen’s Round Table. In another episode, host Gary Rosen and his panel members talk about the Community Preservation Act. Holy Cross College has been in the news recently. What’s up on College Hill? The Worcester airport has a new landing system. What does this mean for Worcester? Exclusively on WCCA TV!
  • 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 Grace Carmark and Kevin O’Sullivan to enlighten us about the Walk for the Homeless.
  • Know Your Rights is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about How to Fight Discrimination Against a Group. The topic of another episode is Government Funding to Active
    Churches
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  • Perspectives, with Asima Silva, 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. In this episode, Asima talks with Susan Serpa from Act Now Worcester. Asima also chats with Barbara Roberts, the author of Stop It, Stop It, Stop It Now. In another episode, Asima’s guests are Aurora and Emma from the Be-Like-Brit Club.
  • Exposure With Mosher is a WCCA TV show that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes health and wellness advocate Lauro Dusha Nelson, the director of client acquisition at RC Cubed, Seth Mansur, and the owner of B-Organic, Cathy DiPilato.
  • Activate Worcester, hosted by Ron Motta, is a WCCA TV program that shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guest is Tracy Lovvorn, a candidate for US Congress. In another episode, guest host Chris Pinto welcomes to the show Jay McMahon, candidate for Attorney General.
  • 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. Once again it’s time for US Postal Service National Food Drive on May 13, 2018. Norm LaFlash, the spokesperson for the drive, and GwenWhite provide details of the event.
  • Hidden Treasures is a WCCA TV program that helps you learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, host Bill Safer shares hints and tips for your Hidden Treasures adventures. In another episode, Bill chats with Toni DeLuca about liquors.
  • What It’s Worth is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show, Tommy Colletta, welcomes Christina Andrianopoulos and Paul Barber to tell us about this year’s Grecian Festival. In another episode, Tommy’s guest is retired chiropractor James Convery.
    • Ramona Pokoly is the host of Ramona Interviews, a talk show that features interesting guests from all walks of life. Ramona’s guest is Brian Nelson, the creator of the cartoon Our Girl Laurel. In another episode, Ramona’s guest is Kim Kerrigan the President of Corporate Classrooms.
  • This Is Worcester is a WCCA TV program, hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. This episode is dedicated to the speech made on April 3, 1968, by Martin Luther King.
  • 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. Jim takes us to the Mardi Gras Party at Worcester’s Canal.
  • Sound Check, produced by Stefano Traficante, is a real-life, unscripted music program featuring the local talents of bands and song writers in the Worcester local area. This episode features an arrangement of local talent and images.
  • Band Edge is a WCCA-produced local-music show that is shot live and spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. Today’s featured artist is Andy Brink.
  • 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: Crowder – Prove It, The Afters – Life Is Beautiful, Dirty Heads – The Unlikely Candidates, Beaux Cheveux – Rio Grande, Tritonal – Out of My Mind, Johnnie Mikel – Friday Night, Johnnie Mikel – Come with Me, Mr Probz- Space for Two , 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. Today’s show features: Jenna Paulett – Coolest Girl in the World, Rita Coolidge – Walkin on Water, Zach Stone – Four Letter Word, Debras D’Lane – Raisin’ Hell, Jenny Tolman – Something to Complain About, Indigo Summer – Wishful Drinking, Melanie Meriney – Life Boat, Nick Brennan – I Want a Girl, Kassidy Lynne – Baby Just Cruise, Templeton Thompason – Ride a Wide Circle, Cash Campbell – Don’t Wanna Talk About It, Aaron Watson – Outta Style, Anthony Orio – Undeniable, and Haley and Michaels – Me Too. Shout-out to all our country music fans!!
  • 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!

About WCCA TV

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

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!
WCCA TV, Channeling Worcester Community Since 1986!

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCATV
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

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
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
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 http://www.wccatv.com/video . 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 wccatv.com) , 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.

VOLUNTEERS TO CONGRATULATE AND CELEBRATE

VOLUNTEERS TO CONGRATULATE

I ran a tally , from the CURRENT roster of WCCA TV Community television LOCAL ORIGINATED SHOWS and I am pleased to announce that WCCA TV has presented over 9,210 individual WORCESTER CENTRIC community television 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 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 way. WCCA TV is a true community creative space. Our volunteers and the WCCA TV Staff who supports all the creativity at WCCA are to be congratulated and celebrated. We will be posting a full list of the amazing shows and producers soon. Stay tuned!

Please join us in celebrating this remarkable accomplishment on June 14 details for this community event will be forthcoming. MARK YOUR CALENDARS you will not want to miss this.

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCATV
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

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
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
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 story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media 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.
Be sure to check out our Video On Demand library! ALL VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . 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 wccatv.com) , 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.