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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: March 1, 2016

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I am so grateful for the support. We had a blast. Mauro is top shelf!
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Vice Chair of the City Council discusses the City Budget, Taxes and more on WCCA TV
City Council Vice Chair Michael Gaffney appears on SOAPBOX. Thursday night, March 3 at 10pm

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Are YOU interested to be a volunteer or intern at WCCA TV “The People’s Channel”?

WCCA TV has many volunteer and Internship opportunities for all ages.
Volunteer opportunities can be very empowering and they range from television/Video production, computer video editing, audio applications, news reading, administrative and social media processing, and more.

Contact our station manager at tracy@wccatv.com  or phone her at 508-755-1880 ext 10 ( Tracy Foley, Station Manager) to schedule a WCCA Orientation Visit with our Executive Director.
There is no obligation but this is a great way to learn about all the benefits of participating at WCCA.

WCCA is a community anchor organization in Worcester that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

We look forward to seeing you on WCCA TV the place in Worcester to learn, create, and Connect !

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Mt Carmel Parish expresses it’s passion of faith on COFFEE WITH KONNIE
Coffee With Konnie #467 Mt Carmel Church concerns has been posted on the WCCA website at

Join Konnie Lukes and her guests as they discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie goes to the Mt. Carmel Parish Center to chat with Michael Scaglione, Nino Giamei, and Jonelle Garofoli.

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

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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
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.

ALL HAPPENING AT WCCA TV “The People’s Channel” 194 and at wccatv.com

WCCA TV NEWSLETTER October 30, 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

SING FOR THE YEAR, SING FOR THE LAUGHTER, SING FOR THE TEAR! WCCA TV is seeking young singers between the ages of 14-19 for an exciting ANNUAL singing competition “NEW VOICES AWARDS 2015”. This is an exclusive WCCA TV and unique vocal competition for Worcester’s best young singers ages 14-19. Finalists may be eligible to win fabulous prizes, including a feature appearance on the WCCA TV popular music shows BandEdge and Video Jam. Want to participate? Call WCCA TV at 508 -755-1880 and ask for Joseph or send an email to joseph@wccatv.com . Sing your heart out!

Congratulations to Jennifer Pichierri, WCCA TV staff member and television producer, who has been recognized and awarded as a regional leader and on-site mentor in the field of community television. Jen’s 20-year long career here at WCCA TV has been dedicated to facilitating experiential learning and teaching the craft of video production and TV journalism to countless of college students and interns. We congratulate Jen and her ever evolving team of students, interns and volunteers for producing over 600 episodes of our weekly Worcester Community News TV Magazine. 600 episodes!! Now that’s a true success story!!

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in November. The show will feature Worcester Community Action Council, certified life coach Pauline Robertson, the New England Amputee Association, as well as Girls Inc. Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime by clicking Video on Demand. There is something for everyone on WCCA TV!

Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs and cats in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be, according to ‘The No Kill Revolution in America’ author and film maker, Nathan Winograd. WCCA TV will air the film ‘Redemption’ all month long on Channel 194. For more information on ‘The No Kill Revolution’, go to www.nokill.org

Have you seen the daily WCCA TV NEWS AND INFORMATION ROUND UP posted almost daily at wccatv.com/blogs Keep up to date on what is happening in our community and beyond with WCCA TV programming that reflect YOUR interest.

WCCA TV Special Presentations:

A Mayoral Debate was held at the studio of WCCA TV on October 7, 2015, with the three Worcester mayoral candidates: Joseph Petty, William Coleman III, and Michael Gaffney. The debate was hosted by Walter Bird, Editor of the Worcester Magazine, and moderated by Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA TV: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/WCCAMAYORDEBATE2015

On October 14, 2015, WCCA TV held an Open Mic event for the November election candidates for the Worcester School Committee and City Council to present themselves to the voting public: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/OPENMICOCT2015

Worcester City Councilor At-Large debate, hosted by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau at Mechanics Hall, has been posted on our website: http://www.wccatv.com/video/candidates-for-office/COUNCILORDEBATE2015OCT5

An interview was held at WCCA TV about the Armenian Genocide Centennial Memorial Concert in Mechanics Hall, co-sponsored by the Master Singers of Worcester and the Armenian Church of Our Saviour. Music directors Malcolm Halliday and Linda Bullock were interviewed by George Aghjayan. Live footage of the Genocide Commemorative events held in Worcester, will follow the interview: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/ARMENIANINTERVIEW

WCCA TV Programming

A luxury hotel is coming to downtown Worcester and it will feature a salt-water pool! Tune into this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE, hosted by Gary Rosen and his panel members: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE232 . In another episode, the guys discuss who should be Worcester’s baseball team. Support the Bravehearts or attract the PawSox to become the WooSox? Find out what they think: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE230

BEACON HILL CHAT is a program with interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes children’s author Virginia Pulitzer: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT208 . In another episode, Senator Chandler welcomes the Head Librarian of the Worcester Public Library, Geoffrey Dickinson: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT207

Your break is not complete without COFFEE WITH KONNIE. Host Konnie Lukes and her guests discuss city issues at Worcester area coffee shops. Konnie has coffee with musician P.E. James: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE462 . In another episode, Konnie has coffee with WCCA’s Bill Hamilton: http://www.wccatv.com/video/coffee-with-konnie/COFFEEWITHKONNIE461

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show that informs viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. Ron talks about Congressman McGovern and the War Powers Resolution: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS202 . In another episode, Ron talks about Guantanamo After 13 Years: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS203

THIS IS WORCESTER is a program by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill tells us about recent happenings and other interesting facts about Worcester. In this episode, Bill talks about Yellow Boxes and more: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER23 . In another episode, Bill tells us about Worcester’s Plan E form of government: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER22

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE (RCS) 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 Kimberly Adams, managing partner of Flying Bridges: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY36

ACTIVATE WORCESTER, hosted by Ron Motta, shows viewers how to participate and become active in Worcester. Ron’s guest is Jackie Kostas, a candidate for District 4 Worcester City Councilor: http://www.wccatv.com/video/activate-worcester/ACTIVATEWORCESTER126

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 welcomes Alyssa Richard and Melanie Amir to discuss Adolescent Addiction and Mental Illness: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES22

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER, hosted by Amy Mosher, spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. This episode features three entrepreneurs – Virginia Orlando, Vanessa Brown, and Marci Komssi:

BLACK LEGACY PRESENTS is a production of the Black Legacy Coalition, a volunteer group looking to help make Worcester a city where the broader Black community thrives. The program spotlights community organizing:

A BRIDGE TO BETTER MENTAL HEALTH explores topics that reduce stigma and increase public awareness on matters related to mental health. Host Lorie Martiska talks with her guests Carol Tripp-Tebo and Michelle Frost Mazzotti about positive behavior support: http://www.wccatv.com/video/a-bridge-to-better-mental-health/BRIDGE19

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. Today’s playlist includes: Lyfe Jennings/ Talkin’ ’bout Love, Nesta!/ Take Me , Twelve24/ Nobody But You, Paula Boggs Band/ Look Straight Ahead, Carolyn Marie/ The Moment, Carolyn Marie/ Our Favorite Song, The Davenports/ Don’t Be Mad at Me, Lost Frequencies/ Reality, and more. Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

BANDEDGE is a WCCA TV produced local music show spotlighting Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and instrumentalists. The Lou Borelli Octet is the featured band on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE58

STATIC FUSION is an alternative performance art and musical variety program produced with the facilities of WCCA TV. Creators of the show, Jim Racicott and Uncle Allen, take a trip to the Pride Parade and Festival: http://www.wccatv.com/video/static-fusion/STATICFUSION323

This episode of SMART METERS features Worcester residents in multi-family units with banks of smart meters being subjected to higher levels of radio frequencies by National Grid pilot; Questions about National Grid offering a ‘free’ opt out, while already surcharging medically vulnerable MA residents and submitting plans to surcharge opt-outs for statewide deployment; Activists call on political candidates to request an investigation concerning pilot policy-based evidence making: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS33

SOAPBOX, with host, Mauro DePasquale, is all new in November. The show will feature Worcester Community Action Council and their FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. More on FULE ASSISTANCE can be learn more about WCAC’s FUEL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM by watching this clip as well, which was produced at WCCA TV:
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/PROMOWCAC2012 in 2012, WCCA TV partnered with Worcester Community Action Council to promote their WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program which is designed to provide relief to those households that are most vulnerable to high home heating costs.

Also this month on SOAPBOX we will be featuring a certified life coach, Pauline Robertson, the New England Amputee Association, and Girls Inc. and many more local stories. Soapbox can be seen Wednesdays at 8:30pm, Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm on WCCA TV -now on Channel 194- and as it streams live on line at those times at wccatv.com. Past shows can be downloaded anytime at wccatv.com Just click on Video on Demand.

WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com is a free-speech venue and a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com

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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 Since 1986!

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WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

soapbox3a-1WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council”

WCCA TV 13 presents “ Candidate Profile 2013:City Council “ as a part of the station’s continuing Voter Education Programming. This series is hosted by the station’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.

Presented in three parts the program will feature interviews with participating Candidates for Worcester’s City Council.

Part One with candidates:
Sarai Rivera, Bill Eddy, Jennithan Cortes, Michael Gaffney, Bill Coleman, Konnie Lukes, and William Feegbeh , will air on Friday, August 2 & 16 at 9:30pm and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Two with candidates:
Tony Economou, Morris Bergman, Phil Palmieri, Peter Kush, Gary Rosen, and Mesfin Beshir
will air on Fridays, August 9 & 23 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

Part Three with candidate Chris Rich will air on August 2 and 16 and stream live on line at wccatv.com

These episodes can be seen on WCCA TV cable channel 13 on Worcester’s cable system, and also simulcasts on WCCA’s website and also on demand at Here

WCCA TV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Community Public Access Institution for media democracy and creative innovation.

For further information contact: Mauro DePasquale, WCCA TV 508-755-1880 or mauro@wccatv.com

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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

Tiger Cubs Occupy WCCA TV 13 Studios. YOUTH MEDIA RULES at WCCA TV 13 !

Tiger Cubs from Brimfield Mass occupied WCCA TV 13 studios last night ( May 22,2013) to learn about TV production. The tour included hands on experience in our control room, and the Michael Bafaro Studio A.

WCCA TV Youth Coordinator Chelsea, talked about the many year round after school TV and Media production workshops and programs offer at WCCA TV 13, and I gave them a quick course on camera and how to operate our switcher.

One of the attending parents Elissa told us “The kids had a blast thank you”.

WCCA TV was delighted to extend our studio to the Cubs from Brimfield. Happy to hear they watch us on wccatv.com too.

WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”, Worcester, MA


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

Do want to see what EMPOWERING TV is ? Watch WCCA TV 13

What’s on WCCA TV 13? Plenty of great local programming and in studio educational activities! Young people explore the art Comedy and video production, producing hilarious skits, musical acts and more…by kids for kids . . .that’s “Wacky Factory” and that’s on WCCA TV Ch. 13. “Bioneers” is a program that exists to inspire a shift to live on the Earth and to honor the web of life, each other, and the future. talk about WCCA’s role in STEM education, be sure to tune into “Bioneers” weekly on WCCA TV 13.

Are you, or someone you know, dealing with an addiction? Do you need help? Then be sure to tune into “Road to Recovery” every week on WCCA TV 13. Topics of the show include: Young Adults in Recovery; Peer Recovery Support and
Prevention and Early Intervention in Behavioral Health.

Hosted by former Worcester City Councilor At -Large, Gary Rosen, “Rosen’s Round Table” is a panel discussion dealing with topical and often controversial political and educational issues. Tune into “Rosen’s Round Table” for interesting and insightful local commentary.

Here’s a show that just might earn you money buy watching it. Learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible to add cash to your life with Bill Safer on “Hidden Treasures”.

Connecting the world to ideas-one interview at a time- that’s the always informative “Ramona’s Interviews” with Ramona Pokloy on WCCA TV 13.

Don’t forget our staples such as “NEWS 13”. You are invited to watch or come on down to participate along with WCCA volunteers and Interns as they form and collaborate in exciting partnerships with community organizations to produce this free flow of local news and information. And of course “SOAPBOX” the show that builds bridges between the viewer and the interviewee.

There is plenty more on Worcester’s favorite TV station and Community Anchor Institution for Democratic media and creative innovation.

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


1. Our mission is centered upon empowering those who reside, study or work in Worcester and beyond.
2. Since 1986, WCCA TV continues to be a COMMUNITY ANCHOR INSTITUTION for MEDIA DEMOCRACY and CREATIVE INNOVATION. WCCA is a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization. Our life line funding does not come from City tax coffers, we are funded through the Cable Franchise License provisions. This is money which is derived from the cable company’s gross annual revenues. WCCA TV is a well recognized as a regional leader in the North East.
3.WCCA TV is TV, BY, FOR and OF the PEOPLE. Not only do we serve as a cable and web channel presenting local originated, community produced video content, WCCA is systemically connected throughout our city, as it facilitates a free flow of LOCAL news and information connecting people, organizations, business, and all aspects of our urban environment.
4.WCCA serves as a school of communications technology and hands on learning. Our partners come from throughout our City and include numerous organizations, public and private, individuals and groups. WCCA continually builds bridges as the PLACE TO: LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT. Every day we are connecting viewers to local information events, news, and resources they can use to their own benefit. Everyday our members are actively producing, in their own voices, creating and sharing content, personal interest, views, opinions, organizational messages, events, arts and culture, Ethnic heritage, religious beliefs, and educational information.
5. Our partners include: colleges; businesses; individuals; municipalities; Federal and State Officials; Health and Wellness Communities; youth organizations; private and public educational institutions; local artist and musicians; students; Religious groups; activist; social service networks; other charitable institutions; and more.
6.WCCA TV has pioneered cutting edge digital communications as it places it in the hands of the people.
7.Access to WCCA TV facilities, studios, equipment, and programming is available on a NON-DISCRIMINATORY basis.
8.The vast majority of the programs seen on WCCA TV 13 and also on wccatv.com, are created by citizens like you.
9.WCCA offers many affordable educational and learning programs, classes, workshops, and internships, covering the scope of TV production and TV journalism . For more information contact the station.
10.WCCA TV operations, policies and procedures, and facility management relies strongly upon the voice of the people, it’s members. We conduct regular surveys, membership[ meeting, and community media needs assessments.
11.WCCA TV is: public access/community media center; a place for easy, fun and creative innovation, a place that supports economic and community development; a place to play and enjoy experiential learning; a place where you can participate in educational activities; a community hub, adding life to the center of our down town.
12.To learn more about WCCA visit our website or simply call us or walk in.
Share your vision with us today. Take advantage of the strategic benefits at WCCA TV designed to EMPOWER YOU.

We count on your support. Stand tall with us as we work to renew our commitment to serve and empower all in our community for the next ten years.
Thank you