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Downtown Worcester Arts Community Happening at WCCA TV

Located in the center of Worcester’s downtown Theater District is WCCA TV, since 1986. We moved to 415 Main street in 1998, we were here when most of the City’s downtown was at it’s worst with little else happening and in great need of revival. We are strong advocates for our public access mission. We are TV BY FOR and OF THE PEOPLE !

“THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”!

We helped bring vibrancy and life to our neighborhood by offering video creatives an space to work in to tell and share their stories or for non profit entities, and others, to reach out to a wide audience. We are a place for creativity, exploration, sharing , and story telling. Expressing it all in a sort of virtual electronic park. Where everyone is invited to play and create. A virtue common place.

WCCA TV is proud of our work and mission. WCCA is a source of empowerment for the disenfranchised. Whether it is helping to develop audiences for various community purposes, or to highlight artist achievement, in virtually any genre, or elevating many community organizations, we are meeting that need in a unique way, open to all.

WCCA TV is also much more. A premier center form media literacy, and media democracy, we are also inclusive, participatory and a vibrant creative space, dedicating to nurturing a diversity of content creation and where storytelling floursihes. It is all shared broadly to large audiences via cable channel 194 or on-line on multiple world wide platforms. We are also documenting and curating community history in making.

WCCA is one of the most continually creative, cultural spaces in Worcester where 100% of our programing reflects our community who create the content themselves. Meaningful media with intention that values community over profits.

The People’s Channel needs you. To participate, to be a part of the conversation that is Worcester, to create, or to watch and or to support this cultural WORCESTER centered mission.

Last but not least, we are most grateful to the community we serve and to the City leadership for supporting our mission, and also thankful for ALL who volunteer and provide sustainable support to maintain and uphold our mission.

THANK YOU

See you on WCCA TV 194 or on line at wccatv.com or anywhere on social media.
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ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV (194) : News Letter January / February 2016

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Happy New Year 2016 from all of us at WCCA TV!!

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The successful second season of the WCCA TV Annual NEW VOICES AWARDS, a vocal talent competition at WCCA TV, is now uploaded and curated for FREE ON_DEMAND VIEWING at wccatv.com. More than a vocal competition, New Voices 2015 showcased young local talent between the ages of 14 and 19. These young singers received valuable guidance from our esteemed judging panel of music industry experts. Judges for the show were Cliff Goodwin, Victor Infante and Trinity Faith, the winner of last year’s competition. Viewers get a look behind the scenes as the singers audition: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICES12015 . Other episodes will take you through the award competition process up to the finals. Watch to find out who’s the 2015 New Voices Awards winner: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/NEWVOICES32015

SOAPBOX with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in February. This meaningful and educational public service television staple features such topics as the Brownfield Development, Ascentria Care Alliance and the Language Bank Program, Greg White of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Local artist and poet Judith Ferrara, and Yes Health and the Disability Policy Consortium.
SOAPBOX can be seen on Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV, Channel 194 in Worcester. It also streams live at those times at http://www.wccatv.com
Past shows can be downloaded anytime at our website by going to ‘Video on Demand’ and entering the name ‘Soapbox’. Thanks for watching!

CONNECTING THE DOTS is a new WCCA TV presentation. This is a non-traditional legal program with emphasis on the attorney as a trusted advisor, with an interdisciplinary approach to solving life’s issues. Host of the show is Attorney Liz Myska. Liz welcomes Nancy Cahalen, from the Central MA Better Business Bureau, to the premier episode: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS1 In the second episode, Liz welcomes Marianne Delorey to talk about lack of planning for the inevitable: http://www.wccatv.com/video/connecting-the-dots/CONNECTINGTHEDOTS2

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WCCA TV ran a media Tour day for Youth. NHS students came to our studio to learn and play with our state of the art TV equipment for a real world, out of the classroom/school, experience. They also learned a lot about public access community media, WCCA TV, it’s scope and impact on community, and how to access this empowering media for themselves. Students participated in a hands on live production project, working with WCCA TV’s staff, they interviewed Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director, and he, in turn interviewed them as well. It was instructive, creative and FUN! We hope to air their work at the studio in the very near future. Stay tuned to WCCA TV ch 194 or wccatv.com for details.

Quote : Peter Ventresca, teacher at North High School writes: “Thanks again for a wonderful studio tour today! All of the students were “buzzing” on the ride home. Thanks again to you and Adam for letting them experience a studio production.”

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WCCA TV Programming

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    BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. The show is hosted by State Senator Harriette Chandler. Senator Chandler welcomes Dr Marco Rodrigues, the acting Worcester School Superintendent: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT215

    Will Worcester raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21? Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, a political and current issue program, to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members think about this topic: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE242 . In another episode, the guys talk about the Worcester City Council view on taxes: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE241

    Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host of the show, City Councilor Konnie Lukes, and her guests discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. In this episode, Konnie has coffee with Robert Cross: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE465

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a WCCA TV show to inform viewers of their civil rights. Host of the show Ron Madnick talks about Iran Since 1981: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS214 . In another episode, Ron talks about Law Suits Against the City of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS215 . Tune into WCCA TV to know your rights!

    CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. This WCCA-TV produced program is hosted by Molly Finn. Molly talks about abortion and the March For Life: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME460

    HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul’s guests are Dr. Esteban Cardemil, Dr. Rosalie Torres Stone and Cassandra Andersen. Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment is the topic of discussion: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES24

    WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV entertaining and informative talk show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta welcomes to the show Bob Perrone. It’s football time and Bob is back to talk about the pigskin: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH326. In another episode, Tommy welcomes Patricia Burke to the show to discuss the dangers and health risk of RFDs and WiFi: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH327

    EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER is a program that spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Show host Amy Mosher Berry welcomes three female entrepreneurs from Clinton – Rhonda Messer, Kristen Livoti, and Cynthia Cannon: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER51

    THIS IS WORCESTER is a program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. This episode features postcards and photos of Worcester: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER29 . In another episode, Bill’s guest is Cheryl Rosen: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER28

    ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (RCST) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and Rotarian, Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases keynote speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features the Annual Glogg Party and the Seven Hills Show Choir: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY39

    VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. VIDEO JAM is one of the, if not, THE, longest running music showcase programs in New England. Tracy Foley, a WCCA TV star, leading editor and voice over specialist, has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 19 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist includes: Dulcie Taylor – Not Here, Not Today; Jenaux – Renegades; Francesca Blanchard – Rame; Robot Garden – Fountain of Youth; Secret Friend – I Don’t Know You; Secret Friend – Orbital Velocity, and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM883 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

    Spend an hour enjoying VIDEO JAM COUNTRY, the latest and greatest in country music, with host Tracy Foley. This episode will feature: Callie Twisselman – Hung Me on the Line; Mo Pitney – Boy and Girl Thing; Leslie Cours Mather – Hell Hath No Fury; Lindsey Bryant – Get Down and Giddy Up; Jon Wolfe – Don’t It Feel Good; JD Shelbourne – Hometown; JB and The Moonshine Band – Shotgun, Rifle, and a .45; Cindy G – Jailbreak; Brandi Carlisle – Wherever Is Your Heart; Rodney Atkins – Eat Sleep Love Repeat; Kyle Douglas – Clean Hands; Amanda Lamb – Barefoot; Aofie O’Donovan – Magic Hour: http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY131

    ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. TAKE BACK WORCESTER with Ron. Ron’s guest is Jim Knowlton, the Chairman of the Worcester Republican Committee: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER133 . In another episode, Ron’s guest is Mike Bottos: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER134

    Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Meaningful TV. Weeks before his untimely death in July 2015, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D., met with Camilla Rees, founder of ElectroMagneticHealth, to discuss concerns about wireless technologies, including smart meters, and their link to serious health concerns. Worcester is the site of the National Grid smart meter pilot. Despite nationwide reports of harm from smart meter installations, there is no health or environmental monitoring:
    http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS45

    IN THE HOUSE with GEORGE RUSSELL is a WCCA TV production that helps viewers learn the ins and outs of real estate, home buying and housing issues. The show is hosted by George Russell. George welcomes two local real estate agents, Vu Huynh and Jammie Geddis, to talk about two New Year’s resolutions – I Want To Buy A House and I Want To Get Involved With Real Estate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE8 . In another episode, George welcomes Mike Madulka to the house: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE9

    Tune into WCCA TV for another episode of HIDDEN TREASURES. Host Bill Safer shows you how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. In this episode, Bill talks about seashells: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES38

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    BANDEDGE No other music show case places the spotlight on local music like WCCA TV’s BANDEdge. Shot live BANDEdge is all about the bands and all about the music. Solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalist. ‘Jesse and the Hogg Brothers’ is the featured band on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE60. TEXAS COUNTRY PUNK Yee Haw ! Only on WCCA TV ! !

    NUESTRA ESPERANZA Hope in Salvation is the theme of Lucy’s ministry. This is a Spanish-language religious program airing on WCCA TV since 1990! The show is produced and hosted by one of our veteran producers, Lucy Tomey. Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA24

    STATIC FUSION is unique. You will not this this type of cultural program anywhere else on TV, an alternative performance art and musical variety program, produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. This episode features the talent at the Open Mic night at The Raven: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION324

    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. WCCA TV is a Pioneer leader in STEAM education. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com . Come and visit our art/maker space at 415 Main Street.

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    WCCA offers Media classes and workshops: Basic Studio Production, Field Production, Video Editing, TV Journalism, Internships, plenty of volunteer opportunities, and more. We programs to help business and organizations outreach and gain exposure while building community through community media. While we are on the subject of WCCA TV impact in our community. Congratulations to a former alum of WCCA TV Certificate TV Production training program, Angelique Webster, who recently won a Gold Start for excellence in community arts and culture from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her work with the Worcester Media Collective N-Cite. You can make a difference too with WCCA TV, visit our website or contact Mauro DePasquale at mauro@wccatv.com to find out more.

    LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT at WCCA TV !
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    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

    WCCA TV, Channeling Community, and empowering the people of Worcester and beyond Since 1986!