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WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U ! More than SOCIAL MEDIA or having someone video tape you.

WCCA TV mission is to EMPOWER Y O U through charitable Community Media !

While there are new and inexpensive ways to produce video, Public Access television facilities still allow people to produce video in a higher quality and shown to a very broad local audience or a targeted audience.

While you can put a video out on YouTube, the chances of it being seen by significant numbers of people is still very small. Commercial platforms ( social media or otherwise ) place their own profit before your interest, they can be intrusive and they are not truly free speech. They often express rights to censor, delete and or terminate post or video. to suit their own bottom line.

WCCA TV provides access it is commercial free, and it is truly PARTICIPATORY MEDIA at it’s highest. All ages, and people of all backgrounds, are welcomed and encouraged to join in the creative fun of building community through electronic media. There are still some financial obstacles to producing video. Although the technology to produce a decent quality video has increase significantly over the years, there are still many people that simply do not have access to the cameras to shoot the video, or to the computers to edit the video, or to the internet to upload the content.

Many Public Access media or television facilities, such as WCCA TV, also provide technology training and media literacy programs to help new producers make quality video productions and to discern most effective messaging. Sometimes these productions are later shown on other channels, such as PBS, or picked up on other platforms supplemental to Public access presentations. This renders a higher benefit to our participants that may not be available to others. Numerous public access volunteer producers and interns often go on to careers in video production, become media specialist, or simply enjoy the creativity of physically networking in a creative collaborative space with other like minded creators. Also WCCA TV curates community media productions as the video art of our time, as historical and cultural artifacts. WCCA is non-commercial (a charitable 501(c)(3))and dedicated to a mission that is inclusive, participatory, free speech ( free from political whim, or corporate retribution ), and to empower the Citizens of our City and beyond.


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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

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