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Due to Technical Difficulty BEYOND our control . . .

Due to technical reasons beyond our control we are experiencing a channel outage. Apparently only WCCA TV channel 13 is not working, since about 7 AM. We contacted CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS and they said they are looking into it. We will keep you posted ASAP. Thank you for your patience. Mean while, you can watch your favorite WCCA TV shows on line at WCCA TV website our internal signal is working fine. It seems to be a problem somewhere in the Charter System.


“I Have a Dream: A Community Reading ”

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Kings Speech a cast made up of NAACP and Community members read the beautiful and moving words express by Dr. King.
The program took place behind Worcester’s City Hall on August 28th, 2013 and it includes some very interesting interviews as well.

“I HAVE A DREAM: A COMMUNITY READING” airs Thursday, Sept 5, at 10pm and Saturday, Sept 7 at 10am on WCCA TV cable channel 13 and also web-simulcast at WCCATV(dot)Com





WCCA TV YOUTH MEDIA TEAM has fun while documenting the Worcester Ecotarium Tree Climbing Expedition . The group produced a video to journal the fun and it has been posted on the WCCA website at
Ecotarium Tree Climb FUN

WCCA TV YOUTH MEDIA TEAM members took part in the Tree Climbing Expedition at the Ecotarium in Worcester, Mass. where they learned how to use tree climbing equipment from experienced climbers. You can even don a harness and helmet and ascend by rope into the leafy canopy of one of the savanna’s giant oaks.

Tree Climbing Expeditions are held for a maximum of 10 climbers (must be at least 7 years old) and a total expedition size of 20 participants. Chaperones are required for children up to age 16 (one adult per 10 children).


Congratulations to WCCA TV’s “SeniorSpeak” hosts!
They have nearly completed their 500th show!

This is one of cable television’s most watched and entertaining and informative shows and it’s a WCCA TV production. Thanks to all involved in the production. Currently facilitated and produced in partnership with WCCA, Bill Hamilton. The show is also aired on WCUW community radio.

ENJOY an episode of SeniorSpeak

WCCA TV building bridges with BRIDGEFEST 2013 and standing for food justice with REC Farmers Market

WCCA TV 13 is a proud media sponsor of Bridgefest 2013 : A 5K Run /Walk and Family Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21st at Beaver Brook Park on Mann Street in Worcester from 10am to 2pm. There will be arts and crafts, raffles, food and entertainment. The proceeds are to benefit the Health and Wellness Initiative for individuals served by the Bridge. For more information contact 507-755-0333.

WCCA TV 13 is a proud media sponsor the Regional Environmental Council Farmers Market which includes the Main South Market at the Fuller Family Park on Murray Ave on Saturdays, 10am-2pm, as well as the Beaver Brook Market in Beaver Brook Park on Chandler Street on Mondays from 9:30am to 2pm. Don’t forget about the Mobile Farmers Market – aka the “Veggie Mobile” – with 15 stops around the City of Worcester on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The REC has been providing farmers markets to the community since 2008 in response to an identified need for more sources of fresh, local, healthy and affordable produce in Worcester. WCCA TV is proud to help the REC spread the word to our community!


WCCA TV13 Newsletter, May 2013

All Happening at WCCA TV

A WCCA TV Special Presentation:
WCCA TV recently conducted a ‘TV13 Open Mic’ on the subject of the Slot Parlor/Hotel Project proposed in Worcester. A number of Worcester area residents participated at the open-mic event and expressed their opinion on the matter. This program will be cable and webcast, and is available for on-demand viewing at WCCA’s website. Cablecast days and times are:

Thursday, May 16 at 9 pm
Friday, May 17 at 12 pm & 9:30 pm
Monday, May 20 at 11:30 am

Or watch it right now at : Here

Programming Highlights:

What’s on WCCA TV13? Plenty of great local programming created and presented to you by your friends and neighbors! Ben Allotey, longtime member of WCCA TV and producer of ‘Youth Session’, is back on the channel with ‘Ben: Behind the Scenes’, a show that features many interesting topics. ‘High School: A Survivor’s Guide’ is a show that sheds light on a number of issues that high school students face, such as bullying, prescription drug misuse, eating disorders, teenage depression, and gay bashing. ‘Drawing with Mark’ with animator Mark Marderosian, is a program designated for children who love to draw. Mark teaches your children how to draw as they learn all about dinosaurs, the solar system, and other fascinating topics. ‘Drawing with Mark’ is seen weekly on Channel 13, on Sundays at 2 pm. To watch these and other great programs, tune in weekly on WCCA TV and online at wccatv.com .

There is something for everyone on Worcester’s Public Access Channel 13!

New and Latest Field Production:

This WCCA TV field production features an ELSEWHERE interview at Ralph’s Dinner in Worcester, with band members Michael Aroian and Craig Morrisson. The interview was originally aired on Channel 13’s video music program, Video Jam, hosted by Tracy Foley. If you missed it, you can watch it now: here

There’s more…

Mark Your Calendar:

It’s that time of the year again! WCCA TV 13 is again a proud media sponsor of Father’s Fest at Institute Park in Worcester. The event will take place on Saturday, June 15th, from 12pm till 4pm. Father’s Fest is a celebration of fatherhood, and it will feature live music and entertainment, ice cream, parent AND child activities, resource tables, and much more. Watch for the WCCA TV cameras at Father’s Fest and wish the holiday to all the fathers out there!

Circle of Friends:

We would like to thank Ziti’s Italian Trattoria for being our newest member of the Circle of Friends! To become a WCCA TV Friend and promote your business or organization on Channel 13, contact Joseph at 508-755-1880 ext.19. We appreciate your business and your support!

WCCA TV13 Programming

SOAPBOX is an easy access, community awareness program. This flagship WCCA TV talk show is hosted and produced by WCCA’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale. Mauro’s guests, Liz Myska and Rachel Weir, enlighten the viewers about a self defense program for the blind, called 1Touch: http://www.wccatv.com/video/soapbox/sopbox873 . In another episode Mauro interviews Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, a holistic clinical pharmacist and founder & CEO of ‘Rx Integrative Solutions’, a private consulting practice in holistic medicine. She has professional experience in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and hospital based practice. In addition, she is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and consultant. You don’t want to miss this highly informative episode of Soapbox: Here

BEACON HILL CHAT, hosted by Massachusetts State Senator Harriette Chandler, is a WCCA TV show that features interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Senator Chandler welcomes Patricia Mallios, the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network Incorporated: here

Tune into ROSEN’S ROUNDTABLE for a recap of the most exciting and even controversial happenings in our area. The show is hosted by Gary Rosen and his panel members are Moe Bergman, Gary Vecchio, and ex-Mayor Konnie Lukes. Worcester’s Abandoned Vehicle Program is on the hook for discussion: here

Time for a coffee break and another episode of COFFEE WITH KONNIE. City Councilor and host Konnie Lukes talks with Jay Gardiner and Gary Richard about the EZ-ID license plate program: here

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV talk show definitely worth watching! Host Tommy Colletta and his lovely guest, Liz Colletta, express their opinion about the proposed slots parlor. Tom and Liz are firm supporters for bringing a slots parlor and hotel to the Green Island neighborhood in Worcester. For more, watch the show:here

NEWS 13 is WCCA TV’s weekly news show with a community vision. The show is ALL about Worcester! The Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary is this episode’s feature story: here . If you want to participate on the show or share a story with the community, please contact Jennifer Pichierri at jen@wccatv.com

WCCA’s KNOW YOUR RIGHTS program is a great educational and civic minded program that informs viewers of their civil rights. Host Ron Madnick talks about the bible, the school, and the constitution: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/knowyourrights118 . In another episode, Ron talks about Habeas Corpus. A writ of Habeas Corpus requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court: here

ACTIVATE WORCESTER is a show that encourages viewers to participate and become active in Worcester. The show is hosted by Ron Motta and Sandy Williamson. It’s Sports Night on ‘Activate Worcester’ with guest Lee Motta: here

CLOSE TO HOME is a WCCA TV show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind. Host Molly Finn welcomes Linda Santo. Tune into this episode to find out what the topic of discussion is: here

Get into the groove with WCCA’s flagship music-video show VIDEO JAM. Your favorite host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 7 years. Today’s playlist features: Wolfgang Garnter, Keyless, One Less Reason, Young Empires, Lena Fayre, and more: here . 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 Allen Levine. Tonight we listen to live music and visit an art show: here

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors, taped at the Worcester Senior Center. Senior. All sorts of topics and issues are discussed, Tony and Vic provide musical entertainment, and everyone is having a good time: here . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St., on Tuesdays at 2 PM. Stop by and be part of the show!

VOICE OF ASIA is a lifestyle magazine show produced by the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts. Tune into this episode to find out what’s happening in the Asian community: here
There’s more…

I bet you’re eager for another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA! On the menu today is Georgia-style baked fish and chips, served with yogurt tarter sauce. As Georgia says, you gonna love it guys: here . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

ALCANZADO VIDAS is a religious show that targets the Spanish community of Worcester. Evangelist Luis Velazquez preaches the word of God to people destroyed by illness, drug addiction, and divorce: here

There is always more at TV 13!

Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! Contact Mauro DePasquale 508-755-1880 ext. 11

LEARN CREATE CONNECT WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”
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WCCA TV13, Channeling Community Since 1986

Learning about community media, social services, local restaurants, Single Payer Health Care, and more. It’s all happening at WCCA TV 13

Students and teachers, Amy Plante and Kathy Oulette, from The Grow School in Dudley Massachusetts, recently toured WCCA TV 13 in Worcester to learn about public access television and how they can get involved by becoming interns, technical directors, editors and even hosts of their very own show. The tour was led by Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale . If your youth group or school would like a tour of WCCA TV, located conveniently at 415 Main Street in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, contact 508-755-1880 x 10.

What’s on WCCA TV 13? Plenty of great local programming.
Join host, Mauro DePasquale, and his guests as they discuss such topics as Single Payer Health Care, local writers, Worcester Local First, the YMCA, Jeremiah’s Inn , and Livia’s Restaurant, to name a few. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 13 on Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm and online at wccatv.com. To be a guest on Soapbox, contact 508-755-1880 x 10.

LEARN CREATE CONNECT WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”